Happy Monday Everybody! I am very blessed to have my own crafting space in my home and I thought I would share that space with you.
Isn't it great!
OK, OK. This is not my REAL Craft Room, but I really want it to be. I try not to complain because I know there are so many out there that are lucky if they have a closet that they can store all of their stuff in.
I do have my own room, it is small and I have A LOT of stuff. Last weekend I wanted to work on a project and realized that I could hardly walk in the door. So I decided it was time to clean up and organize a little. So this is my REAL Craft Room, mess and all.
This is what you had to step over just to walk inside.
And my not so usable work space.
When I was finished cleaning up I was looking around and couldn't help but notice some of my favorite things about this room.
I have an awesome Storage closet that my husband built shelves in and this is where I keep a majority of my stuff.
I have a TV on the wall so I can watch some of my favorite movies while I am playing. Can you guess this movie? You get an extra point if you know!
A while ago I made this Create Banner. I hung it directly above one of my tables so I see it every time I sit down. You can see my Create Banner Tutorial here.
I love all of my ribbon. You might say I have an obsession with ribbon. This is such a great way to store ribbon and shared this DIY Ribbon Storage Tutorial here.
I also love rubber stamps. I have A LOT! I hated having to go through all of my sets to find one specific set and I also didn't really know what all I had. So I created this catalog system that has really been working well for me. What I have done is put a different colored sticker on the outside box of the set. I also used that set and created a catalog of all my stamps so I can flip through my binder and find the perfect stamp to use. In the catalog I put the same colored star sticker next to the stamped images so when I know what set I want to use I only have to sort through those boxes with that colored star on them.
Now this next one is something I am really excited about! Because I have a lot of stamp pads and I also have A LOT of ink pads. I had been storing them in a wooden case meant for cassette tapes, but I had filled all of the slots and since I bought the case at a thrift store I knew I would have a hard time finding another that would match.
I had been looking for something else that I could use to keep my ink pads in and I found Media Stix. They are intended to hold CD's or DVDs but they work perfectly for ink pads. I had to do quite a bit of looking around for them but I finally found them at Target and they are about $12.00 for 1 package that will hold 60.
Again, I asked for my husband's help and he installed these on my wall. (I actually had to buy two packages because right now I have about 80 ink pads.)
Aren't these awesome! I even arranged them dark to light in the colors of the rainbow. It totally makes me smile when I see them on my wall. They are just so pretty!
Plus, there is room for more!
The Media Sticks do cause the ink pads to have a slight slant upwards but I have never had a problem with ink pooling to the end or leakage so it isn't a concern for me.
I love how my Craft Room looks and feels when it is cleaned and organized. But I know I wont stay that way for long. My husband actually teases me that I spend more time cleaning and organizing my room then I actually do creating.
So what should I make next in my Craft Room?