Designed a Craft Room - Now What Crafts To Make?

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  1. lizabu

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    As someone who has way more crafting supplies than any one person should have I will explain the secret of how I did it. First find a project. Buy the supplies. Make the item. You will have a few supplies left over to store. Repeat over and over again over a number of years. Eventually you will have more craft supplies than your little room can contain.

    Bead jewelry is fun and easy. I bought a great ebook off ebay that tells you how. You can also get good ebook a on youcanmakethis.com.
    It can be expensive as you let it get. There are people who get sucked right in and start using precious and semi precious stones. That can be pricy.
     
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  3. amyy

    amyy <font color=royalblue> I do pat them out on a flou

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  4. java

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    I forgot must have supplies....


    A good pair of scissors(CRAFT ROOM scissors that don't disappear!)
    Spray adhesive
    I stock up on paper when it goes on sale
    For me a must have is Glitter, but I know not very one feels the same way about it(a friend calls it the herpes of the craft world)
     
  5. BWV Dreamin

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    Got it! (The supplies that is :rotfl:)
     
  6. TLuvsD

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    Beading can be pricey, or it can be inexpensive. I taught my Girl Scouts some basic jewlery techniques, they had fun and it wasn't too pricey. Mostly they made earrings and charms for their backpacks/cell phones. Micheals has some into classes and with sales/coupons the supplies can be inexpensive. If you want "real" gemstones, silver fasteners, etc the price goes up.

    I do papercrafts (love my Cricuts), some sewing and handwork. I had Dh install some pegboard. I bought shelves/baskets/hooks from Staples that I can re-arrange. Lots of stuff hanging on the walls.
     
  7. BWV Dreamin

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    Ooohh, pegboard is a good idea! I love stuff hanging.
     
  8. scrapquitler

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    Quilting. Based on other things you've said, you already have a sewing machine. Take a class and get started. If the bug bites you, before long your studio (we quilters aren't using a 'craft room' these days, we use a 'studio') will be overflowing with projects and fabric and you'll need to take over an extra room in your house (one for the stash storage, and one for actually sewing in!).
     
  9. Liberty Belle

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    I have a craft room/office (half is office, half is craft room - no overlaps).

    I like to make cards, wrap creatively, paint, scrapbook, etc.

    I have loads and loads of supplies, such as:

    Paint (spray, good acrylic, cheap acrylic, watercolors)
    Paint brushes and pallets
    Decorative paper
    Gel pens
    Stickers
    Die cuts
    Stencils
    Laminater
    Paper cutter
    Various scissors
    Various glues and tapes
    Brads and eyelets
    Paper punches
    Grommet tools
    Wreath forms
    Ribbons
    Glitter
    Washi tape
    Fabric


    That's off the top of my head. There's tons. Go to Hobby Lobby and see what strikes your fancy
     
  10. hops&dreams

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    SO very true!!! The walk in closet in the guest room is my "craft closet" and it's bursting at the seams!!!

    ha ha ha :rotfl2:

    OP - I would also suggest going to a local knitting store. There are 2 here in my area that I can think of off the top of my head that are terrific resources. And no matter the time of day you stop by (when they are open!), there's someone there hanging out working on a project. One of them also holds a "sip and stitch" night at a local winery once a month. In addition to the owner/purveyor of the shop, other patrons are also wonderful resources for learning a new craft, method, or pattern.

    I taught myself how to both crochet and knit with books/ pamphlets and youtube videos. When I needed help following a pattern or didn't understand something, I brought my project to the local yarn shop and the ladies there helped me out and taught me what I needed to know. I love doing both these crafts because they can be very nice gifts - hats, blankets, etc.
     
  11. BWV Dreamin

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    Just signed up for a bead jewelry class at Michaels. They tell you everything to buy for the class beforehand. I also have coupons to use for those supplies. So excited! Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
  12. amyy

    amyy <font color=royalblue> I do pat them out on a flou

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    Enjoy!
     
  13. TLuvsD

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    Have fun!
     
  14. spiritsim

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    Heres something I made today..lol

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  15. Philagoofy

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    That's really nice, very well done! I like it a lot. :thumbsup2
     
  16. CaliBear

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    That is adorable. Thank you for sharing.
     
  17. Robbi

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    OP, I scrapbook, sew, crochet, machine embroider and do photo editing in my craft room. It was my daughter's downstairs bedroom. We're in the process of adding upper cabinets and better lighting. It's really nice to have a dedicated space.
     
  18. PaulaSB12

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    How about tatting


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatting
     
  19. BWV Dreamin

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    That looks really fun! Thanks for posting!

    My craft room is all done...pictures coming :)
     
  20. BWV Dreamin

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    Wow!
     
  21. BWV Dreamin

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    Here they are:

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