Craft Storage Ideas: One Quick Share – An Inexpensive Rolling Cart Craft storage doesn’t have to be pricey – just look at my latest score!
Hello Crafty Friends!
We hope you’re having a great weekend and that you’re getting a little creating in.
I’m using this weekend to work on a few organizing projects, projects that have been screaming for new storage solutions.
I got a screaming deal on the rolling cart below, a cart that can hold quite a bit, but is also short enough to fit under my crafting table (something which has proved challenging since most rolling carts, including my IKEARaskog cart, are much taller).
I found the cart below at TJ Maxx, in the area where they have back-to-school and dorm furnishings stored, and I just had to share it with you!
It was only $19.99 – here’s the front and back of the tag in case you want to see if your local TJ Maxx (or another store in their chain) carries these:
And here’s a few shots of the cart itself – the first image is of the cart with all the baskets in place and the second is with the top basket removed (yes, the baskets come out!):
Anyone in need of something like this for storing crafty goodies?
Share your ideas for using this type of ‘budget storage’ – we’d love to know how you’d use something like this!
Happy crafting and organizing, Steph & The CSI Team
And, not only reading it, but thinking about whether or not your space enhances creativity, or diminishes it.
Could this quote from the above article describe YOUR space: “These spaces feed into a mythology of the workspace: the artist is not just a creator, but is surrounded by beauty so that he may create it.”
Or, is this a more apt description of your creative space? “Today’s studios are far less opulent: Jeff Koons’s studio features numerous Lysol cleaning spray bottles for polishing and fluorescent-hued cartoon paintings of a very different aesthetic era.”
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.
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!).
Just look at this slatted wood panel gifted from her sister.
Supplies are added with hardware clips, the baskets for markers and pens are from Target‘s dollar section, and the baker’s twine is in an office in/out basket with some dowels strung across the openings.
The washi tape is in a thrifted hanging wood basket – it fits absolutely perfectly!
Everything is within easy reach and, as Vanessa says, what she lacks in space, she definitely makes up for in GREAT storage systems.
Everything comes unpainted, in the natural wood that you see above (lower left).
That raw wood piece is actually the Marker Nook and I purchased two of those – one will hold my clear blocks, and the other will hold my few regular-sized ink pads, along with aqua pens, journaling pens and so forth.
I actually purchased the ink Combo Holder and the Lock Down Punch Holder as a Package Deal, which saved me some money.
It pays to plan ahead and purchase your pieces at the same time to get those bundle or bulk discounts when you make your purchase.
Cicily here with a quick, just one tip for you today. If you like to peruse second hand stores, chances are you come across your fare share of metal file cabinets, usually at a steal! Why not give it a makeover and turn it into craft storage?
Here’s a cute one with an entire tutorial for the chalkboard makeover at Design Improvised.
Just think of all the craft supplies you can stuff organize in here! LOL
This is my final post with CSI. I’m going to miss posting for you all but I feel after 2 years it’s time for me to move on. Thank you so much to all you crafty organizers!