Creating a Craft Room that Works
Speaking of Ribbon Storage
If you’ve spent any time on my blog, you’ve probably seen my post on ribbon storage. We use basic spice racks; the kind you attach to the back of a cabinet door. Six of them will accommodate almost 200 rolls of ribbon (depending on the width). Now if you have rolls that are 25 yard or more, those won’t fit- the circumference is too great. But for your average size ribbon rolls, it’s perfect.
Flowers for Days
If you’re a wreath maker like me, you undoubtedly have more flowers than you know what to do with. I buy lots of flowers at the end of each season when they are on sale for 75% off. Sales like that are my favorite. But flowers are not easily stored to where you can access them and be able to see what all you actually have. My first solution was to use the tall round tin buckets. The only problem with them is that they have a small base which makes them easy to tip over. Since I already had them, I still used them, but I purchased short waste baskets for the majority of my florals. Seriously, trash cans. In my old craft room I had a nice ledge that gave me stackable space. We’ll add a ledge at some point.
I have a craft table in addition to the side cabinets. Some craft rooms don’t have room for both a table and the cabinets. If there’s a choice between the two, I’d choose the table. Ours is nice because it came with shelves on each end. I think Nebraska Furniture Mart carries this table if you were looking for one like it. If you have a smaller space and need to make your own table to your measurements, you can totally do this also! Our first craft room was a 10×11 bedroom. The shelves of my current table are great for holding baskets. Oh yeah, baskets are cheap storage solutions. I keep my scissors, wire cutters, flower scraps, hot glue pellets, etc. in baskets. Fat rolls of poly burlap mesh also fit nicely on the shelves. The Mean Man made a nice cart to hold my 21″ mesh rolls.