Thursday, October 9, 2008

Article: Organizing your Craft Space

Whether you make stationery or jewelry or quilts, keeping your supplies organized means you can create efficiently and with ease. After several months of planning, nearly a dozen trips to IKEA and weekends spent stacking shelves, I’ve completed the renovation of my own humble studio. Here’s a few simple tips, using samples within my space, on how to rethink your storage and maintain a pleasant place for crafting.

Office, kitchen & even garden storage containers often make great craft supplies storage:

Use plastic magazine and brochure racks for paper (including hard-to-store 12x12 size), rub-ons, stickers…




Glass cookie jars for ribbon scraps…



and mini flower pots for adhesives.



Create a space that sparks your creativity and keeps you motivated:

Why not use a map to keep track of your Etsy sales? I still have to put mine on the wall, but once it’s there, I’ll place a pin on the map for every time I get a sale in a new state. :)



Buy a motivating print, or design your own! My custom print came from SunAndPenny.



Show off your projects! I put my favorite cards of the moment in these little wall cubes.



---post written by: Steph from P.S. Pearl Stationery

11 comments:

stephjacobson said...

Thanks for the great article. I am trying to get motivated to clean up my work space. I know I would be much more productive with an organized space to create in!

Karin said...

Great ideas. I loved the map idea. I have one for my travels...I am always intrigued by where my sales come from so I should definitely do this! Leave it to me to want to do the fun project first, I have to clean up and organize before I put any maps on the wall. Thanks!

Stelie Designs said...

Fabulous ideas! I love your space. Just the other day, I was thinking about tracking where all my sales are from, I love the map on the wall idea.

My office is definitely a work in progress, I have outgrown my small space and am looking to expand into another space in 2009.

Ashley said...

What a great post!

Beth said...

I am in the middle of redoing my space as well. I actually get my big, and final, piece of furniture, tonight. I love the idea of the map! That is such a fun idea and something the kids will also have fun doing with me.

Thanks so much for sharing such good ideas!

Steph said...

Thanks for all your comments! Glad you liked the article & I could help by sharing a few of my small tips :)

Debbie said...

I really enjoyed this article. I'm putting together ideas for redoing my area, I really like the map idea.

k.rowe said...

wow Beautiful! I want to do everything you mentioned! LOL

I would love to see a shot of your workspace that shows the whole area! (Mostly so I can be jealous... My work area is so messy right now I hardly have a place to actually work!) ;)

Chelsea said...

Wow, great ideas for a functioning, creative workspace! Love IKEA, my office is completely done in their furniture. I also love using magazine holders for my paper. That way I can see it all at the same time and not have to go through stacks, I can just see the color I want and pull it out!

Emily said...

Love it! The cube for your current favorite cards is so cute!

Thanks for sharing with us,
Emily
www.cardsbyemily.etsy.com

honeyfrog said...

There's nothing better than a clean and fresh start!

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