Thursday, January 5, 2012

Portable Art Studio

Our kids really love to make things. There is paper scraps, markers, crayons, glue sticks and scissors all over our house. The solution was this...
 It is a Bucket Boss. A portable tool belt that you hook on a bucket. I found this one at Home Depot. It cost $7.00. The bucket I already had in the food storage stash. 
For Christmas we gave the kids markers, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, pipe cleaners, pencils, rulers, foam shapes, scissors and drawing pads. 
All of the big stuff is held in the middle, and all the small stuff is in the side pockets. 
 When the Christmas tree was taken down the corner of the living room was empty. Before I could move the furniture back the kiddos had taken it over. 
It worked out perfectly. They have a space to create and it is contained in one spot. 
It is great to see them creating things and using their imaginations!
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30 comments:

  1. You are a genius! What a great use of that tool belt. I would have never thought of that. It would make a neat gift too. I am a new follower visiting from A Glimpse Inside. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  2. This is such a fun way to keep the stuffs organized :)

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  3. This is awesome! I've seen the bucket used for tools but I love the idea of using it for crafts! I found you through Catch a Glimpse. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. That is such a brilliant idea! You are a genius.

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  5. That's a bargain! I really like the colors of yours, all I can find is tan/green combo for $14. I'm going to have to hunt around some more!

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  6. What a great idea! I'm doing this!!! My hall closest is full of random craft supplies. Sounds like a great b'day gift for my 5 year old! Thanks.

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  7. Love your portable art studio! We love using shower caddies for art supplies and what not.

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  8. I love that! Everything I try fails with the kids!
    You should join me in Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52.html

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  9. Neat neat neat!!!! I wonder if I can find it at a Home Depot in Canada?

    Check out my blog too:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

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  10. The bucket and belt is perfect for storing everything and keeping it all together. Makes for easy clean up too. Now they just need a table in that corner to work at.

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  11. Woah. Awesomeness alert. This is great. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Germany
    Catrin

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  12. Awesome idea! Any crafter could use that.

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  13. What a fantastic idea! I love finding things at HD that I can use for my craft room. Have to check this out! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

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  14. I can't think of a single kid who wouldn't love being able to take a bucket full of fantastic things and craft quickly! This is such a fun idea!

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  15. Oh. my. gosh. We absolutely need one of these! My son is an art fanatic and we've got supplies ALL over the place. What a fantastic idea!! Thanks SO much for sharing at Shine on Fridays; hope you'll be back next week!

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  16. I love this ideas. Would be great for my crafty, cutting, snow flake making children!

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  17. This is a great idea!! TFS!! Stopping by from Craft Junkie Too TGIF linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-first-amp-cover.html

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  18. Wow! This is such a great idea for a portable art craft organizer! Really cute!

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  19. A maz ing!!! My daughter has a TON of medical equipment and I have been trying to figure out how to organize it but keep it quickly and easily accessible! this will work great! Thanks for the idea!!!

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  20. This is a really great idea. I need to do this for my girls. My oldest is always leaving markers all over and my 18 month old loves to find them. Thanks for the inspiration! I host a party on Fridays and I'd love if you'd link up!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/latest-and-greatest-13.html

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  21. This is such a great idea!! I am a new follower!! Found you on Sumo's Sweet Stuff, hope you have a great week!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  22. I saw these too, they are so functional! Visiting via Make the Scene Monday

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  23. Love this idea! Such a great way to keep organized!

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  24. What a great idea! I love it :) Thanks for linking up to my Shabby Shares link party!

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  25. Awesome idea. This would be a great way to bring my supplies camping with me. Thanks for sharing.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  26. What a great idea! Maybe I can sew one myself with all the fabric scraps I am accumulating!

    I am now following you via Linky Followers and hope you'll return the favor!

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  27. This is sooo fantastic! I have to make one.. cause I am always crafting on the go from room to room.. you are one clever lady! Hope you will hop on over to my under 300 followers blog hop @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/05/under-300-followers-blog-hop-3.html
    I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  28. This really caught my eye. Wondering if you are still using this "as is" a year+ later. When you have kids working at a table, do they just plop the bucket up on the table, or do they just pull out colored pencils, markers, etc. as needed? I was considering an over-the-door organizer for art supplies but the portability of this one is appealing. Not sure about all the extras...paints, watercolors, etc., but would love to hear an update from you! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Hi Vicky,

    I love the way you used this bucket storage sleeve to organize markers and colored pencils -- what an awesome idea! I'd love to pin this to The Home Depot's Storage & Organization pinboard if you don't mind!

    Cheers,
    Caroline
    Senior Editor, The Home Depot

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