I am excited to share my latest DIY project – a beautiful and functional office crafting area! By using Sugru moldable glue I was able to give a thrifted vase a makeover and add fun craft supply storage!
Today I’m excited to share with you my latest project – my office crafting area! I create lots of DIY projects and crafts to share with you here, so a designated crafting area was essential for me. With the help of Sugru I was able to create a functional crafting area with organization and a cute new DIY vase!
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I love to create and craft, it has always been something I have immensely enjoyed since I was young. In college I even majored in Art, so you could say it’s something I’m passionate about!
When we moved into our new home a few months ago, I was thrilled that there was an extra bedroom where I could create a dedicated office space. I create lots of DIY’s and crafts for my blog, so I knew that I would need a craft desk area with enough room for making all the things!
Creating An Office Craft Area
I found the perfect crafting desk with a large tabletop area, but I still needed to add some items to make it beautiful and functional for crafting supplies! Enter Sugru – a fun moldable glue!
Thrift Store Vase Makeover
My first project for my crafting area was a DIY vase. I found a bright blue vase while thrifting recently for $2, and saw some major potential in it!
Then I purchased some of these wood half circle beads with the idea that I could use Sugru to attach them to the vase to create texture and interest. I was envisioning a hobnail milk glass look for the finished product.
First I opened the package of Sugru and pinched a small amount, sticking it onto the bead. After I flattened it out a bit, I pressed the wood circle beads onto the vase. After it felt secure I moved onto the next bead and created a pattern. I eyeballed the spacing creating rows.
One of the features of Sugru that came in handy is that if I made a mistake in placement, I could easily remove the bead from the vase and re-position it. The Sugru moldable glue doesn’t set right away so you can easily move it around as you’re working with it.
After I had my beads positioned how I liked, I waited for them to set (anything between 12 and 24 hours). Then I applied a couple coats of white semi-gloss spray paint to give it a milk glass look! I’m so excited with how it turned out, and how it looks in my craft area!
DIY Craft Supply Organization
Next I had the idea to add some of my crafting supplies in little jars along my photo ledge on my wall. I found these little plastic mason jars with metal lids, and knew they would be perfect for holding some of my small little crafting items.
I placed some of my craft supplies (clothespins, wood beads, buttons, etc.) in each jar, closed the lid, and then added a small ball of Sugru onto the center of the lid. Then I placed the jar lid underneath the photo ledge pressing firmly for a few seconds. I was able to re-position the jars as I needed to adjust the spacing to make them look evenly spaced. Again I left these for 24 hours for the Sugru to completely set and fully adhere to the shelf.
Now I have some of my frequent used crafting items at arm’s reach above my crafting desk, and I’m SO excited with how this mess free and easy project came together! This is such a fun and easy way to hold all of the things you might need to DIY and craft with.
Sugru holds up to 4.4 lbs of weight, so it is very strong! It’s a great solution for this project because it will hold things up easily. It’s also great to know that Sugru is easily removed with a sharp knife, if I ever feel like a change. Now I’m ready to get into my office and start creating my next craft project!
Thanks for reading, friends!