Craft week at Spell Outloud continues! I thought I’d share how I am currently organizing most of my craft supplies. Now a long, long, time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away—-ok, it was really only several years ago and 5 states away—I was a professional scrapbooker. No seriously, I didn’t make that term up—lol! There are such things as professional scrapbookers. 🙂 In my previous house, I had a huge room devoted to all my scrapbooking supplies—which was a lot! I had many different storage carts, drawers, cabinets and shelves. Now I no longer have a room, but do have a pretty good-sized closet to store our stuff. When I switched to digital scrapbooking, I got rid of most of my scrap stash, and had lots of empty organization bins. Just recently I thought I’d put them to good use again and use them to organize my kids’ craft supplies.
When I was a paper scrapbooker, I had purchased a Plano fishing tackle box to store all my embellishments. Now I use this box for some of our smaller craft supplies.
I used my Brother label maker to label all the individual drawers. I love that it is very portable. We can carry it to wherever we are crafting with no problem.
I also have several plastic craft storage box to store small items in. These stack neatly on a shelf and they are pretty cheap. I can usually find them under $2.00 at my local hobby or discount store.
Next I have two 6-drawer Iris carts. These use to house all my scrapbooking paper. Now we use them to keep our craft supplies organized.
I have drawers labeled:
*fun foam sheets
*cotton balls & paper sacks
*scissors & cutting mats
*water colors and brushes
I also have two 3-drawer white plastic carts. I have drawers labeled:
*recycled crafts —this is where I throw all the paper towel/toliet paper tubes, plastic lids, paper plates, cool containers that might make good crafts etc.
*fun foam pieces – I have fun foamies in plastic bags by theme and then put them all in this drawer.
*card making — prefolded cardstock and envelopes
*large stamps — I have lots of foam stamps that I let the kids use.
*extra school supplies
I also have 3 of these Sterlite bins on a shelf that contains our construction paper packs, loose notebook papers and scratch paper/drawing paper.
So that is what my craft organization looks like for now. It seems to be an ever-changing process though 🙂 All I know is that if I keep up with the system, creating happens more often. I can’t stand when I know I have a supply but can’t find it (believe me–this still happens even with my organization!) So how do you store your craft supplies? Do you have a dedicated craft closet or cabinet? If you have a blog post about your craft organization, please link us up! I’m always on the look-out for organizational ideas.