Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects
Craft storage for your “trendy” projects & occasionally used supplies!

Hello, fellow craft storage enthusiasts,

It’s Hazel here, all the way from sunny South Africa (SA).


Today we’re talking about storing “trendy” projects, and occasionally-used project supplies.

I’m sure most crafters are like me and LOVE to give new trends a go.

The problem is, most of us can’t afford to buy everything to get a new hobby going and we don’t have the space to store all these different attempts.

Know what I mean??


I have tried beading, making flowers and brooches, paper quilling, making Christmas decorations, and LOTS and LOTS more.

However, I didn’t like any of these enough to allocate space to them in my Craft Closet.

But, I had to put them SOMEWHERE!


Today,  I’m sharing some good ideas from the internet that can be adapted to suit your needs, and I’ll be showing what I do when I give a trend a go.

I love the new ‘softie’ trend.

The original kit, dies and instructions are from Papertrey Ink, but as they don’t ship down under to sunny SA, I looked around Pinterest and Etsy for alternatives.

This softie from PrettyPrettythis softie from Kkomegii and these finger puppets from FloralBlossom’s Etsy shop inspired me to come up with my own softie.

You’re welcome to hop over to my blog to read all about my project, if you’re interested.


First of all, I decided on a shape and color scheme for my softie, racked my stash for what I already had and then bought the rest.

In the end, it came down to only two black beads for the antennae.

I decided to make a bee for my best and oldest friend who LOVES gardening.

Everything laid out looked like this:

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Supplies for Making Softies (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Supplies for Making Softies


First, let’s see the ideas I found for semi-permanent storage…

I LOVE plastic containers and this Art Bin Super Satchel single compartment would fit nearly any project.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in a Plastic Container, Like This One From ArtBin (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in a Plastic Container, Like This One From ArtBin

Image Source: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store


Baskets are always great and I use them a lot.

They travel from my kitchen to the bedroom closets and, most of the time, end up in my craft room packed with goodness.

These porcelain fruit baskets featured in a previous Craft Storage Ideas post look awesome.

Read the original craftroom post from Sherry from My Favorite Things.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Baskets, Like These Porcelain Baskets (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Baskets, Like These Porcelain Baskets

Image Source: My Favorite Things

 

Do you have an empty drawer and some odd bowls or teacups?

This idea from Martha Stewart looks pretty!

Re-purpose what you already have – it’s a PERFECT solution for your trend trying.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Cups or Bowls in Drawers (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Cups or Bowls in Drawers

Image Source: Martha Stewart

If you’ve decided on a container, why not use cereal boxes to make pretty dividers?

Hop over to iHeart Organizing and see exactly how to create these.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Create Drawer Dividers from Cereal Boxes (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Create Drawer Dividers from Cereal Boxes

Image Source: iHeart Organizing

What about re-purposing a tiered stand?

I found the idea below at Creating Keepsakes.

The original post is from Nicole Harper and she keeps all of her “go-to” products in this cool multi-tiered tray from Pottery Barn.

A multi-tiered basket, found in the kitchen aisle, would work just as well.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Products, Like This Multi-Tier Tray Tower (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Products, Like This Multi-Tier Tray Tower

Image Source: Nicole Harper

What about re-purposing an old suitcase?

The finished suitcase is from Inspire Co and the post shows exactly how it was done.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Items, Like this Vintage Suitcase (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Items, Like this Vintage Suitcase

Image Source: Inspire Co

And this is the idea that I used.

In our attic I stored a suitcase that my son used during pre-school and I’ve converted it into a mobile trend station!

If you want to see my finished softies and re-purposed suitcase, hop over to my blog and read all about them – I would love to have you visit!


Do you have ideas to share?

We’d love to hear about and see what you do!

Please leave a comment, and a link, if you’ve tried your hand
at storing new trends (or occasionally used supplies),
and/or if you’ve made a Softie –
we’d all LOVE to see either or both!


Thanks for looking at another craft storage solution with me.

Have a GREAT day and remember to try something new – TODAY!!
Hazel

Craft Storage Ideas: Contributor - Hazel Hamman (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Contributor – Hazel Hamman

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P.S.  Remember, once you’ve decided if you’re going to continue with a trend, it has to be filed away in your craft stash, or purged to make space for your next trend adventure.

Storage Solution Round Up

Hello crafty friends, seems like forever since I’ve been here!  Pneumonia has set me back for few weeks. As I am gradually getting back into the swing of things I was browsing through the new Pottery Barn catalog and came across a great storage system. It’s called  Gabrielle Organization and features a wonderful peg system (available in Espresso Stain or Modern White) with a series of storage and organization options. They didn’t offer any craft room or art studio photos in the catalog, but it would certainly work well in one!! Take a look at these photos of the system in use and you’ll see what I mean.

