Written by: Cathy Carroll
I don't know about you but, when I am working on a project
I have to run all over the house searching through drawers, closets, boxes, etc.
to find my craft tools I use.
I finally decided it was time to organize these "go-to" craft tools in one place
so I didn't get so frustrated trying to gather them together.
So, I put together a craft tool organizer to help me
with this little problem.
I have a craft room all set up
for some reason I almost always find myself crafting at the dining table.
And, when the grand kids have been crafting,
no telling where these tools wind up.
So, I decided to try to come up with a way that I could organize all my
most used craft tools together in one place.
As I was looking for something to help corral them that was easy to use.
I remembered I had
a tote from my scrapbooking days.
I cannot remember who makes this tote but I used it to keep
my most used scrapbook tools organized in it on my
desk dining table when I was
working on pages.
When I saw it in the garage I thought "why not?"
I basically use the same tools that I use for scrapbooking so it should be
perfect for my craft related tools also.
At least they would be in a tote I could carry to the area I am working
not scattered all over the house.
So, I filled it up with my most used craft tools...
scissors, paint brushes, paint pens, sharpies, pencils, glue, mod podge,
tape, stapler and so on.
Everything in one place.
This is a view from the top.
Even my glue gun, glue sticks and most used stencils fit in here.
There is still some space for a few more things.
I'll have to work on that.
I am sure I could fill this up.....
What do you think?
Could you use a similar system to get your things all rounded up
in one place rather than all over.
An added bonus is - it now keeps my workspace clean also.
I just put the things back in the tote
scattering them all over the table and "losing" them.
I am loving this great little system
it's actually working for me.
When I finish a project I just put everything in here
carry it back to the craft room..
What do you do to keep your craft tools organized
in an easy to find area?
Would love to hear about your solutions in the comments.
Until next time
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