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Easter Banner DIY Project & Organization Ideas

Easter DIY Bunny Garland & Craft Room Organization

Are you ready for spring? Me too! After Christmas, I start to get the winter blues.  If you are a crafter, now is the best time to get all your spring projects done and get organized.   If you need some ideas for getting your craft room in tip top shape for making all those amazing projects, now is the best time to get organization projects done. Hop on over to my Pinterest board and click here- Let’s Get Organized

Today, is a double post too, as I am also sharing this easy and quick DIY Easter bunny banner project that you can get done before the temperatures warm up and we all get busy doing outside activities and projects.

Let’s get to it-

EASTER BUNNY BANNER – EASY DIY PROJECT

SUPPLIES:

  • Spring themed scrapbooking paper or Solid Cardstock (One 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet per bunny or you can scale them down to cut two bunnies from 12″ x 12″ pages)
  • Silhouette Cutting Machine is needed for this project (or you can use the image below, scaled up and printed, and cut out as a tracing template)
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  • Ribbon – Ric Rac or Satin Ribbon
  • Pom Poms (these can be handmade or purchased)
  • Hot Glue or Tacky Craft Glue

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO:

1.) Cut your bunnies, either with a Cricut or Silhouette (Design number is for the Silhouette) cutting machine or use the image below to drop in Microsoft Publisher, scale it up and simple print it and cut it and use it as a trace template.  If using your Silhouette, you can remove the white circle, since you will be adding your own soft yarn pom poms on top of the cut bunnies.

2.) Add your yarn pom poms to the center of each bunny with either hot glue or tacky craft glue.  Allow each pom tail to dry before you assemble your banner.  If you don’t want to make your own pom poms out of yarn, most large retail chains or craft retail stores do sell fuzzy poms that would look great as well.

3.) You may punch holes, if you have a hole punch, across the top ears and thread your ric rac or satin ribbon in and out of the holes- or simply lay out all your rabbits horizontally over your ribbon and glue each of the back of the ears on top of the Ribbon.  Super easy! All done. Now you are ready to hang up your Easter bunny banner!

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Visit any of my Etsy shops by clicking on the links below and add some more Easter decor to your spring celebration this year.  I am adding new items daily!

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Craft Room Organization Ideas

Let’s Get Organized & Celebrate My Blogiversary

Before I share some amazing craft room organization ideas – I’ve got lots to celebrate here at  the Party Fetti blog because this week marks my seven year blogiversary and for my Etsy shops!

Can you believe that? SEVEN YEARS is a long time for a blogger to hang in there.  I have followed many blogs over the years that lost steam, were abandoned by the author or just entirely disappeared. It’s crazy to think that seven years ago this week, I launched this party themed blog pretty much on a whim.  I certainly did not know if my business on Etsy would take off like it did and that I would grow and expand every year and still be here! So, to celebrate- I wanted to share my craft room storage recommendations.

Since my business has grown, so has my crafting space!  I now have a separate business office and a work studio and I still feel like I am bursting at the seams.  Keeping things organized and in its place is key to being productive and finding things easily.  Since I am a very visual person, almost all my craft space features open cubes, rolling carts and clear drawers.  Anything that I can not easily see- I label on the outside for quick access when looking for something.  I love my open cubes.

Even my work desk takes advantage of storage space and has open cubes at the base.

I have several pegboards that help keep tools in sight and easy to reach.

I have a walk-in closet in my studio and I use every square inch of it, even hanging some fabric and would you believe my tissue tassels too!

I only make a few party designs with fabric but keeping a good selection of patterns and colors requires quite a bit of space- so keeping fabric folded and in cubes by color is my recommendation.

This year I just purchased several open style wall hanging shelves shaped like houses for more open storage.  They are so adorable!

Come back next week for amazing Valentine’s Day party ideas!

I have also added tons of NEW Valentine’s Day favors, banners and decorations to all my shops and more are coming this week and next week, be sure to stop by my shops by clicking on the links below-

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Craft Room Organization Tips

CRAFT ROOM INSPIRATION

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Some of you crafters/makers/artists will appreciate this roundup of tips and ideas for your creative space today. If you are like me, my studio/craft room begins to look like chaos after a whirlwind week of projects. Since I work from home and my studio is my work space, I try to keep it clean and organized but some weeks the new projects set aside to work on start to gather around my floor and pile up on my desk. Today I am sharing some tips and all around visual inspiration for tackling craft room organization.

First I want to mention the health benefits of crafting and why it helps keep the body and mind young and sharp!

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Okay, enough of the facts. Time for some visual eye candy-

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Peg boards are a great way to get your tools and supplies off your table surface –

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And the peg board also makes quickly grabbing what you need a convenience.

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I have this work table in my studio and it pulls double duty as storage and a work surface. I love it. You can find it at several online retail outlets.

However, standing and working is not for everyone. Here are some well organized seated spaces-

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This is great working small space. I personally love white furniture in my studio and updated all my bookcases and storage to all white. My friend got some great office furniture from Office Monster and she loves it. Find items that you love and don’t settle for any less!! All the colors of my craft supplies and bright cardstock really pop against the white furniture. It lends to a fresh and clean feel- even when you are a bit unorganized!

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Maybe posh is more your style? This office type setting still offers lots of hidden storage while looking more like an executive’s home office. This might not work for a full-time maker but if you only dabble in a few crafts and have limited supplies, an abundance of storage may not be needed.

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In contrast, lots of open cubby space may be needed instead. This is a nice small space but features a great shadowbox style open shelving above. I love all the different size storage squares and the distressed painted desk! Don’t be afraid to add color and inspiring art and objects in a room that is devoted to crafting. If you are just converting a small space in your home, you may not want to go all out on color and decorating the area- keep it more simple and clean with matching furniture and only one to two pieces. Cabinets with doors are great too for hiding craft supplies in a craft area that is not an entire designated room.

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Closets converted to a crafting area and craft supply storage are great for hiding all those tools and knick knacks when they are not in use.

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Open areas with some natural sunlight help to inspire creativity and offer good lighting. If you have a large enough room, use the space. This huge work table centered in the room above is a great example of good work flow.

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Built-in cabinets are a perk, if you can afford it. This is a nice layout with large windows allowing for maximum natural light.

Whatever your craft style, budget and space will allow for in your home- plan it out if you are getting ready to add a studio or craft space. Ask yourself what your level of storage needs will be based on what you make and your supplies. Think about what you may acquire in the future for supplies too. Start by pinning designs you like on Pinterest and build your craft room as a vision before jumping in and buying too small or a lot of furniture.

Check out my personal Pinterest board that I used two years ago when I remodeled my studio-

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Figure out what your space will allow for and remember to create some art and make something for yourself for you new space.

Come on over to my craft shop on Etsy for a pinwheel kit to add a table centerpiece full of color your new creative area or if you need additional supplies-

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