Cricut Craft Cart from Origami

This post first appeared over at HSN's The Buzz where I am a contributor. Who wouldn't love to be a little more organized AND look cute? If you are new to Cricut, or are a long time user but need to organize your supplies, then this Cricut Craft Cart from Origami is gonna rock your world.

cricut craft cart from origami.jpg

I love Cricut supplies. There. I said it. I usually have them spread all over my craft room but when I laid my eyes on this Origami cart I knew it would be perfect for creating my own Cricut Craft Cart. I couldn't believe how beautifully everything fit! {FTC Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links which means I may make a small commission on purchases without any cost to you.}

CRICUT CRAFT CART

You could use this cart for sewing storage, office supplies, toys, the possibilities are endless! I loved this one so much I bought a second and created a gift wrapping station!

SUPPLIES FEATURED:

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR CRICUT CRAFT CART

The cart was so easy to assemble – it took me less than five minutes and everything I needed was in the box when it arrived.

1. Remove cart from the box. The cart is so sturdy when it is put together, but is remarkably lightweight!

Origami Cart Craft Organizer - Kingston Crafts

2. Add the wheels to the base of the cart using the little tool that comes included.

3. Pull the sides apart.

4. Press down on the base until it flattens. Go ahead – use your foot. The shelves are made of metal!

5. Lift the edge of the shelf and swing in to place.

6. Add the shelves and then insert the tabs to hold the shelves in to place.

Origami Craft Cart Organizer - Kingston Crafts

And voila! You’re ready to get organized!

The cart has six drawers and two shelves, which means I had lots of room to store not only supplies, but tools too! It has freed up a ton of space in my craft room and keeps all of my Cricut supplies in one spot which saves me a ton of time when I am ready to work on projects.

The sturdy top shelf is the perfect fit for my Cricut Maker, and the wheels mean I can leave the cart against the wall when I’m not using it, and then easily pull it away from the wall when I’m ready to work.

Origami Cart Craft Organizer - Kingston Crafts

Of course I can’t craft without my cardstock! I took my some of favorite organization supplies - these Totally Tiffany Storage Boxes - and turned them on their side for compact and easy to access paper storage.

Origami Cart Craft Organizer - Kingston Crafts

My favorite place to shop is my house! Had this mug in my kitchen and it was exactly what I needed to store my pens. Looks pretty darn cute too!

Origami Cart Craft Organizer - Kingston Crafts

I can’t be the only one who can’t keep track of cords and instruction manuals – so I used the top drawer to hold the cords and instructions to all of my Cricut machines and tools. I even had room to store my BrightPad along with it.

Origami Cart Craft Organizer - Kingston Crafts

The next three drawers now hold a ton of my supplies. All that specialty material I had store a bunch of different places? Now tucked away neatly in a drawer. My vinyl and iron on? The rolls fit perfectly!

If you haven’t already heard, Cricut’s newest machine (the Maker) cuts fabric! This is where I was really struggling. I had no idea how or where to store it but couldn’t stop buying it – I mean…it is all so cute! Thanks to the two deep drawers at the bottom of the cart not only was I able to organize and store my fabric stash, I could also fit my EasyPress so I have it at the ready.

Origami Cart Craft Organizer - Kingston Crafts

IF YOU LOVED THIS CRAFT CART, COME SEE HOW I CREATED THE ULTIMATE GIFT WRAPPING STATION:

Origami Gift Wrapping Station

Studio Reveal and Video Tour

If you've been hanging out with me the past few months you know I've had a studio makeover in the works. More of a move and a downsize I guess...I willingly gave up my giant 15x30 craft room in the basement for a 13x14 room on our main floor! This girl needed light! And to be near the kitchen. Because that is where all the snacks are.

I hosted a FB Live earlier this week to give everyone a tour...

but I also wanted to share a few photos here too. Some of the features in my room got lots of love so I wanted to tell you a little more about them!

