Welcome to my craft studio and office! Today I’m sharing for the first time ever a full craft room tour of the space where I run my creative business, plan my days, get crafty and make all of my Cricut crafts!
It only took over 15+ years to finally get my craft room settled to where I’m happy with it. My craft room is in one of the bedrooms of our house; but this was the fourth room that I’ve set up as my craft space. With each room I grew and so did my supplies and interests.
After finally settling on a room that would fit my needs, it then took over 12+ years to finally get it to where it is now. It was well worth the wait and I couldn’t be happier!! My dream was always to have a light and bright IKEA craft room setup inspired by KATE SPADE decor. I think I finally captured that and this space is truly my happy place!
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I have been blogging for over 20 years and in the beginning needed a creative space to design my crystal jewelry. That business eventually morphed into what is now Behind the Designs. It is my hope that you will find ideas and inspiration here that can help you organize and decorate your craft space, no matter how big or small that space is.
You should also keep in mind that these pictures reflect my craft space after I cleaned and decluttered a bit (okay, A LOT!). As a creative there is just no way my space is ever this clean on a daily basis, as I’m sure you can relate!
My craft room is setup as “stations” or workspaces. I do like an organized space and I wanted to keep my top creative interests separate from one another. If I had more space I’d definitely be able to fill it! This craft room is a 12′ x 14′ space and I’ve utilized every nook I could including the closet which adds on another approximate 7’x2′ of usable space. I’m also quite sure that as Behind the Designs grows, so too will my creative space!
My Craft Room Sections
- Computer Workspace
- Cricut Workspace
- Craft Heat Press Workspace
- Paper Craft Storage Organization
- Printer Workspace
- Project Table Workspace
- All Other Storage
If you want to see more craft room organization be sure to check out Cleaning and Organization.
2023 Ikea Craft Room Tour By Workspace
My craft room office features an Ikea, Happy Planner and Cricut setup. It has Kate Spade inspired decor with touches of pink and teal colors. I gave a full craft room tour over on my YouTube channel and you can see that video tour below.
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I have very carefully planned each space in this craft room and have literally utilized every inch of space that I could.
Craft Room Specifics
- Room size is 12′ x 14′ not including the closet space; the closet space gives me an added 7′ x 2′ of space to use for storage and organization.
- Paint: Olympic Premium, Soft Amethyst, Eggshell
- Gold Dot Sheer Curtains purchased from Walmart
- Gold Dot Fabric Bins purchased from Target
My computer workspace also serves as my planning space. When you enter my craft room this is the space to the left side of the room. The first picture in this post shows the workspace desk more clearly. It is directly under the left window.
Computer Workspace Details
- Display cabinet that holds all of my Webster’s Pages and Planner Society travelers notebooks; as well as a few Filofax planners. The cabinet I purchased many, many years ago from Christmas Tree Shops. My plan is to one day paint it all white.
- 2-4×4 Ikea Kallax Shelving Units. One has 4 open cubes, 16-drawers and 4-doors with storage. The second unit holds all of my Happy Planners and Happy Planner Deluxe Covers.
- 1-Ikea Lagkapten desktop (size 47-1/4″ x 23-5/8″) which serves as my planning and computer workspace. It has 2-Olov Adjustable Legs on one side.
At this desk I can use my computer and easily plan out my day. I have easy access to any planner that I need as well as to all my Happy Planner Stickers. Plus it works perfectly for taking pictures on sunny days!
What’s On My Desk
- 24″ iMac Desktop
- Cricut Self-Healing Cutting Mat in Mint
- Happy Planner Happy Plans Ceramic Mug
- Kate Spade Gold Dot Stainless Steel Mug 24-ounces
Computer Workspace Decor
- Green globe with gold accents (Hobby Lobby)
- 2-Gold dot ceramic vases (Hobby Lobby)
- 2-White wood boxes with pink faux flowers (Micheals)
- Pink circle storage box with gold dot lid (Hobby Lobby)
- American Crafts Heidi Swapp Marquee Letters that spell out CREATE; inside each letter I used gold, pink or seafoam glitter scrapbook paper (Michaels)
- White wall flowers (Hobby Lobby)
- 8-Happy Planner Sticker Book Storage in Neutral Florals
- Plug In Pendant Mini Chandelier, White
My Cricut workspace really spans two areas. The first area is where I house my Cricut machines and vinyl. The second area is where I house my heat presses (see below).
