Craft your own Crafting Studio

The art of crafting and making things has now become a hobby that can be pursued for non-essential reasons. Whether you scrapbook or do pottery, making crafts allows you to make and preserve memories, and offer a fun hobby that can be done in your spare time. In addition, this is an activity that can be done with family and friends to help build personal bonds.

One difficult aspect of crafting is that it can be very messy. Small strips of paper, glue, paint, clay; these are just a few of the messier substances that you might be working with. It gets even worse if you have to use the kitchen or living room as your workspace. For those that have this problem, one idea that they turn to is to have a space in their home dedicated to making crafts. This is a great solution to allow for all the necessary space, as well as provide a permanent space that you won’t need to worry about cleaning up all the time.

Whether you are just getting started at crafting or you’ve been doing it for years; the two most important things when creating a custom craft studio is both the area you work in, as well as the equipment that you use. Here are a few ideas to help with your own home studio:

Where you work

Your crafting workspace can have a big effect on the type and quality of crafts that you create. When choosing an area for your studio, keep in mind the proximity to other areas of the house. You don’t want your work spilling over into the living room or kitchen, and you don’t want to be distracted while you are creating your masterpiece. Garages, basements, and unused bedrooms are all great spaces that allow for good proximity.

Another detail that you’ll want to think about is the lighting. Sitting in a darkroom with no windows is not helpful to the creative process. Make sure that you have windows, or a way to allow for plenty of lighting to stir your creative mind.

Finally, allow for good use a space within your studio. A cluttered crafting area can make it difficult to find things, and to work if you are constantly having to step over a mess. Organizing your area so that your tools and materials can be located easily is important. To do this make use of organizational structures (shelves, racks, etc.) to get the maximum amount of space for your area.

What you’ll need

With so many different crafts available for you to make, it is almost impossible to narrow the essential tools you’ll need down to a workable number. However, for the most part the tools you’ll need are the tools you’d need for an art class. Some things you might need to get you started are paper, pencils, markers, paint, hole-punch, jeweler’s pliers, cutting mat, and a paper cutter for crafting projects. The possibilities are endless, and depend a lot on what type of artisan you are.

In addition to the mundane tools that can be found inside of most craft studios, your craft studio might need something special. Working with wood, glass, and metal can be dangerous work, and require some extra safety equipment in addition to the extra tools. These things can easily be found on-line if there is not a craft store near you.

The best part about crafting is that anybody can do it. You don’t need special tools or a studio, you can make something great with just some paper and a few markers. However, for serious crafters having your own studio can be a huge benefit. Make sure your workspace has all the necessary tools and safety equipment, and allows your creative juices to flow.


  1. Great idea for Studio Rooms in a House Redesign. Thanks!

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