Do you have a dedicated space for your crafty ‘stuff’? Whether you have an elaborate crafting station or just use a corner of the cabinet or kitchen table, there are several easy things that can improve your work area. Sure, it’s important to have all the right crafty tools, gadgets, and gear, but with these 5 design tips, you can take your home crafty station from just ‘ok’ to absolutely amazing!
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Think about your Feet
When you stand for long periods of time, your feet and legs can get tired. Do yourself a favor and place a rug at your crafty station. Since a rug covers quite a bit of real estate, think outside the box. If you have kids, use this area to double up as a play zone when you’re not crafty. Since I am always dreaming of the next road trip, this KC Cubs Kids USA Rug that shows all the states in fun, bright colors is perfect for my craft space!
So, whether you want to help your child identify numbers and learn to count or if you’re ready to take them on a tour of the universe, there’s a rug that will help you do just that.
Lighting is Key
If you can’t see your craft projects, then it will be tough to make something beautiful. I love this adjustable light/magnifying glass that lets me focus the light right where I need to see. Whether you use a table lamp or overhead light just make sure you have enough light to see clearly.
Clean Up After You Work
It’s always easier to be creative when your workspace is clean. I am the world’s worst about getting into crafty messes but when a project is done, remember to clean up your crafty space. This makes it much more fun to start a new project the next day.
- Save your scraps
- Toss your trash
- Wipe down Surfaces
Keep it Smelling Nice
My crafty space is in our family basement so it doesn’t always smell fresh and refreshed. I like to keep a room spray on my craft counter so I can keep my work area smelling fresh and clean but in all honestly, I’m not a big fan of some of the conventional air freshener sprays that I have purchased in the past. I recently received two room sprays from Bags & Stella that blend flavor varieties like Bergamot, Thyme, Jasmine, Lavender, White Tea, and Cypress to create a subtle scent that feels light and makes the room smell fresh.
Don’t lose track of time
Sure, I could use my phone to keep up with time, but a fun water-powered clock is much more fun. The Bedol Water clock operates on 100% natural power with no batteries, no chemicals, no electricity. You don’t even need to wind it up! Just fill the tank with natural tap water and it’s set for 8 to 12 weeks of accurate timekeeping before refilling.
Do you have these design tips covered in your craft space? What kind of rug and lighting do you use in your station? I’d love to hear!