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Crafting Organization Week: Craft Desk + FAB Giveaway!

craft organizationHappy Monday, friends! And Welcome to the Crafting Organization Week here on Craftaholics Anonymous®! This week I am going to focus on sharing ideas, tips, tricks, and products that can help you tame your craft room, craft desk, craft nook, or craft closet! With spring cleaning in the air {or maybe the nesting bug just bit me! haha}, I thought now would be a good time to tackle this topic.

First, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite organization products from The Original Scrapbox, and then I’m going to share a round up of links for different articles on organizing different supplies, such as ribbon, fabric, etc. AND THEN, there will be a GIVEAWAY at the bottom!! So keep reading!

Craft Desk: EZ View Desk by The Original Scrapbox 

craft room

One of the first items I would recommend when putting together a crafting space, is a craft desk. A work space where you can spread out and CRAFT!! I love the EZ View desk in my craft room because it holds SO much stuff! It has bins and drawers to hold and organize loads of crafting supplies. Plus it has a fantastic working space on top. I think the size of the work space is good. Its not too big {I can reach all of it while sitting down} and its not too little {I can spread my supplies out while I work}.

The bottom of the EZ View desk is interchangeable so you can get the shelves and bins {like what I have}, a shelf, file drawer, or drawers. That way you can design a craft desk that fits your crafting needs. I also got the extra set of drawers for my desk. This makes my desk a little higher and gives more storage. The height makes it easy to stand and craft at and it doesn’t hurt my back. {I know sometimes I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to sit down, so rather than hurt my beck bending over while I craft, this higher working station is perfect!

I will also point out my crib spring turned inspiration board in the corner. I simply took an old crib spring, spray painted it turquoise and hung it on the wall with nails and wire. Now I use clothespins to hand pictures and tidbits of inspiration.  

But the best feature of this craft desk is…..

The See Through Top! 

craft desk

I can see all the supplies stored in the top drawers of my EZ View desk! I like to put my most used supplies in the top {yes, I use Washi tape all the time!! hehe}

washi tape

I love looking at my colorful collection of washi tape through the top of the desk. I love to organize my supplies by color usually. Because I usually go to my stash of ribbon, fabric, or washi tape, I’m looking for a color. That’s my preference. I know other crafters have a different system that works for them, so find what works best for you and stick with it! If you decide that organizing by size or another characteristic works better for you, that’s awesome! Go for it!

craft desk

You can see a couple of my bins are almost overflowing….that’s one of my scrap fabric stashes :) Notice that I upholstered my stools so they’re softer on the tushy. A must for any craft marathon! haha Did you see my $3 chandelier that I got at the Habitat for Humanity’s Restore up there? A simple coat of sunny yellow paint and its the cherry on top for my craft room! Love a good, simple makeover like that! Look for small things like that for your craft space that you can add a little spray paint or a simple makeover to add some personality and jazz ! You will find that those small details matter and take a space from okay to AWESOME!

Want to see more of my craft room, take the tour here or watch the video tour!

More Article on Craft Room Organization

Here is a fantastic list of 7 articles full of ideas and ways to store different crafting supplies. Lots of stellar ideas in each of these articles!

craft supply storage

Craft Room Organization Ideas

Fabric Pocket

Fabric Storage Pocket Tutorial

Fabric Storage

Ideas for Storing & Organizing Fabric

Linda Craft Room

ScrapBox Storage Ideas

Kid Crafting Supplies

Tips for Storing Kid’s Craft Supplies

Ribbon Fabric Storage

18 ideas for Ribbon & Fabric Storage

Small Craft Supply Storage

Small Craft Storage Ideas

>>>>>  The Original Scrapbox Giveaway!  <<<<<

worktop

One lucky reader will win a WorkTop by The Original Scrapbox! valued at $195! {check out the desk I made using a WorkTop and old bed posts!} To enter, use the widget below. {if you’re reading this in your email, please click over to enter}

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck! The lucky winner will be emailed and announced on the Giveaway Winners page at the end of the giveaway!

Stop by tomorrow for the mother load of all craft room tours! I’m not even kidding! So many craft rooms in one place. It. will. blow. your. mind!!!

happy crafting,

Linda

I received free product to try. I was in no way obligated to give a good review. Please see mydisclosure page for a complete statement.

