Ribbon Storage Ideas

Hello everyone! Allison from A Glimpse Inside back again. Can you believe it is the last Friday of January already?! I sure can’t but since it is Friday, that means it is time for another Must Have Craft Tip! Today I am finishing up our month of craft room storage solutions with Ribbon Storage Ideas!

 

Raise your hand if you have way too much ribbon than you know what to do with (raising my hand!)?! Like seriously, why do I have so much ribbon and WHY do I still buy it?! haha I have it kinda organized, some on my wall, others stacked on a spice rack, some one a dowel rod, but I would love a better solution to have them all in one place.  

I’ve gathered some great ideas that should help you get organized no matter what the size or your ribbon collection. 

 Use molding to create shelves like Paper, Scissors, and Superheroes

 Hanging Ikea wire baskets from Entirely Smitten

 Make a ribbon holder using an old Pringles Can from Malo Ustvarjalno
Perfect for smaller ribbon collections.

DIY Ribbon Tabletop Shelf from She’s Kinda Crafty

 Mount gutters on the wall to place ribbon inside from Life in the Car Line

Use and old ladder and add dowels for storage from The Daily Marker 
Love this idea! 

 Large wall unit with wall mounts and dowels from Southern Hospitality

 Small tote ribbon holder from Spunky Junky

 Curtain Rod and Curtain Ring Storage from The Creative Homemaker

 DIY Paper Towel Holder, Ribbon holder from The Cottage Mama

Have small spools of ribbon? Use old Tic Tac containers to store them! from Craft and Creativity

String ribbon on a dowel and add it to a shelf or hutch!

I hope one of those ways will help you organize your ribbon! 

How do you organize your ribbon? Stay tuned next month when we begin a whole new topic! 


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Paint Storage Ideas

Hello friends and welcome to another Friday of tips and tricks that we love to share with you. This week I am sharing Paint Storage Ideas! I am really in the mood to purge and organize all the things, but it’s much simpler and less overwhelming if I break it down into rooms or categories. So today, my focus is on organizing my paint collection, and maybe it’s something you need to organize too! 

There are all kinds of ways to organize and store your paint. The key is finding what works for you and your space. Here are some really great ideas to inspire you to organize your paint collection too!

Color coordinate your paints in a crate that has different compartments.

Store paints in buckets or baskets. Step it up a notch more and hang them on the wall.

Use a dresser to store your paints! You can add dividers or baskets if necessary.

Hang your paint from the wall by making these PVC and wire shelves!

This fold down desk is pretty cool and even has paint storage built right in.

Photo boxes are great for storing smaller bottles of paint. 

A hanging shoe storage bag for spray paint? Genius!

Spice racks can hold paints as well! 

This DIY rolling paint storage is really cool and convenient for small spaces. 

DIY shelves or a hutch works great for paint storage too. Be sure to measure your paint bottles and cans so you make your shelves the right height!

And there you have it, friends! Ten different ways to inspire you to organize and store you paint in a more convenient way for you. Do you have any other paint storage ideas? We’d love to hear from you!

Join us next week for more organizing tips! Have a great weekend, y’all!

 

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Fabric Storage Organization

Happy Friday! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here with more ideas for tidying your craft space! Today I’ve gathered up all my favorite Fabric Storage Organization Ideas – everything for ways to store fabric on bolts to keeping your scraps tidy. I am working on this in my studio right now and I have used several of these tips!

We’d love to hear your tips at the end of the post too – do you use any of these? Or maybe you have some great ideas to share too!

This is a great tip on how to fold your fabric for storage on bolts – and how to fit it to the size of your shelves!

folding fabric - decide your width

If you don’t have room for bookshelves – filing cabinets are a great option! Here’s a tutorial on filing your fabric!

Fabric envy! How to fold and organise your fabric stash. Makes things so much easier to find and match. I'm doing it!

Hanging your fabric is a great option if you have closet space in your craft room!

Another option for closet space is to store your fabric in hanging shoe storage! I love how it’s sorted by color too – makes it so easy to see what you have!

Build a Cubby Fabric Storage shelf with this awesome tutorial! If Ikea or walmart cubby storage won’t work in your space – build your own!

super easy to build custom fat quarter fabric notions craft supplies scrapbooking storage ideas wall shelf || Sew at Home Mummy

Small plastic drawers would work great for fat quarters or small amounts of fabric.

