Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies

organizing silhouette supplies

Hey there party people! Did you see my post Saturday about the Silhouette sale going on right now? You can save 30% on most supplies with the code HAPPIER.  You can probably tell that I am loving every minute of being a new Silhouette owner right? I’m a woman obsessed I tell you!  So obsessed I joined a Silhouette Challenge Facebook group to help inspire me and this month’s challenge was an organizing project.  What better thing to organize with my new Silhouette than all those new Silhouette supplies I had crowding up my desk?

When I first brought my Silhouette Cameo home to my craft room I put it on my desk, but my desk floats in the middle of the room and along with all the supplies I had stocked up on at the last sale I was barely able to use my desk at all.  Then I found a super cheap rolling cart at my local thrift shop and I knew I had found the solution to my cluttered craft area!

thrift store rolling cart

While it wasn’t the prettiest thing in the world I knew a little paint could spruce it up.  Unfortunately you can’t spray paint during an Artic Freeze so I did the next best thing in the meantime-I gave it a contact paper makeover (remember my old contact paper decorated desk?)

Office Makeover

Once that dark veneer was covered the cart looked a thousand times better and matched my rolling kitchen island I also use in my craft area.  My Silhouette machine fits exactly on the top of the cart and I can roll it around if I need it at my desk or leave it against the wall when it’s not in use.

organizing silhouette vinyl

On the lower shelf of the cart I wanted to organize my new supplies in a pretty way but also functional-I’m one of those people that needs to see my “stuff” in order to get inspired to use it!  I used the box my fabric ink starter kit came in to hold many of my supplies-it already had such a pretty and cheerful design on it!  The box on the left holds my vinyl and transfer paper (tied up with a pretty ribbon to cover the rubberbands of course!) It also holds some fabric scraps I’m going to be using in an upcoming project as well as some fabric medium and fabric decoupage medium I recently bought.

silhouette craft supply storage

The box on the right holds the my fabric ink supplies, Some ribbon and twine in a mason jar and my necessary tools-hook, bone folder, scissors, etc.  I also whipped up this great binder as a solution to a lot of my clutter.

silhouette binder

Inside the binder I have my printable foils in the pockets.  I used a plastic pocket to store all of my Silhouette manuals and the CDs that came with various things I’ve purchased.

silhouette manuals

Another plastic pocket contains my fabric interfacing and some other materials I plan on using in upcoming projects.  Pretty cool huh?

silhouette sketch pen storage

Probably my favorite thing though are these cute miniature buckets I’m using to store my sketch pens and spare blades.  It was so fast to cut out the “create” letters and stick them on there and it inspires me every time I catch a glimpse!

craft room organization

I’m beyond excited to have this awesome new tool in my crafting arsenal and now have it be super easy to work with because everything is organized and accessible!

I’m so grateful I took on this month’s challenge!  You can see the other challenge participant’s projects down below!
Get organized with your Silhouette Machine!

 

  1. DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend Craft
  2. Kids’ Art Wall by Tried & True
  3. Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
  4. Simple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Put a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get Silvered
  6. Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
  7. Beware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad Life
  8. Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
  9. Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
  10. Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
  11. Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
  12. Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  13. Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
  14. How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
  15. Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
  16. Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
  17. Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  18. Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
  19. Organizing the Craft Room by What’s Next Ma
  20. Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
  21. Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  22. Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
  23. Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
  24. Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s Room
  25. Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  26. Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
  27. Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
  28. “What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
  29. Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart by My Paper Craze
  30. Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
  31. Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  32. The evolution of my labeling system by feto soap
  33. Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
  34. Glass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
  35. Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
  36. Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About
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Comments

    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks so much Randi! It actually has stayed looking like this for the most part–my only drawback is that everything is so low that if my two year old gets in my office he immediately dumps the sketch pens out to get the little buckets!

    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks so much Rachel, mine was pretty rough for a while but my hubby (he’s in the military and super orderly) attacked it for me a couple of months ago and I’ve managed to keep it up for the most part!!

    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks so much Laura!! I jumped on this one, it was only $5 and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be the perfect fit!

    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks so much Pam! It definitely helped with how overwhelmed I felt when I would sit down to create! Have a great night!

    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks Glenna! It’s so much more functional to have the machine on the cart…I’m finding myself using it so much more!

  1. says

    Your organization of the silhouette materials is just amazing! I love how you used the binder to keep all the essentials nearby, and those little buckets are just adorable. I kept one of my starter kit boxes as well, though i haven’t put it to use yet. I might steal some of your ideas, they really are great!
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    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks so much Kristy! I love that box my started kit came in, I can see myself hoarding them every time I order a kit!

  2. Erin says

    Absolutely love the cart idea!! I am in need of somewhere to store my machine – this is awesome! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Lucy says

    I NEED a binder like that! Did you design the binder cover and pocket label sheets yourself, or is there a printable somewhere for those that I can snag? Too cute!!

    • Melissa Riker says

      Hi Lucy! I just cut out the frame and letters on the Silhouette and then put them on some scrapbook paper I had around. I believe the frame was a free shape on the Silhouette.

  4. says

    Ok, where is your shopping cart???? I’m taking the whole Silhouette stations… as it is!!!! Thanks! LOL I LOOOVE it!. My Cameo is in a table very similar to that one. You just inspired my next project. I can’t wait to start and see my baby in a decent place!!! Thanks for the ideas!!!

    XOXO
    Cami
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    • Melissa Riker says

      I would have LOVED to have found a pretty vintage bamboo bar cart for this…maybe one day I’ll luck out!

  5. says

    This is amazing! I am afraid I wouldn’t want to mess it up because it looks so pretty! I will for sure be keeping my eyes open for something like this!

    • Melissa Riker says

      Thanks Janice! IKEA has a little cart I’m in love with too but I haven’t gotten to go in so long, I was lucky to find this one at the thrift store!

  6. says

    I love the idea of the rolling cart for your Silhouette and supplies! I have mine on my desk, taking up valuable space. And my supplies are here & there with no order at all. I do have an old rolling bar cart that could work the same way as yours. I am so happy to have found this post!! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Debbie :)
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    • Melissa Riker says

      Oh yay Debbie, I’m so glad you like the idea! As soon as I saw that cart I knew it was exactly what I needed to get that Silhouette off my desk too!

  7. Nancy says

    I just purchased the Cameo and I love your ideas. Will be using your ideas, especially the binder. Thank You

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