Do you have a dedicated space for wreath making and other craft projects? Whether you have an entire room at your disposal or have to stash your supplies in a closet, a craft room organization system can make the time you spend creating a lot more fun.
Here are a few of my favorite tools for craft room organization:
- Fabric tote bags to keep everything together for one project.
- Stackable boxes to slip inside larger cabinets or shelves.
- Decorative baskets to display on furniture or bookcases.
- Wooden crates with small sections to keep small tools organized.
- Acrylic storage systems for small items.
- Hooks for hanging larger items such as wreath frames.
- Nails or small hooks to hang quilting rulers.
- Containers with small partitions for ribbon, buttons, bobbins, thread, beads, and small decorative elements.
- Rods for ribbon spools.
- Folders and pouches to keep instructions and small items for a project together.
- If you sew, or buy burlap by the yard for wreath making, it’s also great to have a place to store a rotary cutting mat, blade, and a long quilting ruler. (If you have children in the house make sure you have a safe place to store the rotary blade out of their reach when you’re not using it.)
Strategies to keep craft clutter under control:
- Sort materials by type such as burlap ribbon, decorative elements, patterns, and small tools (like my yo-yo makers).
- Sort by season. In some cases, you may want to dedicate a large tote to seasonal craft supplies such as Autumn, Christmas, Saint Patrick’s Day, Spring, and patriotic (this category could include supplies crafts used on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veteran’s Day). Then stock each tote or tub with fabric, ribbon, and decorative elements.
- Sort materials by type and color. This is great if you use a lot of solid colors for crafts around the year. For instance, red accents may be helpful for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and patriotic crafts. Green ribbon may be used for Saint Patrick’s Day, spring crafts, fall decor, and Christmas projects.
- The most important consideration is to make sure you use small containers within larger spaces– a tote, cabinet, or closet– to ensure those beautiful supplies don’t become a tangled mess!