Are your craft supplies out of control? In case you’re looking for a way to control the craft room clutter, I’m sharing my favorite containers for storing my craft supplies. I don’t have a designated craft room – it’s just the corner of my 100-year old basement. It’s not an especially pretty place, and the mess can quickly get out of control. In case you’re also struggling to find a way to organize your craft room – or craft area, I wanted to share a few solutions I’ve used.
First, I deal with boxes – a lot of boxes! I don’t have big tips for this – I just break them down and recycle them when I have too many. And I shared with you before how they can overwhelm the whole house!
I did some spring cleaning recently, and hauled a bunch of boxes to the curb. And then I tackled my craft corner and reclaimed the space. It’s such a good feeling now to look at my supplies, sorted and easy to find. Hooray!
I know that mason jars are all the rage, but I have a concrete floor and I can be clumsy, so why invite disaster? Several years ago, I found these plastic jars at Oriental Trading Company and purchased a dozen on clearance. And then I couldn’t find them again, till recently. When I saw that they were back in stock, I ordered them immediately.
I love, love, love these jars. They’re a flexible plastic, and might not be a good solution for kids and rough handling. But for my craft supplies, they’re perfect! Reading through the comments on the Oriental Trading web site, I also saw that people were using these plastic jars for all sorts of things – party favors, food gifts, even science experiments.
I have quite a stash of chenille stems, and they’re too large for the plastic jars. I’ve found that stashing them in clear glass vases keeps them tidy (yes, fingers crossed that they don’t crash to the floor).
I’ve also collected quite a few holiday picks, and I keep track of those by inserting them into a block of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. That way, I don’t lose them and I can see at a glance what I have available.
I don’t know if you can see the blue basket behind the foam cube, but I store glue bottles, vials of glitter, and paint bottles in small, plastic baskets from a dollar store.
It’s not a glamorous, sun-filled craft room, but it’s organized and I can find what I need. I’ll take that any day! Do you have any suggestions for organizing and storing your craft supplies?
P.S. Oriental Trading did not compensate me in any way for this post. I just love these containers and thought you might, too.
P.P.S. I announced a giveaway on Tuesday — be sure to enter!