This DIY Organised Craft Storage makes crafting so much easier! Lots of great tips to having all your craft supplies in one spot… and done cheaply, while being thrifty and totally organised!
DIY Organised Craft Storage!
Having all your craft supplies easy to get to, makes ‘crafting’ so much more enjoyable.
Don’t you hate it when you want to do a craft but you just can’t find that paintbrush, screwdriver or decorative paper!
I am the same!….. and after completing my Old Filing Cabinet Makeover, I was inspired to organise all my other craft ‘bits and pieces’….on the cheap!
Now I don’t have a spare room that is ‘my crafting spot’ but I do have a corner of my garage that I am slowly transforming into ‘my craft corner’.
I have a large old desk that has been given a lick of white paint, I made over an old filing cabinet to store ‘crafty things’….and now I have added storage shelves to organise all the ‘little things’….scissors, hooks, staples, ribbon etc (you know those things that are always stored in a junk box or drawer!)
The blank little corner that is being transformed… (it is just asking for a little bit of love…right?)
I am doing my craft corner on a budget…and I am glad to say that I finished the shelves and organised it all for under $50.00.
HOW did you do that I hear you ask?….
Well, I am getting thrifty and re-using things around my home.
You know that saying…‘shop your home!’
How to DIY Organised Craft Storage
I did buy the stand and it was a bargain…. it is a hardware storage stand for the garage!
I bought it at my local hardware store and it was on sale for $39.99…. not sure why because they usually sell for around $80.00. Maybe it had a broken box but it looked wonderful to me!
So after putting it together, I just needed to make it a little pretty…
(Don’t mind the old spare bed poking out from behind the cupboard…you wont see it once there are things on the stand….our little secret 😉
Tip 1 – DIY Organised Craft Storage
So adding a little bit of pretty paper hid the ugly brown shelves (and sorry for the awful lighting…not great for taking photos in the garage :-/
… and now to start sorting!
So my goal was not to spend too much but I wanted it organised, so I went and found as many jars and containers as I could and spray painted the lids…just so they looked they they matched.. (Yes, we eat a LOT of peanut paste!)
Tip 2 – DIY Organised Craft Storage
To remove that sticky muck that is left behind from removing the paper labels from jars…. simply mix equal parts of oil and bicarb of soda, mixed into a paste and smooth it onto the jars. Then let it sit for a while and then it washes off really easily!
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I dragged out my Lazy Susan that I bought from Ikea about 2 years ago (that I never used in the kitchen)… BUT it is a great idea to stand all the little jars on so I can find what I am looking for by simply giving it a quick swirrrrrl… ah!…too easy!
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I purchased these stick-on labels for $1.00 at a cheap store and the best part is that they are removable, so I can always change the labels when I need to store something different in the container.
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I also ‘hoard’ ..store old tins because they are soooo handy for lots of different things…including covering in contact paper and using them to store crafty things such as paintbrushes!
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I purchased from Target some curtain hooks for $2.00.
Now I am sure they were on sale because of the weird looking balls on the hooks…but that didn’t bother me because they would be perfect to hang from the craft stand.
I wanted to store some decorative paper, so it was easy to get to and cut a piece off….so I simply hooked a curtain hook on each side of the stand, threaded through an old curtain rod (cut to size with a hand hacksaw) and then threaded the paper roll onto the curtain rod.
See…a perfect way to cut off a piece of wrapping paper!
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To store my other wrapping paper and contact paper, I hung some hooks and clipped them on with bulldog clips.
I always have those spare rolls handy for wrapping presents now!
Tip 8 – DIY Organised Craft Storage
I added to the Craft Stand my DIY best way to store ribbon, tape and string.
Click on the link here to find out how to make one….all for only $1.00!
It is amazing what you find when you have a look around your home for useful containers!
I had spare Ikea white boxes that were in my son’s room with nothing in them (everything seems to be on his book case…that is going to be my next organising job :-/)
I found an old basket that I gave a quick white spray paint and even some white drawers that were in my bathroom cupboard that were really put to better use on the craft stand.
I did purchase 5 cute little wicker baskets for $1.00 each at the cheap shop
and I was lucky to get some hanging labels for Christmas…. (see me smile!)
Cost for DIY Organised Craft Storage
So far this little organising project has cost me:
- Stand $39.99
- Baskets 5 x $1.00 = $5.00
- Wooden hanging labels – a gift for Xmas from my sister-in-law…Thanks Kelly! 😉
- Shower curtain hooks – $2.00
- Sticky black labels – $1.00
Total Cost-$ 47.99 !! ……under $50.00! …got to love that! 😀
I have a few more ideas to add to the craft stand but for now my craft corner is starting to take shape.
So where will you find me for the next little while…crafting….yeah !!! 😀
I hope this gives you some ideas for your own craft space…
let me know if you have any other thrifty ideas for being an organised crafter!
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