Are your craft supplies getting out of hand? These simple craft room organizing ideas will have your space organized in no time!
Create a functional and well-organized space for all your craft projects with these creative craft room organization tips. You’ll find tons of inspiration to declutter and maximize your space to create a beautiful and inspiring room for all of your creative projects.
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Today I’m sharing all about my new craft room space.
This craft room project has been a long time coming!
Once upon a time our young son (our second) used this room as his bedroom. That young son grew up and went off to college. One year, knowing he would return home for the summer for a summer internship, he decided the basement bedroom would suit him better.
So, off went the bedroom furniture to the basement room, and in came Mom’s office supplies because this space would now be my office — a lovely office with a lovely window overlooking our lovely backyard.
Then … came … COVID.
Dad came home from work and needed a quiet place to work and hold lots of loud Zoom meetings.
So, Mom gave up her beautiful new office space and moved out to the upstairs loft.
Fast forward to 2023. Our son now lives in Nashville; my husband is back in the office at work; and I am reclaiming my office space!
Except this time it’s going to be my office/craft room since I do lots of DIYs for this blog, and need a dedicated space to work.
I now have my designated craft room and office space, and order has been restored in our home!
My Three Goals For Organizing This Craft Area:
Goal 1: Make sure all of my supplies are easily accessible.
I’m much more likely to use and maintain this area when every item has a specific place to call home, is clearly marked, and easy to put back when finished.
Goal 2: Utilize the storage containers and options I already had on hand in our home.
I admit that it’s fun to buy storage bins and containers, but my goal was to be creative and use what I already had on hand in our home for storage. I got creative and used a variety of items for containers and even created my own “hutch” with some shelves and a dresser we already had.
Goal 3: Make the room beautiful.
I work best when I’m in an inspiring and beautiful space. I have plans for a craft room makeover a little later, so this room isn’t in its final state just yet. Fortunately, it was already painted Sherwin-Williams Passive (SW 7064), and this neutral color works for me for now.
When organizing my items and arranging the shelves, I wanted to make sure they still had an element of style and design. My eyes and brain just need that to feel inspired!
My Best Craft Room Organization Ideas:
1. Organize scrapbook paper in vertical file boxes.
Use file boxes especially designed to accommodate 12×12 scrapbook paper and card stock. You can separate your paper by color and size and use clear pocket inserts to hold paper. An accordion file with individual file folders is another great way to organize your paper by color and design.
2. Store your wrapping paper, ribbon, tissue paper, and bows in a wrapping paper organizer or station.
I keep our wrapping supplies (non-Christmas) in a plastic cabinet with drawers. The rolls of wrapping paper are stored in a bin in the corner. I store our Christmas wrapping supplies in a dedicated wrapping organizer and keep it with our Christmas decor.
3. Use clear containers to separate items in drawers.
Clear shoebox containers are perfect for sorting and storing items in our large dresser drawers.
4. Add a large workspace or table.
Ideally a counter-height surface is best. Make sure your table or workspace is the right height for working comfortably. It should also have enough space to accommodate your projects. You need plenty of space to spread out.
In the spirit of using what I currently own, I have a table in my craft room. I have plans to build a taller work table with a surface that’s better suited for working and crafting. Stay tuned!
5. Protect your table with a cutting surface.
A cutting mat is a great way to protect the surface of your work table. It also makes cutting with a rotary cutter a breeze with fabric or paper projects.
6. Label all of your drawers and containers.
No one wants to waste time searching for tools and craft supplies. Labeling all of your containers and drawers not only helps you locate craft and art supplies quickly, but makes cleaning up a lot faster and easier. Chalkboard labels are perfect because you can easily erase if you want to change the contents of a container.
7. Make everything easily accessible.
This is key for me. Utilize open bins to easily retrieve what you need. I like for everything to be tidy, but easy to access. It makes it easier to see what craft items I have available to work with, which in turn stimulates creativity.
Easily accessible items also means easy cleanup when it’s time to put supplies away. This is key to maintaining an organized craft room.
8. Maximize vertical space.
Use the entire wall space available to store craft supplies. You can add peg boards, hanging baskets, hooks, metallic strips or wall-mounted shelves to utilized the vertical space available on your walls to store items.
9. Categorize your items and crafting supplies.
Assess the different types of crafts you like to do and sort items based on how you craft. Store like-items together — for example, your paint supplies, scrapbooking supplies, sewing, etc. You can even create crafting “zones” within your space with all the necessary items for a particular craft medium.
10. Add shelving units.
Shelving storage is essential for maximizing storage space in your craft space.
I added a couple of small bookcases on top of an old dresser to create a “hutch” for my supplies. This saves on floor space in the room, and the open shelving makes everything easily accessible.
The built-in shelves in the room are a bonus for storing my office and craft supplies.
11. Be creative with your storage containers.
I made it a goal to use the small storage containers I had on hand in our home rather than buying a lot of new containers and bins.
You can use small bowls, pedestal bowls, and glass vases to hold smaller items on your shelves. Not only are you saving money by repurposing, but the variety of pretty containers also adds a charming touch your room.
12. Add a dresser or chest of drawers to your craft room.
Drawer space is so helpful for organizing craft supplies. I moved this old dresser into the craft room, and the deep dresser drawers are perfect for keeping messy supplies tucked away neatly. The containers and drawer dividers make the dresser even more functional.
This dresser needs little TLC, and a paint makeover will be coming soon. It was sitting in a guest bedroom and was basically empty, so thanks to some helpful furniture sliders it slid right into its new home, and now feels much more useful!
13. Store extra office supplies and art supplies in lidded storage boxes.
As I mentioned, this room serves as both a craft room and an office space. I store office supplies and business stationery like business cards and brochures in lidded boxes. They’re perfect for stacking to create more space and useful for storing extra items that aren’t accessed as often.
14. Use mason jars to store small items.
Clear jars are great because you can easily see the contents. They’re perfect for storing markers or your favorite pens, buttons, and other small embellishments you use in your craft projects.
15. Use a kitchen utensil holder to store paintbrushes.
Be creative and use a utensil holder to store your paint brushes of various sizes.
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Do you have a crafting area in your home? I hope these craft room organizing ideas get your own creative juices flowing to help you maximize your space to create an inspiring area in your home for all those fun projects you want to complete! Whether you have a small craft closet or a spare room available, you can create a functional space to work and create!
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