Wrapping the Presents
It's that time of year! Time to turn the sewing/craft room into the wrapping center.
But before any wrapping could take place, I had to clear out six months of project remains: fabric scraps, pins, sponge brushes soaking in cups.
My craft room is a room that came to be during our renovation. It has no egress window, no closet. It's kind of a cell. I love it.
I have a place for all of my tools, my supplies, and my sewing machine can stay up all the time. It is still a work in progress as far as decor goes.
But for now, it's where I set up my wrapping station. All supplies are in one place.
I am using an old kitchen counter as my work surface. The previous homeowners left behind several counters in the garage, about 4 too many. Most I got rid of, but this one fit perfectly into this nook. It's great for cutting fabrics, painting canvases, framing pictures and wrapping presents.
As you can see, there is a good amount of storage below for my fabric.
I tried my hand at some chalkboard art for the first time. I found this tutorial very helpful. I went for the most simple project I could find.
This old toolbox helps me corral all of the necessary supplies and tools needed to make a pretty package. As I was getting this out today I noticed that I don't have many gift tags. Sometimes I use plain old luggage tags from the craft store for this purpose. They are large enough for a fun message or a few creative doodles to personalize your gift. That's also why I like different color pens!
The birthday bag is holding many small Christmas bags for those who prefer to use a bag for their gifts. I put tissue and paper scraps in the galvanized bucket.
Here is another view of the room. Can you tell I just hung the pictures on nails that were already in place? I'm not sure if these pictures will remain so I didn't want to put more holes in the walls. That sounds like a good project for January.
Being able to leave my sewing machine out, ready to use, is my favorite part of having a craft room. I know I already said that, but really, it's so convenient!
Do you have a space to set up a wrapping area?
I have an old CD player/boombox that I play Christmas carols on to get me in the spirit.
It's pretty cozy in here.
I just need to get shopping so I have some presents to wrap!