DARING DIY: GIFT WRAPPING STATION

Hallo to all fellow Craft Storage enthusiasts.  I thought I would do a post on something everyone needs – gift wrapping goodies.  Being from Sunny South Africa – we just don’t get nice things readily so I stock up in advance on paper and tags when I stumble upon them. Problem is, they are not easy to store so I asked my friend Pinterest for ideas. Here are a few options:

 

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This one from 2 little hooligans is totally to die for and such a great idea!!  An upside down bar stool with wheels and different bags to hold all your goodies.

Over at the 2 little hooligans blog is a tutorial – hop over right now and start making your own.     Just click here.

On every post that I do, I try to include an idea of my own. This time – a mini wrapping station.  This is one of the best pressie ideas that I’ve come up with and I even give refills to friends and family.  If you want to read the post,  just click here.  And this is what it looks like:

That’s it.  I hope I have inspired you to tidy-up your gift wrapping stash. Thanks for looking at the Craft Storage Ideas blog today and please check back as me and my fellow contributors have a lot more to share with you.  If you have ideas of your own – please leave a comment and a link – we would love to see what you do.

Hazel

Daring DIY {Damask Love Twine Holder Tutorial}

Check out this darling DIY project for storing spools of twine. I’ve been spying these adorable frames from Michael’s, but couldn’t decide on a project to use them on…until now! Happy Dance!

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I told you it was darling and adorable! Here’s a close up shot:

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Be sure to follow the link to the Damask Love blog for a complete tutorial on how to create on of your very own, for just $12 and some change!

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If you wind up making one of these, you definitely have to share yours with all of us! ~ Doris

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Peg Board Organization {Honeybear Lane}

Just a quick post for you today. I stumbled across this awesome peg board feature from Honeybear Lane – complete with tutorial link to be able to make one of our very own!

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Source: Honey Bear Lane

And here is the link to thestep-by-step tutorial for making one of your very own! Awesome!!!

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Click here for more details.

I hope you’ve found some ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate some type of pegboard storage into your craft area!

Doris

Daring DIY: Upcycled herb planter for crafts storage

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Hello! It’s Noelle here today with a cute DIY that you might already have the supplies for!  I saw this DIY Crafts Storage Bin on Pinterest. This was s simple crate used for planting herbs on the windowsill. Stephanie from Crazy Little Lovebirds said it was unused in her home and she decided to turn it into craft storage. Here’s how it started out:

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 She lined it with decorative paper and stamped sweet birds and words on the side. I love how she altered it, but left the wood raw, it’s so cute like this!

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She also lined the inside with a few plastic cups so she could have a place to stash some tiny items. It is a crate, so smaller items would fall out the bottom if they weren’t somehow corralled. I happen to have some letter stamps like this myself, and I can tell you, they are teeny-tiny!

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 For more deets you can check out Stephanie’s post here on Crazy Little Lovebirds. I also noticed she has a tab at the top of her blog where you can look at her other fun DIY projects! Enjoy!

Noelle

 

DIY: Build Your Own Ink Pad Storage

Have you ever wished you had a place to keep all your ink pads corralled neatly, but didn’t want to go out and fork out the money for a storage unit at the store?  Well, here’s DIY solution for you today!

Amanda over at Did You Stamp Today? received an ink pad storage unit from her dear husband after he offered to build her something!  With a few boards and the help of his saws, he created this beauty:

For a supply list and complete building instructions, be sure and visit her blog post!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Melissa

Daring DIY: Hanging Ribbon Storage

Hello Crafters, it’s Cicily the Pink Dalmatian Scrapper. Today I’m going to share with you one of my Daring DIY projects, Ribbon Storage.

As with all storage there’s no right or wrong, it’s all about finding out what works best for you. And if you’re like me you will have some failed ideas, but you just keep trying till you find the right one. As I mentioned with my last post I’m a lover of found objects that I can turn into a useful purpose. That being said it was a little hard to pick which DIY project to share today. I chose the ribbon storage as it was on of my first DIYs and is still working for me.

There’s lots of great ribbon storage ideas, I’ve tried a few and while I loved some of the ideas they just weren’t for me. I was inspired by this post from Cathe at JustSomethingIMade.com. She definitely has a lot of craft goodies in her stash and some things I just couldn’t replicate, so I made my own DIY version.

To start with she used a yard stick, of which I didn’t have one and wasn’t sure where to get one in my little town. I just noticed them at Lowe’s if anyone is interested.

I have a couple curtain rods and chose to use one as the main hanging part of my Ribbon Storage. Now I had to figure out what to hang my ribbon from. I wanted a detachable option just like Cathe’s so I could remove a specific ring. After scrounging thru Walmart these are the hangers I found and then I picked up these Shower curtain rings from the dollar store.

 To secure the rings and make them permanent I hot glued them shut and then glued one set of hangers with the eye hooks and one with the hanger hooks.

 After sorting my ribbon by color I was ready to hang the rings on the curtain rod.

 I’ve had this ribbon storage now for 1.5 years and still am happy with it. There are a few more details on my blog, just click on the pictures to go directly to the post.

I’d love to see your ribbon storage or your DIY projects! Post a link in the comments section and we’ll come check it out.

Cicily

Craft Room Feature {Infarrantly Creative}

I just love to see what people do for craft room makeovers!  I stumbled across Beckie’s newly renovated room over at Infarrantly Creative!  What I love is that she actually built many of the fantastic features!  Besides that, her new space is so open and inviting!

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How’s that for inspiration?!  I love a room that is uncluttered, but yet, where everything is easily accessible!

See all those cabinets along the wall?  She built them!  Here’s a peek at what’s been organized inside:

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And that paint shelf you see?  It’s actually a door!

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I hope I have your curiosity going now!  You really need to go check out the rest of her reveal because it is FULL of ideas, inspiration and how-to’s!

Have a great day,

Melissa

Tiered Storage {Alissa Fast}

Happy Wednesday!  Here’s a super cute, fast, recycled project that is perfectly suited for craft organization.

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 My favorite part – that punches fit!  I’ve seen this type of storage for mists and paint…but the sturdiness of this piece makes it possible.

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Amazing what you can do with candlesticks and cake pans!  Thanks to Alissa Fast for sharing this on her blog.  For more information about how she created this fantastic storage piece, check out her post here.