Monday, February 27, 2017

Craft Room Tour: Designer Ashley's Scrappy Space

Today we are featuring Ashely's Scrap Space. Check out her tips and tricks on how she stores her supplies.. You will love it!

Hello.  Ashley here with a tour of my scrap room.

My room is located in a small office on the first floor of the house.  It's near the kitchen which is  convenient.  Luckily it has a door that can be closed to hide the mess that I always make when working on a project!

The wall above my desk is blank at the moment because I rearranged my room recently (the desk used to be under the window) and I'm still trying to decide what to put there.

I have two large bookshelves on each side of the room to store my paper and stickers.

The drawers are the Alex units from Ikea and I love them.  They hold all my tools, adhesives, embellishments, and any other random supplies.  They also provide counter space when I need more room.

My desktop.

I keep the Thickers stored upright in this basket, on my desk, to make it easier to flip through and find what I'll be using.


I keep my paper in these 12 x 12 vertical paper holders.  I like to pull out the individual paper holder and flip through it to find what I'm looking for.

More paper and sticker storage.

Washi Storage.  I like to keep them in a removable plastic container.  When I go to crops, I just grab the whole thing and take it with me.  I cut chipboard into strips and taped them into place to keep the washi from rolling around.

Stickles.  Same storage as the washi.  When I go to crops, I just pull the entire container out of the drawer and take it with me.  I also used chipboard again to keep the bottles of Stickles in their place.

Sequins and small brads.  I use clear containers that I found in the jewelry making (bead) section of the craft store.

Some of my embellishments are stored by color.  Inside each drawer, I have further divided them into trays for flowers, tags and paper for layering, large brads and buttons, etc..

I took most of the embellishments out of their original packaging.  Some of this stuff I've had for years and it wasn't getting used...  Now that I can see it, touch it, and go through it, it's finally getting used!

Thanks for taking a look at my room!


Dara Lynn said...

Definitely love the space and meticulous organization of supplies!!!!

Ashley Smith said...

Thank you Dara Lynn!

langeatheart said...

Such a beautiful room and so organized!! I have the same desk but am loving your shelving unit! Time for a trip to Ikea! All the best! Pam :)

Laura Whitaker said...

Love your space! The embellishment bins sorted by colour is a great idea!