Craft Room Tours Day 5

It is here!  The final day of our craft room tours.  This has been an amazing series and today is no exception.  You will get tons of inspiration below on organizing and decorating your craft or creative space.  If you have missed any of the fun this week, click here to start back at the beginning of the tour at my craft room where you will find the links to the entire tour.  Now lets see what the ladies today have in store for us.

Organized Craft Room Tour -- a tour of a fabulous craft room with tons of ideas for organization. Plus a ton more craft room tours linked!

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Craft Room Tours Day 4

I can’t believe we are winding down the amazing collection of craft room tours we have had this week.  Today and tomorrow are BIG days with tons of creative areas to get you inspired.  Grab a seat and check out all of the fabulous ladies below as they show off their creative space.  From super organized to amazing decor — we have it all for you today.  If you have missed any of the amazing craft rooms this week, start back at the beginning with my craft room post where every day on the tour is linked.  Y’all enjoy!

Organized Craft Room Tour -- a tour of a fabulous craft room with tons of ideas for organization. Plus a ton more craft room tours linked!

I have always admired the style of Kellie from Nest of Posies and her craft room does not disappoint.  Kelly has a work horse of a room where she makes fabulous creations for her blog and etsy shop.  Anytime you mix vintage mason jars and a pegboard on the same wall you have my attention.  Y’all click on over and see the rest of Kellie’s amazing space.

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Vicki from The Creative Goddess is an amazing artist and a friend of mine.  She has a studio that will make your green (and pink!) with envy.  You all just have to see her jewelry making area.  Really.  Go see it now.  Your jaw will drop and you will be making shelves with jars….so many jars!!  Click here to see the full studio tour including that awesome jewelry making table.

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What do you do when crafting goes on the road?  You make a mobile craft studio like my friend Eileen Hull!  Eileen is traveling the country this year going to tons of places to teach craft classes and well just have an amazing time.  Y’all are so lucky because today you get a tour of her Scotty craft studio!  Click here to get the full tour and see what Eileen has accomplished so far in this little beauty.  Y’all be sure to follow Eileen as well because if she comes to a town near you — you want to be there!!  

1976_Serro_Scotty_newBobbie with I am Only 1 Woman is joining our tour as well today.  We have had some amazing sewing studios on the tour but this one just might take the cake.  There is so much fabric!!  And it is so organized!!  Bravo Bobbie!!  Click here to check out bolts and bolts of fabric plus so much more in this studio tour.

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Have you ever heard of Tanner and Courtney?  They are two teens that have an amazing craft blog.  I had the pleasure of meeting them both this year at CHA.  I just had to get a tour of the crafty studio at Tanner’s house.  After all how many teen crafters do you meet?  Y’all check out the video tour below of Tanner’s awesome studio.  I could use those big lights and work table Tanner!  You can also click over to A Little Craft in Your Day to watch the video of follow their crafty adventures.

 Oh my goodness!!  I am in love with the colorful creative studio of Stephanie from The Silly Pearl.  The vintage suitcases used as storage had me sold from the get go.  You will also find tons of storage ideas in this room that you can definitely make work in your home.  I am going to try out her washi tape storage myself.  Click here to see the rest of the room and get the details on all of that organization.

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My jaw dropped as soon as the next photo hit my inbox.  This extremely organized space is the crafty area of Marty from Marty’s Musings.  I might just have had a dream about it last night y’all.  The picture below is just one wall in this amazing space that you really must see to believe.  Bravo Marty!  Y’all click here and be in awe at this awesome creative space.

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Bonnie and Trish from Uncommon Designs are two of my favorite bloggers.  They jumped at the chance to show off just one of the craft studios that work to create on their blog.  I love some paint organization (maybe cause I have so much myself??) so this tour was definitely for me.  Six words…..faux wood grain on gorgeous pillows….don’t miss them!  Click here to check out the full creative studio of Trish from Uncommon Designs.

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Last for today but certainly not least is Amy from Atta Girl Says.  Mixing teal and pink in a craft room?  Oh yes!  Awesome!  This room is full of new IKEA finds plus some vintage flair mixed in.  There is organization, color, fun, and oh so much more.  You don’t want to miss this fabulous craft room.  Click here to get the full tour from Atta Girl Says.

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Just one more day left in this amazing craft room series.  I have loved every single second of it.  It is amazing to see where all of these creative ladies work every day.  Y’all click here to start at the beginning of the tour if you missed any of the rooms this week.  And stay tuned as tomorrow is the last tour stops!  You don’t want to miss em!!    

Craft Room Tours Day 2

 I know why I am hosting this series of craft room tours now y’all.  I love love love it!  I love seeing how other bloggers organize their craft areas.  How they have them decorated.  How they make their space functional.  I am having a blast this week and I hope you are too.  If you have missed any of the fun start with my craft room tour then move on to the tours from day 1.  Now for the craft room tours from day 2. 

Organized Craft Room Tour -- a tour of a fabulous craft room with tons of ideas for organization. Plus a ton more craft room tours linked!

