Quick and Clever Ideas for Organizing Crafts Supplies
Try these creative and simple solutions to neatly store your crafts supplies. With our craft storage ideas on a budget, you can organize better and save money.
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Vintage and flea market finds are great additions to any craft room. This drop-down desk, repurposed as a craft storage unit, is perfect for organizing supplies. Pencils, pens, and paints in bunches add graphic impact.
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Pegboard is perfect for holding crafts supplies. Cut pegboard to the desired size, then frame it with molding pieces found at a hardware store. Paint the entire piece, let dry, and hang it above your workstation. Pegboard hooks come in various shapes and sizes, so select hooks that will easily hold the items you plan to store.
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If you are lacking desk or wall space, look up! These repurposed candy bowls fit perfectly under a cabinet with magnets attached to their lids. Fill them with your most-used supplies so they're always ready at a moment's notice.
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Canning jars aren't just for jams. Use clear glass or plastic jars to store small supplies, including buttons, thread, and other embellishments. You'll be able to quickly identify what's available while giving your crafts space a pleasing ambience.
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Kids' Craft Storage Spot
Hang a cabinet or shelves to store kids' craft items. Be sure they are low enough for little hands to reach. Attach a paper towel holder to the underside of a shelf, then fill it with kraft paper or ribbon that kids can easily tear off. Clip a couple of clothespins to the paper's edge to keep it from curling.
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When collecting acrylic paint bottles, it's a good idea to keep them upside-down in craft storage bins. With gravity doing its job, you won't have to scrape the bottom of the jar to get the last drop of paint.
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Tired of your cluttered work space, but need to keep supplies handy? Compartmentalized containers organize essentials within reach, and shallow craft storage drawers prevent the urge to stack, making it easier to see available supplies quickly.
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Clever Closet Storage
For arts and crafts storage, turn the back of a closet door into a smart storage space with a peg rack that holds spools of thread, ribbons, and tools. This nifty trick makes craft organization cheap, easy, and pretty!
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Use milk glass dishes or shallow bowls to stash sewing supplies in craft storage drawers. You can often purchase milk glass items at flea markets and garage sales for less than a dollar apiece. Add color and interest by lining the craft storage drawers with decorative paper.
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Embellishments in a Snap
Repurpose a pillbox for eye-catching craft organization. The tiny containers hold dozens of eyelets or hardware and are easily embellished with a label and preview of what's inside.
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Simple kitchen items, such as glassware, can keep crafts scissors, felt-tip pens, and crayons within easy reach on a tray designed to hold olives. Slip a spring bouquet into one of the glasses to turn it into a pretty display for your crafting space.
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Don't throw away your empty cans from snacks or coffee. Wrap them in pretty paper and use them as cheap craft storage for small items, such as buttons, pins and needles, bobbins, and embellishments.
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Outfit a small cabinet hutch to make a pretty, confined crafts storage unit. Add shelves to the cabinet to bring order to the goodies inside. Employ baskets and flat cardboard boxes for organized filing and storage.
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Spice Rack Storage
Recycle a spice rack into a storage tower for buttons, beads, glitter, and more. The clear jars make it easy to stay organized, and the swivel base makes everything accessible. This one is perfect for craft rooms on a budget!
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Box It Up
Plastic sleeves designed for slide, photo, or trading card storage are ideal for stashing die cuts separated from their packaging. Store the sleeves in binder boxes (or regular cardboard boxes) that can be stacked or stored upright on a shelf.
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Hang It Up
Keep gift wrap and crafts supplies organized with a wire shower caddy. Hang one for wrapping supplies and a second one for crafting supplies. Use ribbons to suspend cans filled with pencils, paintbrushes, and more from the hooks.
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A plastic desktop filing system allows you to sort stickers, patterned paper, and other crafts supplies in tiered compartments, making everything easy to see. Add printed dividers to customize the categories.
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Shoe and sweater organizers are perfect for storing fabric. The small cubbies let you stash rolled batting, fusible web, stabilizer, freezer paper, and more.
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Recipe/Index Card Box
Stash smaller stickers and die cuts in a recipe box with tabbed dividers. This system also works well for die cuts organized by theme. The box is small enough that it can be packed with essentials and taken to a crop.
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Organize crafts supplies in multipiece serving sets, such as these vintage aluminum tumblers. It's easy to spin and get to what you need, plus it's portable.
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Window Treatment Plus Storage
A hanging canvas shoe organizer, suspended from clip-on curtain rings, functions as a window treatment and art supply storage. The pocket depth is perfect for pens and pencils, paintbrushes, and notepads of various sizes.
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Family crafts night is a breeze when you organize your supplies in baskets. The baskets are easily carried to the table, making cleanup simple, and can be hidden away in a simple rolling cart.