Scrapbooking Room Makeover

Valerie - posted on 10/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I just moved all my supplies out of a spare room closet and into the large home office! It's so great to see my tools, papers, stamps and crafts in clear containers. My favorite organizing technique for small items are the plastic shoe holders that you would normally hang on a bedroom closet door. They're perfect when mounted on hooks screwed into the wall. Just the right size for scissors, glue, pastels & oils, inks, penciles, markers, embossing stuff and anything you can think of. I would suggest it to anyone that wants to utilize wall space instead of a shelf system.

Getting ready to plan the scrapbook style Christmas Cards for the family & friends. Feel free to share new trends and ideas with me :)

Take Care,

Val

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Valerie - posted on 10/03/2009

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Hi Jill,

It's a really good idea, and I found my shoe holders at Wal-Mart for about $12-$15 each. Be sure to use drywall screws, because it can add up to a bunch of weight once it's loaded with all the supplies.

If you have the alpha/numeric stickers and punch outs, I have a great idea for organizing them without stacking them in a drawer. (Bought all of the following at Wal-Mart) I got a $1.99 curtain rod that spans about 2 to 2.5 feet. Then you mount it to the bottom of a shelf so it's hanging upside down. The next step is to get light weight metal utility hooks (in shower/bath area) and some medium size binder clips (not the regular paper clips). 'Thread' a clip onto the hook and connect it to the upside down rod. Now you can hang a few dozen alpha/numeric sheets and clip the ones that are similar. It also works for regular scrapbooking paper, too.

The only other thing I suggest is to use CLEAR containers for your items that need to be in a container and use big labels so it stays organized. I was able to find some of my tips on YouTube. Just search, "Scrapbooking room organization" and you'll see some cool videos.

Hope this helped and have fun with your projects :)

Val

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Joy - posted on 11/21/2009

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I took an old pegboard that was in our garage when we bought the house & have it mounted on the wall above my workspace. I use old plastic lemonaide peder containers with a hole punched for pen, etc. with the hooks I rearrang as my supplies change - great for scissors, rulers, etc. Of Course I did cover the containers in scrapbook paper & used alpha stickers

Cyndi - posted on 11/20/2009

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Last Christmas, my husband took our spare bedroom and converted it into an office. On one side, he put in a whole wall of counter top space and floor cupboards. Then, he did an upper wall of cabinets. That side is my computer area. On the other wall, he did the same thing, then mounted lighting under the wall cabinets and that large area is storage and work space for scrapbooking!! He put additional shelving in the closet for my paper storage.
I love it and it just showed how much thought he put into it.....and how much he loves me. Very sweet.

Melissa - posted on 11/18/2009

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I'm always up for a good bargain, especially on storage stuff. I found some cute/very functional stuff at IKEA in the kitchen section. One of the ones I use the most is a bar that screws onto the wall, then bought 2 small galvanized metal buckets and a mesh basket w/solid bottom. Got all of it there, under $15 too. I have it hanging over my scrapbooking table to hold pens/pencils, adhesives and some of my small tools. Good luck!

August - posted on 11/04/2009

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An shoe holder(the plastic one that hangs) works well also.U can use it for cardstock,pens,markers etc...And u can c thru it.Can goods that like soup in hand that the edges r not sharp good too.Save mother earth

Linda K - posted on 11/01/2009

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Another great idea for using wall space is an old doorway framed out, We installed shelves they are 4 inches deep and perfect for stamp, stamp pads, cricut cartidges, and small basket and other things. Let your imagination go with it. We installed plugs -ins and enclosed part of it with a board with hooks to hang scissor, heat dryer, stencils etc. It is great.

Lori - posted on 10/27/2009

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I share my scrapbooking space with my home daycare, so I bought an armioir (sp) at Shopko to house my scrapbooking supplies. I bought a matching dresser to use as a tv stand close by so it would match. In my armioir I use the drawers for cricut carts, packs of unopened 12x12 paper, scrapbook kits and the like. The cupboard part is used for my tools, current albums & projects, photos, adhesives, paper stash, etc. I hung shelves above my computer and put my brads, buttons, chipboard letters & flowers in clear plastic baby food containers with lids. I added some of my dad's old cameras.



I have my 6' table against the wall perpindicular to my computer desk and also my armioir (the area is a U shape) and leave my cricut out on the table. Of course, I never seem to have enough room......



It isn't perfect, but it is easier having everything available. Love your idea about the shoe organizer!!

Michelle - posted on 10/10/2009

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The shoe holders are a great idea. They also work very well to hold large punches or border punches.

For my room, I purchased a cafe curtain rod (circular to slide things over) and attached it to the wall. I then also bought s-hooks and curtain clippy hooks to put on it. I use these to hold/hang packages of embellishments. I was amazed with the amount of stuff I could put there and then have right at my fingertips in plain sight.

Another great storage item for me was for my brads and eyelets. I used old glass spice jars to sort out my brads by color and then display the jars on a shelf. For my eyelets, I purchased a spinning, lazy susan type spice rack that I then sorted by colors for them. These both work great, display nicely, and have easy access to whatever I need.

Jill - posted on 10/03/2009

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I am getting ready to redo my scrapping room and need organization. Where can I get the plastic shoe holders? Sounds like a great idea.



Jill

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