Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects
Craft storage for your “trendy” projects & occasionally used supplies!

Hello, fellow craft storage enthusiasts,

It’s Hazel here, all the way from sunny South Africa (SA).


Today we’re talking about storing “trendy” projects, and occasionally-used project supplies.

I’m sure most crafters are like me and LOVE to give new trends a go.

The problem is, most of us can’t afford to buy everything to get a new hobby going and we don’t have the space to store all these different attempts.

Know what I mean??


I have tried beading, making flowers and brooches, paper quilling, making Christmas decorations, and LOTS and LOTS more.

However, I didn’t like any of these enough to allocate space to them in my Craft Closet.

But, I had to put them SOMEWHERE!


Today,  I’m sharing some good ideas from the internet that can be adapted to suit your needs, and I’ll be showing what I do when I give a trend a go.

I love the new ‘softie’ trend.

The original kit, dies and instructions are from Papertrey Ink, but as they don’t ship down under to sunny SA, I looked around Pinterest and Etsy for alternatives.

This softie from PrettyPrettythis softie from Kkomegii and these finger puppets from FloralBlossom’s Etsy shop inspired me to come up with my own softie.

You’re welcome to hop over to my blog to read all about my project, if you’re interested.


First of all, I decided on a shape and color scheme for my softie, racked my stash for what I already had and then bought the rest.

In the end, it came down to only two black beads for the antennae.

I decided to make a bee for my best and oldest friend who LOVES gardening.

Everything laid out looked like this:

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Supplies for Making Softies (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Supplies for Making Softies


First, let’s see the ideas I found for semi-permanent storage…

I LOVE plastic containers and this Art Bin Super Satchel single compartment would fit nearly any project.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in a Plastic Container, Like This One From ArtBin (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in a Plastic Container, Like This One From ArtBin

Image Source: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store


Baskets are always great and I use them a lot.

They travel from my kitchen to the bedroom closets and, most of the time, end up in my craft room packed with goodness.

These porcelain fruit baskets featured in a previous Craft Storage Ideas post look awesome.

Read the original craftroom post from Sherry from My Favorite Things.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Baskets, Like These Porcelain Baskets (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Baskets, Like These Porcelain Baskets

Image Source: My Favorite Things

 

Do you have an empty drawer and some odd bowls or teacups?

This idea from Martha Stewart looks pretty!

Re-purpose what you already have – it’s a PERFECT solution for your trend trying.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Cups or Bowls in Drawers (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Cups or Bowls in Drawers

Image Source: Martha Stewart

If you’ve decided on a container, why not use cereal boxes to make pretty dividers?

Hop over to iHeart Organizing and see exactly how to create these.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Create Drawer Dividers from Cereal Boxes (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Create Drawer Dividers from Cereal Boxes

Image Source: iHeart Organizing

What about re-purposing a tiered stand?

I found the idea below at Creating Keepsakes.

The original post is from Nicole Harper and she keeps all of her “go-to” products in this cool multi-tiered tray from Pottery Barn.

A multi-tiered basket, found in the kitchen aisle, would work just as well.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Products, Like This Multi-Tier Tray Tower (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Products, Like This Multi-Tier Tray Tower

Image Source: Nicole Harper

What about re-purposing an old suitcase?

The finished suitcase is from Inspire Co and the post shows exactly how it was done.

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage - Trendy Projects - Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Items, Like this Vintage Suitcase (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Project Storage – Trendy Projects – Store Supplies in Re-Purposed Items, Like this Vintage Suitcase

Image Source: Inspire Co

And this is the idea that I used.

In our attic I stored a suitcase that my son used during pre-school and I’ve converted it into a mobile trend station!

If you want to see my finished softies and re-purposed suitcase, hop over to my blog and read all about them – I would love to have you visit!


Do you have ideas to share?

We’d love to hear about and see what you do!

Please leave a comment, and a link, if you’ve tried your hand
at storing new trends (or occasionally used supplies),
and/or if you’ve made a Softie –
we’d all LOVE to see either or both!


Thanks for looking at another craft storage solution with me.

Have a GREAT day and remember to try something new – TODAY!!
Hazel

Craft Storage Ideas: Contributor - Hazel Hamman (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: Contributor – Hazel Hamman

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Craft Storage Ideas: Solutions Round-Up – 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen

Craft Storage Ideas: Solutions Round-Up – 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen
Craft storage made easy with items you may already own!

