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7 Tips For Decluttering Your Craft Room

March 22, 2021 3 min read 4 Comments

Diamond Painting Craft Rooms

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.

Crafting Room

Image Credit: Sara J Melo

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

Diamond Painting Stash

Image Credit: Sara J Melo

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 

Diamond Painting excess trays

Image Credit: Chelsey Ehrsam

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.

Paint With Diamonds Diamonds

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.

Creative use of leftover diamonds

Image Source: Louise Badkin

Tip #4: Put specific projects together

Keep your kits 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.  

DIY Diamond Painting Storage Solutions

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.

Label your Diamond Painting storage bags

Image Credit: Pat Rea

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.  

Framed Diamond Painting

Image Credit: Cindy Peterson

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.

BONUS IDEAS!

  1. Color code your storage
  2. Hang completed Diamond Painting on the walls
  3. Replace lighting in the room
  4. Build extra shelves to place supplies
  5. 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.


4 Responses

Judy Akin
Judy Akin

June 02, 2021

love the idea of putting the dryer sheets under the tray to get the diamonds to turn over!

Jeanette Chicoine
Jeanette Chicoine

April 14, 2021

STAYING COMFORTABLE WHILE DOING DIAMOND PAINT
This is what I do to be comfortable wile doing my diamond painting I sit in my recliner with my legs up and leaned back little in recliner I sit in front of the t.v so I can hear and watch while I do my diamond painting. I have my diamonds and diamond holder on a stand next to my seat and I have everything else I need for my diamond paint on the other side on a stand in a small container-included be lint brush,tape,etra glue,pens and anything else needed and I clip my diamond painting to a white board that goes on my lap sorry no pictures

Susan N
Susan N

March 26, 2021

I am fairly new to diamond painting. Thank you for these great ideas!!
Susan

Adele L Hayes
Adele L Hayes

March 26, 2021

Thanks for the Idea’s

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