Craft room organization is such a vital part of crafting because supplies left in disarray can leave you feeling stifled and uninspired. Keeping things tidy can be a huge problem for so many crafters. Just because you're creative doesn't necessarily mean you're organized, but there are ways to change habits to help you be both.
These DIY craft room organization ideas can help you rethink how you arrange, use, and display your supplies.
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Craft room organization doesn't have to be ugly or monotonous. Craft rooms should blend into the other decor of 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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Pegboards are a reliable and time-honored way to keep supplies organized. To make your pegboard standout from the one you might see in a garage or workshop, paint it an attractive color. You can add a fun frame to the perimeter of the entire board, then use smaller frames to section off types of supplies.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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If bedrooms are limited in your home, consider designating all your craft supplies to a single closet. Some small craft room designs might even have an option for a built-in desk or workspace inside the closet.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Before you go out and buy expensive craft supply storage solutions, consider organizing on a budget first. Look through your home and repurpose old furniture. If you have an entryway wall organizer that you're no longer using, you can hang scissors on hooks designated for keys and utilize other compartments for supplies.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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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. You'll need a lot of room for your craft supplies.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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For an elegant looking craft room, consider reworking an old dining room hutch or china cabinet into a craft supply storage unit. This idea works exceptionally well in a space that doubles as a guest bedroom.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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One organization tip to consider is keeping each type of supply in a container. For instance, instead of storing markers and colored pencils together, give them each a jar. By subdividing, you might think that you are adding so many more containers, and it might cost you a ton. But, if you repurpose mason jars or use dollar store bins, it should not break the bank.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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If you have an extra jewelry organizer, consider using it to store often-used craft supplies. Keep it within arm's reach on your workstation. For example, a wooden jewelry holder works great for holding washi tape.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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A gliding door, hidden fold-down area, or swinging door compartment are ingenious ways to make use of tight spaces. Here, this tall and thin storage area for paint cans rolls out and swings away from the wall. Behind the rolling wall is more hidden storage. Consider building this type of storage if you can hang up a lot of slim items.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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One often-overlooked thing about craft spaces is that artisans often forget to plan for an area to display artwork. Designate a space on the wall for art and finished projects—whether it is yours or your kids' work.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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To replicate this craft organization idea, purchase inexpensive metal bins, and adhere them to a piece of reclaimed wood. Tilt the brimmed containers slightly upwards, so all your supplies don't fall out when hung on the wall.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Fabric can quickly take up a ton of space inside a craft room, so designate a spot for it. One option is to store the material inside an old filing cabinet. Reface the outside of the cabinet so that it matches your craft room decor.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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One way to make 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 the rods using cup hooks.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Having ample workspace is very important in a craft room, but storage is equally as important. Make sure that your craft table, desk, or workspace has usable storage space.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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If you're lucky enough to have a large craft room, you might appreciate an industrial rolling cart. Its narrow footprint makes it easy to slide into tight spaces. You could also repurpose an old bar cart or kitchen cart. Depending on the kind of craft supplies you have, the cart can accommodate rows of mason jars or small bins filled with your tools.