Making a mess is part of the crafting process. But once the glue, glitter, and paint transforms into a beautiful end product, it’s best to make your creative space as neat and tidy as possible. That way, you have a blank slate for your next craft project.
In the video above, watch an expert crafter turn her cluttered crafting corner into a more efficient work space. Good Housekeeping‘s Senior Video Producer Tessa Donolli describes herself as “a big maker of things,” which means she has supplies specific to painting, embroidery, drawing, and just about anything else.
To make her space more efficient and visually appealing, Tessa started by tackling one trouble area at a time and finding the best organization method for each. For example, she hung acrylic paints on a wire rack with color-coded clothespins. She painted each clothespin with the corresponding acrylic paint color to help her quickly eye the perfect shade.
She followed similar organization methods for her other supplies: Everything was categorized by color and labeled accordingly. Aside from her most-used acrylic paints, she stored everything else in clear bins — some with pre-made dividers, others with DIY dividers made out of leftover cardboard — which lets her see exactly what she has at all times.
Her biggest takeaway: No matter how much space you have, your craft area should inspire you to tackle your next project. Crafters like Tessa rely on color-coded bins and pretty labels. Others may want to take a more laid-back approach by tucking everything away in drawers and out-of-sight bins.
Watch the video above for more craft organization ideas.
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