How to Organize Your Craft Room (or Any Room!) with “Green” Ideas

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

We have some fun and easy ideas for organizing your craft room with items you already have around your home.  So don’t throw out that spaghetti jar or paper box! Take a look at what we did with items one might normally throw away or recycle! It will cost you little or no money…and you’ll be taking some small steps towards crafting in a more earth-friendly way!

Items we used in this episode can be found here:

Download the Episode 3′s accompanying PDF pattern here.
Chalk Markers
Chalkboard Paint
Clear Contact Paper
Double Fold Bias Tape

If you don’t want to use chalkboard paint, then we also like this product:
Chalkboard Contact Paper, 18″ x 6′

So here’s what we had “before”….

And then here’s the AFTER!

The beautiful pink fabric box you see in the photo above was created by the amazing Carla C with the use of her pattern, Case Study: Basic Boxes.

Thank you to this week’s sponsor, www.YouCanMakeThis.com for making this episode possible. Visit “You Can Make This” to instantly download patterns and instructions for clothing, home decor, jewelry, crochet/knitting, crafts, scrapbooking, and more.

We’d love to hear from you! What kinds of things do you do to repurpose, reuse, or upcycle? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
-Kim & Kris

Congratulations to Recent Winners!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

This past week, we were fortunate enough to host  two fantastic giveaways! Drumroll please…

(First name and partial email addresses below. We’ll be in contact with you shortly!)

Joel Dewberry Book and Fabric

Dannielle – jasongal0…

Rita – rdecoo….

And the winner of the Canon Rebel Giveaway is… 

Kelsey – kwallabea….

And a very special thank you to all those who helped support the “Just Ask!” Campaign in the fight against cancer. We truly appreciate your amazing response to such a wonderful cause. We truly appreciate you.

*New episode of The DIY Dish will go live tonight! Find out some fun ways to turn trash into treasure!*