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.

Craft Table

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.

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6 Comments

  1. Altamease Buie

    This is awesome!!! Everything so organized with no problem finding what you need or want.
    Thank you, I will look into some of the ideas displayed.
    Congratulations are in order.

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    • Kelly

      Altamease- Thank you so much for stopping by! It’s true- I have nice functional storage that wasn’t too difficult to achieve. It was kind of you to let me know you enjoyed the post. Blessings! -Kelly

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  2. Bonita

    So organized, I love it you have a place for everything. I have seen some very good ideas now for my room. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with everyone, you are an amazing person!!!!!

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    • Kelly

      Bonita- Aww, thanks so much for such kind words! I love my craft room and find that it’s just easier when you can easily find what you need to complete a project. I also like having a door so when I finish a project, I don’t have to clean everything up right away! 🙂 I’m so glad you stopped by. Blessings- Kelly

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  3. Darlene

    Kelly, I found you tonight on youtube and was amazed with your fall wreath. I am a beginner at wreaths getting ready to make my first one. I am a quilter love making quilts. Never had a sewing or quilting lesson in my life but just watch videos and go with it. LOL trust me I see my mistakes but enjoy my hobbies. I call my room Sunshine’s Paradise. I also live in Texas in Rosharon Texas. We are almost finished building our new home and can’t wait to set up my new sewing/craft room. I love your space. What part of Texas are you from

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    • Kelly

      Darlene- I’m so happy you found me! We live in a tiny central Texas town called Hubbard. We built a house in a town southeast of Dallas in 2015 but I saw and fell in love with a 1901 Victorian here in Hubbard and we sold our brand new house after just two and a half years. Sometimes I think… argh! What are we doing?!! My new house was all pristine and perfect and now, our current house is one project after another. But it’s exciting to see this old house come back to life after having been empty and neglected for several years. I love finding creative projects to take on. I’ve started painting furniture recently and am always on the look out for thrift store finds to transform. I’m like you; I find tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest tutorials and just go for it. It’s nice to meet you and thanks for the kind words. I hope you stop by to see me often! Blessings- Kelly

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