My craft room is moving!
Moving out of the guest room and into a room all it’s own!
I needed some storage and organization ideas and where better to be inspired than by some of my very talented blogger friends. There were so many great ideas to choose from and I wanted to share some of them with you here. If you click on the blogs “name” in the paragraph below the photo (in green) you can visit these amazing blogs and see the actual post that contain instructional how-to’s!
Mason Jar Twine Holders
Elena at “‘a Casarella ” blog made these really cute twine holders out of mason jars. Mason jars are great. They provide great storage for all sorts of craft and office supplies, come in a variety of sizes, can be used with or without the lid and look great too! You can see exactly how Elena made them on her blog–just click on the green blog name above!
Kathy from “Petticoat Junktion” re-purposed this thrift store find with some spray paint! Reusing household items for craft storage is a inexpensive and practical. What a great way to organize ribbons–it holds approximately 12 rolls, keeps them from rolling all over the place and they’re right at your fingertips without taking up a ton of space-it’s a pretty display too! To read all about it click on the green blog name above!
Re-purposing Boxes and More
Susan from “Organized 31” has some great ideas. I especially like the covered boxes. She used wrapping paper to cover blah cardboard boxes to give her craft room a uniform look while providing plenty of open storage. I want my craft room to be visually pleasing as well as functional and this is an inexpensive way to get a “decorated” look for very little money and a very small investment of time. And, you recycle cardboard boxes too! Susan has a great step by step tutorial on how to cover boxes and you can visit her blog by clicking on the blog name in green above.
Painted File Box Storage
Corinna at “For My Love Of” stores her paints in her painted file holders. I use them for magazines, transfer paper, photo paper and folders. She made the triangle design out of painter’s tape cutouts. You can also paint the file holder and use a stencil for your design or simply pop a label on them showing the contents. You can see a step-by-step tutorial on how to paint file boxes on her blog. Just click on the green link above.
Organizing with Plastic Containers
Scrap bookers this one’s for you! Marty from “Marty’s Musings” craft room! Look at this room–Clear plastic containers with chalkboard labels keep papers organized . Small items organized and visible in mason jars look pretty and keep it neat. Ribbons hang on the wall for easy access. And look at all that counter space. A place for everything and everything in it’s place–neat and organized and easy to find. I think this room is a scrap bookers dream! Wait till you see the rest of her organizing and storage ideas! Visit Marty’s blog by clicking on the green link above!
Burlap Covered Boxes
Jessica from “My Love of Style” made these beautiful burlap covered boxes–perfect for closed storage. I love them not only because they are so attractive, but they add storage that keeps the contents out of site. She uses adorable little metal label holders to easily identify the contents. Jessica has a step-by-step tutorial on her blog showing exactly how to make these for your own office or craft room–click on the green blog name above.
Vases, Compotes and Bowls for Storage
Angie from “Postcards from the Ridge” uses vases, compotes and bowls to organize some of her craft items. I love this idea–it really looks more like a display than storage! Angie keeps her pens, markers, ribbons–you name it–organized and within easy reach. The open shelving displays the containers that are unified by their color which makes them more decorative! Shelving is a great way to maximize vertical storage, but you can also hang hooks, and even totes filled with things right on the wall. I like the way the rails that the shelves are hung on are painted the same color as the wall–this makes an otherwise distracting and unattractive part of the shelving virtually disappear, highlighting the shelves and what’s on them. To see more great storage ideas visit Angie’s blog by clicking on the green blog name above!
Buckets, Boxes, Magnetic Holders & An Awesome Wall Storage Idea
This is the photo that inspired this post. I was looking for storage that was pretty to look at and functional and my friend Beth from “Unskinny Boppy” hit the nail on the head in a number of ways. I love, love, love everything in this photo! Take a good look! Buckets, Tin Wall Pockets, baskets, a roll of brown craft paper hung slightly over her work space all provide storage and a decorative element. She even made the lampshade! All great and pretty ideas, but my absolute favorite is the wall system of rods with hanging containers! I I had to find out where she got the idea and the different elements. Would you believe these are from Ikea! Beth has a style that I adore and I check her blog regularly for inspiration. I’m never disappointed. You can see the various projects and that amazing wall system on her blog by clicking on the green name above!
I love all of these ideas and plan to use each of them in my craft room redo. Actually I have already started! Here’s a little peek at how I used Beth’s storage idea in my craft room! Storing paints is always a challenge, but this make them easy to get to and very pretty to look at! There are other pieces available as you can see on Beth’s photo.
My use of the wall system!
There are so many great ideas to choose from to store and organize supplies in a visually pleasing way. It was difficult to choose which ones to feature here. My craft room/office is a work in progress and as I find new ideas I will keep you posted. Please take time to visit the wonderful blogs above. I want to thank them for allowing me to feature them in this post and share their ideas with you.
Thanks for stopping by
The post “Awesome Ways to Organize Your Craft Room” was written by and belongs to Karen Ploransky at The Decorated Nest.