LP and Little Man both love to draw, paint and write. They are both so creative and they love to come home from school and make things or put their whole imagination down on paper. To help support this I wanted to create somewhere that would be home to all of their craft things – their pens, craft kits and accessories. In the end I impulse bought an IKEA RÅSKOG Trolley – because it looked like it would go well with our industrial style extension – and decided to make it into their perfect craft cart.
The IKEA RÅSKOG Trolley has three different storage levels. It can be used for pretty much anything but to turn it into craft storage I needed to get some accessories to go inside it to help organise everything. IKEA have so many storage pots, baskets and even magnetic spice pots that are perfect for this but I wanted everything to be black – matching our IKEA RÅSKOG Trolley.
In the end I bought black pen pots which were the bargain price of 78p each. 14 of them fit well in the top layer and are the perfect size for pens, pencils and crayons. I used a couple in the second layer too for scissors, glue and other things the children need to hand when crafting.
I then filled the rest of the trolley with black plastic baskets which fit the space so well. Four fit nicely in each layer leaving space for other things to stand up between them. I used these for stampers and ink pads, little crayons and pencils, glitter glue and paints on one layer and craft kits on the other.
The space between the baskets is perfect to store more craft kits or paper and the finished trolley is perfect to wheel from place to place, letting the children be creative both inside and outside the house – wherever the mood takes them.
My friend Lauren was actually working on the same project at the same time as me – and I had no idea! Where my trolley is all one colour to fit into our home, hers is so full of colour and uses so many different organisation ideas to make a trolley that is bound to inspire creativity in any child. You can see her trolley here.