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Craft Room Tours Day 1

All week long I am hosting a series of craft room tours.  Tons of bloggers are joining me to give you a glimpse into our creative spaces.  I went first and you can see my full craft room tour here.  This is day 1 and we have 6 lovely ladies that are revealing their creative areas today.  Click around below to visit each one.  Then come back here tomorrow to get even more fun craft room tours.  

Organized Craft Room Tour -- a tour of a fabulous craft room with tons of ideas for organization. Plus a ton more craft room tours linked!

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My Craft Room Tour and tons more next week!

It is here y’all!  My craft room tour is ready for you to view.  I have been working hard to convert a now extra bedroom into a usable space.  My college aged daughter moved out last fall and this room has been a mess ever since frankly.  It is finally ready for you to view and me to work in y’all.  Check out tons of pictures of the space below.  Then stay tuned all week as I will have links to over 30 craft room tours for you.  Come back each day for the full tour schedule and links!  It starts tomorrow and continues all week.    

The tours have started!  Don’t miss any of the craft room tours.  Click for the tours from day 1, day 2, day 3 day 4 and day 5.

Organized Craft Room Tour -- a tour of a fabulous craft room with tons of ideas for organization.  Plus a ton more craft room tours linked!

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25 Ways to Clean Naturally with Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a great all natural cleaner.  I am here with 25 ways to use it to naturally clean your home.  For the rest of the posts in my natural cleaning series, check out how to clean naturally with:

Now lets check out how to use peroxide to clean naturally.

PLEASE NOTE:  Always test all surfaces before using peroxide.  Peroxide acts as a bleach so treat it as such.  Hydrogen peroxide should always be stored in a brown bottle to maintain the effectiveness.  The peroxide mentioned below is the 3% variety that they sell in any drugstore. 
  1. Use in place of bleach in the wash.  Add 1 cup to your load to whiten whites.
  2. Clean cutting boards after cutting chicken with peroxide to kill salmonella.  Allow to sit for maximum germ killing power.
  3. Wash your fruits and veggies with peroxide before eating.
  4. Mix peroxide 50:50 with water in a spray bottle.  Use to disinfect bathroom surfaces.
  5. Pour over your toothbrushes or soak in peroxide to sanitize.
  6. Soak stained plastic food containers in peroxide overnight to remove stains.
  7. Soak yellowed lace in a sink full of water and 2 cups of peroxide.  Soak for at least one hour.
  8. Remove mold with hydrogen peroxide.
  9. Wash plastic shower curtain liners with 1 cup of peroxide in the rinse cycle to remove mold and mildew.
  10. Add 1 cup of peroxide to toilet to clean.  Let stand 30 minutes then scrub.
  11. Mix equal parts blue Dawn and peroxide.  Apply to stains on clothing and let sit for 30 minutes before laundering.
  12. Mix peroxide with water in equal parts.  Soak your sponges for 10 minutes to clean.
  13. Make a paste of peroxide and baking soda.  Apply to dirty pans with baked on messes.  Allow to sit then scrub clean.
  14. Add 1/2 a cup of peroxide to a bucket of hot water to mop your floors.
  15. Clean toys with peroxide to sanitize.
  16. Add 1/2 cup peroxide to your dishwater for cleaner dishes.
  17. Spray on your fridge, let sit, then wipe clean.  This will clean and sanitize.
  18. Mix 50:50 with water for a window cleaning solution.
  19. Clean your humidifier with a solution of 1 pint hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water.  Run through the humidifier.
  20. Walls and countertops can be cleaned with just hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle.
  21. Pour peroxide into the bottom of your garbage cans.  Allow to soak then wipe clean.
  22. Spray the inside of your microwave down with peroxide as well.  Allow to sit then wipe clean.
  23. Mix equal parts peroxide and liquid laundry detergent.  Apply to wine stains.  Blot the stain and wash with water.
  24. Clean cookie sheets with a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.
  25. Apply to any hard surface such as door knobs to disinfect and get rid of germs.  Be sure to allow to sit before wiping away. 
Hydrogen peroxide can be a great all natural cleaner for you home.  Add it to your cleaning arsenal to eliminate toxins.  Can you think of other ways to clean naturally with peroxide?

 

Over 20 Organized Craft Closets

I posted the reveal of my organized craft closet this week and I thought I would show you some more inspiration in case you are thinking of doing something similar.  Grab a cup of coffee and sit down to look at over 20 organized craft closets.
 

 

Y’all enjoy these great organized craft closets and get inspired to make a creative space of your own.

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Y’all I am outgrowing my craft area in the walk in closet.  So I came up with the idea of making an organized craft closet.  I am proud to say that it is done and I love it!  This is not even all of my stuff y’all (psst if you want to help with the craft work area click here to vote!!).  First lets bask in the glory that is organization cause it just makes you feel good to know where everything is at a glance.  

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.
 

And just cause y’all might be curious I did take a picture of the before.  This is an upstairs closet and it was entirely underutilized.  Yes there was stuff stored in the closet but as you can see it was a wreck.  I removed everything and either got rid of it or found it another home.  Then the great move began.  
 
Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

I moved and organized craft supplies over a few days.  Y’all want to see some shelf by shelf shots just to see how much I really do have?  Up top we have fabric, glitter paints, yarn, and felt is all the way to the right.

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

The second shelf has wood surfaces, beads, bottle caps, miniatures, twine, Duck Tape, fabric paint, texture paint, RIT Dye, and washi tape.

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

The third shelf has clay, clay tools, miscellaneous, my Sizzix, dies, and emboss folders.

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

On the floor, we have a MEGA paint rack that is completely full!  These were on sale from DecoArt around Christmas time and I bought one.  My organized buttons, patio paint, and the hamper contains fabric scraps.

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

On the other side of the floor, I have smaller cuts of fabric and a shoe organizer with tons of storage.  Each of those boxes is full with various craft supplies that I won’t bore you with right this second.

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

I also have StyroFoam running up the side of the closet.

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

The labels on all of my supplies are actually my latest obsession.  Online Labels is one of my recurring sponsors and these labels are amazing.  You can get these decorative labels from Online Labels.  I just wrote on them with a Sharpie but of course you could run them through your printer.  I love the simplicity of just writing on a label and not having to boot up the computer and printer.  The shape of these labels is what gets me every time.  They are so much better than a plain rectangle label don’t you think?

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

My organized craft closet is complete and it is amazing.  Now y’all I need to get everything that DOES NOT fit in this closet, get it organized, and have a new craft work area as well.  Y’all stay tuned as I am working on a plan for that as well.  Click here to see the area I have planned for working in and to vote PLEASE!  Don’t miss any of my craft supply organizing adventures.

Organized Craft Closet -- turn any under utilized closet in your home into a fabulous craft closet with these tips and tricks.

This post was sponsored by Online Labels however all projects and opinions are my own.  
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Birdhouse Twine Organizer @krylonbrand #krylonCHA

When I went to CHA a few weeks ago, Krylon gave out challenge bags at one of the blogger events.  My birdhouse twine organizer came from items in the bag.  I thought it would be fun to share a full tutorial on this one here with y’all.  This is really a great way to organize bits of pieces of twine and string in any craft area.  

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.
 
 

The bag contents are shown below.  My challenge was to use 4 of the 6 items plus Krylon brand items to create something great.  My bag contained a wood bird house, canvas triangles, a grapevine wreath, corks, clothespins, and a paper mache box.  
 
Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

The birdhouse actually came in pieces and you can assemble it through a series of slots and tabs. I started with my personal favorite Krylon Dual.  Give both sides of the birdhouse pieces a coat of spray paint.  Yes both sides.  That will be important once assembled because there are areas where both sides are visible.  For anyone interested in making this birdhouse twine organizer, the birdhouse can be purchased from Oriental Trading.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

After your birdhouse pieces completely dry, measure and mark for three holes on both birdhouse sides.  Drill holes in those locations using a drill.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I knew I wanted to add some glitter to my birdhouse.  I actually developed a super easy and less messy way to add glitter to anything using products from Krylon.  Start with Krylon spray adhesive and spray the roof panels.  Then sprinkle on the glitter until you get the coverage you desire.  Shake away any excess.  Allow to dry completely.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.
 
Once dry, give your roof panels a couple of coats of Krylon Matte Finish Spray.  This will lock in that glitter and you won’t get any of that annoying “shred” of glitter.  YEA!  No more glitter hands!  
 

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

 
I also gave the clothespins the same glitter treatment but just on the top.  I used painter’s tape to tape off the rest of the pin as shown in the image below.
Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I wanted to give the wreath a silver treatment and had this Krylon Fusion on hand.  One coat and my wreath was perfect.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

You will need to add something to the inside of the birdhouse to cover up the front hole.  I actually used a piece of one of the canvas triangles in my Krylon Mystery Box.  I just used hot glue to secure to the inside.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I also used hot glue to attach the wreath and a couple of corks for a perch.  This gave the front of the birdhouse a little decoration.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I placed one glitter clothespin below each of the 6 drilled holes.  I used hot glue to secure each clothespin as well.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

Then just open up the top, add in your twine, thread through the holes, and clip the ends.  Your twine is organized and those ends won’t disappear inside.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I do not recommend hanging this organizer as the birdhouse would not be sturdy enough to support the added weight of the twine.  However just sitting on a shelf this birdhouse twine organizer is perfect.  Those bits and pieces of random twine, jute, and string can now be corralled into one convenient place.  When you need to use them you will just pull the needed amount through the hole. 

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

If you are counting, Krylon had 6 items in my mystery bag and I used 5 of them.  Pretty good huh?  So what do y’all think?  Do you need a birdhouse twine organizer of your very own?
I am building up to an amazing and organized craft area.  If you have missed any of the posts be sure to see my paint brush organizer and button organizing system.  Stay tuned as there is much more to come!
This challenge is from Krylon but I am not paid for this post in any way.  Components for this project were provided by Krylon brand.
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