22 December 2018

VIDEO | Craft Room Tour 2018

Hello there, today I have my craft room tour of 2018 to share with you. I usually do these every year and so I wanted to get one in before the year is over.

As I have mentioned before, the room looks a lot bigger on camera than it is in real-life. It is really quite small but I am incredibly grateful for it. Craft storage and organisation is one of my favourite things and I am always trying to find new ways to improve the work flow of my room. For me, organisation is very important. It means that I can grab things easily when crafting and also put them back easily too. I like to keep things tidy but you need to find out what works best for you.


Here is a look at my tour for 2018:

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I have two large desks which take up the length of the room on one side. I use one for crafting and one for office type stuff. Under my desk, I have drawer units. I have three Helmer units from Ikea and one Alex unit (also from Ikea). These hold a lot supplies that I grab for often.

I try to keep my main crafting desk clutter free but I do keep some things on there all the time. I have a shelf from Ikea that I use to create extra space. On the shelf I have some Scotch tape, my Copic Markers in Color Cubbies from Studio 3 Solutions (these are unfortunately discontinued but I will link to something similar below), and my mini score boards and a notebook that I use to write supplies in.
Under the shelf I have little bowls that I use to hold various things, one magnetic one that I hold my most use sentiment strip dies in, two ramekin dishes that hold baby wipes and my absorber cloth when in use, I have one that currently has lots of little die cuts in and two spare that I use for the backs of adhesive so that they do not end up all over the floor!
In the corner, I have my tool carousel. This holds all of my main used small tools like rulers, bone folders, tweezers, adhesive, scissors, palette knives, corner rounder punch etc. In the drawers are things like extra blades for my craft knives, erasers, Copic nibs etc. Next to that I have a container that I use for new items (mainly stamps and dies) that I want to use or for Design Team projects. I also have my Tim Holtz Media Mat on my desk (I have a review of that here, if you are interested).

Above my desk are two shelves. These are mainly decorative but I do store my washi tape in containers from Ikea and my paint brushes in jars.
Above that is my camera mount. I have a Manfrotto Variable Friction Arm that I mount my camera to so that I can film from above. You can see more about that in my FAQ section here.
As I mentioned, under my desks I have drawer units from Ikea (Helmer and Alex). These hold colouring supplies, stamping supplies, basic tools, alcohol inks, foil, envelopes, mixed media supplies, adhesives and my Distress Inks and ink blending tools.
I have my ink blending tools in nail polish holders. I have individual ink blending tools for my most used colours of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks. I label to the top of the tool with labels I printed off from the Ranger website (I used the ones for the Distress Spray Stains). Inside the holders I have larger labels and for these I have adhered them to a piece of white cardstock and laminated it. This way, I know where the ink tool should go but I will not get ink on the holder.
Above my computer desk on the wall to the side, I have Picture Ledges that I hold my liquid paints on. On the top shelf I have stencil brushes, a card from my friend Lisa (I do rotate the cards during the year) and a frame that my friend Sarah made for me (which reads 'I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares').
The two shelves below hold Dr Ph Martin's Radiant watercolours, Hydrus watercolours, Bombay ink and Hero Arts Liquid Watercolours. I think they look so pretty all lined up like that!
Back to the other side of my room and I have a new addition on the wall. A pegboard from Ikea. I love this! On the top section I have my Mini MISTI and Tim Holtz Platform. Both are in cases made by my friend Ruth. Next to that I have spray bottles and stamp cleaner. Below I have Distress Reinkers, Altenew Marker Refills, Nuvo Shimmer Powders and glitter paste.
Below that is my favourite piece of furniture, my Raskog! This holds so much stuff! The top tier holds colour pencils, pens, two of my swatch binders and colour charts. The second tier holds more pens (Zigs, Arteza, Altenew and Tonic), as well as Distress Markers and Hero Arts Glimmer Paints. The bottom tier holds spray adhesive, MISTI cleaner, rubbing alcohol, my Copic refills  and Airbrush supplies (my actual airbrush compressor now lives in my bedroom under a cabinet). I also have my heat tools attached to the side of it with 3M command hooks.
I keep my Copic Refills in a Really Useful Box (3L) they fit in really nicely but as you can see, I have run out of space now, so will need another one. I keep track of which refills I have by marking them on a blank Copic colour chart.
The other side of my room has a large Hemnes cabinet as well as my embellishment drawers. I store all of my stamps and dies in the cabinet, along with cardstock, paper and my die cutting machines. Right at the top of my cabinet I have round boxes from Ikea that hold my wood mounted stamps in.
The top shelf holds larger stamps. I have them in boxes from Ikea. I have my larger stamp sets in Avery Elle Extra Large Stamp & Die Pockets. My background stamps are in WRMK 6x6" sleeves. The next shelf down holds my Clearly Besotted stamps. These are in containers from Muji which are sadly now discontinued. Since I am on the Design Team, I keep these stamps separated by category - sentiments, floral, animals etc. The dividers are made from clear plastic swing clip files. The box to the left is for Clearly Besotted overflow (new release etc.) and the box to the right holds any new items that I have just purchased.
The next shelf down holds my Hero Arts stamps and dies. These are again in Ikea boxes and divided by category. I am on the Creative Team, so I find this works well for me to find the set that I need. As with the rest of my 'normal sized' stamps, these are in the Avery Elle Large Stamp & Die Pockets. If I have a die set to match, these are kept behind the stamp set in the same pocket.
The next shelf holds my 8.5" x 11" cardstock (and some A4). I have the cardstock in magazine files and divided with labels so that I can easily grab the colour that I need. I keep the cardstock in 9" x 12" grip seal bags and just cut off the top. I find these work really well and keep my cardstock contained and easy to get in and out of the magazine files.
To the side of the cardstock I have EZ Mount Binders that I use to keep my dies in. On the bottom shelf, I have die cutting machines and their cutting plates, envelope punch board and my 6" x 6" paper pads.
To the side of my cabinet I have The Best Organiser drawer cabinets. On the top of it I have 12" x 12" cardstock and paper in a Cropper Hopper paper holder. Next to that I have another swatch binder and then my stencil binders.
In the drawers of the top cabinet, I have ink pads, embossing powders and Nuvo Drops. In the bottom drawers I have sequins and embellishments, stickers, felt, ribbon and glitter. Beside the cabinets I have my tripod for my camera and a drawing board.

