COMPLETE AN AWESOME CRAFT ROOM MAKEOVER IN 3 EASY STEPS

 

Inside: 3 easy steps to organize your craft room

 

Organizing our craft room is a daunting and usually unpleasant task. I don't know but I try to avoid it as much as possible 🙂 The problem is that over time our craft space looks like a disaster zone and we can't find anything. Today I want to share with you my 3 easy steps to organize your craft space and get rid of the clutter and mess once and for all!

 

 

STEP 1: DE-CLUTTER CRAFT SUPPLIES

 

Say what?! Getting rid of stuff?
Yes... you read right... getting rid of some of your supplies is the first necessary and sometimes painful thing to do.

 

WHY GET RID OF SOME CRAFT SUPPLIES?

 

If you answer yes to one of these questions then you definitely get rid of some of your supplies:

  • Do you spend more time organizing supplies than crafting?
  • Are you having problems finding a specific supply for a project?
  • Do you feel guilty about spending money on supplies you don't use?
  • Is there no room for new supplies?

 

craft supplies mess on the craft table

 

WHAT CRAFT SUPPLIES TO KEEP?

 

The process of deciding what craft supplies to keep and what not coincides with organizing your craft room.

Do this:

  1. Start your sorting process by going through every type of supplies like papers, fabrics, brushes etc.
  2. Divide your stash into three piles: keep,throw out and donate.
  3. Decide what item goes to each pile.

This is going to take time so don't stress yourself and try to do it all in one day. Give yourself enough time to really think about what you want to keep and what not.

 

STEP 2: MAKE A PLAN FOR THE CRAFT ROOM

 

CRAFT ROOM PLAN

 

After you finish sorting through your stash it's time to start thinking about how you want your craft space to look. The next step is to make a plan where everything will go and how you are going to store it or organize it.

When you make your plan start with the largest items like the furniture and work your way to the smaller items like boxes. The idea is that you first need to figure out where to put the items that take up the most space and then fill them and the space that is left with the smaller items.

 

organized craft supplies on shelves and in boxes

 

USE EMPTY SPACES IN YOUR CRAFT ROOM

 

Every craft space has empty spaces that might escape you:

  • WALLS: use the walls all the way up and down by adding shelves.
  • UNDER THE TABLE: store less used craft supplies in boxes under the desk. Another way to utilize the space under the desk is to place a small cabinet or drawer chest that can fit the space under it.
  • SHELVES & CABINETS: shelves can sometimes be deep so you can store items that you don't need so often behind the items you use more.

 

STEP 3: ORGANIZE CRAFT ROOM

 

HOW TO STORE CRAFT SUPPLIES

 

  • MAKE IT FUNCTIONAL

If you want your supplies to be organized, easy to reach and visible and you're less concerned with the overall look of your room then you need to make it functional. Find boxes, baskets and containers to store your supplies.

  • ADD COLOR

Have some fun and show off those colorful craft supplies! You can organize your craft supplies by color, or get a little crazy and mix and match.

  • FEEL THE TEXTURE

Think texture! Craft supplies have such a myriad of different textures, so play up those features when you’re organizing your supplies.

 

craft supplies organization ideas collage

 

TIPS FOR ORGANIZING CRAFT SUPPLIES

 

  • PAPER: arrange paper vertically by size, color, pattern and/or theme.

  • PAINT: the way to make your paint supplies look great is to organize the bottles by color and size.

  • TOOLS: the tools you use the most should be closer to you than the tools you use less.

  • PUNCHES: arrange on a shelf or in a drawer according to size and shape.

  • STICKERS: fill boxes or drawers according to theme and separate letters from images.

  • BEADS: store the beads, brads and small charms in ice cube treys or small boxes and even match boxes.

  • BRUSHES: use jars, tins or other containers to store brushes on your desk.

 

DIY CRAFT ROOM STORAGE

 

PAPER BOXES

Create your own boxes to store papers.

