Amazingly Creative Ideas to Organize Your Craft Room

Do you have a messy and disorganized craft room?

Craft paint bottles everywhere. Glitters all over the floor. Buttons, fabric and ribbons in every corner.

But somehow, as someone who loves crafts, you feel this freedom to be creative and true to who you are, in the messiness of your craft room.

In that mess, there is identity, beauty and fun!

This is what a craft room should be – a place that sparks your creativity, a place where you are free to explore ideas.

However, an overly messy place can overwhelm you, and take the beauty and fun that is suppose to be there.

You don’t have to let that happen. With the help of these creative ideas, you can organize your craft room and make it even more beautiful and inspiring!

1. Use glass jars to keep your craft materials.

There are may ways you can use a glass jar. One of that is keeping your craft supplies.

What’s great about glass jars is that they’re clear. So it’s very easy for you to see what’s inside of it. No need for labels!

Take this one, for example.

If you’re using lots of ribbons, you can wrap each one on a craft stick. Use as many as you need to. Then keep them all in a glass jar.

You can also use it for your colored pens.

There are different sizes of glass jars. How you use them depends on what craft supplies you need to sort.

Here are more samples.

2. Hang small mason jars on a shelf.

This one uses jars too, but with a twist.

Instead of just placing the jars on a shelf, the covers are stuck under it!

organize craft room - mason jar screwed under the shelf

The jars are pretty small. So this is so perfect for those teeny weeny art materials you have!

Just twist the jar to get some supplies, and twist the jar again to put it back in place.

3. Be creative with clothespin.

Craft sticks are not the only means you can keep your ribbons organized. Clothespins do the trick too!

Just sort them according to their colors and keep them in sturdy baskets.

organize craft room - ribbons in clothespins

4. Keep your crayons in a separate holder.

Don’t you just love it when those colorful crayons are so neatly arranged?

Crayon holders keep these colors upright. And when it’s displayed like this, it’s so inviting, especially for those little hands who can’t keep but touch them!

organize craft room - crayons sorted
From flickr

Oh well, if this is going to inspire your kids to tap on their creative genius, isn’t this all worth it – even if it still ends up so messy no matter how much you try to put those crayons back in place?

5. Give them a bucket!

A bucket full of colors!

It’s similar to the crayon holders, just a really bigger version.

Here’s a bucket with pockets all around it. You can arrange colored pens and pencils as shown. Even the crayons can be placed here too!

Then inside is an even bigger area for all those art materials.

You can take it anywhere in your house – in the bedroom, your kids’ room, the kitchen – anywhere those little kiddos want to unleash their artistic side!

6. Use a 3-tier unit.

Okay… maybe the bucket is just too big.

Here’s something that is more handy, especially for those little art supplies that you often bring around the house.

7. Install a few crates on the wall.

These crates work just like shelves. It’s just that they look really unique and creative.

Just look at how organized the sewing supplies are in these crates!

8. Frame the stickles!

Stick your glitter glue into a frame, upside down, and you never have to worry about it settling down and running down so slowly!

organize craft room - stickles on frame
From Kattiz Scrapp

9. Hang your paints on the wall.

Using PVC and wire shelving, you can keep your paints on the wall.

organize craft room - using PVC and wire shelf

10. Convert an old dresser into a crafts drawer!

Can you imagine that you have this nice dresser in one place, looking so neat and gorgeous?

Open the drawers and you’ll have your craft supplies, carefully arranged!

That’s exactly what you’ll find at Stephanie’s place!

Here are the paints and glitters.

More paint, a palette, pens and paint brushes.

organize craft room - paints, palette, and brushes in dresser drawer

And here’s more paint, glue sticks, punches and scissors for decorative cuts.

organize craft room - scissors in dresser drawer

On the other side of the dresser are more craft materials.

organize craft room - more supplies in dresser drawer

Here are the ribbons!

organize craft room - ribbons in dresser drawer

And finally the sewing kit!

organize craft room - sewing materials in dresser drawer

Wow! That’s a whole bunch of craft supplies, all in one dresser in that humble corner.

What a really neat, organized and beautiful way to organize craft room essentials, while keeping the place free from clutter!

11. Repurpose your kitchen island.

A dresser drawer is not the only furniture you can convert into a craft station.

If you have an old kitchen island, that’s also a great place for your craft supplies!

There’s even a small peg board on one side.

12. Hang a large peg board on the wall.

Once you have the pegboard attached already, you can hang every craft supplies you have.

Keeping your art materials on display makes this organizing project even more artsy!

Here are just some of the beautiful craft supplies organization on a peg board.

13. Sort them into clear containers.

If you’re keeping your craft supplies in shelves, categorize them using clear containers with labels.

You can make use of those with lids to store crayons, paints, markers, glue, beads and other craft supplies.

The papers, notebooks, art and colored papers can be arranged in multi purpose bins with handles.

These handles make these bins easy to carry. So when you need to look for a particular paper or notebook, you can safely hold it and slide it out a bit from the shelf. You can even bring the entire bin on the table if you need to!

14. Use a cube organizer.

You can use this as part of your entire craft room. Or it can be the only craft storage in your house, especially if you live in a small home.

Here is an example of a nine cube organizer.

And here’s one with twelve cubes. Actually it’s just a combination of three 4-cube organizers.

Don’t get so caught up in the cleaning.

A little mess is okay in every craft room. If you can easily find each craft supply that you need, then there’s nothing to worry about your place.

What we’re avoiding here is the overly messy scenario. Because it’s hard to feel inspired when you can’t find the things that you need.

Organizing your craft room may be a constant battle. But if you keep the habit of designating a home for everything in your craft room, and putting every supply back where it belongs, you will feel more relaxed.

Add to it the fact that your organizing is not just for the sake of organizing, but to turn your craft room into a creative space that you love. You will definitely feel more inspired to work on your next masterpiece!

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4 thoughts on “Amazingly Creative Ideas to Organize Your Craft Room

  1. Janet

    I was wondering where you got the bins in the #13 taller bins for paper, looks like the 3rd shelf down

    1. Em Mendoza Post author

      Hello Janet! They’re from The Container Store. Look for multi-purpose bins.

    1. Em Mendoza Post author

      Glad you like it Alexander!


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