Today, I’m excited to talk about one of my favourite topics ever; craft ideas for storage. It’s no secret around here that I actually gave up mishmashing my organization ideas and levelled up to a DreamBox.
No longer, do I have to spend days hoking through boxes and boxes of craft supplies to try and find one particular washi tape. I know where everything is and I will show you a few more images below!
16 Genius Craft Ideas for Storage
Craft Ideas For Storage; Cardboard Mannequin Embroidery Floss Organizers + Template:
The first in this epic list of craft room organization ideas is a Free printable PDF template created by moi. A box should appear with the option for you to download the PDF file, if it doesn’t appear, please click here.
SVG files are also available if you prefer to use your Cricut or Silhouette machine to cut out all the little thread organizers.
Craft Ideas For Storage; Download The Free Template:
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Vintage wooden pegs are one of my favourite storage solutions ever. As craft storage, they’re easy to find and perfect for wrapping any yarn scraps that you may have laying around. It’s a great way of keeping yarn or embroidery floss scraps off the table, tidied away AND organized.
So, you will know where they are when you next need them and your room isn’t covered in random little scraps. You know the kind, they end up embedded in your socks, stuck to your leg or even in your hair.
If you have a Sizzix machine and love using dies, it can be a real nightmare to organize them. When I used a Sizzix and dies, I ended up creating a small sturdy binder, full of punched magnetic pages that held the dies.
It was great for a while, but if you use those things a lot then you are pulling the binder in and out of shelving, opening and closing; it takes a real toll on the punched holes of the magnetic sheet and doesn’t fit well.
For that reason, I think the only way forward is a magnetic board. That way, the dies you need can be arranged right by your face.
Those seasonal dies can have their own section in the bottom corner of your least-used door. Then the others can be arranged all around the board!
It’s important to know that if you got one of these for the Ultimate SewingBox, the MiniBox or Her HobbyBox, the finish it white and matte, and totally incompatible with dry-wipe markers. Any magnetic boards on the DreamBox and WorkBox 3.0 are great with dry erase markers, so go crazy.
Store your dies pattern side down. So you want the sharp bit towards the magnetic sheet. It will save you needing to get a fish slice to whip it off the board.
Craft Ideas For Storage; My DreamBox:
If you’ve been thinking of investing in a DreamBox, you will not be disappointed. You can craft now and pay later!
Related: Watch The DreamBox Review!
I am obsessed with this desktop pen and pencil holder and I even wrote to them to claim dibs on being notified when the UK store gets some stock.
My favourite thing to do is art journaling, painting and lettering. All of which use tonnes and tonnes of markers.
I ended up with a rather large pencil case
obsession collection but if I have this organizer right in front of my face and everything insanely simple to access, I will sell my collection.
I’m always working and crafting at my DreamBox so having those supplies right there would be so good.
- 8 adjustable shelves to accommodate different tool sizes
- 2 clips connect multiple boxes
- Easily removes to place on your desktop while working
- Beautiful white finish for a clean look
This pegboard is the ideal solution to organize your spools, yarn collection or anything really. For some reason, this seller calls it a hole wall, which is new to me but I get it. It’s a wall full of holes that you can use to hang a tonne of stuff.
I would use Crate Paper as inspiration; they created a marvellous pegboard system that’s no longer available. However, they had shelves, small hanging baskets, jars etc and it was all incredibly inspiring.
Whether hammer, sewing thread, scissors, pliers, mouth wrenches, craft supplies, everything finds its place with a pegboard.
Craft Ideas For Storage; Long Crochet Basket Pattern
This pattern uses a few special advanced beginner techniques to create a super sturdy base. The seller of this pattern did not want it to be floppy the way a lot of crochet baskets end up.
Included in this pattern is a complete tutorial bundle; videos, photos and written instructions. She has also included some special tips the seller and her beta testers discovered upon making the pattern at first. It’s a great deal and fairly easy to make, no wonder it’s so popular!
The Essentials Crochet Basket is a large container that will hold all of your bigger projects. Like a quilt in progress, or an afghan in progress.
It’s crochet-in handles make it easy to move around the house, so no matter where the notion takes you, you can have your supplies easy to hand.
To make this you will need about 400 yards of super bulky yarn like this stuff.
Craft Ideas For Storage; Painted Wall Shelving Unit
As far as craft organization goes, you can’t really go far with a wall-mounted shelf unit. This cabinet, in particular, would be great for yarn. Getting one unfinished is also great for an even paint finish without a lot of sanding.
