Searching for cute arts and craft storage ideas that won’t bust your budget? Need to get that chaotic crafting space in check but you don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in the right place! We’ll show you the best way to store all those craft supplies (even in small spaces)! We have great ideas for affordable craft storage solutions regardless of how much space you have.
We’ll also share some FREE printable arts and crafts labels that you can use to help organize your space. These labels work perfectly affixed to clear storage boxes, drawers and containers so you know exactly what’s inside. You can print them on clear printable sticker paper at home. It’s so easy!
We’ll show you some AMAZING crafting spaces for arts and craft storage ideas in this article so you can plan your dream crafting space. We think it’s best to pick a color scheme & sketch out your craft room design before you purchase any foundational pieces (like craft room furniture). You can start your design with our FREE printable Craft Room Design Planner.
Craft Room Ideas & Design Inspiration
Most craft rooms utilize a simple design that’s easy to duplicate in your own project space. It involves a centrally located work surface (with tons of storage space underneath) surrounded by tons of crafting storage around the outside of the room. I have this design in my crafting space & it works great for me. Here are some craft room designs you can play around with.
Arts and Craft Storage Ideas- Furniture
The good news is that craft room furniture is pretty darn inexpensive. You can add to your craft space slowly over time (or ask for storage pieces as birthday or Christmas gifts). Below is my favorite craft storage cabinet trio to start out with. While these come with a few color options I find white is best because it makes a room look lighter/brighter & bigger. White goes with pretty much any color scheme (just in case you change your mind down the road)!
My first craft room purchase was the SIDE BY SIDE CABINET. I loved the flexibility that the castor wheels provided (I reconfigure & re-arrange my craft room often). I later purchase two of the 7 DRAWER CABINETS and placed a work surface on top (which I highly recommend).
SHOP THIS LOOK: WALL MOUNT PEG BOARD + STORAGE
SHOP THIS LOOK: SWIVEL CRAFT TOWER
This Fully Rotating Craft Tower looks great and has lots of storage space for nearly every crafty type. I love the built in beg board and cork board and I can see even more storage being added with a few wire storage baskets being mounted to the blank lower side. This craft storage piece is highly rated and you can watch a video of it in action HERE.
Most craft rooms have a large center island workspace. It’s the multipurpose hub of your entire craft room. The best part is all the double duty storage space for fabric, storage bins and the trusty craft caddy. They come in different shapes and different sizes but these two are far and away my favorite.
SHOP THIS LOOK: HIDDEN CRAFT STORAGE ARMOIRE
This HIDDEN CRAFT STORAGE ARMOIRE is a must have for tucking away all your crafty bits. With four totally adjustable shelves and many cubic feet of storage space you’ll be able to store large items like fabric bolts, cutting machines, sewing machines and unsightly items. Don’t forget to grab some storage baskets and make use of the top of the cabinet too!
SHOP THIS LOOK: FOLD AND STORE CRAFT TABLE
What this FOLD AND STORE CRAFT TABLE lacks in storage space it will make up for in flexibility/portability. The work surface pops open to be a whopping 60″ x 36″ when fully deployed. When not in use it folds away compactly. This height adjustable table is fantastic for quilters, sewers and large craft projects. It’s an easy way to get a huge work surface rolled out in a jiffy.
Arts and Craft Storage Ideas & Inspiration
Okay let’s look at some TOTALLY inspired crafting spaces so you can see ALL the possibilities for your own space. Remember to think about some of the underutilized areas- like wall storage and the back of door storage. We have a storage ideas for those areas too!
As you’re perusing all these craft organization ideas and inspiration check out all the foundational items (larger furniture pieces) these ride or die crafters are using in their spaces. Take note if there is something that might work in your space.
Think about what you NEED to find solutions for…fabric? Sewing machine? Scrapbook paper? All of the above? What does your dream crafting space look like? What colors speak to you? How much space do you have available to utilize (in square footage terms).
All the inspo we’re showing can be pinned to your Pinterest board (just hover over the image to quickly add it to one of your boards for later viewing). Okay…let’s get inspired!
Wall Storage Ideas & Inspiration
Peg board is a SUPER flexible and provides quick & easy access to things that we use regularly like scissors, paint brushes, pens, tape….you name it. It also makes it easy to see when something is missing. It utilizes wall space which is TOTALLY underutilized in most crafting spaces. This metal pegboard kit is way sturdier than the standard cardboard-like, hard to mount pegboard you find in hardware stores. It comes with everything you need to instantly add wall storage in a few minutes with basic tools. It comes in quite a few color combinations. Keep in mind that you can spray paint ANYTHING to make it any color you want. If that is your plan, choose the white option.
