As another crafter who has no dedicated craft room, I asked Kristina of My Own Home to share her tips for making the most of limited space. Kristina has been sharing some fabulous DIY projects on my Fabulously Frugal Thursday party like her Target look-alike lamp and her $5 spray painted wicker chair (totally jealous!)
Hello A Life in Balance readers! My name is Kristina and I blog over at My Own Home. I am so excited to be here to share some super frugal and simple craft organization tips! Over on my blog, I’ve shared how to organize a spice drawer but today I want to tackle the messiest part of a DIYer’s house, the craft room!
Unlike a lot of very lucky bloggers, I don’t have my own craft space; I share a very small office with my boyfriend, Cyle. This room is overflowing with video games, craft supplies, clothes, and dog supplies- did I mention it is small, like really really small?
In order to be able to survive for a few years before we buy a real home, I have had to get creative with my storage and organization throughout our little rental.
Before I finally tackled my craft area, it was a hot mess- some of it still is. The book shelf was filled with dusty books, extra décor, and random items that magically appeared there.
I would love to show a before photo of my space, but to be honest, the rest of the craft room is still a mess, but one area at a time right?
The first 2 shelves of my bookshelf are dedicated to our very dainty book collection (I read! I swear! I just have a Kindle.)
I decided at about 9:30 at night that I was sick of the mess, and decided to tackle it immediately. I had to go through all of my craft items and throw a lot of random items out. I mean who needs an empty bottle of glitter and small scraps of felt? Not me! I already had all of the jars, baskets, and buckets on hand so this project was free!
The first shelf hosts my stencils, canvases, paint, brushes, and adhesives.
The wire basket was a random buy at Joann Fabrics; it was in their fall section and cost about $15.
This cute little bucket was $1 at Target! I almost grabbed a dozen, but contained myself.
I cleaned out a candle jar (it is easier than you think) and used it to store my glue and adhesives. The second shelf has my art pencils and extra supplies for future projects.
The pink bucket- also $1 from Target- holds my art pencils and drawing supplies. The Tiffany’s box holds my wood burning pen and tips.
Next to those are my gnomes. They are going to look so cute next to my painted pots outside, if I ever get around to painting them.
I also have a vase to store my extra floral picks and bushes so I can easily know what is on hand.
The bottom shelf holds my sewing supplies.
I don’t have a lot of sewing supplies, seeing as I don’t have a sewing machine at the moment, but I like to keep some on hand.
The basket contains my basic supplies and a few antique patterns given to me by my great aunt.
I also have an old peach jar that I cleaned out to hold my massive button collection. Hah, 4 buttons is pretty impressive right? 😉
The little bit of fabric I have I stored in a metal basket under my sewing machine table (that currently serves no purpose but to take up more room)
I know once I obtain more supplies I will need some more space, but for now it works great!