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24 Ridiculously Clever Ways To Organize Your Crafting Supplies

The better for crafting, my dear.

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1. Use a combination of open and closed storage so your craft room will be as pretty as the projects that come out of it.

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Take a full tour of this craft room on The Craft Patch here.

Get a similar sewing machine thread holder from eBay for $39.95 and a plain photo storage box from Amazon for $5.13. (Jennifer picked up her spool racks at a vintage store and spray painted photo boxes she picked up on clearance.)

2. File away coloring and drawing pencils, (as many as 72!), in this zip-able pouch.

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Now you can better tell blush from coral.

Get it from Amazon for $10.39. / Also available in black.

3. Whip up a pocket hoop to hang your oft-used quilting tools near your work surface.

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Learn more about this pocket hoop on A Crafty Fox here.

4. Maintain the sanctity of kraft paper and holiday goods in this wrapping-paper bag that'll store horizontally or vertically.

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Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

5. Get a better look at bristles and color choices by storing painting and drawing utensils upright in this brush stand.

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Get it from Amazon for $9.60.

6. Or, just use spare pretty containers to house all your utensils out in the open.

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See the full home tour on The Everygirl here.

7. Gather loose, tiny things like spools of thread, beads, and buttons in this lightweight, mountable craft cabinet.

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Get it from Amazon for $34.22+. / Also available in red.

8. Shelve fabric like books so you can see what you're grabbing.

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See more details on I'm Feelin' Crafty here.

9. Put four rolls of washi tape in rotation on your workspace tabletop with this polar-bear tape dispenser.

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Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

10. Rig up a handy pegboard by framing it and hanging hooks fit for your favorite crafting tools. Throw in some plants there, too!

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Read the full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess here.

Get a pegboard wall organizer with a 36-piece set for hooks from The Home Depot for $30.70.

11. Or, use a pegboard to build a custom drawer organizer labeled for all your bits and tiny tools.

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Read this full tutorial here and a tutorial for a similar drill-bit storage tray here from Sawdust Girl.

12. Spin to find the perfect scrapbooking edge with this scissor carousel.

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Get it from Amazon for $30.50.

13. Tidy up your sewing corner with a pair of thread bobbin organizers that'll hold 28 sewing machine bobbins each. Each!

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Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.49.

14. Stash similar, oft-used supplies in clear jars so you can easily access them when you get the crafting itch.

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Zhuzh them up with a glass paint tutorial form Crafting Fingers here.

Get a similar 50.75 oz. glass jar from Amazon for $5.95.

15. Organize ribbon scraps by winding them up on wooden spools.

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See how on The Crafted Life here.

Get a pack of 50 wooden spools from Oriental Trading for $5.99.

16. Corral all your small-scale storage containers onto a rolling cart with raised edges so you won't lose any precious storage jars or bowls.

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See all the details on The Crafting Chicks here.

Get a similar mesh rolling cart from Amazon for $27.87.

17. Stash stuff that you're using in your current project in this handy tote so you'll have easy access if you need a change of crafting scenery.

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Get it from Amazon for $11.99. / Available in nine colors.

18. Transform a Goodwill find into a multitasking shelf -- with ribbon storage! -- with a coat of paint and a dowel rod.

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Read the full tutorial on C.R.A.F.T. here.

19. Prevent stains, wrinkles, folds, and untimely death for your scrapbooking papers with this sturdy storage bin.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.19.

20. Line a recess with easy plywood shelving to organize your bigger, prettier supplies.

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See the full tutorial on Paper & Stitch here.

21. File away small-scale stuff like stencils and markers in this colorful organizer that you can wheel around as you please.

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Get it from Amazon for $29.99+. / Available in seven sizes, four colors.

22. Designate big bins for general categories of things that won't file away neatly into drawers.

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Read the full tutorial from DIY Candy here.

23. Store all your project necessities in this fancy knitting-needle case.

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Get it from Wood & Spool on Etsy for $73.

24. And pack up all your crafting supplies in an all-in-one rolling bag to take to work, on vacation, wherever!

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Get it from Amazon for $89.07.

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