Craft Storage Idea: Fabric Storage Baskets Craft storage ideas are all around us!
Hello craft storage lovers – we know, it’s been a while!
We’ve been working on craft storage ideas to share with you in 2016 and we thank you for hanging in there with us while we regrouped.
To kick things off, I’m sharing a quick handmade craft storage project I came across while perusing some new-to-me craft blogs – this project’s not only super simple, but one that’s perfect for using up your fabric and/or felt scraps.
Craft Storage Ideas: Repurposing Household Items – Small Item Storage Craft storage doesn’t have to be pricey – look around the house for unused items!
Who’s up for an inexpensive and easy-to-find storage solution?
How about a simple solution for keeping items in drawers sorted and accessible?
We’ve got a “Now why didn’t I think of that?!” solution for you…
Ice cube trays!
Not only do their compartments have sloped sides, making it easy to retrieve tiny items (just place your finger on what you want and slide it up the side!), they’re also short in stature, meaning they’ll easily fit into shallow drawers (drawers that often go unused because nothing fits in them!).
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?
Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use – Garage Sale Finds Check out three garage sale finds that are ideal for storing crafting supplies!
It’s Amanda here!
I’m back to share with you some great storage ideas for your crafty space!
It’s summer and every weekend you see garage sale signs all over the place.
The saying goes that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Well, there are hidden gems that you can frequently find at garage sales and I have three ideas
I’d like to share with you today.
This wooden toolbox is great for keeping brushes, paint and paint misters handy,
right on your work table.
And, if you need the space, it’s easy to move to another location – just grab
the big handle on top.
This would also work great to hold jars of your most frequently used tools like scissors,
pencils, a ruler, glue and more!
Next up is a vintage metal tool box.
This is the kind of toolbox that you would expect to see in a home or a garage.
I just love the vintage look!
This keeps my jewelry-making tools corralled and in a handy spot right next to my beads.
If I want to work somewhere else in the house, it’s easy to close the lid and transport my tools wherever I need to go.
Now, if you’re looking for a great way to display some of your crafty goodness, look no further than a wooden DVD storage cabinet!
This cabinet was originally designed to hang vertically, but I added some little angle brackets from the hardware store, along with some screws and anchors, and I have a shelf that fits perfectly above my book case and allows me to display some of my carefully crafted projects.
You could, of course, use this method to store just about anything on a shelf, all from something you can pick up at a garage sale for a few bucks.
So, when you’re out prowling around garage sales (and flea markets, yard sales and vintage fairs) keep an eye out for things that can be used as crafting supplies, tools and projects storage.
Shiny and new is nice, but when you’re on a budget, it’s nice to find storage solutions with character that work for your space.
I hope I’ve inspired you to think outside the box and re-purpose something that works great for you!
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Paper Scraps Organizing and storage ideas, and solutions for storing, locating and using your scraps!
At the moment I am crafting in a temporary space and I don’t have room for all my usual furniture, which includes my little Bisley drawer unit where I keep my scraps.
I’m just using a storage box to keep them in, and since I am too lazy to rummage through it, it’s overflowing with scraps I should be using instead of cutting into new sheets!
So my tip for today is to get your scraps organised!
You’ll definitely find that if you organise your scraps by colour you will use them much more often.
This Bisley drawer unit is the one I use.
As you can see, for each colour I have both a plain, and a polka-dot labelled drawer.
I keep plain sheets in one drawer and patterned paper in the other – as a result I can really quickly find a piece of paper or cardstock for matting, die-cutting or stamping without cutting into a precious new sheet!
If you don’t have space for a drawer unit, there are other options for keeping your scraps organised.
Scraps Storage Options Here are some ideas (all photos courtesy of Pinterest)