I’m so excited to be a part of the Craft Room Tour hosted by The Country Chic Cottage! I can’t wait to see all the different and fun craft rooms shared during the tour. Be sure you check out the post at The Country Chic Cottage so you don’t miss out on any of the fun rooms! Today I’m sharing the brand new Craft Room at The Happy Scraps. We recently moved from living in about 900 sq. ft. with six people to 2600 sq. ft. To say we have a lot more space is an understatement!! Rather than having two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen and living room, we now have four bedrooms, two and a half baths, kitchen, living room, family room, and a loft area. The loft area is my Craft Room. Honestly, I never thought in a million years that we’d have a home of our own that had the space for a Craft Room, but I’m sure not complaining!! 🙂 Let me show you how I’ve got it set up. While my room isn’t perfect by any means, and I hope to do a lot more to it, it is very functional the way it is right now. Although, after moving and unpacking, I’ve realized that I have A LOT of stuff that I need to go through and get rid of. Is it possible to have too many crafting supplies? 🙂
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Let’s start on the left side of the room. This is where the computer is. I have my laser printer set up by the computer to use for printables or minc projects. My Cricut Explore is also over there. It is hiding behind my sewing machine on the little table. I also have my giant roll of transfer tape next to the computer desk. As for the wall above the computer, I’m still trying to decide how to decorate that. I have a few things under the table to the left, since I don’t actually sit at that table to work. I have a crate full of paper and cardstock, a tote full of unfinished wood projects, a tote full of small gift packaging and similar containers and my metal tin full of paints on top of that. I also keep my paper trimmer close at hand between the table legs along with some foam core board for use when taking pictures.
Above the table I have my cute shelf that I picked up at Target. I have my Cricut pens, paints, ribbon, washi tape, treat bags, and other random things on this shelf. I keep my Spring Centerpiece out year round because it just makes me happy to see all those bright and colorful flowers. I also keep the DIY Paper Bridal Bouquet out, sitting by the sewing machine and Cricut. I love my Happy Board that hangs above the shelf as well. I have some of my most used ribbon hanging in the corner. I also love the tiered tray that I used to hold ribbon and whatever else works in it. The hanging basket from Ikea holds some baker’s twine and smaller spools of ribbon. The little metal bucket holds some more washi tape that wouldn’t fit in the cubby with the rest of it. I also keep my desk calendar and planner here, so I can have a quick glance at what projects I need to be working on and other things I keep on the calendar.
Here you can see more of the work space. I sit in front of the window to work, that’s where I get the best light. If I could change one thing about this room, it would be to have a larger window to let in more light. I have another tiered tray that I put my very most used tools in. Scissors, adhesive, punches, and other random stuff. It doesn’t look too organized most of the time, but I always have what I need. Under the table there sits more adhesives, my Cuttlebug, and the garbage can. Next to the table I keep my shutter boards that I made a few years ago. I use them mostly for pictures when I’m not using them for decor. I also have my cutting mat for sewing over in that corner. On the wall I have my Create decor, my Play Photo Display, and my calendar.
Working our way around to the right side of the room, I have my cute hutch that holds fabrics, my Ikea rolling cart, and the Ikea shelf.
On the hutch, I keep all of my fabric. Two of the lower drawers are filled with fabric, as well as what is on the shelves. I keep my thread box on the box, and then I have the basket full of colorful thread as well. For now, my Minc Foil Applicator sits on the hutch, and the top drawer holds all my foils for it. In the Ikea rolling cart I have more baker’s twine, my glue gun, xyron, a few more unfinished wood projects, and a little bit of vinyl. I keep more foam core board for taking pictures between the hutch and cart. To the left of the hutch is a rolling cart that has kids crafts in it. While this house is larger, so far this is the only place I’ve found to keep the crafts for the kids, so we are sharing the space, which I’m totally okay with. I do plan to create some kind of long skinny table in the middle of the room that will be a place that the kids can work/create, along with hold some of their supplies.
Next to the rolling cart is this Ikea shelf. Last year when I was at Snap the Conference, Blitsy was a sponsor and had a couple of these in their booth. They were looking for someone local to take them because they couldn’t take them back with them. Well, since I was local and my husband could come and pick it up, I was able to get one from them. I was so excited, I had wanted one of these forever! It isn’t as pretty and organized as I would like it to be, but the more I use it, the more I realize that I need it to be functional more than pretty. I have lots of bins on the shelf, one full of adhesives, Thickers, ribbon, and other random supplies. I have a cubby full of vinyl, project life kits, a couple at the bottom are full of paper and cardstock. On the top I keep clear boxes with my Pebbles Inc. paper in them, separated by collection.
And that my friends is my craft room right now. Like I mentioned above, I would love to have long skinny table in the middle of the room that I can use, and my kids can sit at and use as well. That will be later down the road. I’m just so grateful to have a dedicated space for creating!
Looking for the next craft room in the tour? Head back to The Country Chic Cottage to find out where you need to go. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have found some inspiration here for organizing your own creative space. If you are looking for ideas for a smaller space, check out my creative space from our old home. I just had a small corner in the living room but was able to make it work.Linking up to some of these parties.