Here are 25 great ways to organize craft supplies. These come in handy for cleaning up your craft room or studio. Lots of budget friendly options!
My crafting area is a disaster right now. Since I’m living in a loft, I don’t have a “room,” but I do have an area . . . and I know many of you do have craft rooms. And all of us could probably use some organization.
The fact is, when you have craft supplies, you typically have a lot of them. And that means there’s a lot to keep corralled. It’s January (National Organization Month), so I’m going to focus on getting my craft area cleaned up and sorted.
If you want to organize craft supplies or your craft room this month too, I think these 25 ideas are going to help you. Just scroll down to see them – and I’m curious to know which method of organizing craft supplies is your favorite!
Organize Craft Supplies
Clean up your craft room and then keep it clutter free with these 25 great ways to organize craft supplies.
Washi Tape Storage
This brilliant storage keeps all your washi tapes sorted and visible using dowel rods and adhesive hooks. Not only is it storage, but it doubles as wall art!
This no-sew felt roll up is perfect for keeping your pens and pencils together and in color order. Carla also has a link to a crayon roll up in her post.
Craft Paint Bottles
An acrylic nail polish stand is perfect for storing your craft paint. Smitha likes to organize them in rainbow order—isn't it beautiful.
A sugar shaker works perfectly to dispense baker’s twine or ribbon. There's nothing fancy to it. You can also use these types of containers for glitter and anything else that needs to sprinkle.
Organize Small Craft Items
Utilize the space on the back of a door to hang a shoe organizer. Put some of your smaller tools and supplies in each pocket and label them.
Decoupage a wood bin with patterned papers for stylish storage. Organize craft supplies, books, patterns, or other items within.
Yarn Storage System
What's an easy way to store a lot of yarn by jamming it into bins? This is a great way to display it so you can see everything, and by color.
A busy sewing room needs a dedicated space for thread storage. This easy to make DIY thread rack will have all your spools organized and easy to find.
Attach pails to a lazy Susan and fill them with craft supplies. Angie also has a great storage idea using a cookie sheet and magnets!
Not using the crib anymore? Turn the crib spring into craft supply storage. Add hooks and containers similar to a pegboard.
Free Washi Tape Storage
Susan gives us permission to go out and buy more cookies! Once the cookie trays are empty, they are the perfect size for storing Washi Tape.
Recycle chip canisters into a desk organizer that can hold brushes, pencils, and more. And what a shame - you can eat even more containers of chips to make it even larger, depending on how many things you have to store.
A large pegboard just like Angel’s makes it easy to hang hooks and containers – perfect organization for a craft room. She uses her pegboard for Cricut supplies.
This old drawer is mounted to the wall, making your paints visible and easy to access. You can paint it or just leave it as is depending on the style of your room.
Keep your floss from ending up in a big wad by wrapping the colors around clothespins. Plus, how pretty does it look in the bowl?
This basket from the Dollar Store is perfect for ribbon storage. Pull the end of the ribbon through the slats and you can pull it out and cut it!
Add candlesticks to tins to make the perfect tiered storage for any loose craft supplies. If you can find the materials in your cabinet or at the thrift store? Even better.
Turn an old hutch into amazing craft supply storage. Amy has lazy Susan's on the top shelves and lighting to help show off her supplies.
Organize Fabric with a File Cabinet
Need to store your fabric pieces and smaller folds? Use a filing cabinet! They are great for keeping everything organized.
Craft Paint Storage
This paint storage looks good. Who knew you could organize craft supplies with PVC pipes? I love that she added washi tape to dress it up a little (you could also spray paint it).
This is the perfect way to store your glitter and use it without dumping out the whole container! Plus it looks cool on the shelf.
Smitha used a cardboard box and paper mache to create this marker storage for her craft room. You can do the same thing with Mod Podge too.
Label your mason jars using chalkboard so that you can see what is in them just by looking at the top. You can use chalkboard paint, but there is also chalkboard vinyl as well.
I love this method for pattern storage! Iit works especially well for those PDFs print outs that you aren't sure what to do with.
How To Make A Scissor Pouch
Keep sharp edges protected and always easy to find when you make this pouch! You can attach this pouch to a shelf or always keep in on your sewing table.
I hope you enjoyed this roundup! If you want more organization ideas, check out these articles:
Monday 26th of May 2014
Hey Amy! :) Just wanted to let you know that I featured this post on my Facebook page during April and people loved it. It made it into the top 20 for the month, of which I always do a round up. So today I've featured you on my blog as well (link below). Thanks for such an awesome post!
Friday 18th of April 2014
Awesome ideas. I've got two to try now Great site you've got there. Enjoyed your posts for almost a year now. Thanks for the share with us.
Sunday 23rd of March 2014
Oh I just found this and love so many of the ideas! The craft paint storage using the pvc pipe is one of my favorites and love the shower caddy and pegboard too!
Friday 10th of January 2014
Oh, I forgot to mention which was my favorite...probably the washi tape organizer or the shower caddy! Love them both! :)
Friday 10th of January 2014
This round-up is awesome Amy! Thanks so much...it could not have come at a better time for me. I just recently got my craft room back after my daughter moved out and I am right in the middle of the nightmare of organizing it all! LOL!