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Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

November 9, 2009 |
posted by Ana White
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Untangle your ribbons, be inspired by your favorite fabrics, and hang your tools in this easy to build craft organizer. Got a pile of scraps? This is the perfect plan to tackle those scraps and clean up your craft room AND you scrap pile.
I did add some pegs to hang scissors, tape and other items from. As you will notice, whenver I can, I try to improve on the original designs.

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

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About Project

Author Notes: 

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
32" Wide x 36" High x 8" deep

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

4 - 5/8" dowels, 32" long 

3 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long 
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
jigsaw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

A. 4 - 1/2 Dowels cut at 32" 

B.  2 - 1x8 @ 9" (Dowel holders) 
C. 2 - 1x8 @ 35 1/4" (sides)
D. 2 - 1x2 @ 7 1/2" (spacers above dowel holders) 
E. 1 - 1x8 @ 8 1/4" (vertical divider) 
F. 1 - 1x2 @ 24" (magazine rack holder) 
G. 5 - 1x8 @ 32" (shelves and top and bottom supports)

Step 1

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

Drill 5/8" holes out of pieces B as shown above.

Step 2

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

Use the jigsaw to cut the holes out to the sides, as shown above, leaving a 5/8" gap, as shown above.

Step 3

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

Begin constructing the craft organizer as shown, fasting through side piece C into the end edge of G. Use nails and glue. Then attach the dowel holder above the back piece (G) as shown in the above diagram. Imediately above the dowel holder, attach the spacer (D) , as shown above.

Step 4

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

The middle shelf will rest on top of the spacer (D). Nail and glue in place. Now add another piece G to the top back, following the same guidelines as adding the bottom piece. Nail through the sides into the edges of the top piece G. Keep all top edges flush. Next, add the final piece G as a shelf, top edge flush with the bottom of the back top piece, as shown below.

Step 5

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

Cut back the edges of the sides, as shown above.

Step 6

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

Add hooks if you would like to have increased storage.

Step 7

Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

Finally add the vertical divider and the magazine holder, as shown above.

If you choose, you can add plywood to the back. The craft organizer is structurally solid without adding plywood.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood putty, sand and paint as desired.

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Hi Ana - I discovered your

Hi Ana - I discovered your site a few weeks ago and look through the pages & pages of plans you have on here. I love it all - can't decide where to start. I have tons of ribbon & craft "goodies" and this would be perfect for getting it organized!!

posted by kerry davis (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-11-05 22:11

this could be awesome for

this could be awesome for jewelry too! awesome!!

posted by aliciahageman (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-24 20:19

I don't remember seeing this

I don't remember seeing this one before. Very creative idea this would work well in so many craft/art rooms. Thank you Ana for another terrific plan.

posted by Theresa (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-03-09 18:17
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hardware for hanging (options?)

Hi, I was hoping for input on hardware I can use to hang this on a wall? I'm sure I can find the studs in the wall but if they arent placed in the area I want to hang this in I was looking for the hardware to hang them. I will likely be using some heavy duty drywall screws but what about what I would attach to the shelf itself? Thanks for any input! LOVE this design!

posted by cj2412 | on Wed, 2012-11-28 13:47

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