A lot of us start the new year with the resolve to get organized. My biggest “disaster area” is my craft table. It’s always cluttered with supplies I haven’t yet put away. In an effort to tame the clutter, I made some simple storage pieces that will keep my crafting supplies within easy reach but also make them easy to put away quickly.
(This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed)
Since the boxes are made of paper, be careful not to weigh down the top trays too much. The tiered organizer is sturdy enough to hold lighter, smaller items, like powders and glitter.
- Nested Box Set
- Candle Sticks – 9 inch and 6 3/4 inch
- Patterned Paper
- Mod Podge
- Glue Gun
- Rusted Tin Pail
Step one: Paint the candle sticks.
Step two: Use Mod Podge to glue the paper to the edges of the box lids and to the interior bottom of each box.
Step three: Glue the tallest candle stick on the center of the largest lid. Glue the next lid on top, and add the second candlestick. Top it with the smallest lid.
Step four: Arrange the three boxes so that the largest two are on the bottom, and the smallest is on top. Glue the edges together with a hot glue gun.
I put three rusted tin pails in the bottom section of my tiered organizer. This makes it easy to sort and organize tools. The middle section is perfect for bottles like Dimensional Magic, and the top is a great resting place for small, light items like embossing powders.
The other organizer is a great place for storing paint! I’ve placed them sideways so I can easily see what colors I have. I used the largest box to hold bigger containers, like decoupage mediums and texture pastes. This sorter would be a great place for holding yarn or spools of ribbon, too.
Hopefully, with a little more order I’ll be able to spend more time crafting and less time looking for things. Here’s to a crafty, more organized new year!