Category: Arts and Crafts

7 Tips On How To Organize Your Crafts Room

7 Tips On How To Organize Your Crafts Room

If you’ve been hard at your craft hobby for awhile, you’ll know all about getting things in a mess. I recently decided to turn our spare bedroom into arts an crafts room so that I could have a cubby hole away from the main living area. Dedicating a room to artistic pursuits was one of the best things I did.

I’ve been hard at work organizing things, and I’m finally getting on top of everything now. Even having a dedicated room for arts and crafts need some thought so that things don’t get out of hand. So, before your crafts space or room grows out of control, I’d suggest taking stock and getting yourself organized first.

After all, a clean space leaves a clear mind for more creativity.

Here are some suggestions:

#1 Get extra storage space

Getting an additional cabinet or other types of storage – if the size of your room or space allows – will free up your workspace from the clutter. Don’t allow your work table to become a dumping zone for junk.

#2 Get rid of anything you don’t need

Be ruthless when you go through your craft supplies and items. After a few years you’ll probably accumulate a ton of stuff, you’ll never use. Chuck everything out that you don’t need or donate it to your local school. You’ll feel a lot better for it.

#3 Take stock and be ruthless

Ask yourself what you need to store and think about the types of zones or areas do you need to create. A useful tip is to group your stuff into similar piles to store together. For example, craft supplies by type, fabric, and sewing, etc.

#4 Create work zones

Create work zones within the room dedicating one zone for each project. That way you’ll be able to leave them all set up on your workbench as I move through the steps. Sometimes, when you experience a creativity block on one project, moving to another one might free up the creative flow.

#5  Get what you need

Don’t skimp on organization tools like cupboards, bins and drawers. You’ll be surprised how good it makes you feel to be organized and how productive you’ll actually become.

#6 Put things away

My favorite organizers for my craft room are relatively inexpensive and easy to get. The problem is making sure you use them! I use cube organizers to create my work desk and to store fabrics.

#7 Have a chance of scenery

Sometimes, working somewhere else is great, such as moving to the dining room table for a change, or setting up a spare table in the garden can be good for the soul.

The Death of Traditional Crafts

The Death of Traditional Crafts

They say women are the backbone of the arts and crafts movements. Well, most of my friends who are good at crafts are indeed women although I have lots of artistic friends who are men.

Arts and crafts exist anywhere, from the Americas to the Pacific and everywhere in between. India is well-known for their wide range of cultural exhibits. European art began to show the impact of the expanding culture in the 19th century.

Changing traditional art and craft forms

traditional crafts

Traditional art forms are changing due to technology, which has evolved in recent years. But “art” is still considered activities that involve some type of ability, or even a dedication to a certain object and heritage.

Although every culture on earth has a different idea of heritage, there’s a universal recognition of the meaning of art and crafts.

Are traditional crafts dead?

Traditional crafts were often passed down from mother to daughter. In the past, when men were considered the breadwinners, women would bury themselves in learning crafts and producing art.

How times have changed. These days, more women than ever are pursuing careers in a wide range of disciplines. So, the time to focus on artistic endeavors has greatly diminished.

While the development of traditional crafts might be under threat, I think there are lots of women (and men) who are still passionate about continuing the legacy of their forebears.

Digital Scrapbook Christmas Wallpaper

Digital Scrapbook Christmas Wallpaper

Christmas may have come and gone but next Christmas will come around very quickly. Here’s a neat project to store for when you have some spare time. Digital scrapbook Christmas wallpapers offer a simple way to help keep your vacation memories, whether you’re making one design for your own Christmas album or intending to send copies of your electronic scrapbook to family and friends.

Scrapbook patterns for Christmas

Downloadable collections of patterned papers such as these take the stress from scrapbooking by supplying you with numerous distinct options that may easily be combined and matched to make a distinctive look.

You need to utilize multiple wallpapers on the same scrapbook layout by linking them together to make a grid creation, or by layering different wallpapers to create a decorative mat for your focus photograph.

Since Christmas is among the post popular topics for scrapbookers of all ability levels, many gifted electronic designers have chosen to distribute free newspapers, embellishments, and page kits with this particular theme.

Free Digital Scrapbooking

Free Digital Scrapbooking provides an assortment of downloadable desktop papers that you enjoy. This kit contains background documents, ribbon bows, brads, Christmas tree clip art, members and a word artwork title. Computer Scrapbook provides papers and antiques from its Winter Jubilee and Noel topics.

Remember, a lot of the websites offering free Christmas digital scrapbooking materials also have additional pages and embellishments you can purchase.

If you find free digital scrapbook wallpapers which you love, consider incorporating your favored graphics to other elements of your vacation decor.