This sunny room is an inspiring space for doing crafts, painting or even doing homework. Large desk drawers separate individual work stations and provide plenty of storage for art supplies. The three picture windows allow natural light to illuminate the workspaces.
Keep your arts and crafts supplies within arm’s reach and neatly displayed by arranging them on a tiered cake stand. Dedicate the lower stand to glass jars for housing buttons, tacks and other embellishments which get lost easily. Keep spools of ribbon or thread in the center and then use the top tier for things you’ll need easy access to such as pens and paints.
Craft projects are a great way to entertain and encourage creativity, but the dining table shouldn't be cluttered with paints and glue sticks. Instead, stock the table with an assortment of colorful beads, leather cording and feathers so the kids can create a necklace or bracelet to wear with their headdress.
Create your own giant acorns for extra large fall decorations this season. To create the body of your acorn you will need to find some wooden eggs shapes, or create your own with balloons and paper mache. Once you have the body you can decorate it by painting it, wrapping it with twine, or gilding it with gold leaf or glitter. Create your acorn cap by hot gluing natural elements around the top half of your acorn shape. We used acorn caps and layers of pinecone scales to create ours.
Plastic paint palettes that can be found at craft stores make for great individual decoration trays. This is a great way to give kids their own set of supplies and keep arguments over the sprinkles to a minimum!
This vibrant crafts room is bound to bring out anyone's creativity. Painted pegboard and simple shelves keep supplies organized, while paisley valances and orange lamps add color and pattern to the lime green room.
Opaque white cabinets and drawers, glass door cabinets and open shelving are built into this spacious arts and crafts room providing ample storage and organization options. Two table panels are placed together to form a large work space in addition to the available countertop space. A gray accent wall adds a nice shade to the white design.
Create DIY ornaments for an adorable tabletop display or to decorate your full-sized tree. You will need the following materials: 5 five-gallon paint sticks (about 1 1/2 inches wide), acrylic paint with brush or spray paint, black wire (available at craft supply stores), scrapbook paper (light colors work best), accents such as stars, snowflakes, etc. (available at craft supply stores, optional), Mod Podge, printer and templates (available free at Today’s Fabulous Finds).
These easy ombre colors found at any hardware or home improvement store provide a splash of style to announce your next gathering. You'll need the following materials for this project: paint chips, printed or handwritten party invitations and change of address information, craft knife, scissors, metal ruler or straight edge, pencil and a glue stick.
Painted Windsor chairs and a contemporary take on a wagon wheel chandelier set off the warm wood trim in the dining room of this updated Craftsman home. A low, Mid Century-inspired sideboard complements the black-painted chairs. The design team used large-scale furniture and lighting to offset the home's high ceilings and bring the spaces down to a more comfortable level.
A cozy orange corner seat is the perfect spot for a curious child to create artwork in this room featured in the 2013 Atlanta Decorators' Show House. Globes and painted turtle shells are attached to the wall for inspiration.