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Organizing Craft Supplies

Every year as soon as Christmas is over I get anxious to start simplifying our home. Organizing craft supplies in my craft hutch was at the top of my list. This month with gift wrapping, handmade gift making, and lack of time its become total chaos in my craft space. We dedicated a corner in our master bedroom for my craft supplies so that I didn’t have to use the kitchen counter anymore. I thought it would be easier to keep track of everything but that’s not always the case. I’d show you the entire craft space but I’m not done organizing and decorating it yet, so that will have to wait for another post. But I will show you my craft hutch beautifully organized just the way I imagined it would be when I bought it last summer.

Craft Room Organization Tips

Its simple with neutral colors, definitely my ideal craft space!

Here is the before…

Organizing craft supplies

As you can see nothing matched and it was so disorganized that I had a hard time keeping track of what supplies were in which bin. These are only my most used craft supplies, half of our master bedroom closet is used for craft supplies as well-yikes! That’s a whole new project to work on in 2013, but for now I needed something to help me organize my craft space. I found a 4 pack of baskets on clearance for $13 at Lowes this week and was thrilled that they were exactly what I’ve been looking for. Organizing Craft Supplies

The tags remind me of faux chalkboard tags. To make them I used my Brother P-touch labeler, die cutting machine, Core’dinations Black Magic cardstock and sand-it set. Once my labels were cut I used the paper sander to lightly sand the edges and front of the tags. The black magic cardstock has a color on the backside that appears when you sand or cut it (for these tags I used the black and white paper). Then I created labels for each basket. The deco modes on the P-Touch Labeler are SO cute and there are a large variety of icons for any theme you’re looking for.

DIY Chalkboard Labels

Brother P-Touch Labeler

I’ve been using my Brother P-Touch labeler to organize the baskets as well as various other projects around the house. This little tool is a lifesaver! I’m a visual person, I like to see where everything is neatly put away and have some sort of organization system going on with everything in the house. We are in the process of tackling the kids rooms this weekend. Target has some pretty cute plastic bins for kids. We bought heart patterned containers for my daughters toys and we started labeling them by toy group. Santa brought her toys with way too many small pieces this year, so we need to make sure we don’t lose them!

Craft Room Organization Tips

 

How will you stay organized in 2013?

 

Linking up here, TCB, Home Stories A2Z

 

 

 


I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Comments

  1. Looks very nice! I love the labels on your baskets. :) Megan

  2. You and I have the same “master bedroom” craft room! ;) I need to better organize mine, too.

  3. I love the tags you put on your baskets.

  4. Oh dear, you have not seen my craft supplies. I am one of those crazy people who but on impulse and dont get stuff done. I am running out of places to hide my stuff. Yours looks so nice, so organized. I envy you. I can never live long enough to use up my supplies……..
    Janice

  5. Very nice!!

  6. I need something like this, my craft shelf is out of control! $13 is a great price for nice baskets too! Great job!

    Sam
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

  7. Looks great! The labels are fantastic! I’d love for you to link this post up to my weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-23.html

  8. Nice and tidy now! I love baskets and labels.

  9. Looks great! A labeler is so helpful.

  10. Stopping by via The Shabby Creek Cottage. Super cute space! The matching baskets looks so nice and sleek and I love your labels. I’m doing a giveaway over at Floridays Mom right now for $50 worth of free printables from Printing Pixels, they have some awesome printables for getting organized for the new year, you might be interested for future projects. Take care. Happy New Year.

  11. Baskets are amazing for everything!

  12. This is such a great idea. My crafts are currently spread all over the guest bedroom, I often why I even try to keep a guest bedroom even more! This is really inspiriting, I really need to get my craft supplies in order this year. :)

  13. Nicely organized! You’ve inspired me to tackle my craft supplies. Thanks!

  14. I need to get organized in a bad way! I like your ideas. I hope you stop by to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/tuesday-link-party-4.html
    Nancy

  15. I SO need to work on my office!
    Happy New Year and thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/organizing-home/

  16. Love the simplicity, there’s nothing like a fresh organized craft space!

  17. Nice! I have a sliver of the garage for mine and it’s like going out into a cave. You’ve inspired me to do something to fix it up…

  18. Great job!

    Looks beautiful!

    Amy @ Creative Kid Snacks

  19. Your disorganized is my goal for organized ;) Seriously though, I need to figure out a good place for my craft supplies soon or my husband may make me move out…. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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