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Looking to get your craft room organized? Check out these 20 Creative Organizing Ideas that will motivate you to make it happen!
Like so many of you, organization is at the top of the list this year and what better place to start than the craft room? Staying organized in a craft room is not easy. There are usually so many different mediums that a crafter works with, so it can get messy very fast. One thing we’ve learned through the years is having the right storage is crucial for staying organized and inspired to create.
Walnut Hollow has so many cool and useful organizing items, so today we’ve rounded up 20 of the most amazing ideas that you can use in your craft room or home office. Let’s start with craft paint organizing.
Craft Paint Organizing Ideas
- Mini Crate Craft Paint Storage – Craft Shack Chronicles
- Tee-Pee Craft Paint Storage – Crafts By Courtney
- DIY Crafters Carousel To Organize Craft Supplies – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- DIY Crafters Crate – Walnut Hollow Crafts
Craft Room Storage Ideas
Make a gorgeous faux apothecary cabinet with card keepers. Or how about using rustic ledge organizers for a fun and trendy storage option? We love the idea of using a wood tool caddy to hold markers or as a kid’s craft caddy!
- Faux Apothecary Cabinet With Card Keeper Boxes – Walnut Hollow
- DIY Vintage Pallet Tray – Vintage, Paint and More
- Wood Crate Craft Storage – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- Rustic Wood Ledge Shelf Organizer – Walnut Hollow Crafts
Desktop Craft Storage Ideas
Keeping your desktop organized and clear of clutter is crucial to being productive. Why not make the storage pretty to look at? These organizing ideas will keep your desk tidy and pretty!
- Rustic Wood Ledge Organizer – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- Painted Card Keeper Box – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- DIY Charging Station – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- Painted Storage Craft Box – DIY Showoff
Organizing Ideas For Your Craft Room
Put everthing in it’s place from ink pads to markers using mini wood crates. Go vertical by stacking the crates to cteate extra storage without taking up table and desk space. Check out these creative ideas:
- Organizing Craft Supplies With Mini Crates – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- Upcycled Bread Pan Mail Sorter – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- Vertical Storage Bins _ Walnut Hollow Crafts
- Walnut Hollow Travelers Notebook Planning Shelf – Tombow USA
Wood Burned Craft Room Ideas
Put your creativity to use and add personal touches to your craft room storage using Walnut Hollow’s Creative Wood Burner Tool.
- Wood Burned Pantry Storage – The Inspired Hive
- Decorate Your Home For Every Occasion – The Southern Couture
- Bark Edge Tablet Stand – Walnut Hollow Crafts
- Rustic Letter Holder – Walnut Hollow Crafts
What’s the most challenging thing for you to organize? Tell us in the comments!
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By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow
I thought that this would be very appropriate for my final blog post – a “To Do” Clock! I’m retiring and I hope “to do” more of what time hasn’t allowed for before. I hope I have time to do more creating – it’s at the top of my list.
You will need 2 Modern Plaques for this project. Both of them are Savannah Plaques – one is larger and one is smaller and thinner. They work well together because they have the same shape. Decide where you will place the clock movement on the large Savannah Plaque. Mark the hole location with a pencil. Use a drill with a 3/8” drill bit to make the hole.
Using a large flat brush, apply DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint in Black to the large Savannah Plaque. Use a large flat brush to apply DecoArt® Americana® Indian Turquoise to the smaller Savannah Thin Plaque. To make the turquoise plaque ready for chalk, apply DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint in Clear to the top surface. The Clear Chalkboard paint is great because you can turn any color into a chalkboard.
Use Marvy® Chalk Markers to add clock numbers and details to both plaques. I used white on the black chalkboard and red on the “To Do” list. Use Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the Savannah Thin Plaque to the large Savannah Plaque.
Attach the clock movement (TQ700P – with the 3/4″ shaft) and hands following the manufacturer’s instructions on the back of the packaging. Insert an AA battery and set the time.
I hope you have enjoyed creating with me. It has been my pleasure to share with you what I love to do. Now I’m off to retirement and to do more of what makes me happy!
By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow
The Basswood Country Rounds® come in various sizes so you can choose the perfect size you need. Look for a font that you like on your computer for the initials and wedding date. Enlarge it to size and print. I chose Perpetua Titling MT.
Before using the Creative Versa-Tool®, read all manufacturer’s instructions found inside the package. Attach the Universal Point on the Versa-Tool with pliers. Secure the tool stand to your work surface with tape. Place the Tool on the stand and plug it into an electric outlet. Turn the Versa-Temp control to the Red Zone and heat for four or five minutes.
While the Tool is heating up, use a pencil to rub on the back of the printed copy to prepare for tracing it onto the Basswood Country Round. Position the copy on the Round and tape it in place. Use a stylus or ball point pen to trace the initials and date onto the wood surface.
To wood burn all of the outside lines of each part of the copy, begin by placing a metal rule on any areas of copy with straight lines. Use the straight edge of the Universal Point to create the straight lines by following along the ruler edge.
Add all other curved lines of copy using the tip of the Universal Point following the traced lines until all outside lines are wood burned.
Use the side of the Universal Point to burn all solid dark shading in the initials. Use a lighter touch to lightly shade the ampersand.
Use the metal ruler to create lines across each letter and number in the wedding date.
Sometimes it is better to actually see how to use the Universal Point – we made a video with some tips and techniques. If you’d like to see it, please view the video here:
We’re celebrating National Craft Month all month long here at Walnut Hollow. Here is an easy-to-make piece for your home décor.
By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow
Well, this is going to be very short and sweet! This project takes just a little time to create – actually the drying time is the longest part. I would suggest that you create a “set” if you love these like we do.
These trays would be great for so many things – breakfast in bed, filled with sewing handwork to carry to your favorite chair, lunch outside on the deck, organizing craft supplies for your next project, etc. If you hang it on the wall vertically, you could add a knick-knack collection, create a painting, etc. If you hang it on the wall horizontally, it could hold a story on the smaller side and photo memories on the other…….oh, my, there are many more ideas. What would you create?