"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

November 28, 2010

Clean Craft Studio?

Happy Sunday to all of you!  I hope it was peaceful and enjoyable. 

I was asked if my craft room always looks so clean (see video below) - and the answer is NO!  When I am not working on a video or in the middle of a project, yes it looks like it does in the video.  I have a hard time finding things when I'm in the middle of a project, so I make sure tools get put back where they belong and that helps de-clutter my craft table!

I also had a request for a video tutorial for my wire "paper rack."  I don't have enough parts to make a video and I really don't want to take apart the units I have, so I thought I'd try explain them a bit better.

I simple had these wire shelving units laying around, not even assembled, so I put them together like they're supposed to be.  I had three sets.  I think they were originally purchased on clearance for under $5 from Target. The first two are the outer frames, stacked three units high.  The shelves are just the shelves or individual squares from the third set.  Cable ties are those little plastic ties that you slide through and pull tight.  You can purchase them at the hardware store, Wal-mart, just about any place.  I used the small size, they're about 6" long.  I attached the pieces, or shelves with these cable ties and used 4 cable ties on each side, then cut the excess off the ties.  These are very strong and work well for lots of paper or cardstock!

After I got all the shelves in place, because they sit in front of my window, I chose to cut foamboard I purchased at Michael's into pieces and also attached that to the sides and backs of the units with cable ties (I punched holes for the cable ties with my Crop-a-dile) to protect my paper and cardstock from the light.

I hope that helps!

1 comment:

Sandy Bayles said...

Just a note to say hello...Out of town for a night back to the grind. Stay warm.. We went to Tn. Had snow fluries on the way home.........