Turn everyday items into creative storage solutions for scrapbooking and crafts supplies.
Hang a pretty coat rack next to your scrapbooking space. Add decorative pails to store most-used crafts supplies.
A little spray paint and a bit of ball chain combine to make this duct joint into a hanging tool caddy. This fun catchall is a quick-retrieval storage device that easily hangs near your desk.
Organize rolls of paper by slipping them into a wine rack. It keeps the papers tidy and prevents them from wrinkling or bending.
Armed with a lamp-making kit from a local home improvement store, you can make this fun and functional lamp with seven to nine rolls of ribbon. Keep the ribbon from unrolling with pushpins, and add more flair by trimming a plain white lampshade with ribbon pieces.
Hang patterned paper from clothes hangers by placing them in protective casings. The clear folders make it easy to find the perfect paper for any crafts project.
Slide spools of ribbon onto a paper-towel holder for a perfect way to keep supplies in order and on display. Store ribbon scraps on a shelf above using clear glass jars.
Turn a toast rack into an elegant crafts supply in box. Use the slots to keep papers, stickers, and cards organized while providing decoration.
Tuck away patterned paper in cloth-lined drawers. This simple solution to paper clutter problems is also stylish.
Vicki Boutin dressed up an ordinary photo box by covering it with patterned paper, rub-ons, and a custom photo collage that tells which prints are inside.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Rub-ons: Cloud 9 Designs ("memories"), Scenic Route Paper Co. (all other). Digital frame: Rhonna Farrar for Two Peas in a Bucket.
Take ordinary bins that store papers, stickers, and other embellishments, and dress them up with labels. Replace the ID forms inside luggage tags with decorative paper for a fun way to label your items.
Hide rolls of ribbon inside a stylish storage unit. This model is the Cropper Hopper Shelf-It, but you can make your own by punching holes in thin plastic or paper boxes and attaching eyelets.
Use office binders with standard-size page protectors for sheets of stickers and rub-ons. The protective casing keeps embellishments safe and easy to find.
Cardboard dividers cut to fit stylish baskets keep packaged stickers and other embellishments neat and organized. Pretty baskets organize crafts supplies and serve as home decor.
To keep your colorful scraps in order, purchase colored dividers so everything is sorted by hue. Store in a file box for easy portability. Simple stickers label the box for an added touch of fun.