Craft Room Organizing Ideas

May 6th, 2013 | Craft room

Thanks for all your lovely comments last week about my beautifully bright Craft Room. You guys are awesome! Today I’m sharing some more details about the craft room nitty gritty. I want to show you how I put those thrift store finds to good use. (P.S. this is a picture heavy post).


 Lets start with the pegboard. I love having everything in my reach from my chair, having it visible makes me actually use what I have!



I used pegboard hooks to hang the larger tools, a screwdriver rack to hold my scissors, the handle stamp storage I found at my moms.  wood-crate-storage.jpg.jpg I picked up these small crates for 99¢ each, they hold so much, and easily rest on two long pegboard arms.

craft-room-storgae I like to keep my desktop clean of clutter  slightly organized so when I want to switch from paper crafts to sewing everything has a home.


The cupboard doors which I salvaged from my sisters kitchen reno, house my past scrapbooks. On the edge of the desk you can see there is a tiny gap which is great for storing bristol board, foam core, etc.


The drawers of my desk are home to ink pads, stamps that I don’t use as often, hardware, paper cutters etc.


My favorite organizers are these old school Tupperware dishes. The orange and red are actually called ‘Tuppercraft’ from the 80’s, I love that I can just slap the cover on and take on the road. The green one is a bread box, for sewing notions.


The baskets on the end shelf hold paint, books, and a basket of kid craft items, (they have their own craft desk, but insist on helping me too).

Record-cart-to-craft-storage The record player turned craft room storage is the perfect solution for supplies. I added a backboard and a strip along the front, removed the metallic trim and glass door, and gave it a much need coat of paint. It can be wheeled closer to the desk when I want my paper in reach.


At the sewing table I also have a pegboard, it is an old picture frame with pegboard inside (screwed to the wall for stability).


fabric-storage I store fabric with binder clips for easy access, again so I remember I have it!


The cake stand hold a variety of notions, buttons in the cookie jar, binding tape in the berry box, and a little space for pins and gauges. The mason jar holds May Arts flowers.

ribbon-storage-idea-fynes-designs Next to my sewing table is my ribbon storage rack . Check out the details of that DIY. 

The Craft Room Workbench  is home to all my heavy tools. The Frugal Memo Board holds my Cricut and Cinch tools plus all my little snippets. 

The yellow basket from a yard sale wasn’t good to hold much, but gives my knitting needles a much-needed lift. 
The workbench drawers hold all the accessories for each tool- dies, cutting mats, cartridges, vinyl, and binding rings.

yarn-baskets The crates hold yarn, yardage of fabric, mini albums, envelopes, and items I find on clearance for future projects.

There you have it, all my ideas for craft room organization. Have any suggestions to make it better? What is your best idea for storage?



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