Alcohol Markers, Craft Room, Stencils

Craft Room Organization: Shelves Pt 1

Hello, crafty friends! Since posting the reveal & tour of my craft room makeover last month, I’ve received a lot of requests for more details on individual storage and organization. I could ramble on for ages about every detail, but instead I’ll take it one section at a time, and be sure to answer every question you might have. If you’re new to my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the makeover journey, you can start on THIS POST.

Today, let’s take a deeper look at the left shelf by the window…

I can’t reach the top shelf without a step stool, so I have a few decorative items and boxes to store old cards and magazines I had some work published in. I have a hard time parting with those, so for sentimental reasons I still hang on to them.

On the bottom shelf sits my Silhouette electronic cutting machine. There’s an outlet in the back of the shelf, so it can plug in easily. A few framed pieces of art that used to hang on the wall are nestled in the back. The pink binder on the right is filled with ink and paper swatches. I haven’t used this cumbersome binder in ages since changing up my swatch system. Once I have a bit of time to sit down with it, I’ll go through the pages one last time, and say my final goodbye.

The middle two shelves are where I keep the best goodies. These are eye level and easy to reach, so I filled them with things I use frequently and inspire me the most.

My collection of embellishment drops has grown quite a bit. In order for me to see and reach them all, I store them on a clear stadium riser. To quickly see what the dried drop will look like, I’ve squeezed a dab of each onto its cap.

On the next shelf down I store Triblend alcohol markers and coloring pencils in caddies I can grab and take over to my desk when needed. Next to them, between two acrylic book ends, are a mini gold polkadot binder, a 12×12 paper holder, and a collection of my favorite magazines.

Tucked between the mini binder and 12×12 holder I keep a couple of page protectors with swatches of the embellishment drops and markers for quick easy reference.

Inside the mini binder I store all of my stencils. I’ve found every size I use fits perfectly in the 6×8 album page protectors. I keep the original carrier sheet that comes in the stencil packaging for reference and also to better see the designs. The inserts are often a tad large for the pocket, so I simply trim them down to size and slide them into the pocket with the stencil.

Okay, that’s all I have to share with you today. Thank you for spending a bit of your time with me. Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below.

If you’re interested in more, please subscribe for blog updates. You can also visit me on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Until next time… stay crafty! – Laura Evangeline

Follow Up FAQs & Resources

Q: Where did you get the bubble gum machines?

A: These were gifted to me many years ago. The larger one was originally red and spray painted pink to match. I was able to find nearly identical ones online. A large one can be found HERE, a mini one HERE, and an extra large one HERE.

Q: Where did you find those stools?

A: I purchased these on Amazon HERE. They come in several colors including these other fun options I was also considering…


6 thoughts on “Craft Room Organization: Shelves Pt 1”

  1. Wow, it’s so beautiful, Laura! Girl, I thought I was organized. 😂😂 I am hopeful that this will be a good year and I can get my life back after being injured/down for so long. One thing that I pray about is that I will have a craft room in my house. Now, I can tell the Lord, “I want a craft room like Laura’s.” 😂😂😂 And kudos to you and your hubby doing it all yourself. Awesome! That’s something else that I pray about: finding Mister Man. 😂😂 Enjoy your beautiful craft room. So sorry that I missed your giveaway of some of your craft supplies. 💜 Warm hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love the idea of putting a drop on the lid, I’m going to do that!
    Also the stencils in the 6×8 binder!
    Hope to see more of your organizing ideas! Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it. I didn’t realize anyone else would be interested in this sort of thing, so I’m so happy to have that feedback. I will be sure to post more of my storage and organization ideas and thoughts. Please let me know if you have any questions or thoughts too. It’s so nice to have fellow crafty friends to share and chat with these things about. 💜💜💜


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s