When it comes to storage, sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the box and come up with clever ways to keep everything neat and tidy. Whether you are using storage furniture, DIY storage or end up hacking existing products for your craft supplies. Inspiration is everywhere.
If you’re anything at all like me… you have waaaaay too many craft supplies that need organized because you are never able to find anything.
Luckily, there are some awesome things you can do to free up space in your house, even if you are a little squeezed for space.
I absolutely LOVE craft rooms and all of the creative, craft storage solutions I always seem to find!
Before We Begin With The Craft Room Storage Solutions…
The Storage Solutions!
Look for hidden storage OR make it yourself!
Furniture takes up quite a bit of floor space, so if you’re thinking about buying new chairs, a bed or suite, look for designs with plenty of hidden storage. They’re my true secret weapon.
Sofas with storage underneath the seats are great for keeping everything from books to newspapers, and beds with pull out drawers often have the capacity to store spare bed sheets and pillow covers.
You can always customise your own chair like this fabulous little kiddos chair from Craptastic blog.
I LOVE Hidden Storage!
Now, you can buy many desks, cabinets and other bulky items with hidden compartments which pull out to reveal plenty of extra storage space.
My absolute favourite piece of furniture that I managed to find recently is this Crafty Storage Desk. It’s incredible!!! Actually, it’s more than that. Go and LOOK if you don’t believe me! If my budget permits, I would replace my Ikea desk with this beast of work station in a heartbeat!
I need to decorate the small bedroom first before we see what money is left over for even more craft room furniture! We are now short on space so a little hustling will have to happen for sure.
Make a DIY style Billy Bookcase via SmileLikeYouMeanIt
Don’t forget to add handles so you can pull it in and out easily! I love this idea and would love to create some units like those for the cupboard under our stairs. It has truly inspired me. If you add wheels, remember that you will need to support the flooring under neath!
Invest In Or make storage boxes with wheels
Storage should be as practical as possible, so with this in mind try to invest in storage boxes with wheels on the bottom like these bad boys, as these are quick, easy to move and that makes them AWESOME! Lots of craft supplies in a box can get heavy. Trust me.
Not only can they be rolled under beds and desks but they can also be transported from A to B meaning if you have children you can simply wheel their toys from their bedroom to the front room for an afternoon play session! Simple!
When it comes to boxes, you might also want to consider stackable options like these which hold plenty but don’t take up much floor space as these are ideal for small spaces.
You can make your own easily using crates and little wheels.
This excellent project is from the Pretty Organised book by Jane Hughes.
The Perfect Small Space Craft Room
I am in love with the SewCanDo Small space sewing nook!
Everything has been beautifully organised with a display desk.
Consider yourself a bit of a hoarder?
Storage units and similar facilities are dotted around the country, that’ll give you a bit of extra storage space away from home.
Use Tote bags All Day Long
Large tote bags like these, are brilliant for storing a wide range of things from children’s toys to nightwear, shoes, and towels.
They’re also highly convenient as they can be easily hung from pegs on the back of the door (check these out for pretty!) meaning they won’t take up much excess room at all.
Furthermore, tote bags are lightweight and easy to carry around so can be taken with you on family holidays without much problem at all. Knitting bag from Hobbycraft.
Take Your Craft Storage Up The Walls!
There are many storage solutions for small spaces, but if you are pushed for space it’s well worth putting up some sturdy shelves.
Shelves can be placed on any empty wall and have the ability to hold everything from photographs and ornaments to DVDs and folders.
What’s more, when you’re thinking about where to put the shelves, don’t forget about wasted wall space which often goes unused.
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Use Crates As Shelves
Pastel shades are my favourite so this is a complete wall of happiness for me. Once you find the crates that you want to use, stock up on chalk paint!
Make A Giant peg board
Going up the walls and using a giant pegboard is a great idea for utilizing every available inch of space. I freakin love that pegboard AND I have that little spinning stationery carousel. It’s no longer available to purchase but this is a similar version if it had been hit by a ray gun and made smaller.
It stores pretty much.. all of my pens. Which is ideal. Those little desktop drawers are also pretty special and the bottom drawers are the PERFECT size for Project Life cards!!
Make A Pull Down Art Table
Ana White creates the most amazing DIY projects that double up as craft furniture!
I’m a huge fan of this blog and the instructions are very straight forward.
If you don’t feel like building one of these, I would definitely go for the lazy girl’s option! You can purchase similar ones here.
Use Ikea Bag Tidy’s to store Vinyl for your Cricut Machine
Did you know you could use a plastic bag organizer to store rolls of vinyl?!
You could use it to store contact paper, gift wrap, wallpaper or even giant knitting needles! Total genius move by SilhouetteSchool.
Use Picture Ledges as Shelves
This craft room is absolutely stunning!
Unfortunately I’ve been unable to find a source for this image but of course, we spy the insanely popular Ikea Raskog cart!
The fact that picture ledges like these, have been used up the wall as additional storage really impresses me.
I have some of these ledges and it’s a great way to optimize wall space.
If you flip the ledges upside down then you avoid the little lip and get even more space.
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Utilize Hooks and Baskets & Shelving and Acrylic Drawers
I’ve been following Torie Jayne for years and I’m sure you can see why!
Her little sewing corner is absolutely beautiful and full of my favourite pastel shades.
Go up the wall with shelving and use acrylic drawers and organization to store your supplies.
Torie Jayne also has a giant dresser for her supplies and uses hooks and little wire baskets to store her fabric. Are we even going to talk about those Trunks?! Holy crap! They’re amazing! I’m in love with those colours. They’re my go to shades for colour meditations.
Use Modular Storage and Baskets for Materials via Decor Via The Seashore
I’m a huge fan of modular storage.
Luckily I own a huge Ikea Kallax unit like this one, that stores all of my craft supplies.
Related: The Heart Handmade 2017 Craft Room
Well, almost all of them.
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Use hanging rails and hooks to store supplies in easy reach
Another blogger that I’m a huge fan of is Messy Jessie!
Her quilting blog is incredible!!! It’s hard not to adore her little sewing space.
Make An Organizer For Your Threads
I’ve featured something similar to this nifty organizer in the post 15 Amazing Craft Storage Ideas To Steal Now! for storing washi tape (my FAVOURITE type of stationery).
Using a DIY dowel rod organizer for organizing your sewing thread is a genius idea!!
To view more photos head over to Bergamot Et Citron (no instructions available).
Organize Your Paint Collection!
This DIY Wine crate storage is simply fabulous! You can buy similar crates right here.
Personally, I wouldn’t be bothered to create one of these because I’m incredibly lazy but it’s a really good tutorial by Remodelandolacasa.
Decorate A Vintage Trolley
You can find a vintage trolley quite easily these days, in thrift stores, charity shops and sites like preloved or gumtree and Jane from tea wagon tales blog has redecorated many of these trolleys for her little crafty shed. Check out my shed makeover/reading room right here.
The project is in her Pretty Organised craft book.
Check out some favourites for my dream craft space:
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