By Caroline Bujold
Are you a creative person without a creative space? Do you feel the urge to DIY the world, but have no place to do so? Do you NEED a craft room makeover (or closet, or bag, or even a tiny drawer )?
If yes, then you need to take some time to carve out a space, if ever so tiny, to keep that spark of creativity going.
Sometimes the biggest obstacle preventing us from doing the hobbies we love, is actually having to fish out the material. Every. Damn. Time. What a drag!
It’s not always a given that we love the jobs that pay the bills. Creative hobbies like sewing, photography, collages and journaling have great positive benefits on your brain and your heart, no matter how good you are (or you think you are) at it. The simple act of activating your imagination is what matters.
So, for this season of cheer, get crafty.
Craft room makeover / Home office
There are so many ways you can organize your materials so they are readily available: a simple tote, basket or bin, one drawer or one shelf in a closet can do the trick if you don’t have a lot of space.
But if you have an entire room to dedicate to hobbies, then the sky is the limit.
Make it fun, make it cute, make it inspiring so you want to make stuff in it. You are a DIYer? Make it as you go with fun makeover projects.
The idea is not to have a completely decorated/finished room right away. You can make it more beautiful as you go along with your different projects. Use what you already have to limit expenses.
Don’t worry about filling every nook and cranny, keep some empty space to acquire new materials.
Add cute wallpaper, a shelving unit, like this Ikea Kallax one that still shows the wallpaper, and a few baskets and bins.
The organization principles here are the same as usual:
- Group items by category,
- Keep what you think you can use and discard the rest,
- Organize in a limited space – so you know to declutter when it’s overflowing.
I can’t wait to see what you make next!