Organized Craft Supplies

2 Materials
2 Hours

I have several crafty spaces throughout my home:
•Hall Closet for party supplies, gifts & wrapping
•Guest Room Closet for photos, memorabilia & memory book supplies
•Laundry Room Shelf for crafts supplies
My laundry room shelves are used the most and often turn into a stuff zone. So this time I grouped the supplies on each shelf according to the way I use them.
Reorganized Craft Shelf
Reorganized Craft Shelf
We hoard art supplies in our home. We literally buy them by the pound and our shelves are often bursting with things we want to create. My husband paints almost every day and the kids are always making something. I eBay, make DIY projects and wrap a lot of gifts. So these were organizational needs I was trying to address with this craft shelf.
Before! Yikes! A total stuff zone 😬
Before! Yikes! A total stuff zone 😬
The first thing I did was clear the worst shelf off completely.
organize craft supplies
I stacked everything to sort on the washer and dryer. It ran off onto the floor and then into the hall. I looked all around me and went looking for chocolate, because it always gets worse before it gets better! When you pull everything you've stuffed out, it can be overwhelming.
organize craft supplies
Luckily, I had organized some things in bins and baskets so they were already grouped and labeled.
organize craft supplies
organize craft supplies
I filled each shelf according ease of reach with relation to frequency of use, weight (for the top shelf) and grouping of similar items.
Top to bottom:
•Baskets & Boxes
•Sewing & Shipping Station
•Frequently used art supplies
•Cards & Gift Bag Station
•Occasional art supplies
Top half of shelves
Top half of shelves
Bottom half of shelves
Bottom half of shelves
Here's a closer look at a few shelves:
Sewing & Shipping
Sewing & Shipping
organize craft supplies
• Writing •Cardstock •Glue •Glitter 😳 •Buttons •Crayons •Paint
From this 😟
From this 😟
To this 🙂
To this 🙂
Much better!
Soon I'll conceal the area with a heavy white curtain.

Suggested materials:

  • Bins & Baskets  (already had them)
  • Labels & Marker  (already had them)

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1 question
  • Katie Fossee
    on Apr 4, 2019

    Love it! Why not combine all your craft items regardless of category and maybe store in guest room closet ? That way you aren't running to all different spots to find that certain item ? Plus you save room and can make a functioning craft closet this way!

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  • Wendy
    on Oct 1, 2017

    You are incredibly organized! Wonderful job, I am inspired!
  • Kay
    on May 14, 2018

    Good job! I noticed you live in Topeka, I live in Lawrence, if you want to come over and organize mine feel free

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