Craft Room Tour. Learn how I organize all my craft supplies including paper, paint, fabric, ribbon, Cricut supplies, and more.
I don’t know about you, but I love to sneak a peek at other people’s creative spaces. How other people organize and store all of their supplies is so inspiring to me! I get great ideas on how I can be using my supplies more efficiently. And I love to see how other makers can combine function with beauty in their crafting space.
Today, I am sharing how I store and organize fourteen different types of craft supplies – jewelry, craft paint, faux flowers, scrapbooking paper, adhesive and washi tape, Cricut supplies, paper scraps, gift wrap, fabric, scrapbook embellishments, buttons, We R Memory Keepers tools, Project Life, and sewing.
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Laura’s Crafty Life Craft Room Tour
I have shared bit and pieces of my craft space before, but it has changed quite a bit since the last time. We rearranged everything after we finished installing our laminate floors. I share this room with my husband for all of his hobby supplies, too. This room is still a work in progress but most everything has a place to go, which was my biggest challenge for a long time.
When you walk into the room, on the left we have a small computer desk with our PC. I don’t use this computer a lot because I mainly use my laptop, but this is where my kids can play educational games or Minecraft. The desk also houses my HP Envy printer. My husband surprised me with this printer for Christmas and it is amazing!
Jewelry and Small Embellishments Storage
Above the computer desk, I have a few small shelves packed with supplies. On the bottom shelf, I have a pretty metal tin I found at Hobby Lobby that holds all my small spools of American Crafts ribbon and twine. The storage drawers contain jewelry making supplies. I am thinking of eventually painting the outside white, instead of gray.
The next shelf up has a lot of little bits and pieces for scrapbooking and other general craft supplies like small clothespins, glitter, floral wire and tape, and binder rings. I store my Cricut tools and label maker I use for all my organizing on the top so they are easy to find.
On the shelf above that, I have all my acrylic paints stacked in some small crates. I have one painted gold but need to paint the second one. The glass jars hold glitter glue and small spools of twine.
Related: How to Organize Craft Paints
Faux Flower Storage
On the wall next to the computer, I have all my small bags of flowers. Often I buy floral arrangements and pull them apart to use in scrapbooking and card making. And they are all in rainbow order like much of my supplies in my craft room. Organizing in this way seems more orderly to me, and so pretty!
To store my flowers like this, I add similar color flowers or leaves to Ziploc bags. I punch a hole in the corner of the bag (above the zipper) and hang on command strips.
My main desk is composed of eight of the storage cubes from Michaels, with four on each end of the desk. I was able to purchase the cubes inexpensively by getting a few used from Craigslist and the others were purchased when they were on sale and I had a coupon.
Last year we created the desktop by cutting down a large piece of MDF and then I painted it with semi-gloss white paint that makes it easy to clean but not too shiny when I take photos on my desk.
I have found the best way to store paper is horizontally on shelves. I use both wooden shelves and a wire rack storage tower. You can also store paper vertically in storage containers like this: vertical paper storage container and then stack those on a shelf.
Solid Paper Storage
On the end of the desk, I keep all of my solid colored cardstock – both 12″ x 12″ and 8 1/2″ x 11″. I also keep rolls of vinyl mixed in on the shelves. Below that, I have a bin with dies and embossing folders, a bin with punches, and my ribbon storage bins.
Patterned Paper Storage
I have a large wire storage tower for all my specialty papers. They are separated by seasons, manufacturers, and collections.
Adhesive and Washi Storage
In the divided drawers on the bottom, I keep adhesives, plus some extra specialty paints and supplies. And of course, I have a divided drawer full of washi tape!
On top of the desk, I have my Cricut machine with the tie-dyed cover I made, a tiered basket with all my most used supplies – pens, scissors, holiday bits and pieces, pliers and cutters, Cricut pens, and clips, my sewing machine, and a pen storage desktop organizer.
My desktop holds my pens so they are horizontal, and inside the drawers, I keep small clear acrylic stamps and stamp pads. In the other drawer, I have the small rolls of ribbon from Jo-Anns. Do you see that adorable Scotty dog washi holder? It is new from We R Memory Keepers!
Under the desk, I have a large 6 drawer and case rolling storage container that holds We R Memory Keepers supplies. I am on the design team for 2016 and I need to keep those supplies separate and easily accessible for projects.
Cricut Mat Storage
In the drawer, I have all my cardstock and paper scraps separated by color in hanging folders. I don’t like to toss anything and I head to my scrap drawer first when working on smaller paper crafting projects.
Related: How to Organize Paper Scraps
Gift Wrap Storage
In the corner of the room next to the desk, I have more We R Memory Keepers supplies and a large bin with wrapping paper. This is actually just an inexpensive white trash can I picked up that works perfectly for keeping all the paper rolls contained.
In the closet, I have all of my gift wrapping supplies – tissue paper on hangers, a garment bag with more wrapping paper, bags of bows, my greeting card organizer, and small gift bags. I also have crafting books and other supplies on the shelves. On the door, I hang my cutting mat and acrylic rulers on a command hook.
Above the fabric, I have a couple of small shelves to hold buttons separated by color in jars and my washi tape bunting.
Scrapbook Embellishment Storage
I have another set of 2 Recollection storage cubes which mainly hold scrapbooking supplies, like stickers, letters, and small embellishments.
Above it, in the corner unit, I have the Fuse organizer, with more We R Memory Keepers tools – like my Fuse and the Heatwave Pen. I also have baker’s twine on the shelves and a basket full of gift tags. I keep my paintbrushes in a small bucket I found in the Target dollar spot. The plastic bin holds more jewelry making supplies.
We R Memory Keepers Tool Storage
I have a large cabinet that holds more supplies with two large shelves above it.
Miscellaneous Craft Supply Storage
The cabinet has all of my Project Life supplies for scrapbooking.
Below that, I have my mom’s sewing basket. My cat scratched up the top. I am not sure I will be able to find this vintage fabric to replace it so I am still working on a fix. Behind the basket, I keep all my thread in repurposed plastic candy containers.
The cabinet is kind of a mess, but it holds my glue gun and Aleene’s adhesives, stamps, and extra small supplies. And the drawers contain chipboard and decorative letters separated by each letter of the alphabet.
The bottom drawer holds hanging file folders with patterned papers that are 8 1/2″ x 11″ or smaller.
Raskog Cart Storage
I also have a craft cart that holds more miscellaneous supplies like mason jars, extra markers and pens, and other random stuff I use for crafting. It sort of just floats around the room as I need it. We don’t have an IKEA locally, but I found this very similar cart at Michaels.
The large metal basket on the floor holds all my current projects I am working on. It is usually overflowing, but I am working on completing some of these projects before I take on more.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing in a peek into where I create with this craft room tour. It has been so fun sharing my creative space with you! I hope you were inspired to do a little organizing in your own craft room.
This craft room tour is part of the Craft Room Tours 2016 hosted by Angie at The Country Chic Cottage. Some of your favorite crafters came together to share our creative spaces with you. Today is the last day of the tour and it is my turn to share my craft room with all of you. Be sure to head over to The Country Chic Cottage to see all the other craft room tours!
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