Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby Check out these unique ideas for your craft room!
How many of you are looking for something “unique” for your craft room or art studio?
A single item to add some character or to inspire the “theme” of your creative space?
Or, maybe a collection of items to create a fresh look and feel for your space?
Well, we might have found what you’re looking for!
We’re sharing some non-traditional storage solutions to get your organizing mojo flowing.
These were spotted at my local Hobby Lobby and I just had to share them.
Because they have character and each is a great solution for storing specific types of crafting supplies…and they’re on sale!
Now I know there’ll be at least a few of you who don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, or who may not be able to find these exact units at your local store.
The idea behind sharing these is to give you ideas about how you can use unique storage items and furnishings that are not specific to craftroom and/or crafting supply organization.
Along with each item I’ve shared my thoughts on what would best fit in that type of organizational unit, as well as characteristics of the unit so you can look for these same qualities in products and furnishings you might come across where you live (and bargain hunt!).
Let’s take a look at each option and chat about how it could be used…
Option One: A Shabby Chic Drawer Unit
This unit is ideal for storing the small stuff – papercrafting embellishments and adhesives, sewing and quilting notions, etc.
I have a similar unit in my craft room (mine is more narrow and taller and black) and I love it!
I use mine for storing small office supplies (in the top row), jewelry findings and metal items (in the middle rows), and small zip-top baggies, etc. in the lower rows.
It’s easy to label the outsides of the drawers so you know what’s inside them, and by removing supplies from their packaging and placing them in small baggies, you can fit a lot in each drawer.
Again, I love this type of drawer unit!
Option Two: A Vintage-Style Drawer Unit
This unit provides storage for a variety of different items.
My first thought was to use this as a die-cutting station. Any of the popular machines will fit on the top, with supplies stored below.
Add some hooks to the side and you can easily hang your cutting mats so they don’t get bent and are at-hand when needed.
Into quilting or sewing?
The drawers are perfect for smaller pieces of fabric (like fat quarters).
This could also be used for storing needle arts supplies (well, that is, if you don’t have a huge stash like some of us!).
Of course you can change up the look of this type of unit with a coat of paint and label the drawers with simple hang-tags.
Option Three: A Wooden & Metal Drawer Unit
The great thing about this unit is that it’s small enough to be placed on a work surface and it still holds a lot.
I can see the drawers being used for a variety of crafting supplies: paints and short brushes; mediums for mixed media projects; embellishments, art markers or small stamp sets for papercrafting; etc.
Option Four: A Decorative Desktop Drawer Unit
I would love to have a unit like this one for storing small adhesives and/or various small-sized liquid mediums.
It would also be ideal for sewing notions or even scrap papers (sorted by color, ROYGBP).
Just by changing out the drawer front decor you can easily indicate what’s inside – color-coding the drawers is a great way to quickly know what’s inside them!
Option Five: A Wooden Cubby Unit
This unit could be perfect for storing Project Life® journaling cards, as well as small stamp sets or dies.
Depending on the inside finish, this could also be useful for fabric scraps.
What do you think – how would use a unit like this one?
Option Six: A Large Metal & Wooden Rack
This large rack is ideal for storing skeins of yarn or fiber or for folded fabrics, and would make a great home for mixed media supplies.
Add smaller storage units (like divided trays or individual containers) and you could make it work for most any type of crafting supply (think about those projects that require a lot of supplies and for which you’d like to keep all the supplies together for easy access and increased productivity).
A little too “dark” for your space?
A quick spray of paint and you can quickly and easily change the look of this unit.
Option Seven: A Narrow Metal Drawer Unit w/Numbered Drawers
I always fall in love with drawer units that are numbered.
Yes, I know I could number any drawer unit, but there’s something about those that are made that way that makes my left-brain-driven, organized self smile from ear to ear!
I know I can’t be the only one, right?
I would love to have a unit like this for a narrow space in my craft room that’s going unused.
It would be perfect for holding my journaling stamp sets and all my planner supplies (pens, sticky-notes, etc.).
Of course you could also use it to house your art pens and pencils by type or color or manufacturer.
Option Eight: A Wide Metal Drawer Unit w/Numbered Drawers
Oh be still my heart! It was everything I could do to keep from taking this gem home with me!
I love this unit – the colors, the numbers, the “peakability” of the drawers.
I love that you can keep things neatly tucked away, but easily see what’s inside each drawer without having to pull it out.
Looking for something specific in your large collection?
These drawers are removable, making it easy to grab them and lay them on your work surface while you locate just the right supply.
And, you can easily take one or two along to a crop or other crafting event – just place them in your tote bag!
I can imagine this filled with embossing folders and my smaller dies, with my Cuttlebug stationed on top – great embossing and die-cutting station option!
What do you think – is this something that makes your organizing heart skip a beat?
Option Nine: A Wooden Caddy
OK, this is another unit I had to tell myself to leave behind even though I REALLY wanted it!
I can see the openings filled with Mason (or re-purposed spaghetti sauce) jars and a variety of supplies (paint brushes, palette knives, tools, pens, pencils and markers, or knitting needles and crochet hooks), can’t you?
If you had this, would you leave it as is, or paint it? And, how would you use it?