20 New DIY Storage Solutions You Need Immediately

I feel like I’ve never actually hit the potential of how organized I can be. I’ll do really well for a while, and then suddenly my entire night stand is filled with coupons from the last year and a half, and every surface is filled with papers, and various foods are just shoved in the cabinets, and I can’t find my favorite pen.

Recently I learned the magic of actually having a pencil cup on my desk instead of scattering eleven pens across its surface. I also recently discovered this amazing DIY storage solutions below! From precious little boxes to DIY coat racks, baskets, and more, these lovely ideas will help you stay a little more organized (and a lot more organized than me).

Last year, we put together a fantastic collection of 20 Unique Storage Solutions from FaveCrafts, and this year we’re sharing the love. Below you’ll find storage ideas for the kitchen, craft room, living room, and more from all over the web. Learn how to make a great storage solution and display it proudly! Not only will guests remark on how organized you are, but you’ll be able to proudly say you made that storage solution yourself.

DIY Storage Solutions

DIY Storage Solutions: Metallic Rope Throw Basket

  1. 5-Minute Gift Wrap Organizer Ikea Hack
  2. Easy DIY Book Ledge
  3. Industrial Farmhouse Pipe Coat Hooks
  4. DIY Metallic Rope Throw Basket
  5. Fabric Box Tutorial
  6. DIY Wooden Dowel Coatrack
  7. DIY Wood Dowel Blanket Ladder
  8. DIY Gem Pull Boxes
  9. Bling Craft Jars
  10. Easy Crochet Baskets
  11. DIY Modern Key Holder
  12. Vintage Wood Bowl Hanging Planter
  13. Precious Pails Art Supply Storage
  14. Minimalist DIY Necklace Holder
  15. T Shirt Yarn Crochet Rainbow Storage Basket
  16. DIY Leather Handle Boxes – upcycle a BELT!
  17. Unicorn Decoupaged Craft Storage – unicorns are trending
  18. Metallic Gold DIY Crate
  19. DIY Farmers Market Bags (that are avocontrol)
  20. DIY Non-Slip Hangers

What is the storage solution helping you most in your life right now?

Get Organized: 20 Unique Storage Solutions

If you are anything like me, your home is probably just a wee bit cluttered—to say the least. Maybe it’s hard for you to throw things away because they have sentimental value, or maybe your home just lacks the proper storage to put things away in. Either way, things are starting to pile up, and you need some  DIY storage ideas. Look no further—we’ve got you covered. With this list of 20 Unique Storage Solutions, you can learn some great strategies for craft room storage to help you organize all of your crafting supplies. These DIY ideas are the ultimate storage solutions for anyone who loves to craft.

Get Organized: 20 Unique Storage Solutions

Craft Storage
First things first, you might as well start with your craft room. With all of the different materials you’ve acquired over the years for various projects, it’s most likely that that’s the disaster zone of your home. Put a dent in the clutter with these craft room storage solutions.

Gold-Dipped DIY Organizer

1.  Gold-Dipped DIY Organizer
2.  Knick Knack Cabinet
3.  15-Minute Recycled Desk Organizer
4.  Storage Station with PVC Cubbies
5.  Recycled Milk Carton Stationery Organizer
6.  Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover
7.  Refashioned Cardboard Storage Bins

Kitchen Storage
You can never have too much storage space in a kitchen. Especially if you have a small kitchen, storing all of your supplies can become a huge challenge. Taking advantage of wall space is a great way to make a small space seem bigger, making DIY wall storage projects perfect when learning how to organize your kitchen.

Upcycled Bookcase Coffee Station

8.  Upcycled Bookcase Coffee Station
9.  Radical Repurposed Door Organizer
10.  Chalk Paint Pantry Jars
11.  Open Shelving Kitchen Pantry
12.  15-Minute Kitchen Canister
13.  Rolling Pantry DIY Kitchen Storage
14.  Create a Functional Pantry

Miscellaneous Storage Solutions
If after organizing both your craft room and kitchen, your house is still an unorganized mess, try out these other DIY organization ideas. Maybe your kids aren’t very good about putting their toys away, or maybe your files are piling up in your office. From playroom storage bins to office storage cabinets, we’ve got the convenient storage solutions to help.

