Craft Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

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If you are a DIY’er, chances are pretty good you’re a crafter too. It doesn’t take many craft supplies before your home can feel cluttered and supplies are lost. I know having a small home can make it even worse…especially if you can’t have an entire room devoted to your crafts. I know I can’t! I personally use the bin system, with clear bins on shelving. (In my laundry room, BTW!) But after checking out these clever and cool craft storage ideas, I know some changes are a comin’! Corral some of your craft clutter, with these great tips!

 

 

 

Start with the basics of creating a craft room when you have none… Using a closet! This closet craft storage by ‘BHG‘ shows us clever ways to use an underused space for creativity. Love the pegboard on the back of the door, and the rolling cart you can move out to where you are creating. Oh, and they painted this craft storage idea a pretty pink inside!

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Can’t give up an entire closet? Me too! Cassie from ‘Hi Sugarplum‘ via ‘I Heart Organizing‘ installed door racks from The Container Store onto the back of her coat closet… Coats still neatly hung, and craft supplies organization! Genius!

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Ok, inside the closet idea… Use hanging storage bags right in the closet! Craft storage idea from ‘Babble‘…

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Our next one is from Steph at ‘Crafting in the Rain‘… She used an old shutter and twisted heavy duty paper clips to create washi tape craft room storage… What else could you use this pretty repurposed idea for?

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If you have an unused corner of the laundry space or garage, learn to make this giant pegboard cart room storage idea by ‘Ginger Snap Crafts‘. This is full tutorial, and includes some more great craft storage ideas as well, so check out her post!

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From ‘Kattiz Scrapp‘, this paint storage idea is pretty and self explanatory! (Good thing, since I think the site is in Dutch!) Attach self stick velcro squares to a pretty picture frame, and then to paint bottles. Attach and hang! You could do this with glue, paint, glitter… anything with a bottle and not too heavy! Great space saver for craft room storage!

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Lauren at ‘The Thinking Closet‘ files her fabric! Ok, there was a time when my kids were little I had a LOT of fabric laying around… usually in plastic bags. This is so smart! And it also keeps it clean, neat and can be arranged by color.

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Trish at ‘Uncommon Designs‘ gives us a craft room tour, and you can get so many good ideas! This photo of her craft storage system include a simple bookcase and desk that take up little space. The desk even has a fabric skirt to hide anything large you may need to tuck under… a sewing machine, perhaps? I love the chalkboard labels on the storage boxes…

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Heidi at ‘Honeybear Lane‘ has another pegboard tutorial, but what I found really clever was using these dowels on tiny cup hooks for basically anything with a hole through it! Definitely check out the post and get some great craft storage ideas!

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Want to go a step further and create your own craft room? Lina at ‘Fancy Frugal Life‘ made this old headboard into a craft nook! This tutorial is packed full of inexpensive, smart craft storage ideas. This. Is. Genius!

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Has this inspired you to try some of these craft storage ideas? Now jump on over to our posts on 10 Awesome Ideas for Small Laundry Rooms and DIY Family Command Centers!

Image Credits: Crafting in the Rain, BHG, Hi Sugarplum, Babble, Ginger Snap Crafts, Kattiz Scrapp, The Thinking Closet, Uncommon Designs, Honeybear Lane, Fancy Frugal Life






20 Comments

  1. Barbara
    July 1, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    I love all the ideas. I just started organizing my sewing room. I inherited some office furniture which is black. Does anyone know how to paint laminate? I want a pretty color.

    Thank you.

  2. Cheryl
    November 30, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    My craft space is a small corner in my basement. The walls are concrete so it’s hard to hang things. my interests are drawing, painting, crafts and card making. To organize my area i use a lot of bins but they take up space also. Can you recommend any organizing ideas for me?
    Thank you so much
    Cheryl

    • Kim
      August 3, 2018 / 9:41 pm

      Hi!
      I found 2 lateral file cabinets (each one has 4 drawers). I got file folders at Costco and have all my paper hanging in them. I bought a lot of card “kits” and have them organized by brand. One drawer is all blank cardstock. One drawer is all colored stock, another is foil, etc. stamps can also be in file folders in a drawer. So can dies and die cuts and embossing folders. Both cabinets were $80 at the thrift store and they delivered! The only thing that’s got me stuck is 12 x 12 paper, they’re just stacked in a drawer so far.

  3. Renae
    January 23, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I have pegboard in almost every room. The ones I can’t hide I decorated. Painting is easiest, but I also decoupaged pretty tissue paper in a collage effect to match the decor. I just poke holes where I want to place my hooks and leave the other areas unpunched.

    • Tinydj
      February 3, 2017 / 3:40 am

      Love this idea ty for sharing.

  4. Eugenia
    December 22, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    As we move around frequently, I had to get my craft stuff organized. There is such an assortment of items to store- yarn combined with all knitting and crocheting supplies, embroidery supplies, tatting supplies. I have refolded my smaller pieces of fabric into a plastic 3 drawer dresser on wheels and placed it under my sewing/cutting table (totally portable). Also, I keep other small pieces of fabric in clear plastic spinach containers. I have also filed larger pieces of fabric in file folder hangers in filing bin and that works great and is easily transported. I re-purpose kleenex boxes to stuff scraps into as I sew. Recently, I discovered I could re-use pasta sauce jars for pens/pencils/highlighters/markers. I re-use Cheerios boxes as storage for some of my magazines and some books. Other magazines are stored in binders with the use of page protectors and plastic holders. I find plastic drawers/bins the handiest for my purposes. Next project is: placing everything I can on the pegboard and in the new-to-me cabinet I recently purchased on line. Oh, yes, thanks for the inspirational ideas.

  5. August 7, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    Since the topic of pegboard has come up multiple times here, I just wanted to share that pegboards are also fantastic for organizing jewelry. We put one on the wall behind our walk-in closet door and I love it! That wall is now a jewelry organizer and so EASY to install and use. I just added pegboard hooks, drawers, shelves, trays and even found pegboard “organizers” that attach to it. There are so many types of pegboard and pegboard accessories that you’ll want to research them if you plan to install one in any area of your home. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas everyone! ☺

  6. manisha kirad
    August 2, 2016 / 6:52 am

    very nice.thanks give a lot of ideas

  7. Debi
    June 4, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I’m just getting ready to unclutter my sewing/craft room. These are some very helpful hints and ideas! I will definitely be using some of them.

  8. Diane
    February 11, 2016 / 5:12 am

    tried the velcro idea for paint, the didn’t stay, kept falling off, guess I’ll try something else

    • Kat
      June 21, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      Make sure you clean the bottles with rubbing alcohol and after you attach the Velcro, let them sit for a bit to adhere strongly.

  9. February 5, 2016 / 11:41 am

    Love, love , love these ideas but does anyone know where to get pegboard as my local diy stores don’t stock it

    • Kathy Woodard
      Author
      March 24, 2016 / 9:17 am

      You should be able to get it at Home Depot or other home improvement store!

    • Eugenia
      December 22, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      I asked the owner of our Home Hardware if he had any pegboard that he wanted to be rid of. He said, Merry Christmas!

    • Becky
      February 23, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      They have them on Amazon.

    • JENNY
      April 6, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      I got mine today 4-5-2018 at an Ace Hardware but I know that Walmart has it on their website…

  10. January 18, 2016 / 6:03 am

    Lots of great ideas here!

  11. OrganizationChallengedATHome
    July 17, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    Nice. I’ve found the mecca, the motherland!!! I really need help in this area.

  12. April 23, 2015 / 6:41 am

    The peg board is an awesome idea! I actually find that sticky velcro is surprisingly effective!

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