Do you have an area of crafting that is always in need of organizational help?! For me, it’s yarn – it’s always everywhere! And so I have a fun solution today. And then once you get your yarn in a useable spot, you can actually use it! I have had crochet hearts on my to-do list since last year, and I’m finally cranking some out! So today it’s all about Crocheted Hearts and Yarn Organization.
What does your craft space look like?? Here was a view of craft space before we moved….
But let’s face it, it normally looked like this:
I have a post, all about my practical craft room – it even has a video tour, so for sure you’ll want to check that out: Craft Room Tour
In our new house, I am SO excited about the craft room potential – it even has windows!! My dream of natural light is coming true. For now, I’m just dreaming of how I will set up. It’s a little overwhelming, seeing all the picture-perfect craft spaces on Pinterest. I’m just mainly wanting something with great storage and tons of useable areas.
Speaking of storage, I did okay in my old craft room, but one thing I struggled with was yarn. It was just in a bucket, and always jumbled. I checked out Michael’s for some different storage solutions, and ended with with some much-cuter wicker trunks.
I know what you’re thinking – isn’t a wicker basket the same functionality as the bucket? Well, I outfitted the interior as well, and that’s the secret. I put yarn skeins in as a first layer, flat so you can see all the options:
And then I used more baskets to make levels. It keeps the smaller things separated – perfect for organization:
And then you can keep smaller things (like hooks and scissors) and your current project (like my crochet hearts) right on top, for easy access. And when it’s easy to get to and put away, it’s easier to find myself working on a project. These baskets are cute enough that they can be in your living area if they need to. I love that they have a lid and can hide their contents.
I just love organization solutions that are also cute – – win win!
So here’s the big question – if you were more organized, what could you accomplish?? What has been on your to-do list forever that you just haven’t gotten to? For me, one thing (out of my list of a million to-dos) are these cute cute crocheted hearts – I wish you could see them in person, because they’re that much cuter in person. Find the pattern for the crochet hearts HERE.
They pushed my crochet skills because I had to read a pattern and try some stitches I’ve never tried before. But that made it all the more awesome when I actually figured it out – love the sense of accomplishment, especially when it’s so cute.
Any guesses on what I’m going to do with all these crocheted hearts? What would you make with them? I actually have a couple of ideas up my sleeve – stay tuned for that!
I’m part of the Michael’s Makers team – see what other crafters are doing to organize their space and finally get to their to-do projects: