So, you love to craft. You enjoy getting lost in the creative process and immersing yourself in the work of making something unique and one of a kind. However, your studio ends up pretty messy by the end of the day with crafting supplies everywhere.
So, what are the best ways to organise your craft supplies so that they don’t become an enormous mess that takes over your entire house? A well organised crafting studio will help you to find your crafting materials more easily and save time, so that you can be more effective in your work. Also, when you have an uncluttered environment to work in you will not be as distracted.
So where should you start when it comes to creating a well organised studio? Here are some tips that you can keep in mind.
- Mason jars can be great for storing little embellishments such as ribbons, buttons and sequins because they are see-through and they allow you to see what’s inside them.
- A shower caddy mounted on a wall can be a great way to store your items, allowing you to keep cards and envelopes on the shelves and hang your tools such as ribbons and scissors below.
- If you have yarn or embroidery floss, try wrapping them around clothespins for a much more secure storage trick.
- It is better to store your paintbrushes in a tin facing up, so that they can air dry when you have finished using them and cleaning them. If you store them with the bristles down this can cause them to get bent out of shape.
- Shelves can be a great way to keep your items organised and up off the floor or desk, so that you will have more room to work.
- Vintage suitcases, wooden crates and mason jars can be a great way to organise your craft supplies – and they still look really sleek and stylish.
- A sectioned tray, like you would have in a kitchen drawer for separating forks and spoons, is also great for organising your crafting supplies. You can spray paint them a different colour so that they better co-ordinate with your workspace.
- Accessories that are meant for another room of the house can sometimes be useful in your art studio. A decorate toothbrush holder could also be a great space to store your pens and pencils and a soap dish can be used for storing business cards or other little items.
- If you attach magnets onto the back of your stamps, you will be able to put them up onto a magnetic board so that you can easily see them and grab them when you need them.
- When it comes to storing art materials in plastic bins, it is best to have the clear type so that you can see inside.
- A thread rack can be great when you have a lot of different spools of thread to store. You can see all of the colours you have available at your fingertips. If you have lots of different types of tape you can also use it for that instead.
- A pegboard can also be really useful for your crafting studio. You will be able to keep things up on the wall so that you free up more floor and table space.
- You can cut toilet paper rolls in half and then turn them upright, so that one drawer can become several different compartments. You could even paint them first so that they are bright and colourful.
- The type of plastic shoe organiser that hangs over the door can be a great way to keep your art supplies organised in a handy way so that you can see them at all times.
- It helps to keep the supplies that you need and use the most often close at hand, while the other ones are stored in drawers and tucked away.
These are just a few tips you can keep in mind for organising your crafting supplies. With a little bit of forethought and organisation you can keep your arts and crafts organised so that you can have a neat and tidy studio – no matter how many papercraft supplies you may have.