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Art-Supplies Organizer

Just as a place mat keeps a table setting looking orderly, it can do the same for arts and crafts supplies. Convert one into a roll-up organizer that doubles as a carrying case using our printable template.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2016

Introduction

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Genius Ways to Organize Your Crafts Supplies.

materials

  • Felt

  • Cutting mat

  • Ruler

  • Craft knife

  • Tape

  • Grommet

  • Fabric scissors

  • Ribbon

steps

  1. Download and print our cutting template.

  2. Trace rectangular template onto felt and cut out.

  3. With a ruler and knife, make slits in felt, following template. (Tip: For larger tools, measure tool width and cut accordingly.)

  4. Set a grommet, centering it on a short end, 1 inch in from left edge.

  5. Thread ribbon through grommet.

  6. Insert your tools — and you're ready to take your projects on the go.

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