We all know how it starts — you have a modest amount of crafting supplies that you bought over the last few years, but then someone finds out your creative and word spreads. Before you know it, you’re getting gift cards to your local craft stores, people give you extra craft supplies from their stash, and you buy another 12 sets of the pens you can’t live without. Pretty soon, your craft box has grown to a craft stash and your neat little piles have migrated into one giant heap with no hope of finding the bottom.
Fortunately, we have tons of ideas to help you organize your craft stash and get it in working order again so that you can make 2017 your most creative year yet. Don’t settle for a craft stash that’s overflowing and looks like the paper version of the leaning Tower of Pisa, mixed with a post-apocalyptic landscape of half-used tubes of paint and stray embellishments. Make your craft stash something to be proud of with these ideas for organizing and putting your supplies on display and at your fingertips.
From Somerset Life Winter 2014
As crafters, we want our creative spaces to be functional as well as beautiful. The perfect solution is to find simple, yet attractive containers for all of our supplies. These green buckets are manufactured, but you can just as easily paint your own and decorate them with a rub-on.
From Where Women Create Autumn 2016
Rebecca Weller keeps her paint colors on display by gluing clothespins to the edge of her shelves. These can also be used to keep bits of ephemera clipped in place, or to organize finished paintings.
From Somerset Life Summer 2015
What an “Eggcellent” supply caddy! We all know how boring craft stash organization can be, so it’s great to add a creative touch wherever you can. This porcelain egg caddy is the perfect place to stash all your clips and pens, and a few of your favorite tapes.
From Where Women Create BUSINESS Winter 2017
Caroline Weaver, owner of the CW Pencil Enterprise of New York City, keeps her pencils on display with color-coordinated jars. Tip: Using the same size jar and grouping by color will give the shelf a more cohesive feel.
Add a special touch to ordinary Mason jars and let your supplies be out on display. From twines to washi tapes and beads to clothespins, your supplies will always be right at your fingertips with these decorative jars. Make an entire set and line a shelf so that everything is always in its proper place.
From Where Women Create BUSINESS Winter 2017
Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics keeps her fabrics on display by clipping them to hangers and hanging them on the wall. In addition to keeping them in reach, it also becomes instant wall art!
From Somerset Life Autumn 2014
Chipped and damaged teacups are given new life when used to organize your craft supplies. Vanessa Spencer simply attached teacups and their matching saucers using a stronghold adhesive. Once dry, she tucked away twine and glitter in the various compartments.
This white-washed wonder keeps everything accessible when inspiration strikes. Tuck away spools of ribbon, or keep a dish of extra embellishments.
File your pictures and ephemera away neatly in a mini ATC drawer. Bag each of the groupings, label the outside, and store them away for your next art session.
Use clear pockets to organize bits of ephemera. Keeping ephemera grouped by theme, color, or project means that you’ll always have your materials at hand whenever you sit down to create.
Take your art supplies on-the-go with this portable art caddy made from a Chai Rack. This is a great option if you are a kitchen table crafter and often have to pack away your supplies.
These table and wall boxes are perfect for organizing craft supplies, prettily displaying swatches of lace, storing rolls of paper, using as a planter to display in the windowsill, or even as a table centerpiece.
Another wonderful all-in-one solution is the ScrapRack. Set up your Spinders and fill each pocket page with your favorite bits of ephemera. Group your supplies by theme, motif, or by project so that everything is already assembled when it’s time to create.
Enter to Win Your Own ScrapRack from Totally Tiffany!
Our friends at Totally Tiffany have graciously provided a ScrapRack for this giveaway — that’s a $168.27 value!
“Totally-Tiffany has been committed to bringing you the best and most innovative organization products in the craft industry for more than a decade. Our mission is to reinvent your crafting experience in one very powerful way – getting you organized!”
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 @ 5:07 pm
Categories: Artful Living, Contests and Giveaways, How-To Project Tutorials.
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