Talking organized art supplies today! I know. We’ve talked about organized art supplies before. That’s because I have a thing for art/school supplies. And for keeping them organized. :) Just before school let out last June I got our art supplies under control with this fun wooden bottle caddy.
It worked great for a few months, but I realized my kids were reaching for the markers, colored pencils, pencils and crayons the most often. Our crayons were in a different container in a drawer and it didn’t make sense to have them separated from everything else. I knew once school started and the kids were living in the craft room I needed a better solution.
These are the things that keep me up at night. ;)
So this is what I came up with! I found this cool wooden tray at Tai Pan in Utah over the summer and bought it thinking I’d use it on my dining room table. But then I came home and decided to try putting pots inside of it to hold our most often used art supplies.
Perfect solution! I still use the other wooden organizer to hold scissors and brushes and supplies we don’t use as much, but the pencils, crayons, markers and colored pencils that we use over and over every day are right out on the table – easy to reach. I might paint the black pots another color – or switch them out at some point, but for now (until I figure out the direction I’m going with decor in this room) the black works great. I almost borrowed the wooden trey to put some pumpkins and fall accessories in it for the living room, but I knew we’d miss it too much in the craft room. The kids use this every single day. Problem solved! Whew. Now I can sleep.
When I took these pictures I snapped a few of the craft room so I can finally show you one of my favorite rooms in the house! It’s empty and not decorated yet, but coming soon anyway. Is everyone having a fun Halloween week? It’s always a busy one! I’m holding off on Christmas decor but am having a hard time restraining myself. I promised my husband I’d wait until Halloween is over but then all bets are off and I’m turning this place into a winter wonderland!
Just minus the winter.
4 thoughts on “Organized art supplies (a new solution!)”
I love I love Tai Pan. I just did something similar. I can’t leave it out though. Finley got ahold of a marker and decided to decorate his face. He is so quick.
I was actually stalking your blog tonight. I got some good ideas on toys for the little guy. I can’t wait to decorate too. We are taking our Christmas pictures this weekend. I am SO excited about Christmas this year.
Have a fun Halloween!
This is great for art supplies! Now if I can only find a wooden tray like that…or maybe 2, so I can put one on my kitchen table ;) Can’t wait to see pictures of your craft room!!!! xoxo
I love how it looks! –Hanna Lei
Great idea — love your organizing tips! Can’t wait to see what you do for Christmas decorating!