The craft room can easily fall victim to clutter when there is an active crafter involved. When the spring cleaning fever hits, the craft room is definitely a room that shouldn’t be overlooked. Before you begin spring cleaning in your craft room, go to other rooms in your home and collect some of the items below. Not only will they help you organize your creative sanctuary, but you will also be going green in your craft room by reusing your household items. Below are some common items that can be found in your home and fun ways to give them a new purpose in your craft room.
Various Containers With or Without Lids (mason jars, ceramic containers, baby food jars, large mugs) – Holders for craft feathers, pom-poms, sewing buttons, craft gems, small wooden appliques and craft pipe cleaners.
Plastic Dishwasher Caddy – This item is perfect to hold scissors, glue sticks, small glue guns, rotary cutters, tape, measuring tape, and single hole punchers.
Metal/Plastic Lunch Boxes – Lunch boxes are a great way to organize various sized paper, stickers and other miscellaneous ephemera. If you do any sewing, you can designate one of the lunch boxes just for sewing supplies, such as needles, pin cushions, sewing scissors, sewing pins, thimble and extra bobbins. A second lunch box can store your stock of sewing thread.
Small Vases – Easily turn these into holders for pens, markers, pencils, colored pencils, paintbrushes, knitting needles, crochet hooks and rulers.
Plastic Crates, Plastic Tubs, Small Vintage Suitcases/Cosmetic Cases – Storage for skeins of yarn, rolls of ribbon, fabric or any odd shaped craft supplies that can not fit into containers.
Plastic Milk Crates – Stack the crates on top of each other to create a shelving unit! Organize your books, magazines and large craft supplies, like staplers, paper cutters and mini laminators.
Shoe Boxes – Sewing patterns can be stored in the shoe box and organized in a filing system. This allows you to simply flip through and find the pattern you are looking for.
Medication Bottles – Peel off the label so you can into the inside of the bottles. Medication bottles are wonderful for beads, o-rings, paper clips, tiny jewelry making supplies, eyelets, safety pins, googly eyes and brads.
Egg Cartons – Perfect for painting! Each section can hold a different color and you will not have to worry about your colors mixing together.