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    VIDEO: How to Make an Origami Box Out of Scrapbook Paper

    These boxes are awesome! I’ve been making them for years to organize my craft room and to store gifts for friends. They are cost-effective too, only using two sheets of 12″ by 12″ scrapbook paper to make. You can, of course, use smaller or larger paper, just note that you’ll want to cut the same 1/4″ strips off the sides of your paper regardless of what size sheets you start with. Would you prefer step-by-step written instructions? You can find those instructions in my original post: How to Make an Origami Box Out of Scrapbook Paper. With the wide variety of scrapbook papers available on the market, the sky is…

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    How to Make Mini Fabric Bolts for your Craft Room

    I recently shared my craft room reveal, but I didn’t go into much detail regarding my fabric storage solution. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a little commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase. I’m currently using a pair of inexpensive particle board bookcases I purchased online.  My original plan was to simply fold my fabrics and stack them in the shelves, but I knew this would get messy in the long term as I pulled out fabrics to use.  I wanted a way to showcase my fabrics in such a way…

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    New Craftroom in a New House

    I recently moved into a new home with my husband. We had an early December move, and it was a great feeling moving from our cramped apartment into a three bedroom bungalow. In our apartment, we had a small room that served as our home office, my craftroom, held our general purpose storage unit. On top of that, it was also the cat litter area.  Needless to say, the space had a lot going on and wasn’t the most relaxing space to get your craft on. Our bungalow has a small south-facing bedroom with lots of great light. The room was an empty slate, ready to make into my own…

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    How to Make an Origami Box out of Scrapbook Paper

    Since my craft supplies end up taking over all my drawers and boxes, I like to compartmentalize them into small origami boxes that are quick and easy to make. The best part is that these boxes only require two sheets of 12×12″ scrapbook quality paper each. You can even adapt these instructions to make mini versions out of any square size piece of paper. Supplies 12×12″ scrapbook paper – cardstock weight works best for the sake of sturdiness Paper cutter or scissors Tape if desired (not required) The most critical tip I have for the creation of this box is to make sure you crease all your folds.  This will…

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    Clear Storage Unit Makeover Tutorial

    I love the storage possibilities of those clear plastic storage bins. However, as useful as seeing what’s inside a drawer can be, sometimes the mess is just too unsightly to look at every day. Why not create some paper covers that line the front of the drawer? I’ve got a pink, green, and brown theme going on in this space, so I continued that motif over with my paper choices. Supplies cardstock scrapbook paper, one patterned design and one plain (one sheet of patterned will do two drawers) paper cutter or scissors double-sided tape I used Gracious Living drawer units that have 13″x7″ drawer fronts, but you can adapt this…

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    Curtain Rod Ribbon Storage Idea

    In a previous Craft Room Chaos column, I reviewed a commercial ribbon storage solution. Before obtaining this system, I had created my own makeshift storage that is an inexpensive alternative. (Brace yourself for the terrible photo. I wasn’t expecting to be sharing it at the time it was taken!) The concept is similar to the ribbon shelf’s dowel system. I purchased the cheapest curtain rod that I could find from Fabricland. This thin metallic rod set me back $3.99. It uses small, utilitarian wall brackets, which is the biggest problem with this rod. There was only about half an inch clearance between the rod and the wall, meaning that I…

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    Review: IKEA wall storage rack BYGEL

    I hate when my craft desk’s tabletop gets too crowded, so I purchased the BYGEL rail from IKEA to attach small plastic containers to the wall that are easy to remove when using supplies. Isn’t this storage solution cute in addition to functional? I trusted my fiancé to surprise me with the bin colours for me on his way home from work, and they look cute in my craft room. I use mine to store my soft-tipped markers, ink pens, sharpies, staplers, tape, and scissors. The best part of this storage system is that the bins are easily detachable. The bottoms are flat so you can take the entire bin…