Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Inspiration Station

I'm moving on in So You Think You're Crafty! Here's my project from Round 1:

Using an unusual assortment of Dollar Store items—wire cooling racks, fake flowers, jumbo paper clips, grosgrain ribbon and a bamboo placemat—I was able to make an inspiration station for my crafting space!


I love wire baskets, but don’t always love the cost. 7 cooling racks (only 50 cents each!) were kept whole, clipped, tied and glued together to make the perfect size baskets to hang on the wall. I cut up the bamboo placemat to create a solid bottom in the baskets so items wouldn’t fall through. One basket holds patterns while the other holds hanging files with my sorted paper cut-outs in them. The flower tag holders are strung through what would be the feet on the cooling racks.

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The flower tag holders were made by taking apart the fake flowers and gluing them back together. A button was glued to the center to add a touch of cuteness and a jumbo paper clip was glued to the back to hold a tag or a picture or anything else I feel like putting in there! The grosgrain ribbon was tied to look like leaves on the stem. And that stem is from the bamboo placemat!


The flowers were too cute and fun to make, so I added a few to a vase, tied some of the ribbon around it and had to add buttons for some more cuteness. Just put some pictures of my favorite ideas I’ve found online in the clips and it’s an idea bouquet! 

Stay tuned for tutorials for the baskets and flowers! Be sure and check out the great link up parties I'll be participating. Their buttons are in my right sidebar, as well as on my Link Up Parties page.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That's a super creative idea! I'm definitely inspired. :)

  2. You are a genius! I would have never thought of this.

  3. That is a really cute idea!

    Visiting from Under the Table & Dreaming!

  4. so cute! love those flowers

    PS: I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for $20 to my etsy shop, so if you like pretty jewelry you should come enter!!

  5. great ideas. I LOVE the wire baskets.


  6. It's great to have an inspiration space all to yourself. Well done for setting it up. It looks good!

  7. Cooling racks? how it and from the dollar store. I am organizing my craft room and decorating it since I have a new house so this really helps me. Thanks for sharing!!!


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