Hi!

It’s Amanda here and I’m going to share with you some really amazing storage solutions that could be hiding right in your own home, items you may never have thought of using to house your crafting supplies.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen

As a crafters we’re always on the lookout for the best way to store all our crafting supplies in our spaces.

There are so many products on the market that are made just for craft storage, but some of those solutions can get pretty pricey.

So today I would like to share with you some hidden gems that might be in your kitchen that you could use to store some of your stash.

First up is a little bit of upcycling.


These old baby food jars were cleaned out and hung up with magnets under a cabinet to provide color coordinated button storage. Genius I say!

Not to mention mostly free since you would be re-using something that normally goes in the trash.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Baby Food Jars for Button Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Baby Food Jars for Button Storage

 

How about canning jars?

I’m sure you’ve seen all over the web how these beauties can help neaten up your space.

With the clear jars you can still see what’s inside and yet everything is neat and orderly.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Mason Jars (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Mason Jars

 

A wine rack?

No, not for keeping your wine handy when you’re crafting, but with a few glasses, it makes amazing marker and pen storage right on your desktop or wall!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Wine Racks for Marker & Pen Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Wine Racks for Marker & Pen Storage

 

Here’s another upcycle!

This super smart crafter saved some jars from the kitchen – I spy spaghetti sauce and pickle jars here!

Just brighten up the lids with some paint, drill a hole and add a pretty drawer pull to the top, and you have some really cute looking jars to sort your supplies into!

These are just plain adorable!
Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Upcycled Jars for Storing Ribbon, Twine or Embellishments (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Upcycled Jars for Storing Ribbon, Twine or Embellishments

Source: DecoArt
 

Need some hidden storage?

How about adding some Bygel Rails (meant for kitchen use) and dowels on the inside of a cabinet door to store all your craft paints?

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Bygel Rails for Paint Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Bygel Rails for Paint Storage

 

These little spice jars are just perfect for sorting those small bits and bobs.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Spice Jars for Button Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Spice Jars for Button Storage

Source: Scrapbit
 

How about a spice rack for storage shelves?

Take advantage of your vertical wall space with a few of these and you’ll be on your way to organizing success!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Spice Racks for Wall Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Spice Racks for Wall Storage

Source: Personally Andrea


Of course I couldn’t leave out the ever-popular Raskog Cart!

This little baby holds lots of stuff, has wheels to easily roll it around your space, and it’s just a really awesome color.

Who doesn’t love turquoise?!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Raskog Cart for Project Life or Mixed Media Supplies (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Raskog Cart for Project Life or Mixed Media Supplies

 

The Bygel Rails are back!

No longer are they just plain towel rods, they create a wall of punch holders here!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Bygel Rails for Punch Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Bygel Rails for Punch Storage

 

These white bins are amazing for sorting just about anything you could want to tuck away.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Plastic Bins for Punch Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Plastic Bins for Punch Storage

Source: Studio Calico
 

What about a tiered fruit basket or other type of tiered tray?

This is a fantastic way to keep all those things you use all the time right on your work space.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Tiered Baskets (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Tiered Baskets


These canisters are a good way to sort out scraps or ribbon or fabric, among other things, and they give your craft room a candy shoppe look.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Glass Canisters for Ribbon or Scrap Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Glass Canisters for Ribbon or Scrap Storage

 
A cute silverware caddy or tray with cups is a great way to sort your pencils, pens and scissors.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Cutlery Caddy or Tray w/Glasses for Storing Markers, Pens & Tools (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Cutlery Caddy or Tray w/Glasses for Storing Markers, Pens & Tools

 
How about re-purposing a coffee pod holder for storing embossing powders (or other small tubs or jars of supplies)?

It’s a cute and a functional way to store your stash in an at-hand solution!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Coffee Pod Holder for Embossing Powder Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Coffee Pod Holder for Embossing Powder Storage


Steph uses a coffee pod holder for her washi tape – stay tuned for a share of that storage option in a future post!
 

Need an organizer for small bits?

Look no further than a muffin tin!

