Craft Room Organization

Unless you watch YouTube craft room tours, it is hard to know what other craft rooms look like.  While I am at the crops at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo, I always walk around in amazement at the portable crop organization that I see.  It is no easy task to pack up everything you have at home and bring it with you to the crop.  You all know our wonderful Michelle who works at the crops.  I am going to take you on a little behind-the-scenes tour of her fabulous craft space. (It sure helps when you are a photographer and your friend has a photo-worthy craft space!)  Are you ready to be amazed at how everyday storage solutions can be functional and fabulous?

Organizing your embellishments into their own containers will save you so much time looking for the perfect item!  Having your products in one central location in your craft room will not only look appealing but also just might spark some creativity within you.  I could just stare at this view forever.

Let’s say you want to organize all of your little items but you don’t have space in your room that allows for height.  Normally you would think that jars are out of the question because you don’t have a high enough shelf clearance for them.  Don’t get discouraged!  Take a look at this organizer that would slide under almost anything and needs barely a 2-inch clearance.  I would suggest looking at thrift stores for unique storage solutions and you may be surprised at what you find.

One place where you can find solutions for your home craft space is in the kitchen department at any store.  We all like a well-organized kitchen.  Just think to yourself… can that flour or sugar organizer work for my glitter?  You betcha! Give it a try and think outside of the box.

If you don’t have tabletop storage, look up!  Use those walls.  This is probably some fancy shelving, but to me, it seems like rain gutter spray-painted would do the job just as well.  By moving up along the wall it allows your table to be free of clutter.  Just think what else you could store on the wall!

If your craft room is tucked away in a part of the house no one can see, clear jars work perfectly.  You can see what is in every container for more efficiency.  But let’s just say for a minute that your craft space is in the family room of your house and your husband does not want to see colorful pompoms everywhere.  You can line the glass jars with fabric or paper and conceal the contents.  By doing this they would be disguised and look uniform no matter where your craft supplies are.

All of your clear containers do not have to be the same size.  Take a look at this picture and all the different sizes that are represented.  Do you organize by color in this same way?

Have we given you some craft room organization inspiration?  I sure hope so!  We want to see where you craft at home.  It could be on your kitchen table, in your converted garage, or in a corner of your bedroom. The point is that it doesn’t matter where you craft, as long as you are happy crafting!

See you at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Crop!


197 thoughts on “Craft Room Organization

  1. Shannon Bennett says:

    Love this craft space. I have a craft shed with citrus colors on the walls, shelves and tables. I hang peg boards on my walls so I can hang my tools and small buckets for my pens, crochet hooks, etc. I also have one wall of shelves where I keep all my yarn coordinated by color. It’s well organized and beautiful to look at.

  2. LESLIE RAMSEY says:

    Lovely room. Living in our 23 foot trailer until we buy our home, I love the storage ideas. I will get my Dream Craft Room in our new home. So storage ideas are at the top of my list.8

  3. Lynne Buland says:

    I always start out with the best of intentions but the mess just grows. Sometimes I can hear supplies hiding in the middle of the night.

  4. Kristi McAlister says:

    I am in the process of “re organizing “ and these are great ideas. Can’t wait to put some embellishments in a spice rack hung on the wall. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Rhonda says:

    I am working on reorganizing my craft room – always love to see new ideas. Corner molding mounted on the wall also works well for wood mounted stamps!

  6. Debi says:

    Good ideas. We always need to think outside of the box for storage solutions. If items are not readily available to use, then we probably won’t use them. Love the above craft room. Don’t we all wish we could have on tha size!

  7. Jean says:

    Always looking for ideas to store craft items. Since it seems to grow by leaps and bounds, just when you think you have everything you could use, there is always something new that you can’t live without. Thanks for the ideas.

  8. LaCinda Hansen says:

    Love the ideas, now it’s getting me inspired, much mote fun to do our crafts when it is organized and easy to find your supplies 😊 I received a piece of the organizer paper cubes, or Christmas can’t wait to organize it!

  9. Teresa says:

    Glad to see I’m on the right track. I added shelves to a DVD media shelf and it works great for my punches, ink pads, glitter glues,…etc. I have also used the modular boxes to design two work areas. I always like seeing other craft rooms for inspiration.

  10. Jan Gundrum says:

    Beautiful room. Not all of us are lucky enough to have that size room for just crafting, but this sure is a place you could get lost in for hours.

  11. Jane says:

    My craft room is 9×12 and organize in many clever ways. The problem is I have more supplies than will fit in 9×12. It’s spilling out into the hall and a lot in the dining room. Nothing will help me except a larger room and that’s not going to happen. I would be glad to share but I do not know any crafters near me.

  12. lisabeth Baker says:

    Small room at back of house. Sofa and table for crafting . I do have a few organizers to keep supplies in place

  13. Valerie Breingan says:

    Wow!I never think out of the box,so to speak.These are great ideas,thank you.I see this beautiful space(lovely indeed).

