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Whether you have a corner, a wall, or an entire room to devote to budding artists in your household, bring home some of these ideas to transform your cluttered crafts area into an immaculate masterpiece.
An extra room allows you, your budding Picasso, and the rest of your family an entire studio. Smart use of space accommodates two full workstations -- with room to spare for a younger sibling.
A mod paper towel holder is the perfect solution for wrangling unruly ribbon or twine. The end of the worktable becomes gift-wrap central with the addition of tall rolling bins for wrapping paper and a ribbon rod to keep spools ready to use.
A see-through pocket organizer is perfect for keeping paints and other supplies handy and visible. Different-size pockets fit paint tubes, pencils, and notebooks, and the durable plastic can be taken down and rinsed for easy cleanup.
A 5-foot-long desktop provides plenty of surface space to spread out multiple projects and lay scrapbooks and photo albums flat. An adjustable chair allows both parents and children to work comfortably. If your child is a scrapbooker, consider placing a cutting mat at one end of the desk to protect the top from scratches and dings.
Clear glass jars are an inexpensive way to keep craft supplies organized. Use an old toothbrush holder to dry brushes and keep them upright.