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How to Organize Craft Supplies

Overwhelmed by buttons and baubles? Not sure how to organize craft supplies to keep everything tidy? No worries! We have you covered!

I don’t know about you, but I love crafting!  Crochet is usually my jam, but I like to dabble in other crafts, as well.  Crafting is fun and relaxing to me.  I’m not super great at any one craft in particular, but I enjoy making things, so why not, right?

Now that you know I’m a sucker for a good project, you should also know that for each work of art, you need an assortment of different supplies.  Depending on what you’re creating, you could end up having to go out and get specific materials, which can add to the stockpile of craft supplies you already have.  

And this, my friends, is where the craziness begins.  

How to Organize Craft Supplies

If you’re reading this you may know a bit of what I’m talking about.  I have yarn.  I have beads.  I have felt.  I have ribbon.  I have too many things to name.  I probably have craft supplies that I don’t even know I have!

To make matters a little more challenging, I should also let you know that I have a very limited space to store all of these goodies.  

So my quandary is:  how can I keep all of my supplies, for each type of craft, in such a small space?  Organization, that’s how!

So, let’s get these craft supplies in order!  

Organizing Craft Supplies

Paper Towel Holder 

Interesting, right?  Paper towel holders are wonderful for stacking ribbon, twine, string, yarn, tape or thread.  Pop the spool on the holder for some smart storage, then pull and cut, as you need it! 

Spice Jars 

Fill up these teeny jars with tiny materials such as beads, findings, snaps, buttons, or even glitter.  There are many small craft supplies that need a little home, and spice jars are the answer!

How to Organize Craft Supplies

Mason Jars 

When a spice jar is just not big enough, reach for a mason jar or two.  Mason jars are the perfect holders for embellishments, scissors, pencils, push pins and more!

Spice Rack 

We know that spice jars make a wonderful storage option for small craft materials, but don’t forget about the spice rack itself!  Spice racks make the best holders for acrylic paints, puffy paints, tacky glues and other supplies that come in little bottles.

Over the Door Shoe Organizer 

With so many pockets for so many things, an over the door shoe organizer is a wonderful option to store craft materials. These shoe pockets can house a variety of medium-sized supplies like yarn, paintbrushes, notepads, chalk, markers and so on.  

How to Organize Craft Supplies

Bins and Baskets 

These are an obvious go to choice for organizing.  You can throw just about anything in a bin and a basket and call it a day.  The best part about this type of storage option is that they come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors, so you are sure to find something that suit your needs.

How to Organize Craft Supplies on the Cheap

There’s no stopping now.  When looking to organize your craft supplies, try thinking outside box.  

Look at what you already have and how it can be repurposed.  Who would’ve thought that using everyday household items, like a paper towel holder or a spice rack, could be the perfect storage solution for craft supplies? 

Have you repurposed something to be used for storing project materials?  Let us know!     

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