Hello Crafty friends! Leigh here, to share my craft room and some organizational tips with you! Do you have a section of your home dedicated to crafts? Whether you have a dining table you share or a whole room to yourself, I hope my tips will help you to create more and organize your supplies.
I made the frame for the pegboard from hardware store molding, and painted and miter cut it with a hand saw and a miter box. You can do this too ladies! Any one else enjoy using power tools? Pegboard is an inexpensive way to get a whole wall of storage if you like. I spray painted mine with metallic gold spray paint to create the stripes. I call this wall the Wall of American Crafts, because it holds my newest supplies from the American Crafts Design team Boxes.
TIP: The hardware store can cut the pegboard down in width for you so that it isn't too tall for you to reach the top peg hooks.
You can see the American Crafts supplies divided into different sections by line and product type. The 6x6 paper pads are bright and happy and the colors and patterns are inspiring to me. I love the pegboard because it brings all my favorite supplies out into view so I can use them more often.
TIP: The hardware store peg hooks come in packages with the shelf brackets, but I made my own shelves out of chipboard and thin remnant boards from other projects to save some money. I spray painted the shelf the Vicki Boutin paints sit on a metallic gold and it just makes me happy.
The Planner Station is where I use the planners, TN, and hand-lettering supplies, so all the supplies for those activities are stored at the point of use here. Above the desk, the left wall storage cubby holds AC punches, AC washi, planner washi, waterproof fountain pen ink, and planner clips. The right side wall storage cubby holds stamps, inks, and ink refills.
TIP: Store the items you use daily , closest to the work surface. The planner safe inks are located closest to the desktop in little bins on the right. Lettering pads from the American Crafts Kelly Creates line are in the horizontal cubby on the desktop. This makes it easier to complete daily activities like hand-lettering. Brush pens and planner stickers are located at the left side the desktop. I love the American Crafts Sticker Books because they are easy to store and beautiful!
The hand-lettering pad from Kelly Creates and American Crafts and planner pouches from Vicki Boutin and Amy Tangerine.
TIP: If you don't have storage space at your workstation, you can use pouches like these to move your supplies to a space you can create in.
Paper storage from Ikea holds the bulk of my paper, separated by manufacturer. This works for me because I can easily recall each manufacturer’s style and feel when deciding which one to use. On top of this unit, I have some inspirational and decorative items, and an American Crafts DT layout is framed on the wall.
TIP: Leave a little bit of breathing room in your storage plan for new supplies, or an inspirational item.
The Kelly Creates line is organized in this bin. The chalkboard label was made with the new AC labels line and a Jane Davenport paint pen.
TIP: You can utilize bins that are easy to carry to house like items like this one for my Kelly Creates supplies.
I chose to leave room for some decorative items and not have floor to ceiling storage in every section of the room. This gave my eye a place to rest, and I was able to feature some of my latest American Crafts layouts in the frames here as well.
There is a room tour video included here, if you would rather see a live walk through of my little guest bedroom space. Thank you for joining me today, Leigh.
SUPPLIES: American Crafts Chalkboard Labels (#466783), Kelly Creates Lettering sets (#343551, #346404, #346398, #343577)