incredibly creative and fun. Creating clever ways to store your craft supplies
can be just as rewarding. We've rounded up some ingenious DIY storage ideas
from a bevy of clever crafters.
Repurpose Old Furniture: A fresh coat of paint and shelves full of
colorful craft supplies can brighten any room. See how this former china hutch now does duty as a craft
station. Remember those bulky TV armoires?
Supersize flat screen TVs all but made them obsolete, but resourceful crafters
give them new life as storage centers. Why stop with furniture? This ingenious
crafter uses a wine rack to store ribbons, going from cheers
Recycle Household Goods: Old
coffee cans get upgraded to storage containers with pretty paper
and attractive labels. For stacked storage, use several dressed up soup cans in
a pyramid shape, seen here. Other trash-to-treasure
ideas include repurposing tissue rolls to hold pencils
and paint brushes and transforming empty
spaghetti sauce jars into ribbon-trimmed glass canisters. Cheap and
chic! We also love using
items designed for one purpose, such as a spice rack, for another purpose entirely,
such as storing sewing
See Clearly: Clear
not only make it easy to organize
and find craft supplies, they are a visual treat. No need to spend a fortune on
store bought containers, repurpose pantry items like baby food containers seen here or other food jars, decorated with painted lids and whimsical
Pegboard: We think pegboard is an organizing
wunderkind. See how it a savvy sewer uses it here to
store spools of thread, scissors and ribbons. Or attach hanging cups to capture pens and pencils. We love how this
pegboard marries storage and colorful décor.
Hang on!: Short on shelf
space? Task hangers with storing goods in oversize ziplock bags, seen here. Or repurpose pant hangars into ribbon holders.
Clever Craft Spaces: Crafters, sewers,
scrapbookers...your imaginations are limitless. There is no end to your clever
storage ideas: we leave you with two we love/ One, a cunning little nook with a hinged drop down desk, built into the
eaves of a home. The other, a tiny vintage suitcase,
outfitted to house
craft supplies; it's equal parts storage and style.
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.