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15 Creative Craft Room Organization Ideas
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Updated on 10/05/22
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Craft room organization and storage are vital in crafting because supplies left in disarray can leave you feeling stifled and uninspired. However, keeping supplies tidy can be a problem for some crafters. Being creative and being organized doesn't necessarily go hand-in-hand. Often, designating a place for your things will help you get organized. Consider some of these top ways to organize craft supplies:
- Label wicker baskets, hang and assign bins, or make a container system.
- Use a pegboard, spool board, or reuse a jewelry holder.
- Get a wall organizer, repurpose a china cabinet, or use a shelving unit.
- Install a swinging door with storage on each side or get a rolling storage panel that slides behind doors or into a spare space.
- Get a craft table with storage compartments or repurpose a filing cabinet
- Designate a room or area of a room for storage or rework a closet space
Here are more details about each of these 15 craft room organization ideas that can help you rethink how you store, arrange, use, and display your supplies.
01 of 15The Country Chic Cottage
Craft room organization doesn't have to be ugly or monotonous. Craft rooms generally should blend into the other decor of your home. For instance, if you have a more natural, rustic feel in your home, consider labeling and organizing supplies in wicker baskets inside your craft room.
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Pegboards are a highly functional way to keep supplies organized, and they can be decorative too. To make your pegboard stand out from the plain ones you might see in a garage or workshop, paint it an attractive color that coordinates with your craft room. You can even frame the whole pegboard and then use smaller frames to section off groups of craft supplies.
Framed Large Pegboard Tutorial from Honeybear Lane
03 of 15IHeart Organizing
If space is limited in your home and you don't have a designated craft room, consider turning a closet into your crafting area instead. You can build in a desk, shelving, and other items to create an organized craft space that fits your needs. Be sure to use all the vertical space of the closet with bins on high shelving. Then, simply close the closet doors when you're done crafting to use the room for other purposes.
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Hey, Let's Make Stuff
There are many home organization products that can work for a craft room, even if they were intended for another space. For instance, consider using an entryway wall organizer in your craft room. In the entryway, you'd likely store items such as keys and mail in it. But in the craft room, you can hang scissors on the hooks and utilize the compartments for other supplies.
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05 of 15The Scrap Shoppe Blog
When organizing a craft room, consider completely emptying the space. Then, choose a wall that can be dedicated to open and closed shelving units. This will allow you to keep all of your supplies in one spot and free up the rest of the room for your actual crafting work. The open shelving can be used for more decorative supplies while the closed shelving can hide items that aren't so visually appealing.
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06 of 15Love Grows Wild
For an elegant craft room, consider reworking an old dining room hutch or china cabinet into a craft supply storage unit. You can paint or stain the cabinet to fit the decor of your craft room. Then, use baskets and other storage containers to keep items neat and tidy within the cabinet. If the cabinet has drawers, use drawer dividers to organize supplies, such as markers and paint brushes.
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For optimal organization, consider keeping each type of supply in a separate container. For instance, instead of storing markers and colored pencils together, give them each a jar. This will allow you to easily grab the supplies you need for your project without having to take along supplies you won't use.
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08 of 15Crafts Unleashed
Consider using a jewelry organizer to store craft supplies. For example, a wooden jewelry holder works great to hold washi tape. Keep it on your workstation for easy access. It won't take up much space because it employs vertical storage.
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09 of 15Infarrantly Creative
This craft room features a shelving unit on hinges and wheels that swings open to reveal more storage behind it. This type of storage is excellent to hide slim items, such as an ironing board, that you don't want cluttering up your space. You can even use this type of storage as a partition if you need to section off your craft space from the rest of the room.
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10 of 15Sugar Bee Crafts
Hanging storage bins can be a great way to keep craft supplies organized and right at your fingertips. To replicate this craft organization idea, purchase metal storage bins, and screw them into a piece of wood on the wall. Tilt the bins slightly upward, so your supplies don't fall out when hung on the wall.
DIY Craft Paint Organizer from Sugar Bee Crafts
11 of 15Organize & Decorate Everything
Every craft room needs a functional work table. That typically means a table with a large, clear surface. To add extra functionality, purchase or make a table that has built-in storage in the form of shelving, drawers, or cabinets. This will allow you to have frequently used supplies right at your fingertips while you're crafting.
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A rolling storage cart, such as a bar cart or kitchen cart, can add extra function and organization to a craft room. You can use it to store frequently used supplies or all of the supplies you need for a specific type of project. Then, rather than having to gather supplies from multiple places, you can simply wheel the cart next to your craft table.
