I love to make wedding pillows, which require a lot of lace. Straight lace is easy to fold and keep neat, but the gathered ones are unruly, twist around and get tangled up. I have kept them in sandwich bags to keep them from tangling up, but they still get wrinkled and have to be ironed out before I start sewing with them.
Don't get me wrong. When I give a gift, as much as I may love it, it's gone. I found this exact little beauty (without the spices) in a trash bag, filled with lots of goodies on a Craigslist "Free", come and get it. When my DIL saw it, she immediately responded to it, indicating a "greater use" than I had imagined. So I gifted it to her. It was missing a couple of jars which was easily replaceable.
I had an old jar lying around and lots of art stuff that needed a home so I decided to spruce it up a little. I don't think its the best thing I've ever made but it looks better than a plain old jar I hope! I've got a video of the "making of" on YouTube and some instructions below, I hope you enjoy it.
One of the reasons I'm still buying canned food (even I'm canning my own vegetables and fruits), is that I get what I need for projects like this one. This is the simplest organizer you can build for free, and it's the perfect tool even for a creative mind that never gets along with keeping things in order, namely me.
My office/craft room was looking dingy and very unappealing. Painting is my middle name according to my friends and family. Every month, something gets a facelift or a makeover. It all started with a $10 cabinet and hutch that my daughter found on a buy and sell site. My total expense to make over this room was $100 for the 2 rolls of wallpaper. I had all the paint for the furniture and for the walls from a previous make over.
I have several crafty spaces throughout my home:•Hall Closet for party supplies, gifts & wrapping •Guest Room Closet for photos, memorabilia & memory book supplies•Laundry Room Shelf for crafts suppliesMy laundry room shelves are used the most and often turn into a stuff zone. So this time I grouped the supplies on each shelf according to the way I use them.
I had two boxes of crafting tape that was sitting around. Every time I wanted to use it, I would have to rifle through all the tape to find the one I wanted. I decided there had to be a better way.using 5 tier hangers, I organized my tape according to size and theme. What I got was a solution that not only saves time, but empties two boxes from my shelves.
My craft room was non-functional. It took me longer to locate items because I just stuffed here and there. I wasn't purging when new items were being brought in. So, I had to do it all at once, with a heavy heart: I asked the tough question~ Will this be used within the next month. This is the result.
I haven’t shared my craft room with you since I moved into my new house. Honestly the craft room is usually a big disaster because it’s kind of our catch-all room right now and my kids love going and helping themselves to craft supplies. But because of this big craft room blog hop that I’m participating in, I was forced to clean it up and organize it and finally share my craft room makeover!When I first moved in, I arranged the furniture like this and hung my pegboard up. It was okay, but it