Another great option for fat quarters is hanging shoe storage! Just tuck those fat quarters in the slots to see what you have – easy peasy!

Drowning in fat quarters? Try this trick from bestselling author Kim Diehl—and give fat-quarter clutter the boot!

Small plastic tubs would be another great option for small amounts of fabric or fat quarters. Easy to see your colors as well!

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If you have some favorite fabrics I love this method of rolling them up, labeling and storing them in a pretty old drawer.

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This giant jar is such a great spot for little fabric scraps!! So cute and colorful.

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And here’s a little sewing eye candy for you! We can all dream right?! This studio from Olabelhe is gorgeous.

Fabric in a pretty little scalloped bookshelf? Yes please!

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Is vintage floral storage your thing? This is so pretty and I love how she stored the bolts on the lower shelves!

Beautiful light airy. Love for fabric stash

Tons of storage, gorgeous room and organized storage spaces? Yes please!

The Cottage Mama Sewing Studio. Check out this sewing space! www.thecottagemama.com

This fabric storage cabinet is gorgeous! I love that it has shelving and drawer storage.

So we’d love to know – how do you store your fabric? 

Make sure you come back next week for more craft room organization ideas!

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Fabulous Vinyl Storage Ideas

Happy New Year, y’all! We are excited to start a new year of our fun Must Have Craft Tips series!

If you have ideas of things you would like to see in our series be sure to let us know in the comments!
January tends to be the season for purging and organizing all the things. Once the Christmas decor gets put away, it’s a great opportunity to start with a clean slate and get your home organized. This month we’re focusing on your craft spaces!

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
I don’t know about your space, but my craft space tends to look like it’s been through a war post Christmas. After all the holiday crafting and gift making it’s just a wreck (because who has time to clean up in between projects???). This winter I made a lot of gifts and crafts with vinyl. And my vinyl collection is and, let’s face it, has been out of control. I don’t have a great system for keeping it all organized. But I’m determined to change that! These 16 vinyl storage ideas are game changers!

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Basket Storage at Silhouette School

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Gridwall Organizer at Spicy Pinecone

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
DIY Wall Hanger at 2 Little Red Birds

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Repurposed Shoe Organizer (source unknown)

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Rolling Storage at Poofy Cheeks

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
DIY Vinyl Tower at Create and Babble

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Stackable Scrap Storage at A Girl and a Glue Gun

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Craft Cart at Crafty Creations with Shemaine

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Shoe Rack Organizer at Silhouette School

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Shoe Rack Vinyl Storage at Craftaholics Anonymous

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Wine Rack Storage (source unknown)

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
DIY Storage Crate at Addicted to DIY

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Ikea Bag Dispenser Hack at Silhouette School

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
Repurposed Slacks Hanger (source unknown)

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
DIY Vinyl Storage Racks at Jabaay Ave

Whether you have a large stash or small, get your vinyl organized with these fabulous ideas!
PVC Pipe Storage at Craftaholics Anonymous

 

Did you see anything that would suit your space? I’m leaning towards the PCV pipe organization. Hopefully I can get it implemented soon!

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Tips for the Busy Mom

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I don’t know about you, but I’m nearing my busiest time of the year. Getting ready for a move, the husband starting a new job, homeschooling a fourth grader, working from home, upcoming holidays and events approaching, plus tending to my everyday responsibilities can leave me feeling flustered and overwhelmed. I find that if I do a few key things to keep myself organized and healthy, I’m a much happier busy mom. I know I can’t be alone in this, so I thought I’d share some Tips for the Busy Mom.

Use a Day Planner or Calendar

I can’t live without my day planner. No joke. Everything from bills, work due dates, meal plans, appointments, extracurriculars, homeschool objectives, business meetings, vacations, reminders, etc goes into my planner. It holds me accountable and keeps me on track. I set aside time on Sunday evening to plan out the week. And let’s be honest, there’s no way I could remember it all and I don’t pretend to. My planner goes with me everywhere. 

Use a To Do or Check List

Again with accountability and keeping me focused and on task, a To Do List is essential for me. I make my daily To Do List each morning, or sometimes if I am really on top of my game, the night before. And I have to be honest, checking things off my To Do List is one of my favorite things ever. 

