Spring has finally sprung and you know what that means: spring cleaning! After you’re finished switching out your sweaters with tee shirts, you might consider cleaning out your crafting space.
Whether you have a full art studio or a tried-and-true kitchen table, things can get messy quickly. Diamonds get mixed up, tools end up in random places, and clutter accumulates. A good cleaning is a great way to make room for all your new Diamond Painting Kits while letting go of all the clutter that accumulates throughout the year.
Cleaning out your craft room can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips and tricks to help you tackle decluttering your craft room.
Tip #1: Pull everything out
The first step to any good spring cleaning? Take everything out and give your crafting room a good, deep clean! A year of crafting can surprisingly accumulate a lot of dust and dirt, so make sure you’re taking a duster and/or vacuum to every nook and cranny. You’d be surprised what a difference it makes!
Tip #2: Throw out old & excess supplies
Maybe you don't need 32,718 trays from past projects. Truth be told, your old, unneeded supplies may just be taking up space and collecting dust. Throw them out and make room for all of your new projects. Investing in new supplies is investing in your art!
Tip #3: Organize your diamonds
After a year full of Diamond Painting, it’s easy for all your diamonds to get mixed up. Everyone has a different approach to storing diamonds- whether you separate your gems by color, project, or size, make sure everything is in its proper place. This will help you down the line with future projects.
If you have a lot of leftover diamonds that you have no idea what to do with, why not use them to create new artwork? Check out our post about fun things to do with leftover diamonds here.
Tip #4: Put specific projects together
Are you like us and have a million different projects going on at once? Keep each individual project and their supplies together. That way, when you feel inspired to work on a specific project, you’ll have exactly what you need. If you have a bunch of miscellaneous supplies piling up in your craft room, create a space especially for them.
Tip #5: Improve your storage
Throughout the year, your craft storage can get messy and unorganized. Take the time to go through and make sure everything is in its intended place. Throw out that inevitable clutter that fills your storage containers, and upgrade storage size when needed.
If you’re struggling with your craft organization, it might be time to change your approach. Lots of crafters in the Paint With Diamonds Support Group have come up with all sorts of creative ways to store their supplies, from unused jars and containers to mobile craft storage.
Tip #6: Label your materials
If you haven’t labeled your supplies and storage yet, now is the time! Labeling is the key to keeping everything in your craft room organized. As a creative person, you can have fun with your labeling, and use pretty paper, fun colors, ribbons, etc. This will make it so much more efficient to find what your looking for throughout the year.
Tip #7: Frame your finished Diamond Paintings
After you finish your Diamond Painting, it’s easy for it to sit to the side and collect dust. It’s time to take initiative and finally get your masterpieces framed! There are a lot of creative ways to approach displaying your painting. You can create a DIY display, hang it directly on your wall, or buy a frame from the store.
De-cluttering your craft room does not have to be a difficult feat. Put on some fun music, tackle your cleaning with a friend or family member, make a nice snack, and you’ll be surprised how fast it goes! You’re going to feel amazing crafting in an organized, clean space.
- Color code your storage
- Hang completed Diamond Painting on the walls
- Replace lighting in the room
- Build extra shelves to place supplies
- Add cushions for your comfort
Have you already done your spring cleaning? Share your pictures with the fine folks in the Paint With Diamonds Support Group.