In today’s post we’re organizing art & craft supplies. Although most of the art supplies in our home are for my kids, you can certainly use the ideas for adult crafting as well.
My kids love projects: coloring, painting, origami, perler beads; you name it, they love it! For a long time, I kept our art supplies down in our unfinished basement because there was just so much of it! When upstairs, it would literally take over the kitchen table; pipe cleaners and googly eyes galore! This wasn’t the most convenient way to do it. Every time I’d bring up stuff for their projects, I’d end up running up and down the stairs 17 times getting everything they needed. So, I decided to figure out a way to organize their most used supplies. Here’s the hutch in our kitchen that held some art supplies, but seriously, what a mess!- (Love the napkin holder mixed in there?)
I started by getting some jars. You can find these jars at Target. (I have noticed these jars are often cheaper online. At my local Target the larger jar was $17.99 and online it’s 14.99. Although the smaller one was the same price in the store and online, there were also discount codes for 10-15% off online (not in the store), so I saved myself quite a bit of money ordering online!)
Next, I found these boxes at Kohl’s and used one for paint supplies and one for writing items.
Paint Bin: Includes paint, paint brushes & old t-shirts.
*Hint- Those old t-shirts from high school/college make great paint shirts for kids because they are big and cover most of their clothing.
Writing Bin: Includes pencils, pens, erasers, & colored pencils (and I stuck in the glue bottles and Mod Podge too).
*I like to keep old magazines for kids to cut out pictures & words for different projects.
Now let’s see how this whole thing came together, shall we?
Oh, that is just SO much better! Hope you find some inspiration for you own art/craft supplies.
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