Craftroom Organisation – Heat Tool/Glue Gun Stand

When I show my craftroom to fellow crafters they always tell me they love the way everything is organised.  I have spent a lot of time getting it to the point that it works for me and it’s still a work in progress.

I showed one of my team members some new storage I had made and whilst we were chatting the idea of doing a craftroom organisation series came about.  I hope you will find some of my storage solutions helpful.

Today’s project came about because I changed the way I stored my Stampin’ Up! ribbon.  I used to store my ‘ribbon straighteners’ (I have some cute little hair straighteners that are perfect for getting creases out of ribbon) with my ribbon but since reorganising I needed to find another way to store them.  I also wanted to be able to store my heat tool and glue gun on my worktop instead of them being in drawers.

I watched a DIY Glue Gun Stand tutorial and thought this would be better if I could store my glue gun, heat tool and ribbon straighteners all in one place. I had an idea of a layout so I grabbed an old envelope and started to plan where I wanted to place everything (I did change this layout later on).

It took me a while to work out how I could make this but now that I have it’s brilliant and the best thing about my storage solution is that it was made with items I had in my craftroom.

I found 2 tiny jam jars that would be perfect for holding my heat tool and ribbon straighteners.

The 2 tubes that hold my heat tool and ribbon straighteners were made with the chipboard that comes with the Stampin’ Up! foil sheets. I cut this to size and added Fresh Florals DSP to both sides before I glued them.  The tiny jam jars were adhered to the base of each tube with liquid glue.

The box that holds the glue sticks and embossing buddy is made with Berry Burst cardstock and I added a strip of Fresh Florals DSP around the outside of the box.

I cut one of the flaps off of a Stampin’ Up! box (one of the larger boxes that your Stampin’ Up! goodies are delivered in) to make the holder for my glue gun.

TIP: These boxes make great ‘spray booths’ when you’re spritzing or using spray glues, varnish etc.

For the base I used a table mat and added a Silicone Craft Sheet to catch any glue that drips from the glue gun.

I hope you like todays project, having everything stored together on my worktop has definitely been beneficial to me, I use my glue gun and heat tool a lot more. Having the embossing buddy with the heat tool also reminds me to use it.

If you have time to leave a comment I would love some feedback on my Glue Gun/Heat Tool/Ribbon Straighteners holder.  Would you find this helpful in your craft area?  If you have any questions please leave them in a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Next Sunday I will have a post showing the holder I made to store my 6″ DSP and coordinating Memories and More cards.  If you don’t want to miss a post add your email address to the Subscribe to Blog via Email link.

Have yourself some crafting fun.


Dee x


*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock.   I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made.  When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*

7 Replies to “Craftroom Organisation – Heat Tool/Glue Gun Stand”

  1. Helen watson

    This is simply stunning, and where you have designed and put it together is great, think everyone who crafts will want one.
    Helen xx

  2. Christine

    I love this idea Dee and the way you thought it out and designed it is wonderful. I will have to make a space on my desk to have this so thanks for sharing.
    Christine xx

  3. Bonnie Castle

    What a great idea. My stuff is in several drawers and I don’t use them often because it is such a pain to get it all out. I will be using this idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Dee Copus-Read Post author

      Thank you Bonnie. Storing them in different drawers was a real pain and when I wanted to heat emboss something I had to get everything out and then 10 minutes later put it all away. I completely forgot about my hot glue gun.

      Having this on my worktop has saved me so much time and I now enjoy heat embossing again. If you do make one can I ask you to post a photo of it on my Facebook page Lady Dee’s Craft Forum- this is the link

  4. Katrina

    This is such a great tool holder. I will definately keepmitnin mind when I move into my new craft room. Thanks for sharing looking forward to other ideas.

  5. Goodly Creations

    Such a well thought out station for your tools!! Will be looking at this to see how to make it work for my craft room!! Mahalo nui loa (thanks much) for sharing this wonderful idea!!


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