 

 

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 351
    Wendy Zick says:

    Wow, what a cool way to organize!

  2. 352
    Amy says:

    My favorite tip? Jars and Bin with labels! You can fit/hide so much stuff and always know where things are!

  3. 353
    April Bell says:

    I like going to places like Harbor Freight for storage boxes and such. Much cheaper than at art stores

  4. 354
    Joan says:

    I love the room!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. 355
    Kassiah says:

    My favorite tip so far is rolling ribbon onto clothespins.

  6. 356
    Megan M says:

    My favorite organization tip is to use empty toilet paper tubes to keep wrapping paper rolled up

  7. 357
    Colleen Kerns says:

    I organize my paper by manufacture, except Halloween and Christmas. These two holidays each have their own shelf. I use the white modular set that I assembled. Plus I put like items their own fabric drawers, so it’s easier to see all my goodies :) These fit on the shelves of my antique book shelves.

  8. 358
    Beth H says:

    My favorite organizational item right now is a ribbon bookshelf my mom made for me after I saw one on Pinterest. I don’t like using dowels because I like to be able to take my ribbon down and measure out how much I need, so this looks like a miniature bookcase with 5 shelves only a couple inches deep and have molding on the front in order to hold the ribbon in. To bad I’ve filled in already and need more!! LOL! Also works for holding small jars!

  9. 359
    Sherrie Collins says:

    My tip for craftng would be labeling I love to be able to find things by reading labels.

  10. 360
    Marlene says:

    I am trying to redesign my craft room. Now that I am confined to a wheelchair I am learning how to make things workin new ways.

  11. 361
    elven johnson says:

    I use old cards to wrap ribbons around storing them in a see thru tote by color.

  12. 362
    Barbara MacAskill says:

    OG! I would use this in my soon to be finished craft room. It would be so nice to be able to store my tools where I could see exactly where they are. I have been contemplating what I am going to do for a workspace and this would be awesome! Thanks for having this giveaway and the great storage ideas!!!!!

  13. 363

    Hi Linda! I really admire your way to organize, it looks great and must be a MUST for every DIY woman :-) have a great day and thank you for sharing

  14. 364
    Sue says:

    I use labeled bins and labeled canning jars, but am open to new ideas. Would love the desk top!! That craft room is amazing

  15. 365

    I recently turned the front of my daughter’s crib, that we took off when we converted to a toddler bed, into a fabric display.

  16. 366
    Laura Karaba says:

    WOW! Would LOVE to win this! I LOVE your desk and your craft room! I work in an end of my living room. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. 367
    Kellie Smith says:

    This would be amazing to have.

  18. 368
    Kim Vallance says:

    Love to organize my “stashes” in clear plastic containers. That way I can see the contents and save time not having to search every box I have.

  19. 369
    Kim Vallance says:

    This WorkTop would fit my organizing style so well!!

  20. 370
    Katie Lehn says:

    I take my photos to archivers, and buy paper/embellishments for one page at at time, then put each “page” in a clear envelope so it’s all together.

  21. 371
    Melissa Ernst says:

    I have been looking into creating a dedicated crafting space rather thank using my dining table. This blog is going to be a great help toward that end.

  22. 372
    Amanda says:

    Your craft room is beautiful!

  23. 373
    Julie Hammonds says:

    I have 2 cabinets just waiting for a desktop like this! LOVE IT!

  24. 374
    Amy Jones#8546 says:

    Wow…I have loved these since the day they came out. I will be keeping my fingers crossed until this is over for sure. Thanks for the chance. The best tip or trick I have would be….for punches. I have some and to organize those it is a must. You can either use bathroom towel racks and mount a few to the wall or the over the door shoe holders are great too. You can have a special spot for each one and punch out the shape of your punch and mount it to the front so you can see which one is where.

  25. 375
    Pat K says:

    I keep my templates in a filing cabinet and file by the time of cradt it is paintin, cards, tags etc.