  14. Kim says:

    Amazing! I use lots of thrift store containers & random cases(like what used to hold pushpins). I’ rather spend $$ on items than on what to put them in. Definately worth the time& energy to keep things Organized to stay less frustrated & more creative! Thanks for the great pictures & ideas!

  15. Suzanne says:

    I want to meet that room organizer. I have just started to clean out and purge stuff in my room.. Found things I never knew I had!

  16. Delma says:

    I have a great scrapbook room and will incorporate the ideas posted on this blog. I’m looking up to fill those walls!

  17. Andrea Cottom says:

    I adore anything organization. This room looks like a showpiece. Something to be proud of for sure!!

  18. Alicia Gabbard says:

    That is a beautiful crafting room. My desk is my crafting space for now, but I dream of my own crafting room-my own slice of heaven-one day. Those organizing tips are awesome, I especially like the idea of using spaces normally overlooked…looking up.

  19. Kimee Moore says:

    Love the ideas, especially the rain gutter idea. Who knew something so simple and inexpensive could solve the problem of wooden stamp storage. Very cool! Also wish I had your storage room! Maybe some day………….

  20. Deena Havens says:

    I hope when my craft room is finished that I can feel proud to show it off like this one. I love the pink! But I will be using lavender. For me it is very relaxing.

  21. Pak K Ingram says:

    I like the space for sure. I started out with Ikea shelving and used a table they sold in the kitchen area, it was very wide and long. I use jars and sectional boxes for small things, and over the door organizers for cricut cartridges and odds and ends, but I still find that when I’m creating, I can’t find things I want when needed. More space? Or less stuff? Not sure of the correct answer. Your room is beautiful.

  22. Janis Graham says:

    This is a really cheery room and I really enjoy looking at it, but I can’t help wondering how expensive all of the cabinetry is …? I love the idea of clear jars to collect odds and ends, but live in earthquake country so are plastic versions of these jars available?

  23. Traci Starkweather says:

    What great ideas! I’m going to ask for shelves to be set in my craft room (former bedroom) for my birthday…and maybe have them put up for my Christmas gift! What measurement do you suggest for how wide a shelf (not for paper) should be, please? I hope someone will be able to answer. Thank you!

  24. Janet Bischof-Rosario says:

    Love all the ideas for containers that can be used in any size space. The glass containers DO inspire me to design a card! Its fun to find all kinds of glass containers at Salvation Army or garage sales.

  25. Lynne H. says:

    Ok, so maybe it’s just me, but the jumble of stamps would drive me crazy. I don’t like the way mine are stored, but at least they are indexed so I know where to find what I’m looking for. How do you find anything like that?

  26. Patricia Clinker says:

    My craft room is very small, but I can see I need to rethink how I am organizing my supplies. This is a beautiful room!!

  27. Crystal Via says:

    Love this room. So spacious and organized . I try to keep embellishments sorted by color also. It’s pretty and makes it easy to find just the right item.

  28. Lori Classon says:

    I love the idea to use clear containers. The majority of my scrapbook hanginso can easily find things and I can see my inventory.,

  29. Debbie Carpenter says:

    I like that it appears she has several “work stations” so she can be working on several projects without having to pack one away to get to another. The many storage ideas makes that very feasible!

  30. Nancy Alexander says:

    I wish I had a room to be designated as my craft room! Love the room in the photo! I’m very jealous!!!

  31. Janelle Betts says:

    Got my craft room when the last kid went off to college….took me about a year to realize that my craft style required open wire baskets so that I could see my supplies…

  32. Annie C says:

    I wish I have such a big craft room! Always love organizing ideas for inspiration to adapt for my own stuff!!

  33. Sally Morton says:

    Love how the feel-good colors shine through in glass containers. Most of my embellishments are in drawers or a Home Depot organizer for nails and such. It works, but not so colorful. Time to incorporate some of your wonderful, colorful ideas!

  34. Judy Estrada says:

    Great space ! It is lovely very & organization is essential! I like glass jars as well ! Small spaces require unique useful & clever storage ideas !

  35. Diane says:

    I also would love a room to craft in, mine stuff is stored in the small Laundry/computer room and I craft on the kitchen table 🙁

  36. Christine Daily says:

    What a cute craft room !love the big glass jars for organizing 💗wish I had all that space!

  37. Dawn Becker says:

    Boy would I like to get my craft room turned crap room organized !! It’s making me nuts. Love the room you showed. Have lots of wood mounted stamps that I would like to get up on the wall out of the way. Have so much stuff, some you only use once in a while. More ideas please!!

  38. Trish says:

    Thank you for all the creative storage tips. If I don’t see it I don’t use it, clear containers are my answer!

  39. Dorothy Freitag says:

    Great craft room storage ideas. It always helps if things are in view. I like the clear containers. I use plastic shoeboxes.

  40. Teresa says:

    Love your room! I have a hard time organizing because I “find” things I had completely forgotten I bought. Lol. Great ideas!

  41. Gina P says:

    Beautiful space and great ideas! While I have a smaller space to craft (a corner in my basement) I can use the walls and containers you suggested to liven it up and be more practical. Thanks for the great ideas!