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Isn’t this a pretty pantry! But what super craft storage this would be. The large wire tier cubes to the right would be fabulous for cardstock storage!

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Here’s a neat and tidy office that would suit space over a craft table very well. I am quite smitten with those pretty wicker baskets!

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The straps on these larger items are a brilliant idea. I can see pretty wrapping or art papers on this drying rack and jars of button, twines and washi tape on the shelves.

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This item was pictured in a garden shed unit. But wouldn’t punches look extra cute in those pockets ~ swoon!

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I think these darling buckets are my favorite. They would accommodate a variety of tools or make color coordinating your markers breeze!

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Chalkboards, pin boards and white boards for your notes, sample and to do lists!

Check out this Pottery Barn link for more details on the system and the options of storage vessels. So happy you could spend some time with us here today, we appreciate you!

Lisa

Studio Tour with Layle Koncar

Have you been enjoying our studio tours so far?  I hope so…we’ve got even more in store for you in the coming weeks!  This morning, we are welcoming Layle Koncar, a veteran of both Basic Grey and Scenic Route. Layle’s studio is a great mix of both vintage and modern and I think you’ll love it!
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Howdy friends and thanks to Craft Storage Ideas for inviting me to share my scrap space with you! Here’s the whirlwind tour –

A few years ago I convinced my husband to turn our home office into my scrapbook room. And surprise, surprise – he agreed! We pulled out the carpet, painted and put down dark hardwood floors (I’d NEVER do that again, the dark hardwood shows every little speck of dust, every little miniscule scrap of paper – everything!).

A glass topped scrap table.

I’m a standing scrapper, so the counter height table (a Target purchase – Pottery Barn had something similar, but the Target version was MUCH cheaper) is perfect, especially with the cubbies on both ends. We ordered a custom piece of cut glass locally to sit on the top – definitely a do again!

I get tons of questions about how I hang the layouts you see along the wall in that pic. Super easy! It’s a curtain rod from Target. The layouts are held up by clips they sell right alongside the curtain rod. I always back my layouts with a piece of cardstock – whether they’re hanging on this rod or going directly into an album (ok, who am I kidding when I say directly?! eventually when they make their way into an album a year down the road, if they’re lucky!), so having that sturdiness adds a little more stability to the more embellishment heavy layouts and helps them to hang without bowing from the rod.

It’s a pretty small space – 9×13, but I’ve managed to jam everything imaginable in there, thanks to Ikea and my love for all things vintage. Like MANY other scrappers out there, Ikea has been my friend when it comes to furnishing the room.

Expedit bookshelf.

The Expedit unit works super well for me – the cubes are the perfect size for 12×12 paper trays. I’ve used old Scrabble tiles to label several of the cubes (glue dots word wonders for that!).

I have a LOVE (ok, maybe an obsession) for all things vintage, and I use all kinds of vintage things in my scrapbook room for organization – Like this bedspring from an old baby crib to hang lots of things I see that inspire me, notes and artwork from my kids and favorite photos.

Inspiration board made from a vintage bedspring!

And like this old rubber stamp carousel to hold some of my favorite mists.

Perfect storage for mists.

Recently I scored this great gumball machine on an antiquing trip with a friend. I added my collection of old white and cream vintage buttons and it sits on my table.

Buttons galore!

Below the bedsprings sits an old leather suitcase that my dad gave to me and it sits on an old metal TV tray. I use that to hold lots of embellishments.

Embellishment storage

More embellishment storage – a reproduction old-fashioned standing postcard carousel from Pottery Barn.

Postcard holder from Pottery Barn

I’m a sucker for cool, old drawers. When I saw this metal one at an antique store, I knew it would be perfect for storing ink pads.

Inks in a vintage drawer unit

1. What kind of budget did you have when organizing your space?

Depends on whether you ask me or my husband ;). We did all of the work on our own – ripping out the carpet, putting down the hardwood and painting – so that kept costs down. Buying pieces from Ikea also helped to keep things pretty inexpensive. The vintage storage pieces I’ve added over time as the room has evolved.

2. What was your greatest challenge?

The biggest challenge is that this room is to the left, right when you walk in our front door. And it has glass paneled french doors. And I’m a messy scrapbooker. And I rarely clean things up right when I’m done. Put those four things together and it’s hard to hide the mess when people come over!

3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?

Constantly evolving. Constantly! I love to organize and reorganize this room. Sometimes when I’m not feeling the mojo, I pull things out and reorganize and that helps to get my creativity flowing again. And of course, I love to shop for vintage things I can use in my scrapbook room, so that gives me a reason to keep organizing – new storage finds.

4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?

Because everything isn’t out in the open, I have a hard time remembering what I have. And if I don’t remember I have it, I don’t use it.

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Layle – you rock!  I love your studio.  Thanks for sharing it with us all.  And to our loyal readers – don’t forget to check out her blog!