Children's Numbered Bookcase

15.  Children’s Numbered Bookcase
16.  DIY Organization Board
17.  DIY Vintage Window Frame Organizer
18.  Framed Burlap Earring Organizer
19.  Personalized DIY Desk Accessories
20.  Unexpected DIY Bathroom Rack


Which room in your home needs the most organizing?

 

Cut Clutter: 13 Simple Storage Solutions

 There’s never a bad time to get organized. Some people make it a priority after the holidays (we’ve all had the organization new year’s resolution at some point), but we don’t like you should wait that long. The kids are heading back to school and the temperatures are starting to drop, so no is the time to hit the reset button on your organization situation. Before you jump in the car and head to your favorite big box store for generic bins and boxes, check out these projects and get inspired to create your own cool storage supplies.

I started thinking about this topic because I recently moved. As I began to unpack, I realized that if I didn’t have some method of organization, I would probably never see a couple of my belongings ever again. Now I don’t look at organization as a burden – it’s a necessity. When you change your view on the topic and make it fun, the creative possibilities really open up. You can use a variety of supplies for the storage and organization crafts in this list. Whether you want to dip into the recycle bin or go crazy with paint, you’ll end up with an amazing organizer – promise!

Discover just how easy it is to craft your own storage supplies and live a clutter-free life. Once you organize your space, your day-to-day existence will feel a little less chaotic. These are big claims but we aim to deliver! Learn how to make your own bins, boxes and bags with these delightful craft tutorials – you won’t be disappointed!

 

Our Favorite Creative Storage Solutions

Tie Dyed Storage Baskets

Mini Drawer Storage System

Geisha Decoupage Box

Plastic Bottle Bathroom Storage

Bed Pocketsgreat for a dorm room!

Perfect Storage Shelf

Bird’s Nest Photo Box

 Initials Storage Bin

Decoupage Storage Bin

Ribbon Organizer

Crochet Stash Baskets

Pringles Can Storage Container

Yarn Storage Box

 

BONUS! Check out these  5 Craft Room Storage Tips You Can Use and get inspired to create your own craft space. You don’t need a huge home or a giant warehouse, either. Discover how to transform even the tighten space into a craft sanctuary. In this collection, you’ll find DIY ideas, genius tips and so much more!

 

 

 

How do you stay organized?

 

 

It’s Never Too Late to Organize Your Craft Room

We’re about six weeks into the new year and many of us have abandoned our New Year’s resolutions. It’s okay – we’re all friends here! If one of your resolutions was/is to get organized, we’re here to help (whether it’s the beginning of the year or not). It’s easy to get overwhelmed when facing a mess of paper, fabric, scissors, glue and other supplies. We’ve all been there! But the sooner you attack the mess, the sooner you’ll find inspiration for new projects. Plus, you might discover some craft materials that you didn’t even know you had!

How to Organize Your Craft Room: 15 Room Tours and DIY Organization Ideas from Our Favorite Bloggers, is filled with creative inspiration to help you makeover your space. You’ll find that not all of these crafters have ample space for their projects. Whether it’s a basement or a closet, featured designers like Latrice Murphy and Pat Sloan use the space they have to find inspiration for their DIY projects. They also take advantage of clear bins, bookshelves, plastic bags and so much more to store their materials and keep clutter at bay.

Inside the eBook, you’ll find color photos of all the craft rooms as well as information about the space from the bloggers themselves. Many designers offer tips for storage and organization as well as inspiration for the decor and aesthetic.

 

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Tina Johnson (left) and Michael Sellick show that yarn storage doesn’t have to start and end with plastic bins. In fact, they store their yarn vertically on repurposed bookshelves!

