In the fall, once the house is quiet again, we tend to feel the need to organize things, even though we’re usually actually a little bit busier once the summer has wound down. This year, we were lucky enough to get a lot of summertime crafting done, so the area in our house that possibly needs the most attention right now is definitely our crafting room. We’ve been thinking about using our spare time when the weather cools down to get creative with how we’ve been storing the crafting supplies we used so often!
Just in case you could use some inspiration and guidance when it comes to get your own craft room sorted a little better than it currently is as well, here are 15 of the coolest and most useful ideas that will get you motivated and ready to craft more efficiently once you’re done!
1. Giant DIY craft organizing peg board
Are you the kind of diverse crafter that dabbles in many different types of art, so you always have a wide range of small tools and supplies scattered across your desk and work area, or maybe even the floor? Then perhaps making yourself something like this crafting tools pegboard would be your best bet for good organization! We love this tutorial from Gingersnap Crafts because they lay out the process of making your very own beg board in clear, concise steps that make it all very easy to follow. They even have suggestions for how to organize different sections of the board!
2. Scrap fabric wall organizer
Do you love the wall organizer idea we showed you above but you also live in a smaller, less permanent place where that idea isn’t necessarily practical right now? Then we’d suggest not wasting your time on an organizational project that’s quite so huge and high effort. Instead, check out how Design Sponge created this cute scrap fabric wall hanger that has differently sized and shaped pockets and bands all across the front. We made our own, eclectically coloured version of this to keep our knitting effects in and it’s possible that we’ve never been happier with how useful a DIY project turned out to be!
3. PVC pipe Circular storage
Are you perhaps an avid painter with a very large and varied collection of cylindrically bottled paints and you’re finding it difficult to arrange and store them in a way that’s both effective, accessible, and space efficient? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Hometalk made rounded, stacked cubbies from sections of PVC piping that are perfect for storing and organizing paints. We love the way they decorated the outsides of the round cubbies with patterned washi tape!
4. Embroidery floss clothes pins
Are you an embroidery, cross stitching, bracelet knotting, or needlepoint enthusiast who loves hanging onto the smaller ends of your good quality embroidery floss until the last possible bits have been used up, but you find you’re in need of a better way to sore those small ends to keep them separate from your fuller colours but also keep them from getting tangled? Well, if you happen to have a package of wooden clothespins lying around, looking to be upcycled, then you have everything you need to make these cute looking thread clips featured on Mrs. Jones!
5. Colourful tin can organizers
Perhaps you’re actually just looking for a simple, cheap, and hopefully repurpose way to organize the surface of your desk or work table a little bit better and reduce the clutter that often collects there? In that case, we think you’ll be interested to see how World of Pineapple made use of the simple emptied and cleaned out tin cans found in their recycling box! Check out how they covered the outside surfaces neatly and evenly in brightly patterned paper to make pen and supply cups.
6. DIY magnetic pin holder
Perhaps you’re actually an avid sewing enthusiast whose main DIY projects are usually rooted in sewing and working with fabric, but your space is quite cluttered and busy, with several projects on the go, so you’re looking for a better way to store your metal pins because you can’t stand the risk of tipping your current tub over and having someone step on them? Then we have a feeling you’ll think this decorative dish that is also magnetic in the centre very useful indeed! The magnets keep the pins where they are so they’re much less likely to spill on the floor and become a hazard. Find out how you can make one of your own on Sewlicious Home Decor.
7. String, ribbon, and twine organizer
Are you the kind of crafter who finds yourself working very often with ribbon, string, and other such things that come on large spools, and you find they take up a lot of room or become tangles too easily for your liking? Well, if you’ve ever enjoyed making yourself things that are both practical and decorative, then we think you’ll get along very well indeed with this DIY ribbon, string, and twin organizer! Damask Love shows you how to mount wooden dowels in a pretty frame, sliding your rolls or spools along the sticks so they’ll stay in place but twirls as your pull a length of the colour you need.
8. Lace doily decoupage pencil cup
Are you still thinking about how much you like the idea of making yourself a DIY pencil cup but you’re just not sure that the tin can and scrap booking paper idea is quite the style you’re looking for? Well, if you’re looking for a project that has a slightly more girly or delicate aesthetic to it in order to match the rest of your home decor, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Hello in Cabella customized simple glass cups with pieces of lace doily using fabric decoupage techniques.
9. Filing fabric organizer
Did we catch your attention when we started talking about DIY notions storage ideas for sewing enthusiasts because that’s the kind of crafter you are, but it’s actually your fabric rather than your smaller supplies that you need a bit of help sorting? Well, for the smaller portions and scraps that you only have low quantities of, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Thinking Closet organized theirs by filing it, just like you might do with paper documents!
10. Lazy Susan art caddy
Perhaps you’re actually looking for a simple art tools storage idea that you can use with your kids in order to keep them neat and tidy, learning about good organization, and also in reach of their supplies whenever they need them? Then we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Knock Off Decor used an old “lazy Susan” style turn table that wasn’t being used in their kitchen anymore as a way to store glue sticks, pencil crayons, and the like while also making sharing between kids easier!
11. Bobbin bouquet
Are you still completely enamoured with the idea of finding creative storage solutions for your smallest notions and supplies, but you’re also very intrigued indeed by the concept of making them into things that also look a little bit decorative as well, even though you haven’t seen anything quite yet that will keep your smallest sewing notions under control? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this bobbin and button bouquet featured on Sewlicious Home Decor a try! We love how their idea keeps the bobbins on display in a way that makes the colour you need very easy to find, nice and quickly.
12. Tic Tac case ribbon organizer
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about ways to organize things like the ribbons you use in your scrapbooking or gift wrapping because you have such a large collection yourself, but your rolls are a little smaller than what you saw in the mounted rack we showed you earlier so you’re not sure that’s the best solution for you? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Pretty Prudent upcycled Tic Tac boxes to use as little rolled ribbon boxes, creating a perfect way to feed them through without tangling.
13. Sequin, rhinestone, and button organizer
In our crafting room, we’re actually struggling the most with keeping our very smallest DIY embellishments sorted and organized, keeping them from getting mixed or spilling and making a mess. That’s why we were so pleased to come across suggestion from Neat and Tangled for using small sectioned trays or containers organized in wooden trays to separate colours, sizes, and finishes when it comes to very small things like buttons and rhinestones.
14. Upside down stool and pocket organizer
Are you actually still scrolling through thinking about how much you loved the idea of creating crafting organizers that sort all your tools into easily accessible pockets and keep them in one place but you have so many things you want to organize that you’re not sure the wall hanging design is actually the best option for you? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Muy Ingenioso transformed an old stool they weren’t using anymore into a whole kid-friendly crafting rack by flipping it upside down and tying custom made apron-style pockets around the legs.