Craft Room Organizing

For awhile now I’ve been working on organizing and setting up my craft room.  I’ve been a crafter my whole life and I’ve collected a lot of stuff.  Sorting through it all has been hard and time-consuming, but I’m starting to see the fruits of my labors.  Hallelujah!  I will show pictures when I’m all done.

I’ve been looking for a way to organize all the little stuff and I had been seeing several tutorials on how to color jars.  I love the effect.  I thought that might be my answer.  I thought about buying some of the vintage inspired blue jars but then remembered all the jars I already have and could color them to match my room better.  So, that’s just what I did.

This is such an easy and fast process.

First, I chose wide-mouthed jars because they would hold more and ran them through the dishwasher.

I then mixed 1/2 cup of Mod Podge, 2 TBL. of water, and enough food coloring to make a good deep color.  

I chose to use paste food coloring because it would give me a more vibrant color.  This mixture allowed me to do 10 jars.

I then poured about 2 TBL. into a jar and started rolling the jar to cover the inside with the mixture.

When completely covered I drained the remaining paint out of the jar back into the mixture cup.  I then placed the jars upside down on wax paper to finish draining and to start to dry.

After about an hour I turned them right side up and placed the jars on a cookie sheet.  I put them in a 200 degree oven for about an hour to finish drying.

You’re done.  I decided to add an additional color to the jars and spray painted lids and put them on top.  I love the color and effect they have in my vintage craft room.  Can’t wait to show you the rest of the room and other ideas I have for organizing.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


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