The first Cricut workspace is next to my computer workspace. It mainly organizes my Cricut supplies but it also hosts craft supplies such as stamp inks, Washi Tape, pens, watercolor supplies and more. Let’s take a deeper look.
The first Cricut workspace storage is contained between my two craft room windows and sits directly behind my project table island.
Cricut Workspace Storage
- 2-Recollections Modular Wide Mobile Chests by Simply Tidy; these were perfect for storing my wood base rubber stamps as well as all my Cricut vinyl (permanent, removable, HTV, iron-on).
- 4-Modular Half Cubes by Simply Tidy; I have two half cubes sitting on top of each of the mobile chests (for the detail of what is in each cube see the next bullet points below).
- On top of those half cubes I have my pink Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Maker cutting machines.
- 2-3 drawer Washi Tape organizers plus 2-Totally Tiffany Pen and Ink Palace Desk Maid.
- 2-Ikea Skadis Pegboard (14″ x 22″) with Ikea Skadis Shelves and Container Cups; each pegboard holds one pink and one purple Cricut Acrylic Rulers.
- Vizio Television with 24″ screen mounted on the wall.
- American Crafts Heidi Swapp Light Box (13″ x 10″) that I used to highlight my business name.
Modular Cubes Craft Supplies
- Modular Cube #1: 3 Drawer Acrylic Organizer houses all my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Oxides; but this organizer can easily hold 12×12 paper.
- Modular Cube #2: holds Close To My Heart Stamps (contained in Target Brightroom Fridge and Pantry Bin 14-3/8″ x 9-1/16″ x 5-15/16″) and Cocoa Daisy stamps (contained in Target Brightroom Clear Acrylic Stackable Trays 6″ x 4-1/2″ x 3-3/16″).
- Modular Cube #3: has two Target Brightroom Fridge and Pantry Bins (14-3/8″ x 6-7/8″ x 3-15/16″) which hold various crafting supplies: craft glue, Mod Podge, Liquitex, White Gesso, etc.
- Modular Cube #4: 3 Drawer Acrylic Organizer houses all my watercolor paints, brushes and some clear acrylic stamping blocks.
Cricut Heat Press Workspace
The second Cricut workspace is all of the right-side of my craft room. It’s a space that is really the work-horse of my creativity. It organizes all my crafting machines, tools, decorative elements and more.
Cricut Heat Press Workspace Shelving*
- 1st Ikea Kallax Shelving Units (12 spaces) organizes all of my Cricut Heat Presses, Cuttlebug, Silhouette Portrait, Cricut Joy, We R Memory Keepers Typewriter in pink, plus so much more.
- 2nd Ikea Kallas Shelving Unit holds everything from my decorative paperclips, We R Memory Keepers Cinch, Scotch laminator, We R Memory Keepers punch boards, Janome sewing machine, Happy Planner paper punches, sticker storage binders, letter-size boxes and more.
*Please note: Sadly, the two Ikea Kallax shelving units in this space are no longer available.
Cricut Heat Press Workspace Wall
- 2-Ikea Skadis Pegboards (22″ x 22″) and one Ikea Skadis Pegboard (30″ x 22″).
- Cricut Brightpad
- We R Memory Keepers Glitter Mini-Vac
- Cricut Tools
- Ikea Container cups to organize smaller craft supplies
- White wall flower (Hobby Lobby)
- Disc-shaped wall banner (made for me by my daughter)
- 2-canvas wall art pieces both made for me by my daughter (notice how one looks like the Happy Planner Squad Girl planner cover?! Love that one!)
Paper Craft Storage Organization
Let’s talk a bit about this space. This is the closet in the room. It has served many purposes through the years and just before filming my tour for YouTube I had removed the white wire shelving from the walls. I do have plans for this space.