Stay Hydrated

From one coffee lover to another, I get you girl. But remember that it’s important to get in lots of H2O throughout your busy day. Not only is water intake healthy for your body, but it will also keep your energy up and help with lethargy. 

Treat Yourself

I love to snack. Almost as much as I love my child. I often snack during the day while I’m working, schooling, or running errands. So finding healthy snacks options is a must for me. One of my favorite go-to snacks is  Sejoyia Coco-Roons from Walmart. These delicious superfood cookies are organic, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, paleo, and made without refined sugar. Plus they are made with a handful of ingredients that you know, can pronounce and provide nutritional value. I literally have zero guilt snacking on these guys and they are delicious, y’all! With both Brownie and Lemon Pie Coco-Roons, you can’t go wrong. Brownie Coco-Roons are made with the finest raw, organic cocoa and has a delicious deep, rich flavor and Lemon Pie is light and refreshing. I keep them in my purse, at my desk, and they go with us on hikes and trips. 

Are you a snacker like me? Then get your Coco-Roons on, girl, and continue to slay your day.

Take advantage of the $0.75 off ibotta offer when you purchase one Sejoyia Coco-Roons (Brownie and Lemon Pie) at Walmart on the gluten free aisle, while supplies last! Also, get an additional $.50 for redeeming the rebate on 3 different shopping trips! 

There you have it… four Tips for the Busy Mom. I hope they help you!

What gets you through your busy day? What’s your favorite healthy snack you treat yourself to?

Recycled Desk Organizer

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Hello Makers! Can you believe how fast the summer is flying by? It’s almost back-to-school season! And with that being said, I’m all about prepping and preparing so that we have a smooth sailing school year. I am sure to stock up on all the household essentials as well, that way we aren’t running out to the store on busy school days or nights. The other thing I am sure to do is create an organized space for school work. This year my daughter and I made a Recycled Desk Organizer.

I know that my kid is able to accomplish her school work when she has all the supplies needed. It saves a bunch of time and stress when everything is in an organized place where she can access it all easily, rather than running around trying to find where she last put the scissors or the colored pencils. Everything in it’s place! I promise you it will save you a ton of time and hassle. Want to know the cool part? It’s all made out of recycled materials of things that you already need for your home!

Some of my favorite things to stock up on at Walmart of the school year are:

  • Kleenex® Trusted Care* 3 Bundle Pack
  • Kleenex® Trusted Care* 4 Bundle Pack
  • Scott® Tissue 20+4 Roll Pack
  • Viva® Vantage® 6 Big Rolls

Besides being stocked on all the necessities, the bonus to buying some of these products are that they come with double the Box Tops! Now you can give back double!

Are you ready to make a recycled desk organizer for your kids? Let’s do it! 

You will need an empty Kleenex® box and enough left over rolls of Scott® Tissue or you can cut down left over Viva® Vantage® paper towel rolls to fill the box. My Kleenex® box fit 10 rolls. If you decide to use Viva® Vantage® paper towel rolls, you’ll have to cut them in half (or more) to fit. 

First you’ll want to use a utility blade to carefully cut the top of the Kleenex® box off (adults only for this step!). 

Next, decorate the tops of the Scott® Tissue rolls with washi tape and hot glue them into the box so that they are secure.

Then all you have to do is fill up the rolls with school supplies! We filled ours with crayons, markers, pencils, colored pencils, water colors, scissors, and a ruler. 

You can also paint the box and the rolls to create a whole new look! We love this mermaid themed recycled desk organizer. Isn’t it pretty?!

Everything is easily accessible, organized and ready for the new school year!

And with Box Tops on these everyday items, back-to-school shopping is made easier. Even though we homeschool, we have lots of friends who go to public school and will happily take our double Box Tops. 

All these products can be found at your local Walmart, and you’ll be able to give back double purchasing them! It’s a win-win if you ask me! 

How are you getting ready for the back-to-school season? I’d love to know! 

Creative Desk Organization Ideas

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks! It’s a new month and time for a new theme for our Must Have Craft Tips series!

Schools in the south start a little earlier than the rest of the country, so we are going to get a jump start on that and look at some ideas for back to school.