The little compartments are perfect for sorting small objects.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Muffin Tins for Storing Bits & Bobs (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Muffin Tins for Storing Bits & Bobs

 
I hope some of these ideas help you tame your craft stash in a way that lights up your crafting world.

Many of these solutions are
h less expensive than the “made for crafting” storage options, not to mention they add a little uniqueness and fun to your special work space!

Thanks for stopping by and please come visit me at Krafting Kreations,
Amanda
Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet

 

 

 

Just One Tip: Organizing with Mug Racks

When I was working on my book last fall (did I tell you I was writing a book? It should be out this fall!) I went on an outing looking for different props that I could use in some of the pictures. At a local vintage shop I picked up a sweet pea green mug rack that I thought would be cute to hang a little baby cardigan from in one of the pictures.

I’m not sure I actually ended up using that picture in the book, but I still have the mug rack. At first I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but then I realized it was the perfect little stand to hold some things that I like to keep close at hand but don’t want just lying on my desk. mug rack supply organizer

In my case, that’s sewing and paper scissors, packing tape and a flexible tape measure. It sits on my desk, within easy reach from my computer or the project portion of the space.

I love it. It’s perfect to have a place for all these essentials to go so they’re “put away” but still always within reach, not making clutter but always accessible, too.

It’s no surprise I’m not the only person to have come up with this idea.

Jenny at Allsorts took the scissors idea to the extreme, loading up a tall red mug holder with a ton of scissors.

scissor caddy allsorts

She also has a smaller one she uses for ribbon. So cute!

ribbon mug rack allsorts

I also love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens, in which a mug rack with mugs still on it is used to hold pens and markers. What a great way to keep things accessible and organized. You could probably do this with a wall-mounted mug rack, too.

mug rack markers

Have you taken any accessories out of the kitchen to use in your craft room? I’d love to hear about it!

Sarah

Storage Solutions: Hanging Storage

After my post about using over-the-door shoe hangers to store yarn, you might get the feeling that I love to hang things up to store them. And you’re right. I love free-standing shelves and drawers as much as anyone, but something hanging over a door or on the wall allows you to store that much more, and it can sometimes even be cute in the process.

My Current Obsession: Vertical Files

Right now I’ve got a thing for vertical files. They’re meant to sit on a desk to hold paperwork, but the ones I have — which are just metal mesh and came from Target — also have the ability to be hung on a wall. I sometimes imagine doing my whole office in these and using them to hold paperwork, books I need to review, scrapbook paper and other supplies. Then I’d be able to see my desk again!

As it is I have one, directly on my right as I type this. It holds stationery, some notes about my book, graph paper (for drawing knitting charts, of course), some patterns I want to sew and a bunch of blank business card pages for the printer. Clearly I need more than one so it wouldn’t be such a hodgepodge! I also love to clip things to the outside; right now, there’s a status report for my book. playroom paper organizer

My daughter has a vertical file in her playroom, too, and hers is prettier so I’ll show you.

This has a small supply of white and construction paper, little scraps of paper I’ve trimmed off other projects or that she’s used to practice cutting (she’s three), a couple of coloring books and a pad of sketch paper. Hanging on the front are a couple of recent paintings, which are just clothespinned on so either of us can change them. (This could serve as a place to hang wet paintings to dry, but I’m not that brave.)

Other Ways to Hang Supplies

Of course there are many other — and prettier! — ways to contain arts and craft supplies on the walls. I love the idea of using old crates, because it’s a shelf and a basket all in one. wine crate shelves

This tutorial from Factory Direct Craft shows how to make shelves out of old wine crates, which I’ll bet you could find at a local flea market. half crate bookshelf

You could also buy new crates at the craft or hardware store and paint them for this purpose, or cut them in half and hang them on the wall for a perfect pint-sized bookshelf like this one from IHeart Organizing. This would be a great way to display inspiring books, or, if your installation can handle the weight, jars of buttons, a vase full of knitting needles or whatever pretties you might want to look at on a regular basis. medicine cabinet craft storage

There are lots of great ideas for DIY craft storage in this post from Farm House Sisters, but my favorite is this little storage shelf that must be meant to be a medicine cabinet but is darling as a craft storage center. Glass doors mean you can see what’s in there but it doesn’t get dusty, which is great because who wants to dust the craft room?

Do you have craft storage hanging out on your walls? I’d love to hear about it!