Monday, July 11, 2016

DIY rainbow organization for craft supplies


The thing about having a hefty hoard of craft supplies and fabric is that even though everything will used to make some beautiful, it doesn’t always look good when it’s in the “ingredients” stage.

For the past couple of years, I’ve tried to tame my stash and organize it in a way that looked decent, but it never lasted. I thought it was brilliant to fold and stack my fabric on a bookcase in rainbow order … until it morphed into sloppy piles of kinda-folded, kinda-balled-up lengths of cotton and knit. Other supplies — like ribbon and embroidery thread — were hidden away in bins, all of the colours jumbled together in a sad little tangle.

As my handy husband, Michael, was busy extending my L-shaped desk into a giant U-shape desk, I came to a realization: some things are worth hiding, and other things are worth displaying beautifully — even if they’re not something you use on a regular basis.

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Here's what I was starting with. Completely untidied, obvi. The bookcase was NOT working and I was staring at a yucky mess day in and day out. I needed a prettier view, stat!











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