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Organization Tips For Your Craft Room and Supplies

Updated on December 2, 2014

DIY Organization for your Craft room and Recycle household rubbish

Top DIY Tips for some awesome handy recyclable organization tips for your craft room and craft supplies, by simply re-cycling many items lying around the house. With a little bit of creativeness turn those items heading for the landfill into something useful. If you are anything like me who loves everything crafty, and love to help the environment as well, this page is full of ideas to turn everyday items into great handy storage ideas for all your buttons, ribbon, thread bobbins, needles, crochet hooks, yarn and anything else lying around.

I have always wanted a crafting area, everything neat and organized. However I have ended up with little boxes, bags and bundles all over the house. The worst thing I do is cram everything into a basket and shut the lid then I spend forever hunting for that thing claiming "where did I put it"

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Storage and Design for Organizing your Craft Room and Supplies

By getting organised I have not only tidied the place up but It is so much easier and quicker to find things.

Now I have much more time for spending on my craft activities than hunting for the bits and bobs I put somewhere safe. So safe in fact I cant find them.

Is it wrong you can actually fall in love with a piece of furniture. When you are a craft enthusiast like I am, then you will understand why I love this central table craft station. everything is easy to reach and I would get lost in my own little Craft island in the middle of my craft room.

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I love buttons and love using them on my crochet projects, or crafts. I recently bought a whole load of buttons that came in plastic tubes but they just snapped and I found my buttons lying all around my craft bags. I also wanted to show off my ever growing collection of buttons, and be able to see very easily all my different types of buttons. So with all the coffee I drink during the day I always have some of the large glass coffee jars. I collected a few, washed and spray painted their tops silver to match my craft area. and hey presto Button jars that dont look out of place in the decor.

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Organizing your Buttons - Before After

recycle old coffee jar to handy holder
recycle old coffee jar to handy holder

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Buy Buttons Online

I do love buttons, and there is a huge selection available online. I love having lots to choose from for my craft projects

Organizing your Crochet hooks

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Organizing your crafts-crochet hooks

As you are crocheting some projects you need to hand a few different sized crochet hooks, my husband drilled 4 holes into the top of a small wooden lidded box he had made and now it sits beside me as I crochet, no more lost crochet hooks down the side of the arm chair.

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Organizing with Wicker Baskets - Using old wicker baskets and boxes

organizing your craft room
organizing your craft room

If like me you have a lot going on at one time, then you want something you can just close the lid of. this wicker trunk was ideal for those projects that has lots of pieces and to keep them all together, I just love my little wool basket for keeping smaller projects together and I can easily transport around with me. not only are they so handy to have but also very stylish placed round your room.

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My dream Craft Room

I would love to use these organization ideas

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Wicker Baskets for Storage

I love wicker Baskets in and use them all over the house. I usually pick these up at thrift stores or car boots sales. However there is such a great selection online too From all Shapes and sizes available.

Great Storage for your Craft essentials

I was looking for a good solid storage unit, not too tall and not too small I do believe I have found exactly the right Storage unit for my new craft room

Organize Your Ribbons Build a Chic Ribbon box Holder

How to Store your Ribbons

Design Your Dream Craft Room

Ideas for your Craft Room or Craft Space

I would love a craft room high tech space all fitted out like the one in the introduction

however until that day we must make do. People keep telling me I have created a wonderful work space. And love some of my DIY storage ideas. SO I am going to share some of my favorite top tips for recycling and using things you already have lying around to help you get your craft bits and pieces organized.

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    • wanda-skinner profile image


      5 years ago

      I love the ideas you have here, especially using the jars for your buttons. I keep mine in an old cookie tin that I call a button box. You still have to dig through it to find what you're looking for. The see-through jars are a great idea.

    • whats4dinner profile image


      5 years ago

      Love the ideas you have here. The baskets are really nice. Great job on this lens!

    • LisaAuch1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Auch 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      @JuneNash: Great ideas, I love my little wooden box as I put the 3.00mm and 3.500.. together in one hole when working edgings and such, just makes it so much easier to grab!

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      June Nash 

      5 years ago

      Great organizing ideas. I'm like you. I have several things going on at the same time. I need to be able to box them up when I move onto the next. I might make me one of those crochet hook holders. Maybe a ceramic tooth brush holder would work the same. Currently I have them stored in a small flower pot.

    • katiecolette profile image


      5 years ago

      Pinning this lens to my "organization" board on Pinterest. Great job!

    • AshleysCorner profile image


      5 years ago

      Very interesting and nice lens! Congrats on the Purple Star!

    • Richard-H profile image


      5 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      My wife used to use sealable freezer bags and old sweet tins to keep some of her craft bits and bobs safe.

    • pkmcruk profile image


      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Congratulations on a very well deserved Purple Star!

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      5 years ago

      Following on from what Greenspirit said, IKEA also have larger module furniture, which include drawers and cupboards but also a fold away table similar to the one you feature from Plaid Crafts. But we also have thesmaller set of drawers, which we keep tiny LEGO accessories in.

    • LisaAuch1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Auch 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      @greenspirit: Fantastic idea!

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      poppy mercer 

      5 years ago from London

      Those little multi drawer wooden units from Ikea are lovely. You can paint them to suit, and the drawers are a perfect size for all sorts of bits and pieces. I've got 6 on a shelf. Painted and stacked alltogether they look like a swanky bit of furniture.

    • LiliLove profile image


      5 years ago

      Great ideas, Lisa! Very useful tips for organizing craft supplies - thanks for sharing!

    • Paul Ward profile image


      5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I used to have bits and pieces of small electronics components: I used fishermen's tackle boxes to store them rather than specialist containers - they're cheaper and come with lots of small divisions.

    • LisaAuch1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Auch 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      @Paul Ward: Ahhh what a fantastic idea especially for beads! Great idea!

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      5 years ago

      I'm always checking empty containers to see if I can recycle them for my craft supplies. I like those big square peanut canisters. I have some that I use to divide my colored pencils, markers, small art tools, etc.

    • pkmcruk profile image


      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Excellent advice for any Crafter and some great practical ideas that folks can apply


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