Organizing all of your craft supplies into one small space can help you see what you have and what you need, but it can also keep your projects contained and the clutter from spreading to the rest of the house.
For many crafters, this is easier said than done. Not only is getting all of your supplies into one space daunting but organizing them effectively often leads to a bigger mess and more frustration.
You can put your skills to work and craft your way to a beautiful and functional craft room with a little creative thinking, however, by planning the space with these tips.
Filling every nook and cranny with supplies may contain the clutter, but it can only be an efficient organizing system if you can easily use and put away everything you need. One of the easiest ways to do this is with mobile workstations or carts for your various crafts.
With the right heavy duty swivel caster set, you can even turn a closet into your craft room with a wheeled cart for each set of supplies and a desk to craft on which are pulled out to work and tucked back when not in use.
Vertical space can be used to store supplies with quick DIYs like pegboard systems, storage racks and upcycled picture frames.
When you use your crafty skills to take your storage space vertical, you can turn an old crate into a storage shelf or a broken picture frame into a stylized pegboard that matches your design.
It is important to put the most used items closest to where you use them, but fabric scraps in clear bins on top of a bookcase can be contained out of the way and still be accessible when you want them.
Thrift stores, or your own discarded items from other spaces, can be an amazing place to find organizational items for your craft room.
Turn that old door into a shelving unit, use an over-the-door shoe organizer to hold skeins of yarn, or slide ribbon and tape over the posts of an old crib side.
You can even glue together, paint and seal old cardboard tubes from tape or wrapping paper to make a pyramid of brush or pen holders to hang above your desk.
Organizing your craft supplies into a beautiful new space can seem like a daunting task, until you get creative with ideas like mobile workstations, using vertical space and thrifted organizers.
Your space may be as limited as your budget, but your organization is only limited by your imagination.