Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working really hard on making our Craft Room/Office into a fun, vibrant, functional, and organized place to work and create! Aside from the “pretty projects” like the gold polka dot wall and new turquoise stools, I’ve also been tirelessly purging and sorting and arranging and re-arranging all of our craft and office supplies to really make this room function perfectly! I’m not quite ready to show you all my organizing solutions for this space just yet, but did want to pop on to show you these quick, easy, and super cute dry-erase labels I just made!
I am all about organizing in baskets–they work really well for my family. I like that everything has its own place, and clean-up is a breeze because you can literally just throw stuff right in them! I am a fan of baskets over clear containers because I don’t like to see the clutter held within. Because baskets are often not see-through, the essential part of using baskets successfully is having them labeled! These are baskets from Target (the extra large size that they no longer carry – boo!). We used to have toys stashed in them in the play room. I’ve been moving a ton of stuff around so stay tuned to see what we’ve done in there! I brought these super durable baskets into the craft room to hold random supplies, but the red labels weren’t going to work in our turquoise, green and gold room! These labels were my quick and oh-so-cute solution! (Pst – you can see some of my other basket labeling techniques here and here).
I started with some turquoise and white card stock from my stash. Using a Big Shot with circle framelets, I cut a bunch of circles. The white circles measure about 2″ and the blue are about 3.5.”
I then pulled out some turquoise-striped washi tape (also from Target), and stretched a length across both the top and bottom of the white circles.
I then trimmed down the tape with a scissors to match the curve of the circle.
Next, I used roller adhesive to secure the white circles to the blue circles.
I could have just labeled the white areas here, but I wanted the labels to be dry erase so I can change them up as needed! My key to making items dry erase: a laminator! I laminated the circle labels four at a time and then re-cut them out with scissors.
My final supply for these labels is one of my all-time favorite DIY tools: adhesive-backed Velcro. The kind I have has very strong sticky adhesive on BOTH sides of the Velcro. I simply cut the Velcro into squares. One side was adhered to the basket, the other side was adhered to the back of the label.
Once I determined what all was going in my baskets, I wrote on all the labels with a dry erase marker.
I then secured the label to the basket and filled them up!
I’m not quite ready to give you the full organizational tour, but here’s a quick peak at all the baskets filled, labeled and stored!
These little details really make a room for me. After all, there’s no point in a room looking pretty if you can’t find anything. I love that these labels were quick to make and add such a fun pop of color to our otherwise bland and boring closet!
I’ll be back later this week with a quick and cute kitchen update! Until then, have a great start to your week!Posted In North Carolina, Sewing