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When it comes to craft supplies, it's important to see what you have so you know what have to work with. Here are 10 "I can do that" hacks that will allow more time for being creative rather than searching for that perfect color of washi tape. (It's around here somewhere.)
1. Embroider This:
Wrap your extra embroidery thread around a clothespin. Stop it from unraveling
by holding the end in place with the clothespin's clasp. Get the how-to at Craft
2. Pin It: Stop
losing all of your straight pins by keeping them in one cute place. Put batting
under a scrap piece of fabric then frame it. Get the how-to at Craftaholics
3. Craft Paint
Cubbies: The tough part about storing craft paint is that it's so hard to
see what colors you have. Place them in a cubby bookcase backwards so you can
pick the right shade you've been looking for. Get the how-to at Uncommon
4. Art Paint: Tubes
of paint are a different beast from the bottles of craft paint. Check out this
ingenious idea of clipping the paint to binder clips. Get the how-to from Diana
6. Mark It Up: When
you're an artist, not being able to find the perfect color for your project is
like having a flat tire. You feel stranded and desperate. Here's a solution
that will solve all of your problems. PVC piping cut and glued together provides the
perfect storage space for your markers. Get the how-to at Plain Angela.
7. File Your Fabric: If
you keep your fabric stored away in a box, you have know idea what you have.
Here's a nifty trick that will inspire you to design your next "Project Runway" style. File your fabric in a drawer. Get the how-to at The Thinking Closet.
8. So Spicy and
Organized: Recycle an old spice rack, paint it white to modernize it and
then fill the jars with buttons and other small crafting knick knacks. Get the
how-to at Away We Go.
9. A Crochet Idea:
Use a wine rack to store your yarn. Place them in rainbow colored order and you
also create an art piece. Get the-how to at Repeat Crafter Me.
10. Ribbon Rules: Use
foam board to interest the drawers of an Ikea Alex drawer. Then wrap your ribbon
around foam pieces. Then place inside the drawer. What you'll have is your very
own OCD dream come true. Get the how-to at AOK's Paper Stuff.