  42. Claire says:

    Great post , I love using vintage items to store my stash. You’re photography brings out Michelle’s personality and her lovely space perfectly!

  43. Kim says:

    What great ideas! I am an “out of sight – out of mind” person so being able to see what I have is fuel for ideas. The under table try for embellishments is a super one for me!

  44. Katie Gardner says:

    I’m just redoing my room. Hubby built 4 new cabinets and put in another 8′ counter top with a shelf below. You’ve given me some creative ideas for my “little items”. Also found a great stamp holder at Goodwill recently. Keep your eyes open for storage ideas.

  45. Jill Young says:

    A place for everything and everything in its place! A delight for this OCD card maker!! I started with glass jars for my silk & paper flowers sorted by color, then coordinated my button collection with household jars and a Pinterest lid idea. The shelf looks great, now if I could only get my husband out of the rest of the office! Lol!!

  46. Pat says:

    Love this craft room! Everything has it’s place. Would love to know how many crafters besides me wind up buying stuff AGAIN ’cause they can’t FIND the other one!?!? Lol!

  47. Ali says:

    Wish my craft room looked like that – my is very small – less than 8 x 10 so not much room to squish stuff in!!!

  48. Lisa Tubbs says:

    Gorgeous room with wonderful natural light! As I’m studying and admiring each corner of the room, I have only one suggestion. That blank white side of the island is begging for either a blackboard, or a festive word scramble decal… or something. Maybe you should have a contest for ideas?!

  49. Lori kelly says:

    I also have a room that is pink and it’s my scrapbook room and I need a bigger one. I just love the storage ideas.

  50. Elizabeth G says:

    Thanks for the tip on looking around like the thrift store. You’ll never know what you find there for some good organizing trays.

  51. Carrie Meyer says:

    Love this room. I just painted my room hot pink about a month ago. Still looking for furniture ideas & rugs before i can move in. Thank you for the ideas.

  52. Carrie says:

    I dream of having a scrapbook room that I can actually walk in and see what I have. This room is gorgeous! I love the see-through jars!

  53. Eve says:

    I love craft organization. It makes things so much easier to find when you can have a visual on them. The rain gutter idea is excellent. I could spend hours researching craft rooms.

  54. Robin Sumlin says:

    Oh my gosh this is heaven sent! I love how organized it is and would love my room to look so nice!!!!

  55. Gigi Grubb says:

    For my OCD side, this is fabulous!! I love the organization here. I sometimes think I just scrapbook so I can collect all the pretty things and organize them. Beautiful!

  56. Sandee Chiswick says:

    I would love to do this with my extra bedroom. So cool. Need all the organization tools I can get my hands on.

  57. Lori Mohr says:

    I have a craft room that I’ve been looking for storage ideas. I’m so excited that you’ve shared. I can’t wait to get more wonderful ideas. I want room to share with my special daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

  58. Darlene Norton says:

    I love the sitting sewing station by the window and the standing work table right in the middle of the room. Everything looks easy to access.

  59. Michelle Peck says:

    Love the ideas. Need to try the rain gutter shelves for my wooden stamps. Keep the ideas coming. One day we will all be blessed with an organized beautiful craft space

  60. Kim Hund says:

    I absolutely love my craft room. That said, the one in the photo is so beautiful and cheerful. Love, love, love!!!

  61. SHIRLEY MUMMAH says:

    Beautiful room. My space is 8×10 and my washer/dryer shares the space. No much you can do with space to make it look like that. Oh well, Someone else room looks a lot worst then mind. I at least have a room that I don’t have to put away when I’m done scrapping. I’m thankful for that.

  62. Sandra Aguilera says:

    Since I became an empty nester, I have a room all to myself and I love it. Recently my husband redesigned the room for more square footage with a pocket door. You wouldn’t think but it made a big difference for me.

  63. Mary Holshouser says:

    I’m lucky to have a craft room all my own.
    Great ideas for storage in this post.
    thanks for sharing

  64. Barb Pohl says:

    I definitely need to organize. I need more space. I wonder what I can find to hang from the ceiling. That’s the only space left in that room.

  65. Paula B. says:

    That craft room is gorgeous, so important to be able to see what you have to be productive. Some great ideas.

  66. Linda H says:

    OMG to have a craft room like that… I use my guestroom and not complaining as it has a large walk in closet and I have it shelved and very organized, just that when I have guest everything has to go back into it’s special spot.

  67. Deborah Wayne says:

    Just had to move into half the space I had. Organization remake would be so nice. Love these ideas. I love looking outside the box for ideas and love looking second hand. Thank you for the ideas.

  68. Charlotte says:

    Wow! Now I need my husband to see this room! Love the ideas to store items including the rain gutter shelving.

  69. Erin ODonnell says:

    What a dream it would be to be able to put a craft room together like I have seen with your products❤

  70. Lynettte Frantz says:

    Clear containers would be ideal for me since I tend to forget where I put things when I organize.

  71. Jackie Davis says:

    I long for an amazing craft room some day. I teach mini album classes and could really uSe the help with organizing. Count me in!

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