Now that the boys are older and I find myself with bits of time here and there, I’m trying to get back into decorating my house with something other than strewn Legos. I have a craft room that’s really just a large storage closet in the garage, but over the past couple of years with surgeries, therapies, and a general malaise about homekeeping, I’ve let it get a little, um, unruly.
As in, can’t even walk in the door.
When Momologuer was here last weekend, our little floral project inspired me to get back in the game and nurture what remains of the creative side of my brain. The weather’s been nice this week, so while we’ve been outside soaking up some Vitamin D, I tackled the space.
I have no lack of items on my to do list. There are so many unfinished projects in this room, it’s not even funny. See those four white drawers? They’re full of pictures waiting to be turned into scrapbooks. Since it takes me 4,700 hours to decide on a page layout, I’ve decided that getting them in regular old albums is going to be the route I take. It’s all about playing to your strengths.
My favorite crafty projects are making wreaths and floral arrangements. I like to use natural material from the yard as much as possible and have a ton of pine cones and prickly sweet gum balls. I use my old coffee cans to store them.
I also repurpose other items from the house – this is the silverware basket from our dead dishwasher that I use to keep my paints contained.
Speaking of paint….old paint buckets are great for holding flowers and stems. I had my dad line the walls with peg board and hung the buckets from S hooks…
What’s your favorite craft and how do you contain it?
Have a nice day.