One of the areas I didn’t share when I showed you our blogging studio tour was inside our little craft closet. When the door is closed you can’t tell exactly what is inside, but let’s just say there was a reason we left the door closed. Ha!
It was one of those spaces I always meant to organize, but when you are busy crafting and up late finishing projects, the clean up is never anyones favorite. So the craft closet situation just went from bad, to worse, to worst.
Here’s what it looked like before we organized, above.
A bunch of bins that didn’t fit, I couldn’t find anything I needed and you know a bag of protein powder (because every crafter needs that. ;) Over our winter break we transformed this closet into a bright and happy place to grab paints, ribbons and all the necessary craft supplies we need in the studio on a daily basis.
The organization started by throwing all the things we didn’t need out and placing items that didn’t belong in the craft closet where they belonged – things like my microphone, that protein powder, Christmas lights and the paper towels. It’s surprising how much just doing this step cleared the space out. If you have an unruly closet to tackle, just taking everything out that doesn’t belong is a great first step.
The next step was to create fun and unique storage containers. We used basic Ball Jars to organize ribbons, tape, thread, confetti and sequins. So many of our supplies for crafting are small and having them all corralled in pretty jars not only helps me see everything, but makes the space bright and fun.
We left some of the jars without tops to store candles and vertical items. I used the shelf space to stack up duct tape and larger supplies alongside the jars.
Next we went vertical on the door and got our ribbons organized with wooden embroidery hoops. The second hoop we used to hang our paper party ball collection.
We used stackable glitter containers and simple magazine holders for storing our collection of paper lanterns.
The closet is now a perfect spot with everything we have ready for a new season of crafting. I just love a fresh space (even if it is as small as a closet) for the new year and now I’m not scared to open the door any longer!
(Photography @A Subtle Revelry by Ali Denney).