Craft Storage Ideas: Color Is Your Friend! Craft Storage & Organizing By Color – Worth a Try?
Who’s looking for a little colorful inspiration?
How about colorful inspiration for organizing your crafting supplies?
I came across a three craft storage products that I thought you might want to check out, especially if organizing by color is something you want to try, or already love.
Of course these products would also be great if you just really like lots of color in your creative space or when crafting on the go!
This is the first time I’ve seen these items at retail, and I haven’t had a chance to try all of them out myself (yet!), but I thought I’d share them right away in case you’re on the hunt for a new solution for organizing by color, or simply organizing with colorful solutions.
This is a thrift store find that was spray painted and given a faux zinc texture and adorned with chalkboard paint.
Rustoleum has several faux metal spray paints that create amazing metal pieces to add to your craft room.
This piece could provide great storage for your larger craft papers.
Another great little find transformed on a budget is this little tool chest from Katie at Little House of Four.
This is a great little craft storage unit for embellishments, threads, scraps, small punches…you name it!
I love how simple this transformation is.
We all have that one amazing sheet of 12 x 12″ patterned paper that we had to have, but never wanted to cut up.
Why not use it for a project like this?
You can see that Katie added some labels to complete her project and to make it a really functional piece.
Simple, useful and budget friendly!
For my final share, I want to show you how great these metal items are even if you don’t do a single thing to them.
Here is an industrial looking craft room created by Larissa from Prodigal Pieces.
I love the vintage industrial look that Larissa has achieved in her sewing space.
What does she store in those drawers?
Look below to see how she cleverly uses hanging files to hold her fabric stash.
I love this idea!
You can see exactly what you have without having piles of fabric on a shelf. (My piles never stay neat.)
Whether you choose to leave the metal storage items as they are or you choose to use your craft skills to transform them into something new and fabulous, don’t pass these items by at garage sales, thrift stores and clearance bins.
They have unlimited possibilities!
Please leave a comment – let us know what great metal finds
you’ve transformed into useful craft storage!
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Love craft storage ideas and craft space shares like these?
Hello readers, Kim here to share my January Just One Tip for storing the crafting tools that you use everyday with a flea market find! My tip: Find something that you love to hold all of the everyday tools and keep it on your desk right in front of you within easy reach.
Do you have a few craft tools and items that you use every single time you sit down to create something? If you’re anything like me, you have a handful of tools that you reach for every time you work on a project. They end up all over your work space by the time you’ve finished working. These are my must have tools:
I’ve made it a habit to tidy my craft table before I leave my studio for the day. I love walking in to the room each day to find my space all ready to go. It’s so much more relaxing to craft in an organized space! (Okay…I’ll ‘fess up! Most days I leave it cleaned up!)
One thing that I’ve learned about myself is that if putting things away is work or if my tools are stored together like jigsaw puzzle pieces, it won’t work for me. It needs to be quick, handy and within reach.
Craft stores and home decor stores are filled with pretty baskets and plastic containers in all sizes and shapes that you can purchase for a pricey sum. Plus…I’m not known for entering a craft store and leaving with just the one pretty basket that I need. (What can I say? They have those giant carts by the door and it would be a shame to leave empty handed.)
My solution came while browsing a local flea market…a small wood caddy. I’m not sure what it was originally used for. It looks like one of those men’s dresser caddies to hold their wallets and watches.
This is perfect for my needs. It holds all of my tools, I like how it looks and it doesn’t take up a huge amount of space on my craft table.
The crafty gal in me loves to re-purpose items that I find at flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores. This little caddy will become another DIY project when I finally decide how I want to paint or decorate this. I know that I will paint it with a white base, but I’m trying to decide whether to paint a design on the front or perhaps I’ll use my Mod Podge to add some designer paper with a pattern that I love.
I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for how to refurbish this wood caddy to decorate my desk and hold my tools! Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts!
Until next time, let’s make 2015 the year we get our craft stash organized!