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Today I’m focusing on keeping an organized desk. Let’s face it, no one wants to work on a cluttered desktop. It offers zero appeal to get anything done, whether it’s your desk or child’s. This roundup of tips will help you keep a lot of your supplies up out of the way and keep things tidy.

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Binder Clip Cable Keepers from Wired

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Clear Containers to See Your Supplies from Forever Free by Any Means

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Organize Drawers with Trays from Modish & Main

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Recipe Book Holder for Textbooks, source unknown

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Lazy Susan from The Scrap Shoppe

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Flexible Wall Storage Organization from Bondville

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Quick Desk Organization with Crates from Studio DIY

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Roll-Away Storage Desk from Better Homes & Gardens

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Clipboard Storage from Hawthorne & Main

Keep your desk area more organized with these creative tips and tricks!
Memo Board from Little Glass Jar

 

These are pretty clever, don’t you think? I wish I had thought of that recipe book holder to use for textbooks back when I was in school!

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Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas with you. I love a good upcycle or repurposed project and I love a pretty, organized craft room. Let’s check out these unique solutions.

Upcycled Furniture

I love taking something ‘old’ and making it new and fresh again. Especially furniture! Just add some elbow grease and lots of love, and you can turn any dingy piece of furniture into a focal point of your room. Here are a few of my favorite furniture transformations that are perfect for the craft room. Some are used for storage and others are used for work spaces. 

Upcycled hutch  to craft storage

Upcycled hutch to craft storage and work space

Upcycled filing cabinet craft storage

Upcycled sewing table to desk

Upcycled Projects for Organization and Decoration

You would be surprised what you can use for organization and decoration. An old baby crib, a vintage crate, tin cans… So many options if you open your creative mind on alternative ways to use ordinary things. Let’s check out some of my favorite up cycled projects for organizing and decorating your craft room.

Upcycled baby crib to craft storage

Repurposed frame to chic pincushion 

Upcycled Crates to craft shelves

Upcycled tray to magnetic board

Upcycled bed spring to craft storage

Repurposed tins to pencil holder

Repurposed frame to thread holder

 

Such great ideas! Most times that I upcycle or repurpose something, I save money doing so and I love it so much more because of the effort put into it. Do you have any upcycled projects or pieces in your craft room?

Join us next week for more tips on using upcycled ideas in your homes! 

 

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Cleaning and Organization Printables

Allison from A Glimpse Inside here again and it is the final Must Have Craft Tip and More post of 2016!! Where has this year gone?! 
 
 The beginning of a new year is a great time to start a new routine and get better organized in all aspects in your life. You can search and easily find any sort of printable to help you organize your life in one way or the other.
Today, I am going to focus on and share with you some awesome cleaning and organizational printables that will help you get 2017 off to the right start.

 

Cleaning your house is always a daunting task if you don’t stay on top of it. 
I’ve gathered some printables that will help you stay on top of your house, keep you on track, and relieve a little bit of stress in your life. 
 
I love this little Reusable Cleaning List from Craftaholics Anonymous. It is small and portable and will keep you on track over and over again without having to print out more sheets. 
 
 If you clean a little bit every day it can keep you on track but just in case you don’t have time to do that, use the weekly schedule to stay on top of your cleaning.

I love that this printable from Freebie Finding Mom and the fact that it gives you tasks to do everyday and also breaks it down by day of the week tasks. It is easy to read and and breaks it down by rooms so you aren’t overwhelmed by tackling multiple spaces at once.

 Get your kids involved by creating a easy to follow chore chart for them to to daily or weekly tasks.
This Chore Chart from Go Grow Go is perfect to get your kids in on the cleaning too.

 So you tend to clean weekly but need help on keeping up with the monthly, quarterly or items you clean annually. These Cleaning Checklists from Homeschoolin’ Mama will do just that for you. 
 
 Keep all the laundry in check with this Laundry Chart from I Should be Mopping the Floor.
It is also perfect if you have teenagers in your house and you want to start to teach them how to properly wash and dry their own clothes.
 

So you have all these printables to keep you on track with your cleaning schedule but now you have all these papers making a mess and you need to keep track of. How about creating a Cleaning Binder like this one from Clean and Sensible to keep all those papers in one place?

 

Want to give your house a good top to bottom cleaning but not sure where to start? Use this 31 Day Cleaning Schedule from Fresh and Organized  to work your way through your house and hit zones you may not think about when doing normal everyday cleaning.

