My Craft Room: Inspiration, Creativity, & Tradition

This article, My Craft Room: Inspiration, Creativity, & Tradition, is sponsored by IKEA. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

My craft room is more than just a craft room. It’s a place of inspiration, a place of creativity, and a place of tradition. My daughter and I spend a lot of time in there. I keep it as well organized and neat as possible, and everything has its place. Over the past few years, I have shared my craft room sanctuary on my blog and social media and I have received several emails and messages with questions. So, I thought I’d share it all with you today.

A Place of Inspiration

When we first moved into this home and I found out I had an entire room devoted to crafting, I knew where I wanted to go to buy the furniture.  In fact, the furniture for this room was my Christmas present one year. Since I keep an IKEA catalog handy at all times, I knew what pieces I wanted to buy right away.

This is the view from the door. The table and shelving unit are from IKEA. I knew that if I had both beautiful and functional furniture, I would have no problems getting inspired.

Craft Table and Storage (1)

This is the view from the other side of the room.

Craft Table and Storage (3)

The table top is the perfect size for not only the room, but to spread out all my materials to do my projects.

Craft Table Top

A Place of Creativity

For me to have creative mojo, my supplies have to be in order and organized. Every pen, paint brush, and glue stick, has a special spot. I raided IKEA for different sized storage boxes to keep all my supplies in.

Craft Room Storage (2)

Craft Table and Storage (4)

Craft Table and Storage (2)

I also added magnets to small containers for smaller notions that I hang on this magnetic board attached to the side of the shelving unit.

Magnetic Board

I opted to add the drawers and doors to the shelving unit as well. I changed the knobs and decoupaged the front of the drawers with recycled maps.

Craft Room Storage (3)

For my sewing machine and sewing supplies, I bought a rolling kitchen cart that fits everything beautifully.

Craft Room Storage (4)

Here is the list of items in my craft room you can purchase at IKEA:

Furniture

  • LINNMON Table Top X2
  • MALKOLM Swivel Chair
  • ADILS Legs (Computer Desk- not pictured)
  • VIKA ANNEFORS (Craft Table Legs) – No longer available but KLIMPEN is a good alternative.
  • KALLAX Shelving Unit in Birch Effect

Storage

  • KALLAX Doors
  • KALLAX Drawers
  • KASSETT Storage Boxes
  • SPONTAN Magnetic Board
  • MICKE Drawer Unit
  • RASKOG Kitchen Cart

A Place of Tradition

I think the best part of this room is that I get to share it with my daughter. Since we have lived here, we have created some new traditions sparked by our creativity. During the holidays, we make handmade Christmas decorations and ornaments every year together.

The last time I was at IKEA I found this fabulous white felt wreath. They have so many great holiday decorations this season.

Felt Poinsettia DIY (2)

I made some felt poinsettia’s to embellish it. To make the flowers, cut ten small petals for each flower. Glue them together in groups of five to form a flower. Glue two groups together. Lastly, glue or sew on small beads or pearls for the center of the flower.

Felt Poinsettia Tutorial

I pinned three of them onto the wreath.

Felt Poinsettia DIY (1)

Here is the result. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s a beautiful addition to our Christmas decorations this year. I’m even thinking of making more to give as gifts.

Felt Poinsettia DIY (3)

It’s amazing to me that one room could inspire so much. I look forward to many more early mornings and late nights in there creating new projects and traditions with my daughter.

Special thanks to IKEA for sponsoring this post.

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30 Comments

  1. Ikea is one of favorite places EVER to shop! I love their furniture (we own several pieces), their housewares, their organizational products…everything! I love going in & seeing all the rooms they have set up!

  2. IKEA is the best! I don’t look forward to moving (we’ve moved a lot) but I always get excited about my trip to IKEA to help me get settled. I’d die for your craft room! You did such a great job with it!!! Currently I’m not allowing myself to go to IKEA to check out their paper and party stuff. I’m certain I won’t be able to resist it.

  3. Very impressive. Mine’s in the basement, so I’m envious of your big windows. Love the idea of adding magnets to small containers and keeping them on a board.

  4. Your space looks great! Thanks for sharing.
    Can you tell me the inside dimensions for the cubbies in the wall unit? Looks to be about a square foot.
    Thanks!

  5. Enjoyed reading and seeing your craft room but would have been even better if I didn’t have to tune-out an ad on every photo! I know I’ve come late to this post — I followed a link from a story about the IKEA cart, which I love in every color!

    1. Hi Karen! Those pesky ads…sometimes they show up and sometimes they don’t! Sorry if that irritated you. That cart is the best and has so many uses. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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