Hi there! I’ve been working some more on my craft room organization and came up with this tool center for all my Cricut tools.It’s awesome having them all right there on the wall above my Cricut Maker station, ready to grab and use.
The board was from a local craft store and featured both the chicken wire and cork board areas. I’ve used some hanging clips from Amazon to add my tools to the wire sections. For the top right cork section, I’ve covered it with some painted burlap paper from my stash making a pocket to hold instruction booklets I might need to keep handy.
For the bottom left section I’ve glued my Cricut Blade Holder onto the board which created a pocket area behind for storing Cricut pens. Someone posted the holder not long ago on the Cricut Design Space Facebook group and what you see here is my version. Following is a link to my CDS file for the holder as well as construction information.
As you can see below, I’ve created three larger holes and four smaller holes for various blades. You can create any amount of holes needed or resize the holder as you like using my CDS File
Materials used . . .
- Cricut heavy chipboard
- Cricut Floral Bouquet Deluxe Paper
- from my stash – white cardstock
- Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide ink in Broken China
- Aileene’s quick grab/dry glue
Putting it all together . . .
- Cut all pieces from the chipboard – brown images on the CDS file.
- Cut the white rectangle from white cardstock
- Cut Turquoise images in CDS file from the patterned paper (for front sides)
- Cut Peach colored images in CDS file from alternate or same patterned paper (for underside areas)
Attach the patterned paper front (with cricut word cut-out) to the white cardstock paper using glue or double sided tape (score tape).
Make sure that the side pieces or oriented correctly – shortest side will attach to the back section (I did mine wrong ooops). Now attach the section with holes to the sides then attach it all to the backsection.
Now use the distress ink along all exposed chipboard edges to color them.
If would not distress the edges inside the holes on top as the ink may come off on your tools. If you don’t like the raw edges, use a marker to color them and let it dry well before placing the tools inside.
And that’s it!