I did a post last month about craft rooms that I thought I would expand upon. A lot of ladies ask me how to go about organizing their space and my number one answer is storage. Be it boxes, canisters, shelving, or my personal favorite, shoe organizers! I’m not kidding on this one. I have at least one shoe organizer in every room of my house. They hold everything from hair accessories to office supplies to medicines to cleaning products. If it can fit it a shoe pouch, that’s where it will be in my home!
With all that said, here are some creative options for organizing your crafts…
Both of these are vintage spice racks repurposed for organizing other small items. So think about saving your empty spice canisters, filling them with glitter, or beads, or leftover paint. Then spray paint a rack, hang it on the wall, and have an interesting piece to look at every day.
The first picture is pretty clear; use shelves, file organizers, and baskets to keep things clutter free AND don’t be afraid of color. It is a craft room after all.
The second photo is a great example of thinking outside the box. These are actually 2 small wine racks pushed together to store yarn for knitting. Keeps the yarn tangle free and creates a beautiful, colorful piece in the room.
I have always found that people neglect the inside of cabinets and drawers. They assume that since guests cannot see inside, it is free range to just toss everything in a giant heap. Great! Your guests won’t see the clutter but you won’t be able to find anything at the same time. What’s the point?
If you don’t have slide out shelves, think about clear tupperware storage that you can label and also see what is inside. Use wall mounted spice racks on the doors to store smaller items. Keep old coffee cans and labels the tops. As for the drawers, I’ll say it again, spice rack storage can do wonders for your craft room. Pick up a couple of drawer spice racks and keep all your small items off the counter.
Who knew that you could outfit your entire craft room by shopping in the kitchen and closet section of Target? Try hanging scrapbook papers, stickers, ribbons in ziplocs from pant hangers. This way you can sort by colors or themes and easily acces what you are looking for without having to worry about it getting torn or wrinkled.
Multi-pant hangers are also good for ribbon spools. You can easily keep all those stray ribbons at bay by using a straight pin from your sewing kit.
Whatever you do, do not neglect the back of your door, especially if you are strapped for floor space. Vertical space is often overlooked so step back and look to see what you may have missed. And use shoe racks to store fabric swatches or glue or markers. Trust me, for under $10, they can store a lot of miscellaneous items.