This metal pegboard kit doesn’t have to be boring! Dress it up with inspirational art that matches your personal aesthetic. Make your craft space totally you by adding some Paper Lantern Lights or a Lightbox Marquee with inspirational quotes. Think about how you can make it a space you LOVE and want to spend time in.
The Wall Grid Panel is DEFINTELY having a moment in the crafting world! If you like clean, modern lines this might be a great option for you. There are tons of storage accessory options to really make this work for just about any type of crafter. Installation is a snap! This Wall Grid comes in quite a few color options but keep in mind that you can paint it any color you want with a few cans of spray paint! Placing these above a set of drawers maximizes any space.
Wall shelving should most definitely be on your shortlist! It’s another great way to store small items & make use of underutilized vertical storage. It’s also very visual (like the paint storage example above). You can quickly scan and find the crafty thing you’re looking for quickly (great for stamps & paper cutters). Vertical shelving is easy to install with basic tools. We found the same floating wall shelves in various lengths on Amazon. There are several colors available but you can customize yours with two coats of ordinary house paint.
Small Craft Space Organization Ideas & Inspiration
Craft Closet Ideas & Inspiration
If all you can spare is a closet for your craft room storage, don’t fret! You can create a totally organized craft space that is totally you! Even if you have an entire room to devote to your crafting space you’ll want to see all the different ways you can maximize your closet space for additional storage or hide those “in progress” craft projects. Let’s check out some craft closet storage ideas!
This is HANDS down, our favorite craft closet idea! This hidden craft space will keep all your projects off the kitchen table! With a craft table and every type of storage you could possibly want (big bins, little bins)…it’s a super organized space. This is a functional space and it’s also a beautiful art space. The designer has put her stamp on it & made it a place you WANT to be in. If you have a small place, the craft closet may be THE best option for you.
SHOP THIS LOOK: CARDBOARD FABRIC STORAGE ORGANIZERS
Pro-tip from Fabric Hoarders Anonymous (I’m one of the founding members)…we like to store our fabric on acid free comic book backing boards and pin the end of the fabric in place. You can then easily stack organize all of your fabric in beautiful and visual ways. Who wants to hide all that beautiful fabric we’ve been hoarding!
SHOP THIS LOOK: HANGING CLOSET ORGANIZER FOR YARN STORAGE
If you just need craft closet storage ideas…this example is pretty much doing it all! They’ve created a completely organized space that makes use of every square inch of vertical storage. Shoe boxes & containers in different sizes (most of which can be found at your local hardware store- Like Home Depot) are the centerpiece. They’ve also made fantastic use of back of closet organizers.
Craft Corner Ideas & Inspiration
If you live in a small space and only have enough room for a small craft corner…there are some great arts and craft storage ideas out there. Check out all the options we found below:
SHOP THIS LOOK: SEWING & CRAFT ARMOIRE
This dandy SEWING & CRAFT ARMOIRE is the perfect solution for small craft spaces. It easily hides away crafty, everyday items along with a foldable work surface. There is small space dedicated to everyday items, scrapbook paper storage, sewing machine, fabric storage & a larger space for bin storage. As an added bonus there is a built in power strip for your Cricut cutting machine, computer or sewing machine. There are a ton of 4-5 star reviews from fellow crafters you might want to check out.
SHOP THIS LOOK: FOLDING CRAFT NOOK
If your available arts and crafts space is almost non-existent then a FOLDING CRAFT NOOK is one of the best craft storage ideas out there. This cute chalkboard unfolds to reveal a small desk. The adjustable shelves make this craft organizer super flexible for storing paint brushes, pens, planners and paper crafts. It would be a good idea to pair this with a craft storage cart for even more flexible storage.
Craft Room Organization Ideas
Here are all our best craft room organization ideas! These items help to organize all the smaller things in your craft room- from pom poms to pens we have a place to store it all!
This craft cart (or art cart as some call it) is one of the most creative ideas for small craft spaces. You can really pack a ton of items on to this cart (I have two myself) & there are lots of craft cart accessories you can add on (like the magnetic containers below). It will fit almost anywhere to be tucked out of sight when not in use.
These covered magnetic storage tin cans can hold small items like pins & paperclips onto anything metallic like the Rolling Storage Cart or the Magnetic Peg Board Kit previously mentioned. They come with chalkboard labels (at no extra cost) for easy identification.
