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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Craft Room Organization 3 comments  
      

 

 

Hey friends! Natalie here with some crafty storage tips today. I'm going to show you some of the awesome storage solutions from the A Cherry On Top store that will fit into anyone's craft space - whether you have an entire room, a small closet, a bedroom corner, or some other crafty oasis.

 

 

This is my pegboard storage above my desk. All items are at my fingertips which I use most!

Our papercrafting hobby has so many small part supplies, they must be organized or they will easily get lost and could get tossed! I use magnetic storage for my metal dies. I love that they can be enclosed in a case that is secure so all the small pieces won't get lost. Flipping through the sheets to obtain the die I need is easy, and you can fit a ton of dies in such a case!

        

 

Die storage goes well with stamp storage, as there are a few options which combine the two. This Crafter's Companion storage folder will have all of these products organized at your fingertips. This is especially useful if you have a large desktop space. If you don't love the bright purple, this Tim Holtz binder might be for you. I prefer to have all my stamps available for flip-through, so I store my plastic sheets of acrylic stamps in Avery Elle envelopes and place them in a storage box. An open top box, small basket, or acrylic bin will work well too! 

 

          

 

Here is a before photo of the stamp situation in my craft room: 

 

Outrageous, right?! As I was throwing away the torn, flimsy packaging and reorganizing my stamps into their new homes, I took the opportunity to clean the ones having trouble sticking to the plastic. I soaked them in a dish of warm water and dishsoap, then let them dry on a baking rack. Magically, they were like new and stuck perfectly to the plastic sheets once clean!

Here's the after shot:

 

If you're into coloring, your marker collection can add up, so proper storage is a good investment! I love this marker storage which can interlock to add more! This Crafter's Companion bin stores your markers horizontally. 

 

     

 

A rolling cart is a perfect way to have all your most-used supplies at your fingertips. A Cherry On Top has a few fun options including this awesome Tim Holtz inspired basket cart: 

 

The tried and true We R Memory Keepers rolling cart is my personal favorite:

 

And the amazing, new We R Memory Keepers project cart was recently restocked!  

 

If you're a fan of punchboards, the We R Memory Keepers punch board storage is a great organizational tool for you. This product could be used for other supplies such as small albums, 6x6 and 6x8 paper pads, or a Thickers collection!

Photo boxes are incredibly versatile and fit nicely into most spaces. The different, pretty patterns one can choose from is sure to coordinate with your home decor if in-sight. Beyond storing photos, you can utilize these boxes to store small embellishments, pocket cards, paints, stamps, or more. I use photo boxes to separate my embellishments by theme and store them on a bookshelf.

 

Tiny embellishments and sequins can be a beautiful decor statement in the We R Memory Keeprs bloom storage system. It's also a beautiful, eye catcher to organize these items by color in a clear small containers like these stacking jars or a shelf collection like this Art Bin. 

 

          

 

If you do not have office furniture storage for your paper collections, these desktop paper storage systems are a handy organizational tool. 

 

These acrylic storage racks will go with any craft room decor. 

 

Or to keep papers contained within collections with accompanying embellishments, you can encase them within a transluscent Art Bin:

 

 

Lastly, ephemera or paper die cuts! I use these little ziploc bags to store my die cuts by collection. I then place them in small tubs within a drawer and I can easily flip through them. Plastic tubs with compartments are also a good way to store ephemera. This would work well if you like to divide them by colors.

      

 

I hope you're inspired to clean up your craft room, if it needs it! I am not one for being super organized, but in the end, it helps my crafting be more efficient and pleasing! You can find my full craft room tour on my YouTube channel here:

 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

xoxo, Natalie
ACOT Design Team

 


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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thankful Wood Decor Kit  
      

 

Here's an easy Thanksgiving craft for you or your kids! This little kit has everything you need for your project. But feel free to add some embellishments or sparkle to it. I was going for simple and rustic with mine, since time is of the essence with two toddlers these days. I'm all about the quick home projects ha!

 

 

Here's everything included in the kit:

-Square Pine W/Baltic Birch Center Frame - 8"x8"
-Thankful Crafter's Workshop 6"X6" Template
-Three 1" Width Foam Brushes
-Squash Blossom Crafter's Acrylic All-Purpose 2oz Paint
-Evergreen Americana Acrylic 2oz Paint
-Burnt Umber Americana Acrylic 2oz Paint

 

 

          

 

Step 1) Lay your stencil on top of the frame and center it. Place a few pieces of tape on the corners to hold it down.

Step 2) Start painting the words on your stencil using light dabbing motions. You can go over it a couple times to get your desired look, but don't use too much paint at once or else it may seep through the stencil. I used Burnt Umber for thankful & blessed, and the Squash Blossom for grateful.

Step 3) Paint your leaves the same way, dabbing in light layers. I used the Evergreen paint. You can of course mix and match these colors however you want!

Step 4) Carefully undo the tape and pull the stencil up. You want the paint to have dried a little, but not all the way. Otherwise you'll have a hard time getting it up.

 

          

 

Step 5) Paint along the edge of the frame. You may need another layer or two depending on your preference. I kept mine to one layer so I could see the wood still. 

And there you have it! Easy peasy home decor. I love this stencil and the reminder to be grateful. I am brainstorming what I can use it on next!

Thanks for following along, I hope you have fun with this kit!

      -Rachel Kent

 

 


 


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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Craft Room Tour  
      

      

Hello to all my Cherry Fans! 

I have a very fun post for you today. Back in mid-June I started the process of converting an extra bedroom upstairs into a proper scrap room.

I am a very simple girl. I don't like a lot of clutter, I like to keep things simple. I think the biggest thing about me is that I love eclectic, antique pieces. If I can repurpose, reuse some things... shop my attic as it were... that's my jam. 

I got myself some fun organization and decor pieces for my room from A Cherry On Top.

 

          

 

Here are the links to the items I got to add that little extra functional "something" to my space:

 

  

    


And here is a process video:

 

Have A Lovely Day

-Sara Mishler
Design Team Member


 


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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Wood Plaque - DIY Home Decor

 

Even if you are a beginner crafter, you can make your own home décor with just a few products. This photo plaque makes a lovely wall hanging for your home or for a gift! Create a shabby chic look with these products: a wooden heart, Prima Flowers and ...

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Home Decor Tutorial - Be Kind Wall Hanging 1 comments

  Home Decor Tutorial - Be Kind Wall Hanging     Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be sharing my first Design Team project for A Cherry On Top with you today!   I was inspired by spring and the desire to add some new decor pieces to my home this month. I wanted...
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Hello Spring Plaque 1 comments

Hello Spring Plaque

If you are anything like me, you have a wreath for every holiday or season. Wreaths are so fun to make and a great way to greet ...

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