45 Organization Hacks To Transform Your Craft Room

Turn that messy studio into a masterpiece with these tips and tricks.

Mallory McInnis
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1. Use magazine holders to group paper scraps by color.

No more shuffling through a huge stack to find that one sheet of purple floral scrapbook paper.

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2. Wrap embroidery floss around a clothespin to keep it from getting tangled.

The floss-wrapped pins also just happen look rather pretty sitting in a bowl. Score.

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3. Keep drawers in order with dividers made from cereal boxes.

Learn how here.

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4. Paper towel holders can easily become ribbon and ric rac holders.

Instructions here.

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5. It helped you carry your beer, now it can help you carry your tools.

Find out how to gussy up an old six pack container here.

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6. An air vent is the perfect size for storing stamps.

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7. You’ll never have to search for a pin again if your pincushion is attached to your sewing machine.

Instructions here.

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8. Wine rack + cups = organized pens.

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9. Tic Tac fan? Save up extra containers to use as ribbon dispensers.

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10. Put up some crown molding shelves for larger rolls of ribbon.

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11. Fabric yardage is easy to get at when you keep it in a magazine rack.

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12. Store little things in spice containers organized on a spinning rack.

Buttons, tacks, glue gun sticks….

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13. Pop teeny tiny items into a pillbox.

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14. An old bed spring can be repurposed as a rack to hang things on.

Instructions here.

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15. Hang up paint tubes using binder clips.

Much better than storing them in a tub or drawer.

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16. Hang paintbrushes to preserve them.

Give those brushes a longer life.

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17. Construct a simple thread organizer with some nails and a board.

Learn how here.

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18. Magnetize a bowl to keep your pins in place.

Avoid getting your foot pricked by a fallen pin.

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19. Set up some hanging paint storage using wire cubes.

Instructions here.

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20. Have a closet in your craft room? Hang up some of your supplies.

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21. Display your ribbon collection on an old ladder.

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22. These organizers are good for so much more than just shoes.

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23. Turn a pin cushion into a pin sharpener with a bit of steel wool.

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24. Print out labels to efficiently keep track of daubers.

Download the labels here.

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25. Affix velcro to the bottom of baskets to keep them in place.

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26. Plastic sleeves = perfect for die cuts.

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27. An insanely easy trick to turn a slotted tupperware bin into a ribbon organizer.

More info here.

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28. Set up an art cart and wheel your supplies wherever you need them.

Here’s a helpful guide.

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29. You can never have too many rolls of washi tape. This is an easy way to organize those rolls.

Hunt down a spool rack.

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30. Another way to arrange your washi tape (using a shutter).

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31. One more washi roll storage possibility.

This one uses PVC pipe.

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32. Make your own flat file storage using LINNMON table tops from IKEA.

Here’s how.

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33. Keep a spoon in your glitter drawer.

Sparkle things up with ease.

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34. Get a little too glitter crazy? Clean it up with white modeling clay.

Easy as pie.

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35. Steal some drawer organizers from your kitchen.

Your muffin cups and egg crates would adore a change of scenery.

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36. While you’re grabbing things from the kitchen, why not bring a few jars along too?

Glue the lids to the bottom of a shelf and you have a few more storage options.

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37. Turn empty paint cans into cubbies.

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38. Voila! It’s no longer a wine rack, but a way to hold wrapping paper.

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39. Turn a shipping pallet into a charming and space saving desk.

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40. Pour leftover paint out of the huge can and into smaller resealable containers.

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41. File your fabric.

It’s very easy.

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42. Keep markers at attention using a ceiling lighting tile.

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43. Store acrylic paint with the bottom facing out to easily find the right color.

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44. Pair pails with a peg board for an attractive storage solution.

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45. Finally, add a chalkboard to your door to keep track of all the new supplies you’ll want to buy for your freshly organized craft room.


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