Craft Closet questions answered

I got some questions on the part of my laundry room I'm calling my craft closet.
I'm going to try to answer them here and show you more detail on how I organized this area.

Very embarrassing "before" photo. Super messy and disorganized.

Step 1: Store large pots and urns on the top shelf.
Add baskets to hide away craft supplies. (crafts supplies are still a mess at this point.)

I found these cute little containers at Target. They are inside the baskets to help keep my supplies organized. To be honest I'm still working on getting this just the way I want it so I can find things easily.

I keep board games on the bottom shelves and a garbage can on the floor (not shown).
The games were not cute so I decided to make a skirt out of a coffee sack to cover them up.

I folded over the top of the sack so I could slip a spring rod inside.
 I covered up the seam with this brown ribbon.

I had to cut the sack so the printing was centered.
 I covered up the cut areas with this trim I found at Walmart.

There were some holes in my coffee sack :(

I covered them up with buttons.

I added this adorable ruffle to the bottom.
I purposely made the skirt a little short. I felt it would get too dusty if it brushed the floor.

Did you know you can get ruffle on a roll?
I bought mine in white and then dyed a piece in coffee before adding it to the burlap skirt.
I don't sew, so this whole skirt was put together with fabric glue and hot glue.

Next up: Adding cute tags to the baskets.

I was asked where the baskets came from. I got them from Costco a couple of years ago.

A couple of people wanted more details on how I made the tags.

Here's all my supplies.
Step 1: Rub distress ink all around the edges of the tags.
Both ink and tags are from the craft store.
Step 2: See the things that look like travel stickers? Well they aren't stickers, you use a popsicle stick to rub them onto paper. I purposely didn't line mine up and only rubbed half of an image on some of the tags. I think it has more interest that way. I got my rub-ons on clearance at Michael's craft store.
Step 3: Add the number stickers. These are not scrap book stickers. They are heavy duty vinyl stickers. I found them in Walmart with garage sale signs and address plaques.
Step 4: I used twine to tie the tags to the baskets.

I hope I've answered all your questions.
If not drop me a comment and I'll go back and edit the post to answer it. :)






18 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the info!! Love all that you did here. Your tags are fab!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. Very cute! Reminds me that if I ever get the holidays over with, I have had plans forever to make a similiar curtain for my sewing area. I love how you put the ruffle on yours too.

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  3. Thanks for all the good info. Everything does look wonderful.

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  4. Ruffle on a roll!!!! Oh my, now I'm in trouble :)
    I'm loving this, so pretty and I love all the tress in your post above!
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
    XO
    Kristin

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  5. I love it: "the games were not cute". Made me laugh. :) Your curtain is adorable and I love your idea of covering the holes with buttons!! Awesome!

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  6. Really nice look! I love all the creative custom shortcuts. I too don't sew much and have used that ruffle to cheat. You've inspired me to go organize my cupboard of not cute games ~ THANKS!

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  7. I love this! The button detailing makes even more perfect! ~Marcy

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  8. HI...looks GREAT! I am thrilled to see that you didn't sew this...I can't sew a stitch and I would have shy-ed away from making a skirt like that. Now I know I can do it too :) Thanks for the inspiration, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  9. this is so darling...every time I see it I smile...that ruffle just makes it fully complete.

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  10. visiting from 52 weeks of organizing - love the cute storage & ESPECIALLY the coffee bag skirt!!! very innovative!

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  11. I love all your clever solutions to making everything pretty! Sometimes organized spaces look a bit drab, but yours has personality and tidiness! Great job!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  12. I love your posh organization! It has great style!

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  13. I love how pretty it turned out. Your curtain is so pretty and covering the holes with buttons is genius!

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  14. Just found this post through Funky Junk. I LOVE the buttons to cover the holes. What a great idea! And that ruffle is just too cute. Then the Scripture at the bottom when I scrolled down to comment is the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  15. That coffe sack is just the right touch, especially that ruffle on the bottom! And the buttons are so clever.

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  16. This is just so cute! I love everything..the baskets, the burlap. :)
    I remember seeing this post somewhere else and just loved it!
    Thanks for linking it to my party and adding my button to your post.
    Blessings!
    Traci

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  17. It looks great. I love the curtain.
    ~Heidi

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