Craft Rooms — Maximize Your Space

Posted by on Oct 04, 2012

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So many craft supplies, so little space in your home.

Are your ribbons in your closet — somewhere? Are your scrapbooking scissors in the drawer here or on the desk over there? What about your sewing machine, is it just wherever there's space?

If your craft supplies are piling up without a proper home, we're here to help. Maximize the space in your home to create a craft room that will not only hold your growing supplies but create a source of inspiration for whatever project you plan on tackling.

We've dug up some tips and creative juices from crafty ladies to help.

Pretty, Convenient and Efficient

Debee turned her closet space into a clean and inspirational craft storage area by hanging fabrics and organizing her yarn in rainbow order, which shows off the bold and pretty colors. She stores her collection of spools in jars and purchased mini storage cubbies to create virtual shelves. She also adds other pops of inspiration with cute knobs for drawers and vintage items from thrift stores.
Check out more photos from Debee's studio at Inspire Lovely.
Three-Tier Display

To maximize space on your craft table desk, here's a fun, easy and cheap DIY organizational idea from Alissa, who assembled IKEA candlesticks and thrift store tins for a three-tier display. She stores her Mister Huey sprays and punches in them — what will you store in yours? The possibilities are endless!
Find the inspiration at Alissa's blog.
Ribbon Organizing System

A tension rod is all you need to create space on your shelf to organize all those colorful ribbons. Now you have even more space for all that fabric you've been collecting! Take it one step further and add a measuring stick, tape measure or scissors for easy reach to measure and cut your next project.
If you happen to need the shelf room, find out another way to store ribbons at Sew Many Ways.
Remodeled Sewing Closet

Gwen turned her closet into a full-on sewing area, complete with built-in shelves and a table. A pegboard to hang scissors, ribbons, rulers and more maximizes the space even further. While this project will require you to roll up your sleeves and commit to the time and effort, the finished project will be so worth it.
Go behind-the-scenes of the transformation from start to finish at Gwenny Penny.
DIY Craft Table

If all you have space for is a desk, see how Sarah created hers, with lots of storage space — for $100. She used cube shelves, a laminate island tabletop (another option: get wood cut and paint it) and canvas drawers, which brings some color to the desk and keeps the craft supplies hidden. 
Find out more about Sarah's craft table at Thrifty Decor Chick.
Scrapbooking Armoire 

Don't have a spare closet to store all your stuff, you say? You'll never guess where Jen keeps all her scrapbooking supplies — neatly organized in an armoire in the dining room! She makes use out of the space she has with plastic bins, magazine organizers and small hanging shelves attached to the inside of each door.
Get a closer look at Jen's scrapbooking armoire at Two Peas in a Bucket.
Laundry/Craft Room

Have you ever thought about using your laundry room as craft space? Cyndy's out-of-the-box thinking transformed the room no one really wants to go to unless they have to, into an organized haven. Tool carriers from Lowe's are used to store paint brushes, paint, tools and more, allowing her to grab-and-go whenever she's inspired for her next project. Best part: a magnetic board is used for tools like scissors and pliers.
See how Cyndy transformed her laundry room at The Creativity Exchange.

Photo credits: Inspire Lovely, Alissa Fast, Sew Many Ways, Gwenny Penny, Thrifty Decor Chick, Two Peas in a Bucket, The Creativity Exchange

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