Do you sometimes skip doing a craft or project because you just don’t have the space to get it done? And it’s a pain in the bum to gather all the supplies, lay them out on the kitchen table and then put them all away before dinnertime.
Do you dream of that big attic studio with lots of bright windows, or an adorable artist cottage out in the backyard? Yeah, we all do. But, don’t let not having a primo space hold you back. You may be surprised to find out that some of our very talented bloggers and content contributors don’t have a space like that either. They also craft at their kitchen table or just have a desk in the corner of their spare bedroom. But, by using smart organization tricks and surrounding themselves with things that inspire, they manage to make small spaces work for them.
Take a look at Jen Carreiro’s space. She has a super successful wedding blog called Something Turquoise. Her creative space is a section of a spare bedroom. But she has managed to maximize storage and stay organized by utilizing file cabinets, cubbies and plastic totes. Even though she’s got a lot of stuff cleverly tucked away, she keeps some supplies out in plain to inspire her – if you see it, you’ll want to use it.
Look for unique ways to store your craft supplies. Hannah Slaughter, one of our in-house designers and blogger, stashes her paints and supplies in an old apothecary cabinet.
Are you looking for new ways to store your crafting supplies? Stash with style and function — it’ll help keep you inspired.
Are stacks of magazines and idea books cluttering up your space? Check out these ideas for keeping them corralled.
It’s hard to stay focused on a project when you can’t find the tools and materials you need. So start with your work space, make it functional, then the creativity will flow.