A daunting aspect of any new hobby is how all the parts and supplies will be organized. This definitely holds true for crafting endeavors! It is very worthwhile to have an organization plan for all of your craft supplies, and thankfully, it is easy to do with inexpensive items or things you may have on hand.
A very efficient way to organize is with clear containers, and the smaller the better. (My favorite is a set of 5 shoebox-sized ones that often go on sale for $1 or less a piece.) This way, you can be very specific about the container’s contents, like wide ribbon or scraps of cardstock. It’s also a great way to store your projects in progress or supplies you temporarily need in one spot, like for the holidays. Use plain labels and colorful markers to label what is inside, and then it’s easy to change if you decide to switch out what you’re storing.
I also like to reuse containers and boxes rather than buying new. Standard shoeboxes are perfect for like items such as yarn, ribbon and felt. Oatmeal containers hold pipe cleaners and writing implements, and are primed for decorating. (A craft project in itself!) Random items like drinking glasses and Ziploc bags can also make for easy and handy organizing.
See easy, stylish, and Ultimate Craft Organization Solutions through Better Homes & Gardens. Favorites shown below (left to right) include Kids Art Supply Shelves, cork Pin-Up Boards, and an unbelievably creative Craft Supply Suitcase.
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