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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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)
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!
Hello, it’s Suzanne here today from Scrapbookingsue.com. I am so excited for today’s post, as I get a chance to share my very own craft room with all of you! I will probably always consider it a “work in progress,” as I add and delete new items, and try to match everything a bit better. However, it is well organized, functional, and utilizes a system that works for me! Also, I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, which is yet another reason why my space has to be so functional, because it is not only for fun, but for business as well!
Since my blog has a TON of pictures showing my craft room (My Craft Space: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I have selected a sampling of pictures for this post. Please feel free to visit my blog for a more in-depth look at my room!
This is my main desk area, where I do most of my scrapbooking, stamping, painting, etc. Within arms reach, I keep my basic supplies (scissors, glue, distressing tools, etc.), stamp pads and cleaners, markers and colored pencils, ready-made cards and envelope bases in white and off-white, ribbon, and some basic embellishments.
Directly opposite the main desk is what I like to call my “Cricut desk.” This desk holds an Expression 2 Cricut machine, a jar full of tools, a laptop computer, and a Canon Selphy picture printer. Oh yeah, there is a cute owl clipboard that I made as well… just for a pop of color for the picture!
Next to one of the windows, I have an IKEA 8-cubby storage unit. I have so many different types of things stored here, it would be hard to list them all. But perhaps most notable, the pink baskets on the top shelf hold some of my retired stamp sets. On top of the unit is my small ribbon storage. I wind the end pieces of ribbon around jumbo craft sticks.
I picked up these long pink baskets about 8 years or so ago at Walmart for $5 each. These baskets are the perfect size to hold my retired stamp sets that I plan to keep.
Above the storage unit, I keep this frame of cards. I made the frame myself by purchasing an old picture from Goodwill that had an ugly, but sturdy frame, and then re-purposing the frame with paint and crackle-medium. Very rustic!
The cards inside are switched out seasonally. Right now they feature fall / Thanksgiving cards, Christmas / Holiday cards, and the November Stamp of the Month.
On the other side of the window is the pegboard that I created earlier this year. As you can see, the board holds my decorative scissors, embellishments, a few tools, Mod Podge, and my embossing gun.
The final wall houses my very large IKEA 25-cubby storage unit, as well as my home-made paper rack. This large unit holds the majority of my scrapbooking supplies. All of my paper kits, pages in progress, albums in progress, vintage catalogs and retired paper colors have a home here. The paper rack holds all of my current CTMH papers, as well as my paper trimmers, craft mat, and score board on top.
Most of the storage in the middle section is from the Dollar Store. Trendy buckets, baskets and clear storage containers are both easy to find, and affordable. To see inside some of my storage containers, make sure to go to Part 3 of the craft room tour on my blog. The green and blue boxes are from Pioneer. I purchased them white and then painted them the colors in the my craft room to match.
Here is my entire collection of wooden rubber stamps! I’m sure that many of you have WAY more than this, but less than a year after I joined CTMH, they came out with the clear, unmounted stamps; therefore, I never really had time to amass a large quantity of rubber stamps.
And finally, here are my home-made sponge daubers. Although the quality is NOT great (they tend to tear and shred with continued use), I wanted so many of them that they have saved me a great deal of money over purchasing the name brand daubers. I use floral foam to hold them in place inside their containers.
Thank you so much for touring my craft room with me today! If you are interested in seeing a lot more pictures of this space, peeking inside some more of my boxes, or learning about my Craft Inventory Binder, then please join me over at my blog for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the tour!
OK, Ceiling BUT “Roof” sounded SO good! Hallo, Hazel here with just 1 tip.
I’m downsizing and my stash of wrapping paper is getting the better of me. I don’t have any space left for more furniture / storage items so I revisited my DIY post on Craft Storage Ideas. No go!! Even this one by my fellow contributor, Cecile didn’t give me a solution.
Back to my friend, Pinterest. And this is the one I’m going to try out!!!
Hopefully, by the end of the year I’ll have everything sorted and then I’ll show my version. I do put my own touch to things so keep reading Craft Storage Ideas ……….. I’ll be back with my wrapping stash (and the solution).
Thanks for joining me today. Have a GREAT day and remember to try something new – TODAY!!
Hey there! After sharing my creative space on my blog, I learned that one of my paper storage solutions was a big hit! So my tip for you today is a way to store your 6×6 paper pads.
I purchased these cute wire baskets at Office Max. All of my 6×6 paper pads are stored in a quart size ziplock freezer bag.The freezer bags are a bit sturdier than a regular storage bag. I cut off the “zipper” portion of the bag for easier access. The scraps from each pad are stored here as well!
This method also works for 8×8 paper pads. I use a gallon size bag for those. No matter how large or small your collection of decorative paper pads is, this keeps them neat and tidy. Having the scraps in the bags as well makes referencing for my posts easier too!
Hello all my fellow craft storage enthusiasts!! It’s Hazel, all the way from Sunny SA. While the other side of the world are spring cleaning, we are “gathering” for the upcoming winter months. Whichever one you are doing, I think my post will inspire you to get organized while doing so.
I know Craft Storage Ideas has done Ikea’s Raskog cart before but I just couldn’t miss this opportunity to show you how Christine Newman AK Listgirl adapted hers as a Project Life station. If you missed Laura’s original review on the cart, just click here.
And this is Christine’s version:
She filled the top tray with kits, date stamps, ink and pens. The scrapbook kit is organized into a clear upright paper sorter. If you want one, hop over to her post to get the link.
The middle and bottom trays have Antonius divided organizers in them. The middle one is filled with 3×4 and 4×6 journal cards and cardstock, 6×6 paper pads, and washi tape. The Antonius has compartments that are PERFECTLY sized for the journal cards!
The bottom tray is filled with various smaller pieces of labels and journal cards used for Project Life.
You can find Christine’s original post here. Hop over to her blog to get links to all the products she used and to see the rest. She also converted her other cart (yes!!! She has two!!) into a mobile scrapping station while watching TV when it’s football season or too hot in her craft room. If you want to see what’s in that one, just click here.
While at it, please leave Christine some comments to say Craft Storage Ideas sent you and thank her for coming up with and sharing these wonderful ideas with us.
That’s it. I’m sure you are looking with new eyes at your Raskog cart. Have fun and please check back to Craft Storage Ideas as we have lots more to share right here.