When we moved to Boston in the fall of 2009, I did not bring any of my scrapbooking supplies with me. But after a trip back at Christmas time, I decided to bring some of my supplies and set up my Craft Corner. I have a small space in our apartment that I am able to dedicate to my craft area. Before living in this apartment, I have always had a whole craft room, so I have had to become creative with some of my organization.
My philosophy is, that if you can see your supplies, you will use them. I have set up my craft area like a mini store with a lot of my supplies out in the open and hanging up. If they are put away in drawers, I forget about them! My craft area is in my bedroom, so I also like things to look nice an organized.
Here is how I set it up:
I built the cubes on the right and left side of my storage area as directed in the instructions and then I alternated both side and shelf panels to make a backdrop that connected both of the shelving sections. I zip-tied some of the wire shelving in vertically to create storage for some of my 12×12 paper. I used clear plastic “shoe boxes” to sort all of my ink. I want to buy the storage turn table from Stampin Up soon!
I store my paper cutters and some of my embellishments on the left side of my work area.
I like having my supplies right in front of me, so I really like this design! I keep all of my “newer” purchases on this board, as the board fills up, I transfer the older supplies into my files to make room for new supplies.
I made two magnetic holders (tutorial link). I think that some scrapbook supplies are an art all there own, and I love seeing them displayed.
I looked for some type of ribbon holder to purchase, but I couldn’t find one that would work for the amount of ribbon that I own! I came up with this idea…I bought eye-bolts with a length long enough to allow the ribbon to turn freely. I then threaded the ribbon on the dowels and through the eye-bolts. I really love how it looks!
I just bought this new bookshelf because I wanted to be able to store all of the supplies for my upcoming projects together. Once again, instead of having them in drawers, I am storing them on a shelf where I can see them and remember to work on them!