Check out these great tips for organizing everything from jewelry to gift wrap to secret treasures with these DIY storage ideas that squeeze as much room as possible out of your small spaces.
Framed Earring Organizer
Make an earring organizer
look like a work of art. Misty
created this quickly and easily with quilt batting, pretty fabric and a picture frame.
Laundry Room Drying Rack
Kate from Centsational Girl built this space-saving DIY laundry room drying rack
for a third of the price of a store-bought version. Now that's sensational!
Mobile Wrapping Paper Station
Christina from 2 Little Hooligans
was inspired by a project she found in an old issue of Flea Market Style Magazine
— an upcycled wood kitchen stool turned upside-down into a wrapping paper organizer
on wheels. What a cute storage solution that can sit anywhere in the house! If you're not into sewing, you could attach baskets to the sides for a similar effect. This project could even be adapted as an umbrella and shoe stand to put beside your front door.
Craft Supply Suitcase
Amy Powers remodeled an old wood suitcase into compact travel storage for craft supplies
. Not only is this the cutest case in town, her clever use of a cookie sheet and magnets in the lid is genius! Whether you travel across the country or across the hall to do your crafting, this storage solution will keep you organized.
Dish Rack Lid Organizer
Donna from As the Card Rack Turns
organizes her food storage container lids in the slots of an old dish rack. It fits nicely on the bottom shelf of your large cabinet for pots and pans.
Secret Bookshelf Storage
Shannon from Sewing Barefoot created this cool hidden storage box
out of book covers and a small wooden crate. Along with instructions, she gives tips for how to keep the inside pages intact if you'd rather not completely destroy the books you're using. Don't have any unwanted hardcover books? They're easy to find at garage sales and thrift stores.
Henry from Fairfax & Davis
designs and builds these custom cabinets for storing your pet's food and supplies. It doubles as a dining cart with two drawers at the bottom for bowls.
This pet pantry
is one of many projects entered into The Craftys
, an annual competition celebrating the best in crafts. If you vote for this or any entry (by clicking the heart underneath the photo), you have a chance to win one of the prize packs from Red Heart Yarns
, We R Memory Keepers
, Blick Art Materials or I Love to Create
. Each prize is worth hundreds of dollars — but hurry, the deadline to enter or vote is 5/26/14!