art supplies

Victoria Smith

get the look: an organized craft area.

I’ve always wanted my very own craft area — someplace like this where everything thing I needed was right in front of me, ready to use and organized to perfection. Using the back of a closet door is a brilliant re-use of a space that generally goes unused. A missed opportunity for that dream craft area just waiting to happen, and without spending a lot of money. Here’s a few ideas to pull it all together.

Here’s some good basics to get you organized: 1. The Container Store has great options to create the core of your organized space – from over the door hanging units, to decked-out gift stations like this one to simple Elfa Wall Rack systems. 2. Ribbon Dispenser Boxes are a clean and simple way to keep all your ribbons from tangling. 3. Wrap empty tins in pretty papers for simple storage containers for small crafting items, such as buttons, rulers, scissors, pens & colored pencils. 4. Pegboard from your local hardware store is another great option and you can make it colorful by painting it any color you like to match your decor, and it’s perfect for hanging tools and craft supplies. 5. Berry baskets are cute too – great for holding tools like hole-punches and small scissors, yarn etc. 6. Vintage-inspired glass jars are great for organizing small craft supplies – and see-thru so you can easily find what you’re looking for.