The last frontier in my craft room ~ the back of the door. I thought I had used every inch of space I possibly could in this small storage room that I took over for my craft room when we moved from Long Island to Ohio 3 1/2 years ago. Well, now I have!
I purchased a canvas shoe organizer with 24 pockets (Amazon.com).
I have loved seeing these pocket organizers, that look like shoe organizers, from fellow bloggers. You can see these, and a few others, on my Pinterest board, Craft Sewing Rooms.
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I decided to go the lazy way by using the shoe organizer for my base and embellishing it to get the same look as my inspiration pictures above. I pulled together different trims, laces, napkins, handkerchiefs, fabric scraps, etc., and laid them out on the pockets to see how I wanted them.
Then I just used hot glue to adhere the different embellishments to the pockets or along the sections of the organizer.
I will continue to embellish this as time goes on and I find pieces of trim, fabric and lace that I like and think will look pretty on this organizer.
Meanwhile, for ease of labeling to know what is in each pocket, I used some plain tags I had and an alphabet stamp set for labeling each pocket. I’ll continue to do that as I decide what I want to put in each pocket.
I also used some decorative clothes pins I had in my supplies to clip the tags (tied with string) to the pocket.
I hope to use this organizer for all those little things I pick up at the craft store that I just don’t have a spot for in the drawers. Plus, I don’t want them to get lost by me just sticking them in a random drawer.
This will help me to keep things organized. And in a pretty way!
Now to get the second half done! I’ll share this again once I have the whole thing done.