My craft supply situation is at such a critical level that its presence in our house was mentioned numerous times during my husband’s speech at our recent wedding. I couldn’t even act insulted. It’s so true! I love scrapbooking, so I have papers and embellishments packed into a sideboard. I also sew felt play mats for my son, so there are rolls and packs of felt squeezed into various boxes under the stairs.
If you too have reached this state, it’s high time we both look at the best craft storage ideas that clever people have come up with. Because, honestly, apart from perhaps just giving up a room in my tiny house, something needs to be done.
Whenever I search for craft storage ideas, I’m faced with beautiful white rooms, with expanses of work surfaces and reclaimed welsh dressers painted in (what I guess is) Annie Sloane chalk paint and lovingly ‘shabbied’. Well, my home is already shabby enough thanks.
When limited on space, every inch counts. You want to store the items in the least space possible; but not in a way that’s going to get messed up while you rifle through trying to find something.
Here are some top craft storage ideas based on what you’re trying to store:
Washi Tape Storage
You need to be able to see at a glance which washi tape you want. I’d suggest organising by colour.
You could bend round a coat hanger to better display your washi tape, or use a tie organiser to store the tapes.
Or even kitchen roll holders…
With larger papers, roll them like wrapping paper to avoid creases, and store like that.
For scraps, a filing system would work really well, especially if the dividers are coloured the same as the scraps – saves sifting through!
You could use a CD storage wallet – easy to flip through to find what you want. You can organise it however you want (by size or genre for instance).
Or a CD box where you can really label for ease of access.
If you have the wall space, you could use a magnet base to stick up your dies and really be able to see what you’ve got!
Do you spend ages trawling through ice cream tubs or shoe boxes of jumbled up embellishments? There has to be an easier way. There are lots of ideas you can use to store embellishments. Jars are a great idea – inexpensive, easy to stack and store.
TOP TIP: If you want certain items close to hand – maybe the embellishments that you’ve chosen for a particular project, you can organise them and store in this condiment caddy. You can repeat this process for each project you do!
The Hide It All Away Solution…
In an ideal world, we’d all have beautiful craft scraps and embellishments that can be displayed in interesting ways… however, we all know the reality is that a lot of it needs to be neatly stored away out of sight. That’s where you can rely on the handy under bed storage box. Originally intended for shoes, they have window, allowing you to see what’s inside. Alternatively, just stick on a label. If you get boxes in similar colours (or just a job lot of bargain ones, like those in our 2 for £10 offer) you can have a streamlined look.