Industrial Rolling Paint Storage from Simply Designing
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Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona
Fabric can easily become disorganized and scattered in a craft room, so consider designating one space for it. One option is to store fabric inside a cabinet, like this clever design from Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona. You can reface the outside of the cabinet, so it matches your craft room decor. Then, store the fabric in file folders according to color, pattern, or whatever organization method makes sense for you.
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Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona
One way to make craft room organization more creative is by turning simple items into something beautiful. For instance, this room by Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona uses basic wooden dowels to organize supplies such as string, twine, and ribbon. To make the dowels look more appealing, secure them to a decorative frame using hooks.
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Don't forget to incorporate a place to display some of your favorite crafts within your craft room, like this one from Reena Sotropa. Doing so can help to inspire creativity in you to make even more crafts. Plus, having a designated display spot prevents your completed crafts from becoming scattered and disorganized throughout the space.
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These budget-friendly DIYs are perfect for small spaces.
By Alesandra Dubin
No matter if you quilt, scrapbook, or simply have a knack for all things DIY, your craft room is a sacred space where you bring your creative ideas to life. That means it's crucial that your space brings the same level of peace and joy as crafting does. The easiest way to do so? Keep your supplies and craft projects in check with these clever craft room organization ideas. By adding shelves, pegboards, and other efficient (but equally eye-catching) storage solutions, you can maximize your productivity even if you're working in a small space and on a tight budget.
And since have a tendency to build something out of nothing, most of these DIY ideas require your creative eye and artistic skills. So, before you start working on your next picture-worthy craft project, give all of your supplies and materials a neat, tidy home with these genius organization ideas Next up: a beautiful space that'll inspire you to get your craft on.
Style + Dwell
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Use Clear Jars for Storage
Apothecary jars or other clear jars make excellent storage solutions for small objects like pens, pencils, buttons, and other must-haves. They also double as decor, adding instant color and excitement to any space.
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Sweet Red Poppy
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Decorate With Supplies
If you don't want to break up your space with shelves and cabinets, keep your colorful craft supplies on display with a customizable peg board wall and desk storage solutions. You can even add hooks for your hot glue gun, scissors, and tape dispensers —if they're pretty enough, of course.
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Set up an Inspiring Work Station
If space allows, set up a central work station in your craft room. Stick an easel or small table in the middle of your space, so you can have easy access to the items all around you.
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Add a Pegboard Wall
Few solutions are as practical for craft rooms as a wall covered with pegboards. Attach bins, hooks, rods — whatever you need — for a fully customizable and space-saving organizational solution.
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From Great Beginnings
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Transform an Unused Closet
Give any ol' closet or cabinet a makeover by adding drawers, shelves of varying heights, and rods to store ribbon and wrapping paper. Make it even prettier by coordinating the colors of binders, storage boxes, and labels inside.
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Put Fabrics on Display
If quilting or sewing is your jam, keep inspiration right in front of your eyes by filling wire shelves with folded fabric scraps. Coordinate them by color and design for an aesthetically-pleasing look.
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Organize Thoughts on a Chalkboard
Keep your thoughts organized — or give yourself ample space to doodle — with a chalkboard wall. This graphic mural, which surrounds a school-inspired chalkboard, shows just how inspiring, and indeed chic, the room feature can be.
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Take Advantage of Door Space
Those pantry organizers that you love so much? Stick 'em on the back of your craft room door for added organization. They're the perfect size to store your ever-growing ribbon and wrapping paper collection.
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Label Every Storage Container
Give all of your craft supplies a perfectly labeled home. That way you’ll know exactly what you have, and minimize waste from buying new items you already had — somewhere — but just couldn’t find.
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Install a Roll Holder
If you use your craft room for gift wrapping, consider installing a roll holder, like Reynolds Architecture, Design & Construction. Not only does it keep your wrapping paper organized and accessible, but it also helps it stay pristine and uncreased.
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Store Items in Cubbies
Use cubbies to group and organize smaller craft supplies like thread, buttons, and paint brushes. Get yours new, or upcycle a vintage piece for a custom look.
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Hang a Rod
This organizational idea keeps everything in its place while also freeing up limited surface area: Hang a rod, attach clips, and fill it with cups to hold supplies. Keep it right above your workspace, so all your items are within easy reach during projects.
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Use a Ladder to Reach High Items
Maximize storage in your small space by using as much vertical storage as possible. Access your high-up items easily by installing a rolling ladder, as in this sleek example from J. Patryce Design.
