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Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

7 Clever Crafts to Get On the Tidying Trend

Keep your crafty bits and bobs neat and tidy with these clever ideas

7 Clever Crafts to Get On the Tidying Trend

1 Pretty Storage Jars

By painting the lids and adding pretty embellishments, such as ribbons, twine and buttons, you can turn ordinary lidded jars into glorious crafty storage! A sparkly ribbon set such as Luxury Collections Wired Ribbons can add a sense of glamour too. For extra tidiness, why not even colour code your jars for the types of things you put in them?

2 Lost Sock Board

Create an adorable peg board to hang up in your laundry room or space, with a little sign saying ‘Sock Seeking Matching Pair’ – it’ll be a charming addition to the room, and keep you from putting odd socks back in the drawer. How neat!

3 Transform a Wine Crate into a Handy Side Table

Stacking old wine crates to turn them into a side table is a fantastically thifty idea, and a superb way to store books and display your craft gear. You can then paint it with pretty colours, such as Tim Holtz Distress Paint Collection, or cover it with a wash of watered down emulsion, so the natural wood pattern shows through.

4 Turn a Book into a Sewing Case

If you have any old books lying around, you can easily turn one into a sewing case by carefully removing the pages from the spine, covering it with fabric and attaching a zip to the three open sides. The spine will help the case keep its shape, and creative essentials can be tucked away safely, ready for an impromptu stitch sesh.

5 Crochet a Granny Square Wall Tidy

By stitching together a chain of six granny squares, and leaving the tops of three open, you can create a cute wall tidy with three pockets. It’s perfect for storing the yarn and hooks that you’re using in your latest crafty project.

6 Repurpose a Thread Rack

If you’ve got extra space on a sewing thread rack, or have an old one that you’re not using anymore, you can turn it into a holder for your pretty collection of washi tape and ribbon rolls. You can then decorate the rack, with vibrant paint or decoupage, to suit the lovely rolls that adorn it.

7 Upcycle an Old CD Rack into Fabric Storage

With a love of sewing comes a lot of fabric, so it’s handy to have somewhere special to keep it. An old CD tower can often be found in charity or secondhand furniture shops – simply give it a pretty coat of paint or decoupage, using a sealer such as Mod Podge Matte and Gloss Set, add some sweet bunting to hang from each shelf, and the result is fabulous.