Creative Storage Solutions for Your Craft Room

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We all know that the creative process is a messy one. If you’re like me, keeping your creative work space messy can be both helpful and hurtful to the creation process. As much as I like being surrounded by all my stuff, I also know that keeping an organized space helps me work faster and get more done. That’s why organizing can be a creative person’s best friend. Besides, if it’s been a while since you last organized, who know what you’ll find at the bottom of that pile on your desk.

Decoupage-Storage-Bin

Our friends over at FaveCrafts.com just put together a free eBook on how to organize your craft room  with 15 craft room tours from some great designers and bloggers. I love it because not only do you get to see 15 amazing craft rooms, but it also gives tips on how to get yours more organized. Without even downloading the eBook, you can see their 5 best storage tips and how you can make your own versions. For the low price of free, it’s definitely worth checking out!

PaintedCherryJar

My favorite way to organize is by reusing old jars. Because I work with a lot of beads and other small supplies, keeping clear jars around can be really handy. Sometimes, though, I want to make the empty jars a little cuter. That’s where this project for painting little cherries on a glass jar is a great idea! I’ll still be able to see through to what’s inside the jar, but it’ll look much cuter on my shelf. Of course, for even smaller supplies, the stacking cases from Clover are an awesome addition to my craft room.

Crochet Stash Baskets

For bigger supplies I like to crochet up my own stash baskets. Why? Well I can use up some scrap yarn and I can make them any size I need. Need a rectangular one for holding envelopes? No problem. A deep square one for fabric scraps? Done.

 

 

Do you have any tips for getting organized? How do you conquer clutter in the craft room?

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  1. says

    Free is the best way of course! If you know someone who has an infant, check to see if they use the baby food brand that uses the small rectangular tubs with snap on lids. These are perfect for beads and findings. They are clear so you can see what is in them, they are just the right size, and they stack really well on your shelves. and best of all, they are free! :)

  2. Nancy Januze says

    One of the ways in which I’ve been able to organize my finished craft projects is to recycle big plastic jars that I get animal crackers, pretzels, and cheese puffs in from Sam’s Club. Once empty, I wash and dry the jars and then place all of my small stuffed toys for cats into the jars. I like them because they hold a lot of small toys, the jars are see through, they keep the toys dust free and they are stackable! Also the jars sitting on my cats’ climping tree makes a great display for pictures of my crafts for cats. The plastic jars come in various shapes and sizes too and I can get 5 or 6 toys done at a time and then just toss them in the jar and I don’t worry that my own cats are going to make off with them. Nancy J.

  3. Carla Ledford says

    Pasta and Mason Jars – they aren’t always free but you can find them anywhere- thrift stores, Goodwill, etc. Best thing is – you can always re-use them for a food item, if you need one!! And a case goes a long way

  4. Sharon Meyer says

    One of the items I use to store beads in are my empty candle jars. Once the candle is burned out I place the jar it very hot water to remove the excess wax and label. The lid fits tight so if it slips the beads stay put. This is also a great display on the flea market tables if you sell Euro beads.

  5. Donna Smith says

    Last summer at garage sales I purchased four 5-shelf shelving units approx 6 feet tall for about $5 each. I use them to store neatly folded fabric (heaviest/thickest on bottom shelves) all the way to finest fabrics. Top shelves on two are reserved for fabric storage boxes with patterns (each family member has their own box). On top shelf of one are clear shoe storage boxes for notions. On top shelf of one are thread spools & bobbins. Very top of all I keep bolts of fabric, my looms, etc. Over-sized items.

    Two weeks ago I found a storage cover demo on youTube for Roman Shade style covers to put on the fronts of my cabinets to make my craft room neat.

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