Happy Tuesday, everyone! It's been a long time since I've done a tip Tuesday, and not because I haven't had anything to share! I have lots to share, I've just been super lazy about it. But I'm feeling really good today, so I'm going to share with you a fun little tip that makes my craft room a little nicer to work with.
If you're an extreme crafter like me, you probably have a ton of tools. Scissors, rulers, rotary cutters, odds and ends that are useful but hard to store. You don't want to have them just sitting around because that's a lot of clutter, and I don't know about you but I don't have much room as it is. You also don't want to put them in a box or a drawer because you'd be pulling them out every day, and that's a pain. So let me show you a cool trip I saw on the internet that works for me.
Tada! The curtain rod organizer. Now I can hang my tools right above my craft table and everything is there right within reach. What I used was a very cheap curtain rod from Walmart, which was less than $5 and came with all the hardware needed to hang it. It took less than 10 minutes to hang this up!
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to use as hooks to hang everything, and what I ended up deciding was 12 gauge craft wire. It's very soft and easy to work with, but thick enough and strong enough to hold everything. I just wrap it around the rod a couple of times, and leave a hook at the end to hang things on.
Now I do have one special hook on my curtain rod for a pair of old fashioned all steel scissors. They're pretty loose scissors, and they fall open if I put then on a normal hook. So what I did for them is I made a loop with the wire and rest the scissors in the loop.
Cheap, fast, an easy! That's my favorite kind of organizing tip :) So how do you guys store your scissors and other crafting tools? Have any good tips you want to share? I'd love to hear!