Where do you keep your crafting stuff?


I have been trying to organise my crafting bits and pieces so that they are a bit tidier and don't take over the whole house. I have an orangery on the back of my house and like to make my cards in this room as its so lovely and light, however it is a room that the whole family like to spend time in so I need to keep my stuff tidy! I thought that these drawers that I have decorated may help!



I got the drawers from Ikea and painted them to match the colours in my room. I used my papers that I had downloaded from Pink Petticoat and put them through my Xyron machine which laminates the front and adds permanent glue to the back and then cut them to shape. I first got this idea from Flickr.com where some other crafters had done the same thing. It took me all day to make two sets of these but Im really pleased with them and once I have filled in the labels, I will know where to lay my hands on my bits and pieces whilst keeping them out of sight! Leave your comments and let me know where you like to do your crafting and any storage tips you may have.

Tracey x

10 comments:

lola rose said...

Tracey, this is fabulous! Beautiful, simple styling. I'd like to share it on my blog if that's OK?
Liz
xx

LoloDesigns said...

Stunning! I have some of these drawers that I just painted and put crystal knobs on them. They are such great value and from one of my fave stores! Welcome to blogland x

MeandLilG said...

Fabulous!! Looks brilliant x

loftylass said...

Tracey what a lovely idea, pretty to look at and so useful - I'm always on the lookout for storage space. I'm off to Ikea after tea!!
Welcome to blogland.
HW
xx

Handmade with Love said...

Thanks for all your comments and the warm welcome to blogland, its a whole different world!

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is fabulous, Tracey! And I share your love of Pink Petticoat papers!

Gemma said...

I would just like to say i'm new to blogging and i think your blog is fab. Also the drawers are lovely...

xx

Karen said...

Just hopped over from Pink Petticoat blog after seeing these as I have exactly the same units sitting next to me! I do find them great for storage but haven't decorated mine yet. Love how you have done yours.

Barbara said...

They look lovely and I too have several of these drawers full of craft stuff. Did you take the label holders off before covering? If so I'd love a hint on how to get them off as I'm sure to mess it up!! Thanks again for a great idea.

Handmade with Love said...

Thanks Barbara. Yes I took the label holders off before covering the drawer but it wasn't easy! I used a very small screwdriver and a hammer and from the inside of the drawer, placed the screwdriver over the rivet for the label holder and hit it with a hammer until it popped out. It was quite difficult and I did chip the wood several times but obviously you can't see it because its covered. To put the label holder back, I placed it over the slots and covered it with some tissue and hit it back in with the hammer. I think that Ikea now do these drawers without the labels on and I would be tempted to go for them next time and glue my own labels on!

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