Happy Thursday, Friends! After a very crafty summer, one of the questions I get A LOT is how I store all of our craft supplies and then what I do with all the crafts we make. To answer the first question, let me introduce you to the craft closet . It's a built in in our office and we haven't ever figured out whether it was built when the house was first built, or whether the previous owners put it in. Either way, we love it.
This is the space I store art supplies, old photo albums, party stuff, etc.
I think that half the battle with crafting is having the supplies on hand. When a crafting mood strikes you don't want to have to run to the store and grab supplies. Sometimes the kids will want to do a craft and we'll just open up the doors and I'll let them pick supplies and play.
I dream about heading the the container store and spending hundreds of dollars on acrylic containers to house everything, but my hodgepodge of glass containers and shoe boxes has done me right for the last 6 years so it's not on the top or my priority list :) hahaha
I have bins of mod podge and glues, baskets of paper plates, feathers, pom poms and popsicle sticks and lots and lots of scrap scrapbook paper.
Pipe cleaners, foam sheets, LOTS of stickers and construction paper, felt and extra crayons and markers.
I store extra party supplies, decorative accents and candles here as well.
These boxes are full of scrap fabric that I keep for projects like braided headbands and birthday shirts.
This is probably my favorite little spot :) Glitter, magnets, paint pens, special scissors and googly eyes!
I reuse Bath and Body Works candle jars and use them to house glue sticks, pom poms, etc. They're free and I love that you can see what's inside and stack them.
My stash of acrylic paint and ribbon...
... curling ribbon, cute stationary and extra canvases.
I know that having a craft closet is kind of unique, but if you're short on space and wanting to start a little stash of art supplies, here's what I'd suggest :)
- Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
- Pony Beads
- Chinet Paper Plates
The other question I get a lot is how I store all the crafts that we make. Here's the truth... I don't!
We usually display projects on the fridge or kitchen window for a while and then sometimes I'll put a piece or two on the art wire in the boys room, but for the most part, crafts are photographed and then thrown away. I do have a bin in our attic where I put special school work, projects and all of that and a few crafts have made it in there, but for the most part we enjoy it and then move on.
Let me know if you have other craft questions! Back tomorrow with Friday Favorites!!!
PS - this is a totally random afterthought, but Zulily has Bitty Babies marked down! If you're in the market for one for Christmas I wanted to be sure to pass along the info.