Today’s project is less about a project and more about, “I stumbled upon an awesome storage solution and wanted to share!” I love sharing DIY organization tips for the craft room.
I like my craft space to be pretty to look at, as well as functional. So I use more decor-type pieces and up-cycled items rather than plastic bins. Like this TAG ORGANIZER I made last year. I also use my hot glue gun a lot, not just for projects, but around the house for various things.
I was pretty excited to find that this wooden crate was the perfect size to house my glue gun and all of the accessories that go with it.
The smaller wooden box fits perfectly into half of the divided crate. Pretty, right? See how those glue sticks fit so perfectly?! You’ll need just a few basic supplies to make one for yourself!
Glue Gun DIY Organization Tips and Supplies Needed:
- Unfinished Wood Divided Crate: 10 x 10 inches
- Unfinished Wood Craft Box with Lid: 4.5 x 5.25 inches
- Mod Podge® Matte: 8 ounces
- Mod Podge® Professional Tool Set: Brayer Tool & Squeegees
- 150-Grit Fine Sandpaper Pack: 9 x 11 inches
- Decorative Tissue Paper
- Wood Stain
Stain your box and crate using your choice of wood stain. Allow the pieces to fully dry.
Once the stain is dry, grab your tissue paper. Any decorative tissue paper you like will work. I purchased mine at the Dollar Store. No kidding.
Apply an even layer of mod podge to your wooden surface.
Gently lay your tissue paper on the mod podge surface. The tissue paper will get damp immediately and will tear easily if you move it around a lot.
Don’t worry about small wrinkles.
Using a brayer, flatten the tissue paper against the wood. This will work out some of the wrinkles.
Let the mod podge dry.
Then, using sandpaper- gently sand the edges of your wooden surface in a downward motion to trim the tissue paper perfectly to the edges.
Repeat for all sides of your crate and box. I chose to tissue just the sides of the crate and box, and leave the interiors stained.
Make sure the mod podge is completely dry, and then hit the whole project with sandpaper.
This will give your project a worn look, almost like the tissue paper was printed right onto the wood.
I used coordinating prints for my box and my crate.
Once you are satisfied with the look, seal the project with another coat of mod podge.
Then load your crate!
You have my permission to buy a brand new glue gun!
In my box, I store my glue gun accessories including; a glue gun pad (mat) and fingertip protectors.
I also store an extension cord in with my glue gun.
One of my biggest DIY organization tips is having your much-used craft supplies in an easy to grab crate that looks pretty in your space!
With a new year approaching, I hope this has inspired you to think about ways to organize your space as well.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).