Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Craft Closet Take 2

As some of you may remember, my craft closet started out as a utility closet. Then I transformed it into my craft closet. Now it has been transformed into an even better craft closet! I'm so happy with how it turned out!




I have seen lots of ideas for storing ribbon and this is my favorite! At a glance I can see every kind of ribbon that I own. I just cut out some cardboard pieces, spray painted them white and wrapped my ribbon around them and secured the ends with pins.


I have seen those Clip It Up organizers and loved them but I didn't have the table space or the $60 for everything I would need. So I went to IKEA and got these clips for 24/$5 and just hooked them onto the wire shelf. It turned out to be a great way to take advantage of an other wise unusable space. They hold not only my ribbon by my scrapbooking papers, stickers, etc.


On the top shelf I have some boxes (also from IKEA) that I covered in pretty wrapping paper. They hold all of my cookie cutters, some tools, and anything else that I don't necessarily want visible.


All of my fabric scraps are folded and stacked.


Then there is my peg board that I LOVE!


All of my beads are in small bags that you can find in the beading section of any craft store.


My sharpies, pens, and paint brushes are all stored in aluminum cans that I wrapped with scrapbooking paper.


I got these drawers from, you guessed it, IKEA! My printer sits on top of them and my sewing machine and laminator slide in right next to it.


For the top drawer I made some dividers out of cardstock to hold various odds and ends. I don't particularly recommend doing this. It works just fine but it was a huge pain in the butt to make!


Finally, this is how I keep all of my gift wrap organized. I put two screws in the wall leaving them sticking out about 1/4". I put two more screws at the same heights on the other side of where I wanted my wrapping paper. Then I took some embroidery thread and tied it around the head of one of the screws. Leaving some slack, I tied the other end around the other screw head. Then I just slide my gift wrap rolls behind the thread and it keeps them all standing upright.


I hope you enjoyed the look at my craft closet and how it has evolved! My husband is helping me take the sliding doors that were on this closet and turn them into French doors so they can open up and have even more storage on the back of the door. So stay tuned for even more craft supply organization!

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31 comments:

Maggie said...

Wow - Megan that is fantastic!!!

I've got a craft closet myself, http://generallycreative.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-creative-corner-or-rather-closet.html

Love your ideas!

The Yorgason's said...

That is great! I think that I am in love! I love how you hung your ribbon and scrapbook stuff. I would love to do that!

Kim said...

Thanks for showing all the pictures. It helps me to be able to visualize what I should be doing and what simple solutions there are out there! gotta love IKEA! Thanks for the motivation. Great job!

Kat@BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I'm jealous! You have some great ideas I'm going to see if I can incorporate into my craft mess

Jamee said...

i need you to come organize me!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Great job! I'm with Jamee - can you come and organize my closet!

Stephanie said...

WOW! LOVE it!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

wow! I love it!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I love how everything is organized. It inspires me! ~

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Wow! You have a lot of stuff in one area! Looks great!

Bonnie said...

That looks awesome! I'm so excited to be in a house and have my own craft area!

Kat from California said...

Great craft closet. Right now I have all my craft stuff in boxes and on utility shelves. I'm always looking for good ideas. I love IKEA! Since my mom is from Sweden she always gets the Christmas food from there. I need a desk or two for my computer and craft stuff. If you like heath bars, their Diams chocolate is to die for.

Sharon@thisthriftyhouse said...

Ok--I have just spent WAY too long drooling at all of your awesome projects! I better get back to real life--but not before I leave you a little note to tell you how awesome talented you are--and how I envy this craft closet!!! Nice job on all of it!! :O)

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Great job!!! Re designing my craft room is definitely on my list for 2011. You are so organized---I love it!

Laurie Downey said...

Wow...you can find everything now!

Sabrina said...

WOW! What a dream craft area. You're so lucky. Great organizing!

Sanditerese said...

I love it!

Fussy Monkey Business said...

I love the peg board idea...this looks great! Stealing some of your ideas for myself;o) Thanks for sharing! Visiting from CSI

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Wow. I am green with envy! What a great space AND so organized. Love your storage ideas, especially the ribbon cards.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing.

Have a very Happy New Year!

Pam said...

Very nice....great job.

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Ok.. I realize this is an older post... but you have to link it to my Organizing MIssion Monday tomorrow. By the way.. I am Featuring you tomorrow for your desk drawer organizing post! So you'll need to stop by anyway to pick up your "Proud To Be Featured On" button! lol
Thanks!

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

oops... linked you to last weeks post... just go to my home page to find the current post. Thanks!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh - I am so doing this in 2011!! I don't do a lot of crafts/scrapbooking, but I like to have items available. Problem is, they are so "available" that I can't find anything or even set foot in the closet!! The pegboard is such an obvious idea, I can't believe I didn't think of it!! I love the wrapping paper area, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

I love this!! Thanks so much for posting it to my Organizing Mission Monday link party.

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Megan I am going to be featuring this blog post in my Organizing Mission Monday week 5 tomorrow!! Please stop by and pick up the "Proud To be Featured" button from my sidebar.
Thanks!

radn said...

I just happened to see this post and love it! great job!

mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings said...

Love your craft closet! Jealous that you have a dedicated space to put everything and the ribbon storage is genius! I'm visiting from CSI project

SheLovesToCraft said...

What an awesome way to create your own little crafting space! It's lovely!

kcrosko said...

I love ur craft area. I organized my fabric in mine by spray painting toilet paper rolls to match my area then rolling the folds of fabric and placing each in a painted toilet paper roll. Holds them beautifully and I can pull them out of the stack easily without unfolding the other fabrics.

Think Bowtique said...

Love your craft area, great use of space and love the ribbon hanging on cards.