FLEXIBLE STORAGE CUBBIES are one of our favorite craft room storage ideas. You can use the cubby as is for storing 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, stacking fabric & storing yarn. You can also purchase pre-sized 12 x 12 storage boxes to fit inside of these cubbies (for those items you don’t want to see). These pre-sized 12 x 12 storage boxes come in a huge array of colors and styles to fit just about any color scheme.
There are fantastic craft storage storage possibilities with many pre-fab closet organization systems. I love these slide out Wire Basket Storage Bins for fabric, fat quarters and yarn storage. I can see everything clearly & grab what I need quickly. You can find Full Closet Organization Systems that work perfectly for craft room closets.
With the rise of the cutting machine in the craft world we need cutting machine storage ideas! This cutting machine cart (measuring 12″ x 23″ inches) will perfectly fit just about any cutting machine out there on the market. You can fit multiple machines on it or use the lower shelves for additional storage of an easy press or vinyl storage. If you don’t like the color of the metal base you can spray paint it any color you like with enamel spray paint.
A spinning carousel (or lazy susan) is a cute way to get functional craft storage or display space for your prettiest craft items. Tiered trays are also another option (but very few are manufactured to spin).
Curtain rods make use of wall space & store things like wrapping paper, craft paper, ribbon & washi tape to name a few. Pay close attention to the diameter & length of the rod to make sure whatever you are storing will fit. If you only need a little space you could consider something like a paper towel holder.
Who can resist the urge to purchase EVERY beautiful roll of washi tape!?!? Well not me…which is why I have plenty of storage space for all my washi tape (like this cute little box that allows me to see everything & admire their beauty). If you love all things planner related then check out our favorite planner accessories article before you go today!
If you’re a jewelry crafter or just need storage for smaller items, these hardware storage boxes are the perfect storage solution. It’s easy to see what’s inside & quickly grab what you’re looking for.
If you’ve been storing your yarn in grocery bags like me, you might want to check out this easy to assemble yarn storage idea. It allows you to sort your yarn by color or type. The protective inserts keep the yarn from snagging on the shelf itself. When all your yarn is sorted it’s easy to visually grab what you need.
These mounted craft organizers are perfect wall or back of door organizers. You can store wrapping paper, gift bags, scrapbook paper, cards/envelopes, planners, file folders & vinyl rolls. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. Keep in mind that you can spray paint them to match any color scheme!
These Locking Tall Mason Jars are fantastic for storing paint brushes, pens, pencils, markers & crafty bits like buttons, pom poms, pipe cleaners, spools of ribbon, rubber stamps, kids art supplies, smaller containers of other crafty bits & of course the odds/ends. They’re great craft room catchalls for small things that can’t seem to find a home (which is why I always keep these around) . They’re see through so you can find what you need quickly. Add some chalkboard labels to them and you have a pretty nice storage solution. If you’re on a budget try these clear plastic storage containers.
These back of door organizers are fantastic storage option for kids craft storage (you want to keep it out of sight) or small-medium sized crafty bits like rubber stamps & paper punches. They come in various sizes, various configurations and different colors…these are my favorite because they seems perfect for hidden craft storage.
Arts and Craft Storage Great Tips:
I hope you’ve found some helpful arts and craft storage ideas to help you slowly build that dream crafting space. Here are some great tips we want to leave you with:
-Measure your available craft space & all of your craft storage so you can plan/layout your craft closet or craft room using our FREE Printable Craft Room Design Planner (you can find this at the bottom of this page). This will save you time moving things around. Think about how you will work in the space and what items you want to reach easily. Store away crafty bits you don’t use very often.
-Grab our FREE printable craft storage labels (you can find this at the bottom of this page) below for labeling drawers, little bins and big bin.
-While it’s nice to have some new functional pieces that custom fit your amount of space…think about how you might be able to repurpose something you already have like the antique armoires or craft closets we showed you today. Use your artistic skills to make something that is totally your personality & you’ll enjoy spending time there every day.
-You can often find cute and inexpensive small craft organizers at the dollar store or craft stores.
FREE PRINTABLE CRAFT STORAGE LABELS
FREE PRINTABLE CRAFT ROOM DESIGN PLANNER
You can snag our FREE printable craft room storage labels AND FREE printable craft room design planner from our shop! Don’t forget to grab clear printable sticker paper to print your craft room organization labels on. Clear printable sticker paper works best because there won’t be a white background to interfere with the objects you will be labeling. Add this item to your cart in our shop and use the coupon code CRAFTROOM at checkout to get them for FREE! You can purchase cut files for cutting machines HERE or at the button below.
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