 

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Alyice Edrich created her own craft tool caddy out of recycled aluminum cans. Not only did she say money on supplies for organization, but she also crafted with recycled materials!

 

You might be feeling a slight case of craft room envy at the sight of Mark Montano‘s very own craft cottage. Yes, you read right – he has a circus-themed crafty hideout where he creates the projects found in his books like the Big Ass Book of Bling. Though he describes himself as a “hoarder,” Mark’s creative space is a bastion of creativity and fun. Take a look inside this eBook and see for yourself!

 

For more storage and organization ideas plus 15 exclusive craft room tours, download a copy of our latest eBook How to Organize Your Craft Room: 15 Room Tours and Organization Ideas from Your Favorite Bloggers.
Get your copy now – it’s free!

 

 

 

5 Crafty Tips For Organizing Your Creative Space

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.

Label It

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.

Cleaning Up After Christmas: Ways to Stash and Store

Christmas is officially over. Now that everything has been exchanged and unwrapped, it’s time to start putting everything away. This probably seems like a huge chore, especially if you’re working with a limited amount of space. There’s no need to worry, because the editors at AllFreeChristmasCrafts have some easy storing solutions that will make cleaning up after Christmas a snap.

Christmas Candy Jar Labels – You may already have jars to hold any leftover treats or materials from your Christmas crafts. To make sure you can keep track of what’s what without worry, you can whip up some festive labels. You can change them as soon as the jars are empty, or leave them on for any materials you’ll be using for your Christmas crafts next year.

Christmas Card Book – Many people like to hold onto the personal wishes of good tidings that friends and family send every year, but don’t have anywhere to put them. Instead of spending extra money buying a new book from a store, you can make your own. You can design it anyway you’d like, and they’re cheap enough to make every year. They also make great gifts.

Altered Christmas Organizer – It’s never a bad idea to hold onto old receipts after purchasing gifts, but it’s not always easy finding one place to put them all. Now you can create your own organizer with leftover Christmas craft materials. It’s durable and very handy for keeping track of paper scraps. You’ll never lose another receipt if you have one of these organizers.

Embroidery Hoop Snowman Card Holder – Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you have to take down your Christmas cards right away. This adorable snowman craft is a unique way to display them, and also leaves your walls free from tape marks. You can take it down and store is just as easily as you can put it up, and it’s easy enough for the whole family to help with.

Holiday Gift Jars with Tags – If you do find yourself in need of extra jars for your odds and ends after the holidays, make it a decorative effort. You can personalize them in any way you choose, and the tags are recyclable, so you can switch them out during any time of the year without hassle.

Decorative Christmas Binder – You can get a head start on planning for next Christmas or just organize all that you have left to do this year with your own custom made binder. It’s simple, but will really come in handy throughout the holiday season. Knock out procrastination and minimize your stress level while making a fun little craft.

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you have to stop crafting! Find more Christmas storing solutions on our site, and you’ll be busy past January.

What do you plan on crafting after Christmas?

Guest Post: Stylish Jewelry Organization

My name is Becky from Organizing Made Fun here to show you some great ways to get your jewelry organized.

Organizing jewelry is such fun if you think about ways that would work best for your lifestyle.

It’s my preference to have it hidden.  So, I loved this jewelry box/frame that my hubby got me a few years ago as a gift.  You can find a similar one here.

It’s such a surprise to anyone I show my jewelry to. They have no idea it’s hidden in there.

What are other ways to organize your jewelry? Here’s some ideas to inspire you:

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This one is made from drawer pulls hung on a board.

 

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Here she took some utensils trays and hung them up to sort her jewelry.

 

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I love how she took a thrifted mirror and turned into an eye catching jewelry organizer!

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And last, you can display your jewelry as art. Here they’ve taken this frame and then put the jewelry inside to make it look beautiful on the wall! Have you got your jewelry organized in a unique way?
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Craft Room Tour: Mr. Cricut Crazy

Tanner Bell is a blogger at Mr. Cricut Crazy.

