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5 Tips to Organize Your Crafting Space
July 22, 2022
If you love to craft, chances are you have a healthy stash of supplies that you love using. The challenge is creating a work space that is beautiful and inspiring, while keeping your supplies neat and tidy so you can find them when you need them! Sometimes that project alone feels overwhelming. So we dove into Pinterest to find some of the best tips and tricks for organizing your space to turn it into your dream crafting environment.
No matter what your chosen craft, you need a space where you can work. This could be a larger table for fabric cutting or assembly, or a smaller desk for a computer or a sewing machine. Either way you’ll need a flat surface where you can work. We love this Ikea hack from Landeelu where she takes a table top, some legs, and adds extra storage with a square shelving unit. Or check out The Little Green Bean’s DIY Craft Room Island for a cutting table, sewing space, and fabric storage all in one. If space is tight, use what you’ve got. This gorgeous space from Beneath My Heart creates a flat surface and storage in an unused closet. Remove the doors to keep the space open, or leave them on to hide things away!
Some of the best storage can be vertical! Your walls, the backs of doors, bookcases, and more can be great ways to store materials within eyesight, while making use of wasted space in a room. Want yarn storage that is also an art piece? Try creating an incredible yarn wall using this tutorial from HeartHookHome. Or add shelving units above your workspace like RepeatCrafterMe to create a beautiful, and functional, tableau to inspire you while you work. If you’re struggling with a small space, the secret to wall storage is a pegboard. Check out these gorgeous ones curated by That’s So Gemma for more inspiration.
If you’ve got a craft room in need of organizing with next to no budget, you can likely create the craft space of your dreams with Do-It-Yourself projects or thrifted items. We love this AMAZING wool locker that WoodWoolStool found. And check out how Better Homes and Gardens upcycled a metal shower caddy into the perfect gift wrap and card writing station! You can likely find bookcases or unused bureaus at garage sales and thrift stores for very little – add paint or contact paper to make them match your decor, or just use them to keep your craft supplies tidy and out of sight. If new furniture isn’t in the cards, create your own. How cool are these DIY crate shelves from the Make & Do Crew?
This one is harder because it involves cleaning and organizing what you have (more about that next). But as you start to build out your craft space, make sure that everything has a place it belongs. Items will be easier to find when you need them, the space will allow you to see what you have, and you’ll always have a place to return things to. In addition to pegboard walls and shelves, think about how you can store bits and bobs and leftovers. How beautiful are these glass jars filled with pompoms, rickrack, and leftover bits of ribbon and yarn from Sweet Red Poppy? And this tutorial on organizing scrapbook paper scraps from Aubree Originals would also work for sewing or knitting patterns, or other paper crafts supplies. Even if you just want to better organize your children’s art supplies, a few shelves in a closet, some glass jars and baskets can do the trick – check out how Rachel Parcell created order out of chaos!
We’ve covered lots of tips and tricks for organizing over the years that we think can help you if you’re overwhelmed by the project:
Whether you’ve got a small or large space, we hope we’ve given you a few ideas on how to clean, organize and build the crafting space of your dreams. And we’re not done – we’re still collecting ideas on our new Pinterest board – Organizing Your Craft Space. We’ll leave you with a few craft spaces we would love to spend time in!
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