Here's how:

  • HORIZONTAL BOXES

  1. cover pizza boxes with pretty paper.
  2. Store papers inside.
  3. Label boxes with paper color, theme or pattern.
  4. Stack the boxes one on top of the other. Label

  • VERTICAL BOXES

  1. Take large shoe box and glue the lid to box.
  2. Cut long side of box.
  3. Cover box with pretty paper.

 

TOOLS ORGANIZER

 

Recycle items like tp rolls to create your own DIY storage solutions that you can custom make to fit your craft room design.

 

desk organizer made from tp rolls

 

Do this:

  1. Cover tp rolls with paper or paint.
  2. Attach tp rolls to each other to create grid.
  3. Attach grid to trey or cut cardboard box.

 

BEADS ORGANIZER

 

Make a drawer chest out of match boxes to store beads and brads.

 

chest drawer made from match boxes

 

Here's how:

  1. Attach empty matchboxes to each other.
  2. Cover with pattern paper.
  3. Add legs on the bottom and embellishments on top.

 

DIES BINDER

 

Make an envelope binder to store your dies inside:

  1. Bind different size envelopes or page protectors with rings.
  2. Attach cut shape to front of envelope.
  3. Insert corresponding die into envelope.

 

CRAFT ROOM LABELS

After you finish arranging your craft room and all your supplies don't forget to label them so you'll be able to find them when you need them.

To make your organizing process easier and more manageable I created a printable DE-Clutter Progress LIST. The list specifies different craft supplies you need to organize in your craft room with a checkbox nest to each one. When you finish organizing a type of craft supply check the box next to it and move on to the next!

DO YOU HAVE MORE CRAFT ROOM ORGANIZATION IDEAS? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

 

 

Need more ideas? Here are some 5 tips to maximize space in your craft room.

 

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craft room organization in 3 steps collage

 

Have fun creating and organizing!

4 comments on “COMPLETE AN AWESOME CRAFT ROOM MAKEOVER IN 3 EASY STEPS

  • Chris Gersch says:

    Greetings!

    Thanks for your tips.

    I think I will use your DIES BINDER idea for my extra die cut images.

    Oftentimes, I will take some from old cards, or cut them out of packaging & I usually have stamped images that are ready to color. I currently have them in a plastic index box that opens/closes with difficulty. I like the idea of having them in a small binder where I could see them better and insert and remove them easier.

    It’s been a couple of years that I have been refining my craft space.

    With limited energy and reach, I have done everything I can to streamline my inventory. Limited options to chose from keeps me from spending too much precious energy/time getting lost in the possibilities.

    I find myself at a roadblock that may have only happened to me or is my own doing!

    I’m almost finished & now am stuck!

    Maybe I just need a little more umph to finish. But, I think I have a few problem spots that need solutions.

    Here are a few examples. If you have any tips,?please let me know!

    1. Minimal wall space to post reference charts & a pocket organizer I plan to make to display and hold ‘Inserts & paper-sample swatches’.

    Inserts are bookmarks, stickers, & small scripture/encouragement cards I like to enclose with my cards.

    2. Small ’only’ items that don’t seem to go in any category.

    3. I am not crazy about my stamp pad holder or my (video) shelf that holds my cling and wood stamps collection.

    I bought Stampin’ Up!’s newer cube storage, but gave it away bc it shifted when I tried to insert/remove stamp pads. I’ve tried many other ways, short of buying a wooden organizer that takes up precious surface real estate and is cost prohibitive.

    Gratefully yours,

    Miss Chris

    Reply
    • Einat Kessler says:

      Hi Miss Chris

      Great job! I’m sure you’ll finish in no time.
      As for small wall space and stamps I like to organize things in drawers. Since they are shallow and stacked on top of each other they take up less room and can still store a lot. I put my stamps in a shallow drawer as well as other items. hanging them on a wall is for me a waste of space.

      I also have a lot of things that don’t fit in any category so I make up my own categories and put them in little boxes with lids I can stack to save room.

      Hope that helps.

      Reply
  • Lynne Joncas says:

    What a great article, Einat! We will be moving in a few months and I’m excited about organizing a new craft room, so I’ll be keeping some of your tips in mind!

    Reply

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