I was cleaning up my classroom closet and pulling out materials that I want to use as I nanny, and found all of my craft boxes from school. I decided to pool all of my craft materials since I sometimes do craft projects with the girl I keep and the chances of me going back into the classroom are slim anyway.
I kept trying to figure out how I wanted to organize my crafts. At the time, there were a couple of boxes in my downstairs closet, my sewing materials were in a different closet, and my gift wrap was under the bed. I decided I wanted it all in one place, so I went in search of an inexpensive shelf.
I scored this bookshelf at the Salvation Army for just $10! It even matches the guest bedroom furniture.
This was my grandmother's sewing box. It is so special to me because sewing is what she was known for. I need to take on more sewing projects besides mending clothes and the dog's bed.
Craft Box 1: Generic craft materials
- glue/ hot glue gun
- scrapbook scissors
Craft Box 2: Kid's craft materials
- googly eyes
- jingle bells
- pipe cleaners
- pom poms
Craft Box 3: Various types of string
Both painting boxes (I had a lot of tempera paint from teaching).
Thank you cards, note cards, etc.
Craft Box 4: Wood craft materials
- popsicle sticks
- clothes pins
Mason Jars (with a canvas on top)
Gift wrapping supplies: Gift bags, tissue paper, ribbon, tags, etc.
I would like to get a towel rack to attach to the side of the shelf to hold the wrapping paper tubes up, but for now they are just fine leaning against the shelf.
I cut up an old wrapping paper tube to hold the paper in place.