Get Organized With DIY Storage Ideas!
Do you dream about getting more organized? Is your crafting space overflowing with papers, ribbons and other supplies? Well get ready for some grand ideas for storage solutions because today's Graphic 45 blog has everything you need! We're going to explore two amazing crafts that are beautiful, fun to make and are absolutely perfect for organizing in style! Clare Charvill has created a darling Mother Goose caddy and video tutorial that's out of this world. Then Anne Rostad will share her incredible Bird Song ribbon storage box and tutorial. Both of today's crafts are perfect for adding style to your creative space while helping you get organized. Get ready for some fun!
First up, we have a prize winner to announce from this week's blog contest! Chosen at random from this week's blog comments, the winner is...
-Shirley Flowers: "I so enjoy looking at all the new things that people are making. Keep them coming, gives us new ideas all the time."
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And now it's time to get organized! We begin with this gorgeous Mother Goose storage caddy by Clare. This is such a pretty and sweet idea for adding color and cheer to any room of the house. Just imagine how great this would look in your crafting space. You'd be amazed how much more organized you can be when you have beautiful storage options like this one to motivate you! Follow along with Clare's fun and informative video tutorial to create a caddy of your very own. Take it away, Clare!
"How fun was this project to make.
I just adore this collection, with its bright colours and vintage
nursery rhyme characters. I
decided to make a handy storage caddy that would brighten up any room. I used six 12 x 12 papers from the
collection, some chipboard, black card, and silk May Arts ribbon. If you fancy making one yourself ,
gather your supplies together from the list below, grab a coffee and click on
the video link below. You’ll be
surprised how quick the project comes together , and you can be using it before
you know it." -Clare
Here is Clare's fun video tutorial. Follow along to create this beautiful caddy for yourself or someone you love. It's also a fabulous gift idea!
3 A4 Sheets of 2mm Chipboard
2 A4 sheets of 300gsm card
Black May Arts 22mm black silk Ribbon
Black Gee-SSo Good! Gesso IndigoBlu
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Sizzix Decorative Accent with Flower
5/8” round punch for flower centres
X Cut oval template and cutter
Next we have another bright and beautiful idea for getting organized. Is your craft space overrun by lots of ribbons, embellishments or other crafting supplies? Well Anne has an elegant solution for you! Behold her stunning Bird Song ribbon storage box that's just perfect for any crafting space. This is a gorgeous way to add style to your creative space while removing the clutter. When your space is clean and organized, you'd be amazed how much more inspired you'll feel! Enjoy Anne's fabulous tutorial where she takes you step-by-step through the creation of this marvelous Bird Song storage box. Take it away, Anne!
Got so many ribbons from May Arts and was looking for a good place to store them and see all the beautiful ribbons to easily find them when I needed to use them in projects. Did not have any good place so I decided to make a storage box. Remember to have seen some ribbon plastic storage with holes and wanted to make some similar. Here is what I came up with! Used 3 8 x 8 match boxes and glued them together.
Drilled holes on the 2 top boxes. There is a drawer in the lowest. Also made a stand for it and behind the back plate is a bow creator so this furniture is very functional. Used the beautiful Bird Song collection and used ornate metal label holders on the front so it looks like drawers. The lower box is actual a drawer. This box can also be used to store your metal staples if you don't glue the drawers so the matchbox sides.
Here is how it looks like without the ribbon.
Hidden bow creator behind the back plate.
On the back I have the wider ribbons.
Here is how it looks like under the cover
Used candle in the inside of the box and also on the inside of the drawer to make them slide easy.
The top box is hinged behind so it can be folded up to put in ribbons.
Place for finish bows or metal staples in the drawer.
Place on the top for some bows as well.
Made a template for bow creator by folding an 4 x 8 1/2 thick copy paper i two.
Cut away all the x
Then you get this template to draw on thick chipboard
I used 1.9 mm thick chipboard but you can also use 2 thinner and glue them together.
Sand it good around each bow creator.
Measure with the box and cut off the rest.
Score tape is great to glue it together.
Tyvek envelopes are strong and great to use for hinges so the to boxes fold together.
Used magnets for the top cover.
Made a back plate to cover up the bow creator when it is not in use. This stay in place behind the top cover. Made the template the same way as the bow maker by folding copy paper in two and draw how I wanted it.
Same for the bottom stand.
I find it easy to use repositionable tape on the templates so it stay in place when i draw around.
Chipboard can be hard to cut so I use my scissor and cut near by the drawing line first and then cut into the line.
Made hinges from Tyvek envelopes.
Cut 1 inch and score at 1/2
Glue the hinges on inside and outside.
Now it should look like this.
Chipboard on the top is cut about 9 5/8 x 9 5/8
You need to adjust a bit depends on how thick your chipoard is.
More hinges for under the shelf.
Cut strips of black paper at 1 inch and score at 1/5
Cut 1 1/2 strips chipboard and glue them on cross over.
Also the other way.
Made a template to drill the holes on the sides.
Cut a strip of paper 8 1/5 x 2 inch
Score at 1/2 on both long sides.
Turn around and score at every 3/4 inch
Used my drill and drilled small holes first and then used a larger drill so the ribbon fits.
And there you have it! A fun and beautiful storage box for your creative space. Enjoy!
We hope you all enjoyed today's super storage blog. We had a lot of fun getting to share these fabulous ideas with you. Hopefully you got some grand inspiration for weekend crafting! We want to thank Clare and Anne for their amazing crafts today. We hope you'll all come back and see us very soon for more wonderful inspiration and fun. We wish you all a fabulous Friday and a great weekend.
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