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File Materials in a Binder
Perfect for the scrapbook-obsessed, store paper, cut-outs, and stickers in three-ring binders. Use clear sheet protectors to keep all of your scrapbooking materials in tip-top shape.
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If you have limited space, hang more shelves on which to keep storage baskets and bins. Group storage vessels logically with like items for ease of use.
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Where to Store Things? Storage Ideas with Photo
Where to store things is an age-old question for many people, regardless of whether they live in compact apartments or large private houses. Simple storage ideas will help you organize your space wisely and keep your home in order easily. Even in a small apartment there will always be places where to store things that few of us think about.
1. Entrance Storage
2. Kitchen Storage
3. Living Room Storage
4. Bedroom Storage
5. Bathroom Storage
6. Nursery Storage
7. Workplace Storage
8. Garage Storage
9. Simple Storage Ideas
Storage Ideas in an apartment or house are literally in every room, and they start from the front door. Often the hallway seems very untidy due to the pile of shoes and outerwear in it. To hide them away from prying eyes, it is recommended to use a maximum of wall space . The best way to do this task is a wardrobe or chest of drawers. If the room is cramped and poorly lit, then the best option would be a shallow, but high wardrobe in light colors, where it is very convenient to store things. When the hallway is so small that the closet does not fit in it, stylish hanger will come to the rescue. A special long bench is suitable for storing shoes - you can store shoes in the lower part of this structure, and sit down or put bags on it on the upper one. nine0003
Kitchen storage is all about turning the space into a functional and comfortable space for cooking. In addition, proper storage of dishes and other kitchen utensils in the kitchen will make the room more comfortable and welcoming. It is important to organize the storage of small items in such a way that they are hidden from prying eyes, but are always available. Such hidden storage spaces can be the insides of doors of kitchen cabinets or hanging cabinets. There you can attach small shelves or make hooks on which you could hang a ladle, slotted spoon and other items. You can also use the lower compartments under the cabinets.
Organization special shelving is the best way to store things in the living room. These shelving units can be attached close to the wall, or used as a room divider for zoning the living room. To make them fit perfectly into the design of the living room, you should install not only functional things on the shelves of the racks, but also decorative items that emphasize the style of the room. For example, it could be books , beautiful vases and elegant figurines , which will be interspersed with boxes for storing small items. Another option for storing things is drawers in transforming chairs or in sofas. Also useful for this purpose are footrests , which are an empty box with a lid. Another good option is coffee table with drawers .
Bedroom storage ideas center around wardrobe , wardrobe or chest of drawers . It is convenient to store clothes and bed linen in them. But in order to hide various personal items or books, you can use small mirror cabinets . They will not spoil the interior of the bedroom and will reliably hide all unnecessary items from your eyes.
Storage in the bathroom is a particularly sensitive issue, since it is often necessary to hide personal hygiene products and other intimate items from prying eyes. Perfect for this wall cabinet with mirrored door . It will hide all the necessary things, and at the same time will serve as a mirror of . And for some items, such as cotton pads or sponges, you can purchase beautiful containers , which, on the contrary, will emphasize the stylish look of the bathroom, and not spoil it.
Storage in the nursery is a burning issue, because no matter how much you put things in order, the kids will scatter toys and clothes during the games. Beds are a good place where it is quite convenient to store non-essential items. For toys, a beautiful box with a lid is suitable, and best of all - grandmother's chest , painted with bright colors. For small items in the children's room, wall shelves are useful, as well as the interior parts of the cabinet door or of the bedside table .
For the workplace, storage ideas are invaluable, because in chaos it is difficult for a person to collect his thoughts and be productive. This is especially important when you work from home, where it is already difficult to tune in to the working wave. It is important that the desktop is maximum functional and equipped with various shelves and drawers . You can hide the lion's share of unnecessary items in them. Also, if the table is equipped with a sliding keyboard stand , and you have a laptop, you can put a notebook or notebook that you often use in this space. Wall shelves will also help to unload the working space.
Not every garage is quite large, and therefore the question of where to store things can arise for any person. Part of the working tools or garden tools can be hung on special hooks driven into the walls. Also on the doors you can equip small shelves for storing small things. A selection of our storage ideas will help you figure out how to make the best use of even a small space in the garage, so that all things are always at hand, and at the same time do not interfere.
