Craft room organization is such a vital part of crafting because supplies left in disarray can leave you feeling stifled and uninspired. Unfortunately, keeping things tidy is a huge problem for so many crafters. Just because you're creative, doesn't necessarily mean you're organized. Lots of artists can be quite messy at heart.
However, even if you're the self-proclaimed most unorganized crafter on the planet, there are ways to change habits and be both creative and organized. These DIY craft room organization ideas are here to help you rethink how you arrange, use, and display your supplies.
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Label Wicker Baskets for Craft Storage
Craft room organization doesn't have to be ugly or monotonous. Craft rooms should blend into the other decor in your home. If you have a more natural, rustic feel in your home, consider labeling and organizing supplies in wicker baskets inside your craft room.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Use a Pegboard for Vertical Storage
Pegboards are a trusty and time-honored way to keep supplies organized. However, to make your pegboard standout from the one you might see in a workshop, paint it an attractive color. Next, add a fun frame to the perimeter of the entire board, then use smaller frames to section off different types of supplies.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Rework a Closet Space Into a Craft Room
If bedrooms are limited in your home, consider designating all your craft supplies to a single closet. Some small craft room designs even have the option for a built-in desk or workspace inside the closet.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Repurpose an Entryway Wall Organizer
Before you go out and buy expensive craft supply storage solutions, consider organizing on a budget first. Look through your home and see what can be repurposed. For instance, maybe you have an entryway wall organizer that you're no longer using. Hang scissors on the hooks designated for keys and utilize the other compartments for supplies.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Incorporate Multiple Shelving Units
When reorganizing a craft room, consider completely emptying the space, then think for a while about the best layout for both storage and function. Locate a wall that can be dedicated to open and closed shelving, because you'll need a lot of it for your craft supplies.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Reimagine Existing Dining Room Furniture for a Craft Room
For an elegant looking craft room, consider reworking an old dining room hutch into a craft supply storage unit. This idea will work exceptionally well in spaces that also function as a guest bedroom.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Keep Craft Supplies Organized in Containers
One organization tip to consider is trying to keep supplies in separate containers. For instance, instead of storing markers and colored pencils together, give them each a jar. Before you think that a ton of individual compartments will cost you a ton, remember that these containers can be something like repurposed mason jars or something you would find at the dollar store.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Repurpose a Jewelry Holder for Washi Tape and Other Supplies
If you have an extra jewelry organizer, consider using it as a home for craft supplies you often use and want at close reach on your workstation. This wooden jewelry holder works great for holding washi tape.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Turn a Storage Unit Into a Glideout Door
This crafting idea is an ingenious way to make use of tight spaces. What looks like tall and thin paint storage is a door that rolls out from the wall. Behind the door is more storage. Consider building something like this if you have a lot of large, thin items that need to be hung, but you lack wall space.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Display Important Artwork on the Wall
One thing that's often overlooked in craft spaces is an area to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Create a space on the wall for artwork and finished projects, whether they are created by you or your kids.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Adhere Bins to the Wall for Paint Storage
To replicate this craft organization idea, purchase inexpensive metal bins and adhere them to a piece of reclaimed wood. Make sure the containers tilt slightly upwards and have a brim, so all your supplies don't fall out when the unit is hung on the wall.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Store Fabric in an Old Filing Cabinet
Fabric can quickly take up a ton of space inside a craft room, so having a designated spot for it is crucial. One option is to store fabric inside an old filing cabinet. But add a little creativity to the project by refacing the outside of the cabinet to be more in line with your craft room decor.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Use Dowels and a Frame to Organize String
One way to make a craft room organization more creative is by making everyday storage solutions more beautiful. For instance, wooden dowels are a cheap and easy way to organize items like string, twine, and ribbon. To make the dowels look more appealing, pick up a frame and adhere to the rods using cup hooks.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Make Sure Your Craft Table Has Ample Storage
Having enough workspace is very important in a craft room, but storage is equally as important. Make sure whatever craft table, desk or workspace you add has some usable storage space.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Make Use of Tight Spaces With Rolling Storage
If you're lucky enough to have a large craft room, you might still appreciate this industrial rolling cart. Its narrow footprint makes it easy to slide into tight spaces. Depending on your craft of choice, you could fit rows of mason jars to store paintbrushes and other tools, or you could store bottles of paint as you see here.