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Craft Room Organization Part 2: Find Creative New Uses with Spectrum Products for Your Crafting Area
Finding new ways to use everyday products expands your creativity and know-how. Just knowing that you are reusing or repurposing common household items into useful new solutions for your crafting needs is an incredible feeling. Below are just a few ideas of creative new uses for things you probably already have that make perfect craft room hacks.
General Art & Craft Supply Storage
A simple object such as our Galaxy Pencil Cup shown above can serve many different uses. Instead of pencils, use it to store paint brushes, craft scissors, coloring pencils and markers. Additionally, pegboard baskets are another all-purpose organizing hack. Great for keeping ribbon, paint bottles, folders, glue and adhesives stored neatly out of the way, several sizes are available from Spectrum to cater to your specific needs. Discover more ways to use Spectrum’s peg, wall mount and freestanding baskets in your creative space here.
Small Bead and Sewing Storage
Tiny objects can be difficult to store; an ice cube tray is perfect for keeping small beads, jewelry and other little items neat, organized and off the floor. Mason jars are proving to be the go-to-organizer for all things craft and home. Keep buttons, scraps of fabric, scissors and markers contained and concealed from children. There are also many ways to decorate mason jars; browse 50 clever ways to embellish yours at Country Living.
Empty spice bottles are also excellent for storing small jewelry beads and buttons. Storing these bottles can be easy as 1-2-3 with a spice rack or nail polish holder such as Spectrum’s Countertop & Wall Mount 3-Tier Nail Polish Holder shown below. Every bottle can be viewed at a glance and kept neatly out of the way. Once your fabulous finished piece of jewelry is ready to be worn, hang it on a mug tree. The Ashley 6-Mug Holder below gives bracelets, necklaces and rings a home so jewelry is easy to find and remain tangle-free.
Did you know wine racks can store other things besides wine? We love this new take on wine rack storage! A wine holder is great at keeping spools of yarn organized while nestled on display so you can easily keep track of your supply. Many countertop versions come in various bottle sizes, so it’s easy to find one that meets your exact needs. For the avid crochet or knitting person, we recommend Spectrum’s Ashley Stacking 4-Bottle Wine Rack. It stacks on top of another for convenient space-saving storage. To get even more creative, place mason jars or small glasses on the wine slots to store pens, pencils, paint brushes and glue sticks.
Over the Cabinet Storage
We must say our next creative use takes the cake. Originally designed to hold a hair dryer and other hair styling tools, Spectrum’s Grid Over the Cabinet Tall Styling Center cleverly holds a hot glue gun, scissors and craft supplies. It slides over cabinet doors without any installation and adds more storage space for all your craft essentials.
What other products do you use that’s different than its intended use? Look around your home and find something you can repurpose today. Let your imagination run wild, this is your creative thinking place after all. Happy crafting!
Craft Room Organization Part 1: How to Store & Organize Your Craft Supplies with Spectrum's Baskets here.