Craft Room Organization - Pulling it all Together

Published on 14 May 2023 at 09:00

Sentiments Before

Embossing Before


Remember this Photo BEFORE

Desktop BEFORE



Thank you for coming along on my journey of re-organizing my craft room.  I hope you gained a few ideas for your crafty space.

Join me next month on tips and tricks for "Craft Room Maintenance to STAY organized"

Hello my crafty friends!  Have you been organizing your craft room and now you need to pull it all together?  Well, you stopped by the right blog today!  If you like what you see here, please share it with your friends; I truly appreciate it!

 I absolutely love how easy it is to craft now that I have re-organized everything.  I really put a lot of thought into what I use the most and the placement of those supplies.  I am excited to share the changes with you and hope that it helps you organize your crafty space so you can be more productive too!


BEFORE PIC:  The sentiments were all thrown into one container and I wasn't using them at all because it took so long to find what I wanted.

AFTER PIC:  All the clear containers from the Dollar Tree have sections so each sentiment has its own slot within the following categories:

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Wedding, 

Thank you, Get Well, Congratulations, Sympathy,

Baby, Thinking of You, Holidays, Hello, Encouragement and Christmas

NOTE:  Underneath the sentiment storage in AFTER PIC are two Dollar Tree baskets which hold all my heat embossing tools and powders.  In the center are all my templates for card designs.


BEFORE PIC:  I cringe when I see this pic! LOL I had so much stuff that didn't belong in those baskets!  What a disaster that area was!  It was on my desktop and is now located directly behind my craft table.

AFTER PIC:  Say Ahhhh!  This makes me so happy!  All the stand alone dies are in the left basket.  In the right basket, are embossing folders and embossing sandwich plates, my Stamp 'n Pierce mat, my silicon mats and a few 5 x 7 card bases that have since been used.  Directly above are the Stampin' Emboss Machines and ribbon storage in clear shoe box size containers from Aldis.


BEFORE PIC:  Another cringe before photo.  I have to admit I am still working on getting all of the layers and bases out of that bin and into the new system.

AFTER PIC:  Another ahhhh moment for me!  I so love the new system.  I have sorted bases (white, black, ivory) to individual containers from Dollar Tree.  Then, I have a variety of mat sizes sorted and in individual containers and stored directly behind my craft table.  GAME CHANGER!


BEFORE PIC:  After 19 months of not crafting due to taking care of my elderly parents, this is what happened.  Nothing in my life was organized but I was determined to take life back and get organized!  So I set out to find my desk again.

AFTER PIC:  I found my desk and can easily work in my space again.  


This is where all the magic happens.  I work with a lot of different mediums so I have a glass mat for easy clean up when painting, etc.  My trimmer sets to the right of my glass mat at all times.  The clear storage containers are from Dollar Tree.   I keep the following supplies in these containers:  Stampin Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Adhesive backed Embellishments, Seal Adhesive, Glue Dots, Foam Strips, Mini Stapler, Tombow glue, Post it tape and post its, Erasers, Alcohol Prep Pads, Tools (bone folder, reverse tweezers, scoring tool, take your pick tool), premade bows, baker's twine and sponge daubers. On top of the containers are my mini vac to clean up glitter and tiny paper particles.  My Simply Shammy in the  container that keeps it damp and my various glues.   In the file folder holders I keep my white scrap strips to use for sentiments, a mini notebook, acrylic blocks and stamp cleaner.  To the right is a lazy susan craft container that holds my rulers, snips, water painters, various pens/pencils cutting knives and clips.


I don't have a fancy storage system for cardstock.  I don't even know where I purchased the containers I have because I have had them so long.  I have multiple containers full of the Stampin' Up! Core Colors and In Colors.  I have the 12 x 12 DSP stored in the 12 x 12 containers.   Stampin' Up! Speciality paper is to the right of one set of containers on shelf.  I keep full sheets only in the containers.


Sentiments After

Embossing After


Now a big Ahhhh!!!!! AFTER

Desktop AFTER



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