Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Creating an Organized Craft Space in a Small Area

I am partnering with Oriental Trading to bring you tips on organizing your craft supplies. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am back with the third post in my Home Organization Series, with tips on Creating an Organized Craft Space in a Small Area. I do not have an extra room in my house to devote to crafting, so I am stealing a corner in the basement to turn into a crafting nook. Previously, I had my craft supplies in totes and would craft on the dining room table, which was not optimal.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

This was what the corner looked like before I started...

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

I was lucky enough to be gifted a drafting table that my Mother-in-Law was no longer using. It is the perfect size for my Cricut machine with space left for crafting. I ended up taking the tray off of the side to make more room. I also bought a metal rolling cart from Michael's for $30, using a gift card. We had a melamine shelf on hand that we were not using, so I hung it above the desk using some basic white brackets that were about $5 from Home Depot. I was able to find pretty much everything I needed to organize my crafting supplies from Oriental Trading in the Storage Options under Teaching Supplies.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

Tips On Organizing Supplies

Separate all your crafting supplies into piles by type so you can see what you have. I just spread everything out on the floor and organized one pile at a time.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

Use the appropriate sized container for your craft supplies. I used large, round containers to store my smaller supplies such as washi tape, ribbon, and faux flowers. I used a wire mesh storage bin to hold my pom pom maker and yarn supplies and selection of glue dots.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.
These transparent folders are perfect for organizing my scraps of vinyl. They can be separated by type: regular vinyl, permanent vinyl, window cling, etc.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

Until I find a better option, I am storing my Cricut rolls of vinyl and transfer tape standing up in a fabric box I found at TJMaxx. I used a pretty ceramic cup to hold all of my Cricut tools. I used a clear Command hook to hang my Cricut cutting mats underneath the shelf.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

Organizing a Metal Rolling Cart

There are so many ways to organize materials on the rolling cart with the three shelves. On the bottom shelf, I put my random craft bits, like scrap felt, wooden letters and shapes, pom poms, etc in small plastic boxes with lids.

On the middle shelf, I am storing my rolls of iron on vinyl, holographic vinyl, and faux leather. On the top shelf, I store my small acrylic paints, Mod Podge and a wire mesh storage bin filled with my pom pom maker and yarn.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

How do you organize your craft supplies? I would love to hear your tips in the comments because my space is still a work in progress! I need to find a solution for my 12x12 card stock and poster board.

See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

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See how I organized my crafting supplies and created a craft space in a small area.

6 comments:

  1. I am going to pin this! I just love your small crafting space and I need this in my home. I also love that little container on the table where you keep all of your vinyl rolled up!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you Carrie! even though it is small, at least it is a space just for my crafting.

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  2. I have too many crafting supplies to organize cutely! Haha! Your space looks great.

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    1. Yes, I don't have as many supplies as most crafters yet :)

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  3. Although not a huge crafter I have tons of randoms lying around like crayons, office supplies, etc and would love a corner like this!

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    1. Yes! You could make an art corner for the kiddos!

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