Hey Friends! Wouldn’t you love to have one of the beautiful craft rooms on Pinterest? I can only dream of how wonderful it must be to have a ultra-organized craft workspace with everything at my fingertips! Maybe someday! But until then, I’ve come up with ways to store all my crafting supplies using storage you probably already have around your house! And yes, some of these storage ideas have been “done” before, but I’m sharing 4 different twists on craft storage ideas you probably haven’t thought of yet!
1. Mason Jars
Ah, the Mason jar. Who would’ve ever thought that what was once created solely for canning and preserving would one day be such a popular decor item as well as used to store everything under the sun?
Obviously, Mason jars make great pen and brush holders as well as a great way to store tiny craft supplies such as beads and buttons. But they can be used for so much more in the craft room (and look good doing it)!
I kinda have a thing for Mason jars, to the point where I can’t pass them up in an antique store or flea market without at least buying a couple, even though I already have like a thousand of them at home (okay, I’m exaggerating there, but not by much). So it’s nice to have a way to put them to good use and be able to display them to boot. I found that using them in the craft room to store just about everything that’ll fit into them is a good way to accomplish that. I’m storing spools of thread and scrapbook letter tiles along with the traditional brush storage in the picture above.
2. Clothes Pins
Like the Mason jar, clothes pins have transcended their created purpose by leaps and bounds. What was once used only to hang clothes for drying is now used to hang a multitude of decor items as well as a useful clip for storage purposes.
I’ve seen clothes pins used for storing embroidery thread, but have you ever thought of using them for craft supplies like twine, ribbon, and lace? They could also be used for stringed beads, yarn remnants, and basically anything else that can become tangled easily. And don’t forget they are great for keeping bags closed as well as hanging craft items from a clothes hanger (we’ll get that one in a bit!).
3. Hefty® Slider Bags
Hefty® Slider Bags are a no-brainer when it comes to any kind of storage, including crafts. Hefty® Slider Bags are strong and smooth to open and close thanks to the MaxLock® track design, so I can store just about any kind of craft supplies in them and be assured that they’re going to stay closed! This is an especially good thing when I’m storing things can can leak like bottles of craft paint. You can find a ton of other craft storage and other ideas using Hefty® Slider Bags here!
I love storing my natural craft materials such as dried flowers, pine cones, and raffia in Hefty® Slider Bags because they keep the moisture out so I don’t have to worry about them getting all smelly and moldy. They also keep all the little tiny stuff that tends to shed off of natural craft materials inside of the bag which helps keep my craft room clean.
I buy my Hefty® Slider Bags at Walmart so I can be assured I’m going to get the best price! Hefty® Slider Bags cost less than Ziploc® of comparable sizes. And now you can save even more by signing up for a $1.00 off rebate at the Ibotta Hefty® Slider Bags rebate page!
4. Clothes Hangers
Clothes hangers are great for hanging fabric to keep it organized and in view. I’ve seen spools of ribbon hung on clothes hangers, but I decided to take it one step further by hanging my burlap rolls as well as my spools of lace and string pearls. I also love using them to hang big pieces of burlap and canvas. It’s just so much easier to find the craft items I’m looking for when I can just flip through them like I’d flip through my clothes in the closet!
That’s it for my 4 craft storage ideas you probably haven’t thought of yet! Do you have any unique craft storage ideas? If so, please share them with all of us in the comments section below!
Happy Crafting! 🙂