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Being a busy mom, it’s always nice to have a fun hobby you can look forward to doing after a wild day of work or running the kids around. My craft space is my little oasis where I can go, even if it’s just for a few minutes, and make a little something or organize my supplies. Being a visual person, I need to have all of my supplies out and ready to use or I won’t use them. This also makes clean up so easy because all I need to do is to drop things in their designated bins or slots.
This is the main view of my craft area. My space has evolved over many years from plastic storage boxes and a small desk to a more organized area. This works for me because I like to have everything within arm’s reach and mostly out so I can see my supplies.
This is just a close up side view of the space. I love my counter top height craft desk (Martha Stewart) where I can stand and craft. It makes it easy to step over and grab something that I need. On top, I have a bunch of containers from various places. The one on top of my Copic storage that holds my scissors, etc., is this plastic organizer I got from Amazon. I saw this first as a recommendation on Jennifer McGuire’s blog and loved the fun, modern look. It holds a lot of stuff!
The drawers have a lot of space for the supplies I reach for most often.
Underneath, I keep some plastic storage drawers for extra supplies and embellishments.
A close up of the top of my desk. I love my marker organizer from OrganizeMore. Unfortunately, this has been retired, but they may have something similar available on their site. Everything is right in front of me and easy to put back in the right spot.
Metal utility shelves house my card making supplies on the right, and scrapbooking on the left.
This is a close up of my scrapbooking supply shelves. This is where I keep all my 12×12 paper, alpha stickers, pocket cards, and kits.
This is a close up of my card making supply shelves. I keep all my 8.5×11″ card stock in job ticket holders recommended by Jennifer McGuire. They keep the card stock smooth, plus they can keep the extra scraps handy.
6×6 Patterned paper pads.
Clear stamps organized by theme.
The back wall of my craft area—more clear stamps and supplies. The armoire used to be in the kids’ room, but then I re purposed it for craft supplies.
I added some cute decorative knobs to replace the plain ones.
I keep supplies for gifts such as tissue and tags in the drawers. The main area behind the door holds supplies I don’t use on a regular basis like foiling supplies and letterpress.
The die cutting station with all my metal dies organized by theme.
I keep embellishments and mixed media in this card file drawer.
Washi tape in the plastic drawers.
The Alex drawers from Ikea keep all my inks, wooden stamps and other small embellishments organized.
I love using my wooden stamps as decoration as well as other fun items that inspire me. Even just hanging glitter packages on the peg board adds color and fun to the area.
This rolling cart was a great find. I keep all my stencils, markers and brushes on top.
Inside, I keep watercolor supplies and Distress Ink.
This cart from Ikea houses additional mixed media items. Having all the colors out provides even more inspiration.
I have been very happy with this set up. Having everything in it’s place with easy clean up makes it easy to be creative. Thanks for stopping by!
To see a closer look at how I organize my desk, which includes a video, you can see my post HERE.