My absolute favourite place to be is in the craft room, except when it’s a complete mess. That’s why having the right craft storage solutions for you are SO important! Whether you’re storing washi tape, glitter or vintage wallpaper, this post has got you covered.
This list contains some DIY storage ideas, cheap storage ideas for the craft room and wall mounted. Not only that, but I share my favourite Ikea rubber stamp storage. If you want to discover where you can find the best affordable storage cabinets for your stash then stick around!
22 Repurposed Craft Storage Solutions On A Budget!
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1-3. Wall Mounted Storage With Upcycled Tins & Jars
For this nifty little craft storage solution, I spray painted a wire shower rack like this one. In this particular storage rack, I was able to upcycle some tins from the recycling using scrapbook paper.
Bonne Maman was my favourite jam and I still love their jars! But you could use smaller mason jars to store spools of thread, bobbins, etc.
4.Letter Racks for Stickers
Truthfully, I’m slightly obsessed with stickers. Whether they are my favourite planner stickers or beautiful scrapbook embellishment stickers from Maggie Holmes, they live in this letter rack. They’re particularly handy for the Happy Planner sticker books!
You may want to get something larger if you purchase scrapbook Alphabets and embellishment stickers with tall packaging. For those types, I use this Crate Paper storage, I love it!
5.Use Cardboard Suitcases For Anything!
I love the stacked suitcases from my craft room! Can you tell that they came from the children’s section?! This particular set of cardboard suitcases came from a British Fashion and Home brand called Next in 2012. You can find lots on Amazon and I know that Sass and Belle do a few great sets.
6.Store Your Art Journal Kit In A Vintage Traincase
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7.Hanging Fabric Shopping Bag (using a self-adhesive hook rack like these)
Using totes for crafty things is just plain smart! I have a specific tote that I use to store my quilting rulers, seam ripper and sewing chalk. That means, I always know where they are.
8. Organize Small Sewing Accessories and Trims in a Decoupage Bread Bin
Inside this decoupage bread bin, I used cupcake liners to store things like spare feet for the sewing machine! The wallpaper used on the breadbin is a vintage Cath Kidston pattern from 2009.
9. Store Many Different Craft Supplies In Gift Bags
Using gift bags for craft storage is a great idea because you can easily find beautiful ones like these, and they come in various sizes. When I sew, I use gift bags for fabric scraps and when I crochet, the yarn ends go in the gift bag. I keep the yarn ends and put them all in a mesh bag (the kind that oranges come in) and offer them as nesting materials for birds!
10. Use Trays For WIPs
Trays are INSANELY useful, especially when a quick Hidey Up is needed. You know exactly what I mean, you get a text to say a friend is popping around to visit with about 15 minutes notice. Queue the frantic hiding of mess!
11. Store Ribbons Spools In A Tiny Spice Rack
Spice racks can be used to store so many things, whether it’s glitter, jars of buttons or spools of ribbon and twine!
12. Store Your Yarn In A Large Market Basket
My large market basket now stores most of my yarn, it’s huge and easy to lift. Poopers isn’t happy that she lost her favourite basket to sit in!
13. Store Vintage Wallpaper In A Lace Wire Bin
I’m a huge fan of vintage wallpaper but storing rolls of wallpaper in a craft room can be a bit of a nightmare. No matter where you turn you end up stubbing your toes on rolls of paper.
14. Mini Shelves To Display The Most Decorative Craft Supplies
Mini display shelves are adorable and I love having them in my craft room. They’re quite small so they’re fabulous for creating little vignettes out of your craft supplies. As a crafter, you know how beautiful some supplies can be, it would be a shame to keep them hidden in a drawer!
15. Vintage Mug Hanging Rack
Utilizing wall space is one of my favourite ways to maximise storage in any home. A mug rack like this can be used to hang gift bags full of crafty things, sewing projects in progress, or tote bags!
Craft Storage Solutions In The Ikea Kallax Unit
We are coming to an end of an era where I’m actually getting rid of my Ikea Kallax unit in favour of a Dream Box from The Original Scrapbox. Honestly, I’m scared! What’s that about!? I LOVE my Kallax but this unit is unbelievable and EXACTLY what a crafter needs!
16. Milk Jugs To Store Crochet Hooks
Use a milk jug to store pens, markers, art supplies or crochet hooks! The one you can see in this picture is a very old pattern from Cath Kidston. If you love the pattern, you might get lucky and find one similar on eBay.
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17. Clear Acrylic Drawers As Washi Tape Storage
The clear acrylic drawers are my absolute favourite! My acrylic drawers are from Muji and cost a small fortune compared to what you can buy them for now. There are LOADS of great options right here.
18. Storage Tins (Kitchen)
Using pretty kitchen tins like this, or cookie tins is a great way to make your craft room fun, beautiful and have somewhere to keep your supplies! If it’s not a novelty tin or flowery, I’m usually not interested! My favourite novelty kitchen accessory that I use is the Jammy Dodger biscuit tin.
19. Fabric Storage In A Vintage China Cabinet
I found this vintage cabinet on Gumtree, the UK’s version of CraigsList. It has gone through 3 paint makeovers since this and I don’t know if she has another one in her! Having your fabric organized and on display is just pure joy in a cabinet.
20. Store WIP’s In Smaller Baskets
Obviously, baskets are the way to go. No matter what the size, texture or material used, they will be so useful in the craft room. They make excellent bins to store anything. Of course, it depends on your furniture and larger storage capabilities.
21. Fancy Gift Boxes To Store Ephemera
Similarly to gift bags, you can find gorgeous gift boxes that work really well as beautiful storage for any room, not just the craft room. As long as it’s sturdy, you’re golden!
22. Mini Ikea Drawers For Rubber Stamp Storage
I love these mini drawers! I’ve also started to replace the knobs every so often for a little change. They’re excellent for storing things like daubers, small stamp sets, stamp blocks like these and stamp pads like these.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my old space that I miss greatly! There are so many ways that you can repurpose objects for your craft room; you don’t actually have to spend A LOT of money on top of furniture to have a beautifully organized craft room.