I would love to see a painted unit in one of your craft rooms, so please show me in the comments below.
Craft Ideas For Storage; Divided Boxes Are One Of My Favourite Storage Ideas
Using divided crates for craft room storage is a great idea! In fact it’s so great that I include it in almost every round up that I do. The reason being, I don’t want you to miss this epic organization hack.
A simple divided crate can be used for so many types of supplies!
Whether it’s paint, rolls of vinyl, wallpaper scraps or even yarn. There are SO many ways to use one of these bad boys.
Customize your DreamBox with 6 pack of Rods to maximize storage space. If you love to sew, having these rods in your doors will make it so much easier. Imagine reaching over your SewStation to quickly grab the ribbon you need to add the gorgeous trim to your next project.
Instead of what usually happens; you step away from your sewing machine to find this ribbon that you couldn’t find when you looked last week. Asking yourself ‘did I end up donating that? or did I use it all?’ and searching for hours on end.
That was literally me. Now I have my ribbons and tape right by my side when I’m sewing, within arms reach.
Having ribbons totally organized has never been an easier task than with these rods! You could also put the rods at sitting height to hold your current yarn in place and get creative with crochet by the desk.
This has to be one of my most favourite products of all time. It’s an all-in-one solution for a more tidy workspace and plenty of tea. As far as craft room organization ideas goes, this one deserves a genius prize. Anything that facilitates a greater intake of tea is a GENIUS. I won’t hear anything else.
If you agree with me, then I’ll just keep going. This cup holder has;
- a sturdy clamp to secure on any desk or table
- Large 32 oz metal cup holder
- Sturdy Designer bag for scraps and trash
- Variety of pockets on the outside of the bag for tools, pens, scissors, etc.
How handy is that?!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again; having your supplies easy to reach, is the secret to filling your life with more craft time.
With the regular totes that come with the DreamBox, I had a slight issue when looking through my scrapbook paper collection but this drawer system allows you to divide your paper stash by colour and style. That’s all us scrapbookers ever want!
The set of drawers includes eight 1″ D x 12.5″ W x 12.5″ L InView™ Totes and eight DreamBox supporting shelves.
- 8 – 13 X 13 Shelves* (Comes in White)
- 32 – Plastic Shelf Pegs
- 8 – 3/4″ InView™ Acrylic Totes
Craft Ideas For Storage; Quilted Sewing Machine Mat & Notions Caddy Digital PDF Sewing Pattern
The Sew4Home Quilted Sewing Machine Mat & Notions Caddy is a PDF sewing pattern. This is a digital pattern is available to print at home by instant download, immediately after completing checkout.
It’s not a physical sewing pattern that you may be used to. As an ePattern, it includes instructions and photos to take you through each step of the construction of the mat and caddy. A complete tutorial package all in one!
Does your craft area look like a big mess? Not very inspiring for an artist or crafter. This cute tote is perfect for storing multiple sketchbooks or journals and a few chosen supplies around the outside in little pockets.
This is a digital sewing pattern like the previous pattern. It will be sent to you immediately via an email with a link to download the pattern. Get it fast & you don’t have to pay to ship!
Craft Ideas For Storage; The Sanding Cabinet Woodworking Plans – Digital Download
This is a digital download (PDF) of the complete, full-colour plans, for “The Sanding Cabinet” as featured on the Shop Nation YouTube channel. Sold as ‘shop’ furniture for your workshop, it’s sure to get you and your sanding tools organized.
However, even if you aren’t a woodworker, this wall-mounted storage is incredible and would be very useful in a craft room or art studio. The design incorporates storage for all of your most commonly used “hand sanding” tools and consumables.
Craft Ideas For Storage; Rolling Tool Cabinet Woodworking Plan
This woodworking plan provides the detailed steps required to build a 12 drawer plywood rolling tool cabinet. The drawers and portability make this is an ideal room organization for your craft supplies.
Almost every craft room has got access to some sort of rolling storage, because they make ideal craft room storage! It seems obvious, but there are always those who “can’t see the woods for the tree’s”.
To Sum Up These Craft Ideas For Storage;
There are so many genius ideas for craft ideas for storage that you should employ immediately. Having a smart storage system like the DreamBox is probably one of the only ways you will ever get to stay completely and utterly organized.
No longer, will you spend days on room organization just so you can make ONE project with whatever washi tape is lying around.
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