 

Take a peek inside Tanner’s craft room in this video tour he made. You’ll feel like you’re really there! Tanner’s craft room is full of Cricut supplies, scissors, and of course, paper. You’ll also see a cool, built-in trash can system, see where he films his video tutorials, and take a sneak peek at some giveaways he’s running on his blog.

Do you have a lot of supplies you never use inside your craft room? How do you deal with craft clutter?

 

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away a prize a day every day here on our FaveCrafts blog for National Craft Month. It is so easy to enter. Just go to our Project of the Day post and comment to enter! You have 31 chances to win and a new special prize each day. Tune in every day to see if you are the winner!

Craft Room Tour: Latrice Murphy from Any Occasion

Latrice Murphy is a FaveCrafts designer who blogs at Any Occasion.

 

Hey there FaveCrafts fans! Latrice Murphy here with a fun studio tour for you. First off I have to tell you how we decided to create this unique space in our home. We were running out of space in our house when we decided to have our second child. The office that was in the third bedroom would become our daughter’s room, and her old room would be the new nursery.

Our house is a small one with a one car garage that was only storing tools and what not. My husband, being the idea guy, thought maybe we could finish it off, buy a nice big shed for the backyard, and make this the office. He was right! We cleared the space out of all tools, bikes, toys and whatever else, organized them nicely in a BIG shed, and went to work. We had to Epoxy the floors for a clean look, find cabinets from a house I actually remodeled (SCORE!) finish off the outside wall, paint, trim and add insulation to the garage door. WHEW! After all that hard work we went shopping.

IKEA was by far the best place for us to find large tables, shelves, racks and more. I have figured out a way to utilize just about every inch of space and keep it all organized. Here are some photos of my space along with a video tour I created to share with you all!



Thanks for visiting my studio and I hope to see you soon. Please visit me over at my blog.

How do you keep your craft room organized when it gets messy? What are your motivational tips?

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away a prize a day every day here on our FaveCrafts blog for National Craft Month. It is so easy to enter. Just go to our Project of the Day post and comment to enter! You have 31 chances to win and a new special prize each day. Tune in every day to see if you are the winner!

Craft Room Tour: Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda

Amanda Formaro is a FaveCrafts designer who blogs at Crafts by Amanda and Amanda’s Cookin’.

 

I’m pretty excited to share this with you, but I have to warn you first. My craft room is in the basement. It’s not all glamourous and shiny like the ones you see featured in big magazines. It involves concrete walls, exposed plumbing, laundry machines and all the ugly things you find in a basement. It’s not pretty, but it’s a large space and a great place to keep my overwhelming amount of craft supplies contained. When we bought the house, we took a paint sprayer and 20 gallons of white paint to all the dingy walls. So it’s a far cry better than it was, but it’s still not pretty.

So with that disclaimer out of the way, I bring you my great big wonderful craft table, complete with cork board and magnetic chalkboard! Here’s a before picture… eewww.


And an after…

I definitely didn’t want cords all over the table top of my table, so hubby drilled a hole in the middle and attached a power strip upside down under the table. This way all the cords go through the center and none of them will be stretched across the table top.

That caused an issue for my glue gun though. Since the glue gun does not have an on/off switch, it can’t be left plugged in. So we used those one-hole straps I mentioned above to run a small extension cord through so that it pokes out under the table right where I work. There’s enough slack in the cord too so I can stretch the glue gun across the table and work with it from anywhere.

So there’s still a lot of work to be done as you can see from the mess laying around, but things are so much better and I have so much room to work now! See more pics of Amanda’s craft room on Crafts by Amanda.

Do you have an organized craft room? What are your favorite storage methods?

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away a prize a day every day here on our FaveCrafts blog for National Craft Month. It is so easy to enter. Just go to our Project of the Day post and comment to enter! You have 31 chances to win and a new special prize each day. Tune in every day to see if you are the winner!