Quick and Clever Ideas for Organizing Crafts Supplies
Try these creative and simple solutions to neatly store your crafts supplies.
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Chic Crafts Caddy
Organize crafts and office supplies in a collection of milk glass displayed in a vintage drink caddy set on a colorful tray. You can simply carry the tray to any work space.
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Mobile Crafts Cart
Retrofit an old end table into a cart that can function as a mobile crafting station. File crafts papers, stickers, and scrapbook pages below, and stash tools and markers on top. Push it wherever you want for an instant work space.
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Don't throw away all your empty cans from potato chips and coffee. Wrap them in pretty paper and use them to store small crafting items, such as buttons, pins and needles, bobbins, and embellishments.
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Paint a small cabinet and stamp it with fresh flowers for a pretty, mobile crafts storage unit. Add dividers to the drawers to bring order to the goodies inside. Attach metal label holders to the fronts of the drawers to make it easy to identify what is stored in each.
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Handy Crafts Tote
You'll always have your supplies at hand with this transformed bath tote. It is perfect for keeping supplies tidy and ready to move.
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Recycle a plank into as a shelf that can hold vintage tins for brushes and paints. Attach a wire hanger beneath the plank to hold galvanized buckets filled with smaller supplies.
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Organize with a Wine Rack
An under-the-shelf wine and stemware rack blends style and function and utilizes otherwise overlooked space. Glass cylinder hold pencils, markers, pens, and brushes, while ink pads can be stashed on the stemware rack.
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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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Tired of your cluttered work space, but need to keep supplies handy? Compartmentalized containers organize essentials within reach, and shallow drawers prevent the urge to stack, making it easier to see available supplies quickly.
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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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Kids' Crafts Storage Spot
Hang 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 that kids can easily tear off. Clip a couple of clothespins to the paper's edge keep it from curling.
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Pegboard is perfect for holding crafts supplies. Cut pegboard to the desired size and frame it with molding pieces found at a hardware store. Paint the entire piece, let dry, and hang it above your workstation. Hooks for pegboards come in various shapes and sizes, so select ones that will easily hold the items you plan to store.
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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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Beverage glasses aren't just for lemonade. Use clear glass or plastic glasses to store small supplies, including buttons, rickrack, and other embellishments. You'll be able to quickly identify what's available, plus give your crafts space a pleasing ambience.
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Vintage and flea market finds are great additions to any craft room. This medical cart, repurposed as a crafting spot, is perfect for organizing supplies. Pencils, pens, and paints in bunches add graphic impact.
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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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If all you have is a sliver of wall space, then this see-through pocket organizer is ideal storage for you. It keeps paints and other supplies handy and visible in different-size pockets, and it can be taken down and rinsed for quick cleanup.
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Organize crafts supplies in multipiece serving sets, such as these vintage aluminum tumblers. Easy to spin and get to what you need, it's also portable.
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Paper Scraps Portfolio
Paper scraps can be stored in an at-the-ready clear divided portfolio and taken to crops. Corral scraps by color to make them easy to find.
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This multisection vase is perfect for sorting paintbrushes by size and type and also allows them room to dry after use.
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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 picking up simple, and can be hidden away in an antique pie safe.