Now that you’ve gotten on a good cleaning schedule, let’s talk about ways to declutter and organize the items left in your home.

Start by decluttering your entire house one room at a time. This printable checklist from While He was Napping for Ask Anna will help you work through your whole house and declutter and clean as you go.

Want to organize your home or life better but just don’t have a lot of time to tackle it all at once? Follow this 52 Week Schedule fro Home Storage Solutions to work at it one week at a time through the whole year.

What if you REALLY want to declutter and get serious about what actually stays in your home?
Be sure to print out this printable checklist from Making Lemonade using the Konmari Method.

And now that your house is decluttered, let’s use labels to stay organized.

If you have young kids, print out these Toy Bin Labels from Teaching Mama to teach your young ones how to properly clean up and stay organized.

Do you create your own cleaning products? Print these Cleaning Labels from The Handmade Home to keep everything properly labeled and uniformed looking.

Get that pantry organized with these beautiful editable Farmhouse Pantry Labels from World Label.

And lastly, keep all those storage bins labeled by using these Printable Labels from In My Own Style. Mark them with what’s inside and you don’t have to rummage through each bin to figure out what’s inside.

One more item that will help organize all aspects of your life and home.

This checklist from Home Storage Solutions has everything from Grocery Shopping Lists, Inventory Lists, Contact Information, and much, much more.

I hope that some of these printables come in handy for you in the New Year! Also, we hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll see you in 2017 with all new tips!


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Free Christmas Gift List Printables

Hello! It’s Bev here for our Must Have Craft Tips post – and we’re working on organization this month! One of the areas I really need to work on in December is gift tracking. I have the hardest time remembering what I’ve given from one year to the next!

If you’re in the same boat – I have some great tips this week for organizing and keeping track of gifts!

1 – Organize who you are buying for. It’s tough to shop and find the right thing if you don’t go in with a list of recipients. It’s so easy to get caught up in the fun of buying, and forget to get something for everyone on your list! Don’t forget to mark off when they are wrapped too!

printable christmas gift list

Christmas Gift List – Going Home to Roost

2 – Make it easy to take your list with you! Finding cute gift lists to fit in your planner is a great way to keep track of what you’ve bought so you don’t repeat gifts, or overbuy either! It’s also a great way to make sure you don’t lose the list! :)

Planner Printable – Minted Strawberry

3 – Don’t forget stocking stuffers! (something I always leave until the last minute!) If you’ve got a handy printable you can check items off as your out shopping and get it finished early.

Stocking Stuffer Printable – Organizing Home Life

4 – Stay on budget! Keeping track of what you’re buying lets you know when you’ve reached the budget for each person.

Holiday Gift Tracker Free Printable

Holiday Gift Tracker from Moritz Fine Designs

5 – Don’t lose those online orders. With all the online shopping we do, it’s sometimes tricky to keep track of what we’ve ordered, and from where! This handy printable gives you a place to keep track of what you’ve ordered and when it’s arriving!

Online order tracker from Pinch A Little Save-A-Lot

6 – Don’t forget about Handmade Gifts! These cute printables keep gift ideas handy and give you a spot for listing supplies you need too!

free printable project list designed by heart heather

Holiday Project Idea List – At Home with Kim Vallee

7 – Find just the right gift! If you’re not sure what to buy, this cute little Gift Wish list is a great way to get ideas! I love that it’s more than just a list of things they want, it’s a great way to get to know their likes and activities, so you can really get creative!

Free Christmas Wish List printable! In addition to things that the kids want, this wish list includes a list of favorites to think about for gift giving. My kids had a blast filling these out and I got lots of great ideas! To download the PDF go to http://rbstoutfamily.blogspot.com/2013/11/christmas-wish-list-and-kids-letter-to.html Enjoy!:

Wish List Printable – Stout Stop

8 – Don’t forget to say Thanks! This Christmas Gift Received List is a great way to keep track of who received what, and if you’ve sent out thank you notes! This is especially great if you have big families opening gifts all at once. It can be a little tough to remember who gave what!

Gifts Received List – Pinch A Little Save-A-Lot

I hope these lists help you organize your gift buying and budget! I know they’re going to be a big help to me!

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