Craft Storage Ideas & Organizing Tips

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!




Craft Storage Ideas

Craft Storage Tables

From ‘Handmade Charlotte‘, try making this DIY craft storage table for less than $50! This craft table gives you both storage and a working surface. They used this to make a kids craft center, but there is no reason this can’t work for us grown ups too!


This Ikea hack DIY table could work for any small space where you need a work table. We love these mint green hairpin legs that give it such a fresh feel, perfect for a crafting, creative space. From ‘Style Me Pretty Living‘, remember you could add a pegboard storage unit on the wall above it. Check out our pegboard DIY ideas!


Speaking of a pegboard craft organizer to go above a craft table, here’s one now! From ‘Craving Some Creativity‘, this easy craft storage idea can be used for just about any craft item you own!


Craft Storage Furniture

Also from ‘Craving Some Creativity‘, check out  this awesome craft storage wall unit! This is a full tutorial, and it’s, well, awesome! Oh, and they built this in one evening. Yep.


These craft storage shelves hold paint on this side, but if you wheel it around, there is more hidden storage in the back! Perfect for a small space, and it has a really shallow profile too. This genius DIY craft storage idea is from Beckie at ‘Infarrantly Creative‘. Ok, you have to go check out her other craft room ideas!


A Pumpkin and a Princess‘ uses store bought craft organizers, and stacks them and combines them to make perfect custom storage. She even tells you which units work for her, and where to find them.


A Beautiful Mess‘ organizes all their craft supplies with this DIY pegboard project. We love how they framed it to make it look more like art than a utilitarian way to store crafts!


Craft Storage Containers

Beth from ‘Unskinny Boppy‘ took an unused attic space and turned it into a gorgeous craft space. These are just some of the craft storage containers she put together! Check out all her great craft organization ideas!


Repeat Crafter Me‘ uses craft store jars to store craft supplies! Not only is this pretty, it’s a perfect way to keep all those little things from getting away from you. Worse yet, from laying in the bottom of a basket or box somewhere.


Michelle Wooderson‘ used this 3 tier meal stand as perfect craft storage containers! Check out her other great craft storage ideas!


I Heart Organizing‘ used a towel bar and “S” hooks to create easy craft storage. These kinda speak for themselves, don’t they?


Another super simple craft storage container, jars! Clear jars let you see everything at a glance. Love this! From ‘Consumer Crafts‘.


More Craft Storage Ideas

This copper pipe washi tape holder is a perfect idea that looks so clever! From ‘Something Turquoise‘, this is an easy project. And you can also use it to store ribbon, or anything else that can slide over the top!



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?

Craft Storage Ideas


And lastly, if you are looking for some other possibilities, here is an assortment of metal rolling storage carts from Amazon similar to the one shown below, that would work perfectly for a craft room.

Craft Storage Ideas & Organizing Tips


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! Also, check out our post on DIY Pegboard Ideas, and then DIY Cardboard Box Storage Ideas over at TBD!

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  1. Elaine
    March 1, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    I have a wonderful craftroom that is wall to wall shelving. I love it but I cannot find a way to store my craft paints so they are convient and visible. I have no wall space avilable. I have tried a spinner thing to hold paints but it took up too much room and didn’t hold nearly all my paints. I’ve had them in plastic boxes of different sorts but also not space efficient. Right now they are on “risers” which work well but I cannot see past the first two rows. My space is 16″ deep, 10″ tall and 20″ wide. I do have some adjustability. Any ideas?

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    • Kim
      August 3, 2018 / 9:41 pm

      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.

    • Laura
      December 29, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      A little late but I used the floor joist on the ceiling Of my basement to attach 1x2s to. They went down the wall and then I could attach peg board to them. HTH

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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! ☺

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

    very nice.thanks give a lot of ideas

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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
      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…

    • Cheryl
      March 31, 2019 / 9:49 am

      Home Depot… Lowes…. Menards

  11. January 18, 2016 / 6:03 am

    Lots of great ideas here!

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

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

  13. 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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