Over the short life of this blog, I’ve talked a lot about art supply organization. Along with many of the child-related organization issues we have here in our home, this seems to be one of those topics I have to revisit often.
All 3 of our kiddos love to create, color, glue, glitter, cut, paint and more. That means I am cleaning up a lot of art work remnants, buying new supplies to replenish what has been used, and it seems i’m always searching for simple, cute and inexpensive ways to keep the supplies organized. Yet also keeping the system easy for the kids to help mom with clean-up.
Our kids do most of their creating while I am in the kitchen making meals. It’s a good way to keep them occupied while I am busy. A few weeks ago I shared our art room here at the rental house. The kids spend a lot of time in this room coloring, playing games and assembling puzzles. But when it comes to the messy art, I reserve that for the kitchen table…Where I can keep a close eye and rest assured they aren’t creating a wall mural out of permanent ink. 🙂
There are built-in cabinets next to our kitchen table so I figured this would be a great space to stow away the art supplies we use in the kitchen…
Since I was planning on storing them away in the upper cabinets with glass doors, I wanted the organizers to be pretty. And as I always try to aim for, keep the organizers on a budget as well…
No shocker that I found most everything i needed in the $1 section at target. Actually, I’d been hoarding away a few $1 organizers for a while now, just waiting for the perfect project to pop up.
Last week, I pulled out all of our messy art supplies and my supply of organizers. Then I thought over my plan of action…
On friday night the kids helped me sort it all out and we put everything away neatly behind cabinet doors…
Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, over the years I have re-organized our art supply to fit the current need. My intention of sharing this latest version is to encourage you that organization does not have to cost you a lot of money. For a few dollars (not hundreds) you can purchase items that are pretty and simple, yet keep it all contained.
Have a great day!
Love the dollar section at Target. I'll have to look for those chevron tins. They would be perfect in my new craft room. Too funny about the cat.
I know – the $1 section at target is so dangerous! Every time I go the ladies that work up front are restocking and I have to stop to see what's going on 🙂
Hope you can locate the tins for your new craft room. I'd love to see your craft room!!! Share pics! 🙂
I got those chevron tins too! LOVE them!
I love them too! Cute and handy and only $1! 🙂
These tools are so useful to store the items.
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