Oh, to have a dedicated craft room, with rows of shelves for inks, stamps, dies, cardstock…. but in my house, I just don’t have the space. Sigh.
I craft at the dining table. It’s more sociable, I suppose, as I’m not sat in a room away from other people, but it does make storage a little tricky.
I’ve had my eye on an IKEA Raskog trolley for ages! I finally got one last month and, even better, it was half price. Sometimes things are worth waiting for, and I’m in love with my turquoise trolley.
I thought I’d share how I’ve organised my craft supplies in the trolley.
Top shelf: I store my dies and stamps on this shelf, mostly in Avery Elle stamp pockets. I keep them in one IKEA Variera box and also a Curver storage box, which is a bit wider so fits the larger sets.
I keep my Cuttlebug die cutting plates here too, plus a little tray for acrylic blocks. I also have a selection of precut card bases, watercolour cardstock, and envelopes I’ve made.
At the front of the boxes is my container of sequins.
Middle shelf: I have two more IKEA Variera boxes on the middle shelf. One holds my distress ink minis and larger acrylic blocks. The other has my Zig clean colour brush pens, a box of tools (pencils, pens, scissors), and some larger adhesive tapes.
I keep my mini Misti in the purple zip bag and a box of paintbrushes in front, along with rulers.
Bottom shelf: I keep my embossing supplies on the bottom shelf, along with a folder of dies, a selection of jewellery making tools which includes my wire cutters, and a box of different adhesives.
Around the edges: I’ve got a few things on the edges of the trolley:
Top: I found some hooks in IKEA to hang things from the trolley. I use these for my heat tool and also some enamel dots. I keep my stamp cleaning supplies in an IKEA Bygel wire basket hanging from the back.
Middle: I have two plastic IKEA Sunnersta containers on the side to store my liquid adhesives, sprays, and glitter pens. On the front, I have three IKEA Grundtal containers. These have magnetic bases so stick to the side of the trolley really well. I keep washi tape, metallic threads, and my personalised ‘handmade by’ stamp in these containers.
So, that’s a quick tour of my Raskog craft trolley.