One thing that I didn't mention in the video is that I do have some supplies that are not in the room. I have a Cricut that I keep in my bedroom, as well as my Copic compressor. I also have the Gemini FoilPress that I got recently, I haven't quite found a space for that yet. I also have a cupboard on my landing where I have extra adhesives, photo props, Christmas stamps and the cards that I have made.


Here are the links to what I use in my craft room for storage. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

If you have made it this far, thank you so very much for sticking with me! I really do appreciate it. I hope you have enjoyed looking around my room and maybe have got some ideas for your own space. Thank you so much for visiting me today, have a great day!


  1. OMG... I lOVE your room! You've given me so many good ideas. My room is a little larger and its in absolute CAOS because I just didn't know what to do or how to organize. I'd get an idea and then it wouldn't work out for whatever reason. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Time to go shopping now and get organized.

  2. Gorgeous Room, similar size to mine that I'm moving into so thank you for some ideas :)
    Wishing you a very happy Christmas xxx

  3. Your room is gorgeous, your so lucky to get an entire room to yourself I would love one. But I do get my desk downstairs in a corner of the lounge so I can't complain. Great storage ideas, I'm dotted all over place. Have a wonderful Christmas x

  4. Looks awesome, organized
    and pretty! Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Such a beautiful room and a great video Michelle. Lovely to see my card up there and of course the little chick which made an appearance too! You have so many fab storage ideas - I need to steal all of them but need to get a new room first. That might help a bit :) xx

  6. Oh my word, Michelle! Can I come and move in?! Your craft room is beautifully organised and an absolute dream for any messy crafter (like me?!) I managed to clear my craft room in time for Christmas (mainly so that we could eat a meal at what is supposed to be our dining table?!) and am on a mission to try and clear up after myself, but I am in ABSOLUTE AWE of your tidiness! I know it is easier if you have one room completely allocated to craft...or at least that's the excuse I'm using...but would love to be able to make everything look so pretty - definite room envy! Lucky you, though and I bet it makes for happy crafting! Hugs, Lisa x

  7. WOW...Your craft room is beautifully ...

  8. Thank you so much for your gentle, patient and slower description/demonstration of each item in your room. So very helpful! I'm just beginning to set up my sewing room in a former bedroom. I'm thinking of bringing all of my stamping things up as well, and this was incredibly helpful. My heartfelt thanks!


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