Most of the organization pieces in this space are the “old” Recollections craft storage pieces (they are now called Simply Tidy). These pieces have been with my crafting journey since day one and have seen just about every corner of three different rooms in our house.
But, before I talk about what my future plans for this space, let’s go over what is currently in the closet.
Paper Craft Storage
- 5-Recollections Modular Divider Cubes (now Simply Tidy) used to organize scrapbook paper.
- 4-2 drawer storage organization cubes holding everything from office supplies to stickers and more. These originally came from Michaels but are no longer sold.
- 6-open craft storage cubes holding 14.5 quart Latchmate craft organizer bins (both from Michaels).
- Various storage boxes and photo boxes.
- Happy Planner Tote Bags and Everything Mary Craft Bag Organizer tote tan dot.
- Kate Spade black, pink and gold polka dot table lamp.
- Multi-drawer craft organizer (Hobby Lobby).
Now that we’ve had a look at what is currently in the closet space, let me talk briefly about my vision/plans for the future of this space. Ultimately, I want to add some decorative wallpaper to the walls; add an Ikea Kallax unit or two for storage and create a center table-top space to be able to utilize as a shipping area; a pegboard for the wall and some lights around the inside of the door frame.
This workspace houses my printer, craft supplies/project organization cases along with an inspiring quote and pegboard to display the handmade greeting cards I’ve made.
Printer Workspace Storage
- Canon Pixma G6020 printer
- 2-Recollections Mobile Storage Towers with 7-Scrapbook Storage Cases each
- Ikea Skadis Pegboard (30″ x 22″)
- Wood quote that reads “Inspire” (I believe I purchased this from Michaels many years ago)
In the mint-handle scrapbook storage cases there are a variety of craft supplies and they were perfect for organizing my different projects; especially if the project involved 12×12 scrapbook paper.
Other Ideas For Scrapbook Cases
- Crafting ribbon
- Washi tape
- Specialty pen collections (such as Pengems, VillaBeautiful Pens)
- Pieces of scrap paper (I never throw away paper!)
- Journaling supplies
- 12×12 scrapbook paper projects
- Faux flowers
- Die Cuts
Project Table Workspace
When I designed this Ikea craft room I wanted to incorporate a project table; something that was separate from my computer workspace. It was my plan that I would do all things projects and filming at this table.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of the Ikea Kallax Units that are holding up my project table (you can see a little in the photo above). I have one each on either end of the table and I use fabric bins in them to organize even more crafting supplies.
Project Table Workspace Details
- Ikea Lagkapten Table Top (63″ x 31-1/2″)
- 2-2×2 Ikea Kallax Shelving Units
- 8-13″ Gold Dot Fabric Cubes (Target -no longer available)
- 2-Desktop Carousel Craft Organizers
- We R Makers Mixed Media Glass Mat (17″ x 23″)
I purposely designed my craft room with a project table in the center of the room so that I could easily access any tool or craft supply that I needed. Since this table serves as both a project table and filming area, it can get messy real quick. But, I just love the “enormous” size of this project workspace.
Other Storage Ideas
As a creative I’m always thinking outside of the box for ideas, storage, inspiration…you name it. One day while organizing my craft room I realized I needed a better system for paper punches. At the time they took up nearly three craft drawers (like those in the closet space) and I still had some scattered here and there.
Now, all of my paper punches are stored in a clear over-the-door shoe organizer. It was the perfect solution! The best part is I can easily see each punch and can access with ease.
Contain Electronic Cords
Between camera chargers, iPad chargers and just cords in general I needed a better way to organize them all. I picked up an inexpensive decorative hook from Michaels and now all my electronics cords or organized, untangled and easily accessible.
Before having started this craft room makeover I really put a lot of thought into what I truly needed in my craft space. I pulled out what wasn’t necessary and built my room around that. I hope you have enjoyed my Ikea craft room tour! Be sure to watch the video for even more organization details such as what is in my craft drawers.
If you are inspired to get your craft room organized and use one of my methods or ideas don’t forget to share by tagging me on Instagram and using #btdinspired, I’d love to see your work (and I just might repost your photo)!
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