This post comes from our friend Lindsay Conner of CraftFoxes.
If you haven’t noticed, a clean and organized craft room can help get your creative juices flowing like nothing else. When you have a place for everything for fabric, scissors, glitter to glue, you learn how to maximize the space in your craft room. Here are some of our favorite tips for keeping your crafts in order and making the most of your creative space.
Get Inspired with Furniture
You may not have thousands of dollars to spend on new cabinets to organize your craft supplies, but finding a one or two great piece of furniture can make all the difference. Check out big-box stores and vintage furniture dealers for cabinets and dressers that you can repurpose as craft room storage. We love this repurposed shutter storage closet for a shabby chic craft room. An armoire can become a scrapbooker’s dream closet, while inexpensive cube shelves can be stacked to keep your craft supplies hidden under a DIY workstation.
Check out these craft rooms for inspiration!
Choose the Perfect Table and Chairs
For a craft room that’s functional as well as pretty, you’ll need a comfortable chair and sturdy worktable. If you’re crafting with kids, find a table that’s a little lower to the ground, or try a high-top and bar stools for supplies you’d like to keep out of little hands. Decoupage a table with old book pages for a custom look. A folding card table and chair makes a great craft table to pull out for additional workspace when a friend comes by to join the party.
Craft Beautiful Containers
When it comes to organizing your craft supplies, a little bit of imagination goes a long way. You can turn old glass pickle jars into cute craft supply jars to hold paper clips, buttons and beads. A teapot makes a very creative yarn organizer, and dowel rods can be used to keep ribbon untangled.
Check out these crafty uses for everyday items to learn more tips for organizing your craft room.
Once you have your space defined, it’s time to label your craft supplies for easy access. If you have a label maker, colored stickers or some other method for maintaining the mess, it’s helpful to have some method for sorting your stash. We love these chalkboard clothespin labels for clipping to boxes and bins of craft supplies.
Dress Up Your Space
Repaint a vintage mirror and hang it on the wall of your craft room to reflect light in the space and make the room seem bigger. You can finish off your craft room with some pretty details, like easy-to-make curtains with this tutorial from Jennifer Paganelli. Choose light-colored fabric to make sure the room feels light and bright, or darker drapes to keep out the sun.
Need some more ideas? Check out our top 10 craft rooms for tips on organizing your own creative space.