Crafting of any kind is a wonderful hobby to pick up, but if there is one truth to it it’s that, once you get started, supplies can accumulate at an alarming rate! One of the most exciting things about being a crafter is the limitless possibilities that come along with it — and as a result, the limitless materials.
There is no shame in collecting art supplies, but if you find that your assortment is growing out of control it might be time to take a look at the way that you have your beloved craft supplies organized. Believe it or not, the way that you display (or hide) your craft supplies can have a direct effect on the way that you create, and can either encourage or stifle inspiration.
In this article, we share some of the most ingenious ideas that we have come across for craft supply organization so that you can be using your space to its optimal ability!
Giant Peg Board
If you spend any time at all in crafting circles, then chances are that you have already come across the magic that is a giant peg board. While once a staple of garages and indoor workspaces, peg boards have become more mainstream of a decor item that is popping up in more rooms of the house. These versatile boards can be used to hang up shelves or to hang up craft supplies, as seen here at DIY Joy.
Repurposed CD Tower
Do you have an old storage tower hanging around that used to be reserved for CD-Roms? While the days of collecting CDs may be long behind us, don’t throw away your old CD storage units just yet. With just a little bit of creativity and a coat of paint, they can be used to hold a variety of art supplies such as paint, as seen here at Domestically Creative.
Repurposed Bed Spring
While some of the objects that can be repurposed as organizers may be obvious, sometimes the best storage innovations come from the least suspecting of places. For example, here at DIY Inspired you can see how to turn an old bed spring into the craft storage unit of your dreams. It’s another great way to save an object that would otherwise be headed to a landfill!
Cereal Box Organizers
Do you always find that you have a lot of loose sheets of paper around? Do you eat cereal? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, then do we ever have the storage solution for you. One Crazy House can show you how you can convert empty cereal boxes into a chic folder for organizing documents and other odds and ends.
Sewers are also crafters, and this hobby comes with its very own assortment of storage needs! We love this idea from Thinking Closet that shows you how you can organize all of your favorite fabric swatches in a drawer. This way all of your fabric is on quick display so that you can easily find the particular pattern that you’re looking for.
Magnetic Pin Holder
Here’s another one for all the budding sewers, especially those who know the pain of losing track of a pin. Being that they are small and lightweight, it is relatively easy to lose track of pins of all kinds, and this can be quite concerning if you have young kids or pets. Not even adults want a pin in the foot, though! The solution is simple: use a magnetic storage system that will keep the pins stuck to one central place. Find out how from Sewlicious Home Decor.
DIY Crayon Holder
Adults aren’t the only ones in the crafting game —kids are natural crafters! If your kiddos love to play with crayons, you know how easily they can spill all over the floor and get lost, whether it be underneath the couch or underneath the carpet. Keep all of the crayons in one place with this adorable crayon holder from The Idea Room.
Craft Cart With Pegboard
Every crafting room needs a craft cart of some kind, but do you know what is even better than a generic craft cart? A craft cart with a mini peg board that allows you to store all of your supplies, including scissors, markers, tape, and whatever else you have around, while giving the added advantage of being portable. Find out how from Feeling Nifty.
Tic Tac Storage
This has got to be one of the most creative and thrifty ideas that we have on this list, and it makes sense! After all, if you are looking for organization for your craft room, you might as well go about it in a crafty way. Pretty Prudent does exactly that by taking empty tic tac bottles and turning them into an amazing miniature storage station for small art supplies.
Mason Jar Compartments
Mason jars are so versatile! You would be hard pressed to find an item that can be used in so many different rooms in the room in so many different capacities. In this particular storage solution from A Casarella, you can learn how to make a storage place for your twine and tape by using a mason jar and a piece of string.
Large Floating Shelf
If your craft room isn’t particularly spacious, you may want to look up for your storage solutions. Yes, we’re talking about shelves, of course! There are many different options that you could take with shelves, including using a regular shelf and a series of storage bins, but we are a big fan of this floating shelf craft storage idea from White House Black Shutters.
Clothespin Embroidery Floss
Embroidery has become one of the most popular crafts out there in recent years, mostly thanks to trendy tutorials that are available on the internet in abundance. If you consider yourself an embroiderer, then you might find that you have trouble keeping track of all of your different colors of thread! Mrs. Jones has a solution for you: clothespins!
Colorful Tin Cans
Tin cans are a storage solution as old as time itself — or at least as old as industrialization! While there is something to be said about the shabby chic aesthetic of a regular unornamented tin can, you can spruce them up with ease by following this tutorial from World of Pineapple.
The Closet Space Craft Room
It’s time that we think outside of the box —or should we say outside of the room? This idea from Ginger Snap Crafts can show you how you can turn an unused or under-used closet into an organized crafter’s paradise.
K-Cup Sequin Stand
Remember when K-Cups were all the rage? Whether or not you are still relying on your Keurig machine to make the perfect cup of coffee for you, we are here to give you a brand new use for your standard K-Cup holder. It naturally works as a great holder for small art supplies in little holders, as exemplified here at the Crafty Pickle.
Not all of the storage solutions for your craft room have to be complicated. Sometimes, the best option for you is right in front of your very own eyes. While airtight storage containers, such as the kind found at Bed Bath and Beyond are usually intended for kitchen storage, they lend themselves well to a craft space, especially if you are crying to find a spot for odds and ends that otherwise become lost.
There are two types of people in this world: people who look at ribbons and a basket and think the solution is to just throw the ribbons in the basket, and people who pull their ribbons through the holes in the basket to create a super-organized system as seen here at Spunky Junky. Be the second kind of person, and treat yourself to a super organized craft room!
PVC Pipe Marker Cubbies
There is so much that can be done with PVC pipe! One of our favorite uses is to transform them into marker holders, such as what is seen here at Stamping Country. This is a much cheaper alternative to the storage systems that you would purchase in the store.
You may think that you are able to create well now, but just wait until you have a room that is optimized and organized to work in a way that fits your style! Finding the right organization system is another way to make your craft room totally you.
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