Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Even though I already upycled something into a paint brush holder, I had an idea that I wanted to try out. And it involved a nail apron, or one of those canvas aprons that workers used to wear (or maybe still wear?) at hardware stores.Read more ›

Craft Paper Organizer or Scrapbook Organizer in a Vintage Photo Album

Craft Paper Organizer or Scrapbook Organizer in a Vintage Photo Album

A craft paper organizer for my vintage ephemera (i.e., old paper stuff like labels) was not high on my list of “priority projects”. But, I spotted a vintage photo album at the thrift store the other day, and, well, fate had another plan in mind. It just seemed ideal to be upcycled into a scrapbook organizer!

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Organizing Craft Supplies and a Paint Brush Holder from the Thrift Store

Organizing Craft Supplies and a Paint Brush Holder from the Thrift Store

Craft room storage and organization craft supplies are a constant struggle for me, so it’s on my mind a lot. And this entire post started out when I found a utensil caddy while thrifting. At first I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, but I realized later on that it would PERFECT as a paint brush holder.Read more ›

Craft Storage Ideas for Organizing Craft Supplies

Craft Storage Ideas for Organizing Craft Supplies

I’m fairly certain that one of the universal truths in the crafting world is that craft supply or craft room organization is a CONSTANT struggle. Whether it’s beads, small bottles of paint, sewing notions, or paper ephemera, there is an unending need for craft storage and a craft organizer for each and every material.Read more ›

Hardware Organizer by Upcycling a Tupperware Serving Center

Hardware Organizer by Upcycling a Tupperware Serving Center

This upcycling idea has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a hardware organizer for a while now. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? One of those spinning organizers for small parts or nuts and bolts that you would find in a General Store? Anyway, I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I didn’t want to purchase a reproduction (like this one below). Read more ›

Turning a Magazine Rack into a File Organizer / File Tote

Turning a Magazine Rack into a File Organizer / File Tote

One of my craft room organization conundrums is stencil storage – how to organize and store all my vinyl stencils that accumulate over time. Finally, I had an upcycling idea (or maybe epiphany) – what if I upcycled a magazine rack / magazine holder into a file organizer or file tote? And use file folders to hold my smaller craft stencils?Read more ›

Craft Paint Storage with Wooden Storage Drawers

Craft Paint Storage with Wooden Storage Drawers

One thing that all crafters have in common is dealing with craft room organization (or the lack thereof). We have so many materials (lots of them little and spill-able), and craft paint storage or paint storage in general has been a huge problem. Read more ›

Refinishing a Mini Chest of Drawers as a Vintage Card Catalog

Refinishing a Mini Chest of Drawers as a Vintage Card Catalog

On one of my typical thrifting adventures, I spied this mini chest of drawers near the cash register at the thrift shop. I didn’t really fancy the painted fruit “still life” that covered it, but I WAS curious about the wood underneath the paint. The idea of a “makeunder” floated through my mind as I envisioned a vintage card catalog as the end result.

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Craft Ribbon Storage from an Upcycled Paper Towel Holder

Craft Ribbon Storage from an Upcycled Paper Towel Holder

So here I am again with something that can barely be called a “craft”. BUT, all of us DIYers and crafters need a little help in the Craft Room Organization struggle, right? And this form of craft ribbon storage is just the trick we all need.Read more ›

Spice Rack Idea for Craft Storage / Craft Organizer

Spice Rack Idea for Craft Storage / Craft Organizer

Over the years, I have collected and gathered any number of small craft supplies – buttons, beads, jewelry findings, bells, pom poms…you get the picture. I needed a craft organizer that could safely hold those small “bits” and it seemed like this was a perfect spice rack idea. I see them at thrift stores all the time and it would be wonderfully upcycled into some much needed craft storage.Read more ›