To keep your home clean, DIY storage ideas come in handy. You can make special organizers and boxes where you can store things easily and safely. Various options are suitable for small and large items that need to be hidden. You can find some organizers suitable for this purpose in hardware stores, but you can easily make many original storage items at home with your own hands. nine0003
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Useful storage ideas that will make your life better
- Useful storage ideas that will make your life better compact apartments, but also for spacious rooms. Because this problem is not so much in the available space, but in the wrong storage of things. nine0003
At the same time, everyone understands that it is enough to put everything on the shelves - and everything will be decided. But in practice, things “live” in all rooms in a chaotic manner, and it is rarely possible to create a clear storage system that will be convenient for everyone. Nevertheless, such systems exist, and today we decided to talk about them in detail.
General approach to storing things
Each room should have its own storage system: in the kitchen, in the hallway, in the nursery, in the bedroom.
Storage in the bedroom
There is not much space in the bedroom, but you can still put a spacious wardrobe, chest of drawers, use a niche under the bed. For convenience, you can use baskets, boxes and dividers that will help you quickly find the items you need.
What to do with things in the corridor?
We have already written about how to organize a comfortable entrance hall, what furniture to use and what to put where. In general, you should have a place for outerwear, shoes and various little things. For this fit corner cabinets and wardrobes. In a small corridor there will be enough chest of drawers, shoe racks and hangers. This is the basic minimum with which you can already think of a comfortable ergonomic system. nine0003
How to organize things in a child's room?
It is more difficult for children to keep order. You can use a roomy closet for the nursery to store clothes, and for toys, shelving and open modular systems are better suited, complemented by transparent drawers - a separate drawer for each type of toy. So it will be easier for the child to navigate where and what to collect after active games.
Convenient when the top tier is used for dishes, the bottom tier for miscellaneous foods, preserves and large kitchen utensils like pots or pans. There are also many different organizers for the kitchen: hooks for covers that are attached to the facades of cabinets, roof rails, shelves with hooks for small items, etc. It remains to put everything in its place correctly. Try to get rid of unnecessary items in the kitchen and use all the free space efficiently. For example, in a retractable module (cargo) you can store the same cans with conservation. nine0003
Auxiliary elements: organizers, dividers, baskets
There is a myth that the more furniture in the house: different cabinets, shelves and chests of drawers, the easier it is to put everything on the shelves. In practice, they are still overgrown with rubbish.
To prevent this from happening at home, use various useful tricks:
- Pants and skirts hanger helps - a multifunctional element that allows you to save space in the closet.
- If the bags are not arranged in a row on the shelf, but folded one into one, this will preserve their appearance and save space on the closet. nine0130
- Textile organizers are designed for seasonal footwear storage. They do not allow shoes to fall down with dust, they are well ventilated, and each pair of shoes acquires its own cell, from where it is easy to get it if necessary.
- Similar divider organizers are also available for underwear. They fit much more items than a regular drawer. And most importantly, it is easier to find what you need in them and at the same time keep order, because things do not mix with each other. If earlier it was necessary to constantly and for a long time look for a pair for a lonely sock, then with an organizer it is more difficult for socks to lose a pair, and a bra of the right color is not hidden behind neighbors. nine0130
- Metal baskets are great for storing bulky items like sweaters, jeans, etc. And it’s even easier to navigate if you also sort clothes by color or style.
Marie Kondo's method: clean up your closet and life
Japanese writer Marie Kondo has her own approach. Her system became popular with the release of the book "Magic Cleaning", and in a sense, revolutionized. Marie has a systematic approach to storage:
- Collect all your belongings in one room in order to assess the scale of the forthcoming work on packing “on the shelves”. You have no idea how much you have while the items are hidden in different rooms. nine0130
- Throw away, sell or give away everything you don't need. Keep only what brings you joy.
- Divide all remaining items according to functionality, and allocate wardrobes for them not according to belonging to a particular room, but assign them responsible for storing a certain group of things: only outerwear, only bed linen or shoes, for example.
- Use a vertical storage system. Marie suggests folding clothes and bed linen into rolls or squares, packing them into boxes and storing them not just on a shelf, but in boxes. So they take up less space. nine0130
- For clothes on coat hangers follow the principle of gradation: from large, bulky and long to light and short.
This storage method allows you to save maximum free space next to each item. You will be able to take any item or clothes without disturbing the order in the closet. And even if something turns out to be out of order, then this applies only to one box, and not to the whole house as a whole.
And the most interesting thing that Marie Kondo promises is that if you stick to just this method of organizing storage, you will have to do a global cleaning only once, and then you will only have to maintain order. And this is already saving time and getting rid of the most unpleasant routine task - constant cleaning. nine0003
Marie Kondo advises to sort things into categories and store each category in a separate place. For example, in the closet in the hallway - all outerwear and shoes, in the dresser - only accessories, large items - on the mezzanine, in the pantry or in the linen niche of the sofa or bed.