And I'm standingin front of my arts and crafts closet and I'm so excited to give you guys a tour andshow you guys exactly how I've organized this space inside of my new house.
Now, there'sa lot of things that you probably already seen that I'm going to show you in the closetbut there's also a lot of things that you haven't seen that I'm super excited to justlike show you what I've thought of and show you how you can use the same tips inside ofyour closet or room, wherever you have you have your arts supplies and gift wraps.
Solet me give you a tour.
So this is my arts and crafts closet.
Now, I'm just going to start at the bottom and go all the way to the top and explainto you guys exactly what I've done, why I've done it, and how to get the same look insideof your house.
So let me start with the door.
So I'm not going to spend too much timeon here because I've already showed you guys this in a past video.
But this is where Ihave all of my gift bags for wrapping gifts.
Now yes, I do have a lot of gift bags.
I gotthem at a yard sale for a quarter about four years ago so I just loaded up on bags.
Likeit was an amazing deal because each bag is like $4 or $5 like this is probably a $4 baglike $3.
99 and it was a quarter at a yard sale and they were all brand new.
It was someonewho worked at Hallmark was just like selling the over stack.
So OK, so I organized all of my bags by sizeand by category.
So there is large, there is men's, there is birthday, there's all-occasion,and then there is special occasion, and then there is wine.
Now, this is just a gift bagorganizer that hangs over the door on an over the door hook.
Now, if you want to know where I got all ofthese organizing products, you can go to my website.
There is a link for my best or myfavorite organizing products, all the stuff that's inside this closet is all listed onthat page.
So if you like something and you want to know where it's from, you can checkout the page.
So back here is where I have all my hanginggift tags.
I did a video on this before so you guys can watch that video if you wantto know more about it.
But basically, I just have gift tags sorted by category.
They'reall from Costco.
Believe it or not, all these gift tags came in one box.
They're just kindof – they're just sorted right now.
So moving on to the main part of the closet,let's start down here.
So first off, I like to have a little step stool at the bottomof the closet because there is stuff at the very top that's hard to reach so if I couldjust have a step stool convenience like I can just fold this up and put this over herewhen it's not being used.
Down here is where I have all of my shoeboxes with all of my small arts and crafts supplies sorted by category.
Now, they'reall sitting on these white freestanding shelves that I've added to the bottom of the closet.
If you notice, there are no shelves built into the closet with the exception of thetraditional shelf that the builder puts in that's like 75% up from the bottom of thecloset.
But there's nothing else that's built into the closet.
So an inexpensive way wasjust to add freestanding shelves to the bottom.
I think each of the shelves was like $14.
So it wasn't too bad of a price and I think there is three here.
So all I did here was put all theshoe boxes with all the small arts and crafts supplies like the tissue paper, the treatbags, my glue gun, glue sticks, craft scissors, there are some Easter eggs, there are somebows, there is bungee cord, there are hooks.
And then I added my photo labels that youguys have seen before.
And a lot of people have asked, where do Iget the photo labels? I actually make the labels myself.
They're on my website.
So if you want to know more information about them, you can check out my website.
And then up here is where I have all ofmy tins, canisters, jars for creating little gifts for people like for their birthday orthank you gifts or special occasion gifts.
So these are just like jars for like bakedgoods.
These are little canisters so you can put like fun paper inside and then put funstuff inside and then decorate the outside and make someone's day by giving them a fungift.
These are just like tins, more tins, and grass.
And then up here is where I have all my acrylicpaints and duct tape.
Now, this is a spice organizer.
So it's made to hold spices butI decided to put my acrylic paints inside because they fit really well and I like howthis has a handle so you can easily transport this to wherever you're doing your arts andcrafts project.
So that worked out nice.
And also, it spins just like so nicely so I likethat.
So over here is where I have my duct tape.
I use a paper towel holder to put all of my duct tape on it.
Now, I actually just liketook this from the kitchen upstairs so I need to either put this back or grab another one.
But I liked the idea of putting duct tape on the paper towel holder.
Now, I'll use ducttape for not just its intended purpose.
I'll use it for labeling or color-coding or I'lluse duct tape to wrap a gift to put on like its ribbon.
That gives it like a creativefeel.
And then over here, I have all of my fabric.
I don't have very much fabric because I don't do many projects that involve fabric and sewing.
So what I do is I just fold the fabric that I do have and I hang it on a skirt hanger.
So that worked out nicely.
And then these are paint swatches.
Now I gotthis idea from my friend, Toni, from A Bowl Full of Lemons, her blog.
She blogs on organizingand fun stuff for the house.
So yeah, so I saw that idea of just punching a hole in thecorner and putting a binder ring and then hanging the binder ring.
So I thought thatwas very creative and it's a good way to contain paint swatches.
All right, now all of my ribbon.
I used atension rod that I got from Wal-Mart to hang all of my gift ribbon.
And now, it's so easyto grab and to cut.
So what I do is I just pull and it unravels and I just cut it andyou're done.
The tension rod was $2.
It does the job.
It's not going anywhere.
And it works nicely.
I did the same thing up here with all my craftribbon.
I got a tension rod from Wal-Mart for $2.
I hang all my craft ribbon.
Onething I did do with the ribbon is I put a little pin at the end or the beginning ofthe ribbon so it wouldn't unravel while it was hanging.
So the pin can hold it in place.
Over here is where I have my bubblewrap.
So I did the same thing.
I just put it on the tension rod and then I taped itso it wouldn't unravel.
And then over here, I hang all of my old,used ribbon on binder rings.
So whenever I get a gift, if I like the ribbon and if it'sin good condition, I'll save the ribbon.
So now, I'll just come here and I'll hang it.
And when I'm wrapping a gift to give someone, I always try and use that ribbon first beforecoming to the new ribbon.
So I'm trying to use that one first.
Here is all of my gift wrap like wrappingpaper and stuff.
You guys have seen this before.
I posted about this a lot of times.
I lovethis gift wrap organizer because it just keeps the wrapping paper contained.
It's easy toaccess.
It's out of the way.
You're maximizing your vertical space so it's on the wall.
It'snot taking up prime real estate anywhere else.
And then up here is where I have all ofmy scrapbooking projects.
So each of these white boxes has stuff like ticket stubs orphotos or papers or like printouts of something that I've planned to put in a scrapbook oneday when I make time to do that.
That's probably not going to be for a while but I do intendto do that.
Over here, these two boxes are just emptyright now.
These were on Ed's side of the office in the old house.
They're just emptyright now.
Inside the pink bin right there, I have all of my stickers so all my stickersare sorted by category.
You guys saw this in my last house but they're sorted by categoryand I put them inside these poly envelopes with a binder ring.
Now in the old house,I was hanging them.
Right now, I'm just putting them inside here.
So when I need binder rings,I'll just come here and I'll take them off since they're not being used.
So in the front of the bin, I just took oneof my hanging tags and I took a clothespin that I painted and used the clothespin tohang the hanging tag.
Now, I still need to add a label here that says "stickers".
I justhaven't really got around to that yet.
But this is how I'm organizing all of my stickers.
So that's how I'm organizing all my artsand crafts and my gift wrap.
I hope that was helpful.
If you have tips that you want toshare with us on organizing crafts or gift wrap, leave a comment below or create a videoresponse and let us see exactly how you do it.
So that's all I have for you guys.
I willsee you guys soon.