I wish I could say I came up with the idea for vinyl gutter ribbon storage on my own - but all the credit goes to Vintage Chic Home. I have struggled for YEARS with what to do with my ribbon (I had it on 4' dowels before this) and this is SO MUCH BETTER. It cost us about $30 all told and because it can be customized and cut to fit any space it really is the most versatile ribbon storage I've ever come across.

Because I moved in to a space that is less than half the size of my old studio I use every square inch. I started by moving in all of my large furniture pieces first, then my smaller furniture and large storage pieces, then my smaller storage pieces, artwork and photos. Everything goes to the ceiling and surprisingly I still have room for more if I need it!

With the exception of certain themes (baby, wedding, Christmas, etc) I store everything by color. That is the way I create so it made sense to organize products to match the way my mind works! Unfortunately the IKEA CD holder on the left isn't made any more - but there are tons of creative ways to store your stuff. I created a studio makeover Pinterest board a few months back and share some cool storage/organization ideas there. 

Vintage, vintage and more vintage! I love scouring antique and thrift stores looking for cool new ways to store my supplies. An old scale (top left) is the perfect way to store my 6x6 pads, my Project Life supplies are neatly tucked away in an antique fruit box (top right) and a vintage cracker keeper (bottom left) stores my Minc supplies in one compartment and my Diamond Press supplies in the other. Because I have a yellow/teal/white color scheme I keep my eye out for anything in those colors, but don't forget that a can of spray paint can turn anything in to a customized home storage piece!

For other studio projects I've completed over the years check out these blog posts:

Totally Tiffany Metal Maid Companion Cart

My fabulous friend Totally Tiffany knows I have been redoing my studio, and she also knows my studio colors are white and teal - so she sent me THE MOST amazing surprise in the mail last week and I can't wait to show it to you!

And now I give you my very first "unboxing" video! You will notice two things. One - Don did 95% of the work. I was fiddling around with the inserts and next thing I knew it was done! Two - giant dogs are SUPER helpful when you are trying to assemble things in a small space. {FTC Disclaimer - I received this product for free, but with no agreement to review or promote it. It's called a gift! This blog post is mine all mine!}

Besides being easy to put together (even with help from Baloo) here are a few other things I've discovered about it now that I've had it in my studio for a few days.

It is very light when it is empty...which means even filled up I can lift it and move it around with ease. This will be PERFECT for me to take to crops - I can just roll it out to the car, load it up, and roll it right in to the event. 

I had been seriously eyeballing one of those IKEA carts that everybody has - but my girlfriend told me that sometimes it is hard to get stuff out of the lower shelves. In this cart the shelves slide in and out like a dresser, so I can easily get to what I want and even just take out the whole shelf and put it up on my work area if I want to.

This cart is also a little bit shorter than some of the other organization carts I've seen - so it fits perfectly under my desk if I need to get it out of the way.

While the color is perfect for my studio - it takes spray paint like a dream! Tiffany is painting hers gold and sent me an "in process" photo.

So grab one for all your organization needs - you can find them on totally-tiffany.com! Here are a few of our other favorite organization hacks!

Pinterest Hack - Use Pool Noodles to Organize and Store Your Boots!

Let's be real. If you are like me you've seen this trick about a bajillion times on Pinterest and thought "It can't be this easy". But when I took out my fall clothes over the weekend, my winter boots looked sad. Wrinkled and floppy and sad. So I decided to give it a try and...my people...OH YES IT CAN BE THIS EASY! So grab yourself a few pool noodles (that are on clearance now all over town!), a yardstick and a kitchen knife and let's do this thing! In like - five minutes. No kidding.

SUPPLIES:
boots
pool noodles
yardstick
cutting mat
kitchen knife
five minutes - maybe less depending on how many pairs of boots you own ;)

Place yardstick inside your boot and note the inside measurement/boot height (in this case 10").

Lay yardstick next to pool noodle and cut 1/2" shorter than the inside boot height.

Cut a second piece of pool noodle the same length as the first.

Insert in to boots and have the cutest closet in all the land. It is THAT EASY! Easier than taking these photos because...Bizzy Bee. Third time's the charm!

Clearly I need to try more stuff I see online. Thanks Pinterest!