It’s a new year and time to organize, organize, organize! Time to take down that lovely tree and pack it up for another year. Time to give away what no longer works in your home and make your space fresh and full of life. I always love this time of year. The time of fresh starts and organizing your home to make it (and yourself) the best it can be! One thing I really want to embrace for the new year is to take time to be creative. Just sit down, grab a sheet of paper, a few creative supplies and let myself go for a little while. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to create a DIY Creative Station that will inspire the whole family!
Now, I typically don’t have a problem being creative and playing around with all kinds of fun goodies and gadgets, but… I have a really hard time sharing with others! You would think that at my age I would have learned that simple rule. But I like to keep my stuff nice and organized and if I open that space up the the family, it turns into total chaos! How sad is that? I’ve deprived them of all of the fun tools and creative goodies that I get to play with everyday. Now, I’m not a total troll. They already have a simple station with basic things they need to complete homework projects and stuff, but that’s about it. AND, it sure isn’t dressed-up in an inspiring way.
This months Michaels Makers Fresh Start Challenge is a great way to give my family a bit of a creative fresh start and create a safe space for them to use.
What is your family in need of? Do you need an updated homework station? A new calendar to organize activities? Do your kiddo’s rooms need a little organization help? Is your kitchen in need of a FRESH START? Whether it’s planning the family schedule, cleaning out your pantry or getting the kiddos ready to head back to school, Michaels has everything you need to help you get organized this year.
One thing that I love at Michaels is all of the amazing organization tools, I’m kind of a box and basket nerd. I love to find things that can keep you organized and also dress up your space. I especially love the new rolling carts from Cre8ted Space at Michaels
Doesn’t it remind you of school? As a kid I always envied my teacher and her lovely rolling carts. I know, I’m a bit of a nerd that way. This new cart at Michaels kind of had that vibe ( FYI they are on sale this week!) BUT, I wanted to dress it up in my own special way. I grabbed my favorite Mod Podge and some extra large paper from Mambi…
It was a cinch to Mod Podge (or Decoupage) the paper right onto the removable shelve from the cart.
It took no time at all for the Mod Podge to dry and harden to create a lovely surface for my new cart. I LOVE IT!!
I then grabbed one of my favorite Heidi Swapp® Wall Art Words, (that’s the “Create” you see here) and glued it to the front of the cart. Actually, I used Heidi’s Color Shine spray to dress-up our “Create” first.
I knew for the top of my cart I wanted one of those amazing Recollections™ Storage Desktop Carousels. I’ve been wanting one of those for years!
I filled it will all kinds of great creative supplies that the whole family can use. Now, keep in mind… My kiddos are a little older and can handle having Sharpies and scissors out. If your kiddos are younger you should find more age appropriate supplies.
I found some great boxes to store other things like paper and paint to round out the creative cart.
This lives right in our kitchen. The place where we spend most of our time and it’s ready to help inspire us to be creative at any time of the day.
Looking for more organization inspiration? Make sure you visit the Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ organization project ideas.
Here are more great ideas from the other amazing Michaels Makers!