  26. 376
    L.r. Smith says:

    My favorite craft organization tip or trick is color co~ordinating my supplies.. I do different crafts, (ie: paper, jewelery, floral, tshirts, etc.) and I keep my supplies in color co~ordinated areas, containers, items. that way, when I go to a scrap meet or my craft group, and I decide what I’m going to do, I go to that area, color and grab from there… Dollar store is great for this.. and cardboard boxes and paper work great too!!!

  27. 377
    L.r. Smith says:

    My favorite craft organization tip or trick is color co~ordinating my supplies.. I do different crafts, (ie: paper, jewelery, floral, tshirts, etc.) and I keep my supplies in color co~ordinated areas, containers, items. that way, when I go to a scrap meet or my craft group, and I decide what I’m going to do, I go to that area, color and grab from there… Dollar store is great for this.. and cardboard boxes and paper work great too!!!

  28. 378
    Amy RC says:

    My favorite craft organization tip is using a rain gutter for ribbon storage. My husband owns a gutter business so this works GREAT for me…LOL.

  29. 379
    suz says:

    sorry but, I’m DIS organized….you wouldn’t want my tips!

  30. 380

    The best tip I have is to go though your craft space and purge, I know when I go through my room I find things i forgot I had and can get rid of stuff that I know I won’t use or is dried up like paint or inks

  31. 381
    Debby says:

    its time for me to get better organized, thanks for all the great ideas!

  32. 382
    Betty T says:

    I love to see how others have organized their crafting spaces. Everyone has such great ideas. I would love to have the worktop for my craft room.

  33. 383

    I love baskets and boxes for storing pretty much everything!

  34. 384
    Catherine says:

    It’s so hard to choose a favorite tip, but I suppose mine would be storing pens in jars. (I have a lot of pens!)

  35. 385

    I’m obsessed with organizing things in mason jars :) cute, thrifty & effective!

  36. 386

    i so want to have an organized room !
    love all the ideas the jars are great ! i could do that! and the cutian rod is great to ! oh and the wire great the more i look the ideas flow through my head !

  37. 387
    Carol Mc says:

    I’ve been using some old suitcases for storage. I use a tag
    to label what’s inside and attach a picture to the
    backside of the tag.

  38. 388
    Alison says:

    I try to follow a tip to NOT keeps scraps of paper smaller than 4×6 or 2×4. Those are standard sizes for card making. Anything smaller is just added weight to move around and unlikely to be used.

  39. 389
    Jamie Koranda says:

    I love to store things in old clear jars

  40. 390
    Karen Rose says:

    LOVE that!!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!! <3

    I love my big plastic tub from my extra large sized Cheeze Balls – I put all my snipets of ribbon in it because I can see them in there and it makes it easy to dig for them. =)

  41. 391
    Shuntrell B. says:

    I love the Mason Jar Storage!

  42. 392
    Cindy Brooks says:

    Label, label, label…..everything! And keep the labels up to date. If I move something to be better organized I relabel !

    CINDY B on rafflecopter

  43. 393
    Jennifer S says:

    I love to store things in cute baskets and mason jars.

  44. 394
    Jammie says:

    If you work with beads, lots of trays! I have so many trays filled with beads I then have them labeled.

  45. 395
    Lori says:

    I use magazine pages with cool pictures to make envelopes. They look SO cool.

  46. 396
    Lindsey says:

    I love your craft room! There are so many places to organize everything. I am dreaming of the day when we can turn our little used guest room into a craft room. I’m working on it little by little and the WorkTop might just be the inspiration I need! Thanks for the giveaway

  47. 397
    Lindsey says:

    I store everything in baskets. I have so many different baskets in different sizes and colors. They can store TONS and look good in any room.

  48. 398
    Bethany Becker says:

    I am still looking fir the perfect organizational tools. I have recently started to label things, which makes it easier to find what I am looking for!

  49. 399
    Kendra P says:

    I need all the organization help I can get! I don’t have any tips except what NOT to do – dump all your fabric in a couple of bins and don’t have places for anything so that everything continues to pile on your desk that is sitting in an unfinished basement. Makes for a great time trying to find something you know you have! :)

  50. 400
    Britt Bass says:

    I love the ribbon organization where you wrap short ribbon pieces around clothespins and put them in a clear container!