20 Smart and Pretty Yarn Storage Ideas and Solutions

These yarn storage solutions will not only help you organize your yarn stash but will also make your craft area pretty and an inspiring place to be!

yarn storage ideas and solutions

Is your yarn stash everywhere and getting out of control?

Don’ worry. We’ve got you covered!

In this post, you will find smart storage ideas for your yarn collections. Feel free to try something that you know will work for you. Coz it’s really easier to craft when your yarn collections are organized.

So, let’s not keep you waiting. Here we go!

1. Keep your yarn stash in glass front cabinet.

A glass front cabinet helps you see your current stash of yarn. Organize them well inside and they look very pretty!

Keep your yarn stash in glass front cabinet.
Image from tl yarn crafts

2. Hang cubbies inside your craft room closet.

Here’s a simple storage idea for your yarn stash. Just use hanging cubbies and arrange them well inside each cube. Then safely keep them in a closet. You can have as many hanging cubbies as needed!

yarn storage ideas and solutions - Hang cubbies inside your craft room closet.
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3. Use baskets.

Organizing is a lot simpler when you’re using baskets. You can use a basket to organize many things, among them is your yarn stash.

yarn storage ideas and solutions - Use baskets.
Image from Very Shannon

You can even make your own yarn basket from your very own yarn scraps! How clever!

Use baskets.
Image from My Poppet Makes

Wire baskets work great too. For example, invest in stackable wire baskets, mount them on the wall, then arrange your yarn stash in there!

Here’s a beautiful craft room using various baskets to organize yarn stash. They fit perfectly in shelves, and organizing is just so easy! It looks tidy and oh so colorful!

Oh, you can even style your basket arrangement like hexagon shelves!

yarn storage ideas and solutions - Use baskets.
Image from Pinterest

Here are more ways you can use baskets in organizing your home:

4. Make a PVC pipe yarn organizer.

PVC pipes are budget-friendly, so you can have as many as you need. Each yarn can have its own space like this!

5. Arrange in wooden crates.

Build shelves for your yarn collection by using wooden crates. It can fit in your closet, craft room, and even your bedroom! And you can arrange these any way you want. They’ll look really pretty!

yarn storage ideas and solutions - Arrange in wooden crates.
Image from Make & Do Crew

6. Use IKEA RASKOG utility cart.

Now having a utility cart to organize your yarn stash is such a nice idea when you need your craft materials to be available anywhere in your home.

Use IKEA RASKOG utility cart.
Image from Repeat Crafter Me

Arrange your yarn in there, along with other craft supplies you need, and you can take these anywhere you want to work in the home! When not in use, you can simply place the cart in a corner, and that’s it! You’re done organizing!

Use IKEA RASKOG utility cart.
Image from Pinterest

7. You may also use a mini drawer with wheels.

This works just like the utility cart, only that, the yarns are covered and hidden in those little drawers. So, if you want your yarn stash to be safely kept hidden, but available anywhere you want to work, a movable mini drawer like this is a smart solution too!

8. Repurpose a crib.

If you have an old crib that won’t be used anymore, use the crib slats as yarn storage. Just prop it against the wall, then arrange your yarn like this.

9. Create a pegboard yarn organizer.

Use your yarn stash to decorate your walls by using a pegboard!

Create a pegboard yarn organizer.
Image from Morthunder

Pegboards are easy to install, and I must say, very budget friendly! And when you use it for yarn storage on the wall, my, it looks oh so beautiful!

Create a pegboard yarn organizer.
Image from Heart Hook Home

10. Use built-in shelving.

If your home has a built-in shelving, consider whether you can simply use that for yarn storage.

Use built-in shelving.
Image from Repeat Crafter Me

Then just make a DIY shelf divider as needed. A DIY shelf divider is very helpful when you have several kinds or colors of yarn in one shelf. It helps you group like items together, allowing for a more organized yarn stash.

Make a DIY shelf divider as needed
Image from Hello Happy

11. Invest in hexagon shelves.

Give your wall yarn storage a twist! Instead of using the traditional shelves, try hexagon shelves!

Invest in hexagon shelves.
Image from Pinterest

Install hexagon shelves on the wall. You can have it as your only yarn storage. Or, if you already have a shelf, it works as a nice complement – maximizing the space on your walls!

Invest in hexagon shelves.
Image from Pinterest

12. Use wine rack as yarn storage.

Wine racks can indeed be used to organize other stuff, not just wine. And among that is your yarn stash. So, if you have a wine rack that you’re not using, why not just give that space for yarn storage? It’s a simple storage solution, and it looks pretty with your yarn collection in there!

Use wine rack as yarn storage.
Image from Pretty Prudent

13. Use a bookcase.

If you have a vacant bookcase at home, you can use that too for yarn storage. Simply place it in a corner of a room, and you can easily grab what you need. Keep it organized and it works like a nice decor too!

Use a bookcase.
Image from Making a Home

14. Organize yarn in a vintage suitcase.

If you have a vintage suitcase lying around, this is how you can make good use of it – as yarn storage. This also makes it easy to carry, so you can work anywhere in your home.

Organize yarn in a vintage suitcase.
Image from Craft & Creativity

15. Repurpose magazine holders into a yarn storage.

Gather lots of magazine holders, line them on your shelves, and use them for yarn storage. It’s an instant shelf divider, and you can easily sort your yarns in there.

16. Use clear plastic bins.

Clear plastic bins also work great for yarn storage. You can easily see your yarn stash inside, and they are well protected too!

17. Use glass jars.

Here is another stylish yarn storage solution – using glass jars! It looks so nice on display.

Use glass jars.
Image from Pinterest

You may also use mason jars to store scrap yarns.

Use mason jars.
Image from Repeat Crafter Me
Use mason jars.
Image from Gabrielle Knits

18. Mount square shelving on the wall.

Make your walls stand out again with a square shelving filled with yarn stash! It looks pretty amazing up there!

Mount square shelving on the wall.
Image from Pinterest

19. Use an over the door organizer.

This is so easy! Simply hang an over the door organizer and use that for organizing your yarn stash.

Use an over the door organizer.
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20. Repurpose an old ladder.

Give a new life to an older ladder! With a couple of yarn winders, you can easily turn it into a yarn organizer.

Repurpose an old ladder.
Image from Pinterest

Organizing a yarn stash can be a fun and satisfying project.

As you have seen, there are lots of solution to help you organize your yarn collection. And by following these tips, you can create an organized and inspiring yarn stash that makes your crafting time more enjoyable!

So, take time to try on what you think is the best storage solution for your yarn stash. Happy crafting!

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These yarn storage solutions will not only help you organize your yarn stash but will also make your craft area pretty and an inspiring place to be!

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