I’m currently in the process of setting up a new craft studio to corral all of the projects that have slowly begun to take over our house. The intention was to create a space for “mommy’s projects,” but it quickly caught the interest of my little ones. What could be cooler than a room filled with art supplies?
It quickly became clear that keeping the kids out of mommy’s craft supplies would require setting them up with a few of their own. I decided to set up a space for the kids in the studio and then headed off to the the starting point for all projects of this nature, Home Depot.
Cruising the aisles of Home Depot has been a bit of an obsession for me lately. It’s filled with endless possibilities! I was able to pull together a few basic materials to put together an inexpensive craft station / storage area that quickly earned approval from the kids–even my fickle thirteen year old wanted one for her room:)
The desk works well as a standing workbench or can be used with just about any stool or chair. The five gallon Home Depot “Homer” bucket is inexpensive and makes an ideal stool for a child working at the desk. It also serves double duty by providing plenty of room inside for storing craft supplies.
Here’s a basic shopping list and instructions for the craft station if you’d like to build one of your own, as well as instructions for building a simple craft storage cubby using PVC pipe. Everything you need can be found at your local Home Depot store.
Building The Craft Station
- 3/16 in. x 24 in. x 48 in. Perforated Pegboard Panel
- 38 in. Adjustable Folding Sawhorse
- 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. MDF Panel
- (8) #12 x 1–1/4 in. Flat-Head Wood Screws
- (4) Pegboard Mounting Spacers
- 3pc Pegboard Wire Basket Pack (optional)
- 43pc Pegboard Organizer Kit (optional)
- 5-Gal. Homer Bucket & Lid (optional)
Putting It Together
Attach the MDF panel to the adjustable sawhorse with wood screws. Place the desk against the wall in the desired location, first locating the wall studs for mounting the pegboard. Mount the pegboard to the wall using wood screws. Don’t forget to use spacers with the mounting screws to allow room for mounting accessories.
Building The PVC Craft Storage Cubbies
- Five 3-inch PVC DWV Couplings
- Arrow Fastener Mini Glue Gun (an inexpensive option if you don’t already own a glue gun)
Putting It Together
Decide on the layout for your cubbies, heat up your gun and glue them together. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Let me know how everything turns out if you decide to give either of the projects a go!
This project is sponsored by Home Depot. More Saving. More Doing.