If you’re looking for craft storage ideas on a budget, I’ve got you covered! On top of being budget-friendly, these are practical ideas that you can use today to get your craft stash tidied up in no time!
If left unorganized, craft supplies can slow and surely take over any creative space.
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Instead of being overwhelmed with having your craft space overrun with all your supplies, use some of the craft room ideas below to create a storage space that makes crafting much easier and more fun.
These craft storage ideas on a budget are a great way to declutter, organize, and have a craft space you can be proud of.
If there’s one thing I must have, it’s an organized craft space. When things are all over the place, it can make it harder to locate the supplies I need.
I love these ideas below because they use everyday solutions and work with large and small spaces. Get ready to lay your eyes on some of the best craft room organization ideas.
WHERE DO I START WITH ORGANIZING MY CRAFT SPACE?
It’s always best to start with one area at a time. Whether you start with your desk/table, closet, or whatever you have in baskets – start in one space and work through it completely.
That’s what I did when organizing my baking supplies. Although it’s not a craft space, the idea of how to get it organized is the same.
The ideas below have been organized in a way for easy scanning for your storage needs.
Get Organized with these Budget-Friendly Craft Storage Ideas
I searched high and low, and here are my top picks.
Thrift Store Craft Storage Ideas
1. Spice Rack Craft Paint Organizer
Source: Spice Rack Craft Paint Organizer by Homemaking Rebel
Turn your spice rack into a craft paint organizer in just one easy step (painting optional). This is an ideal way to give a common household object an instant upgrade. You’ll also be able to easily organize your craft paint by color and have easy access to them.
2. Picnic Basket Sewing and Fabric Storage
Source: Picnic Basket Set by Burkatron
If there are two things picnic baskets offer it’s space and organization solutions all built into one. Use your picnic basket as a way to easily store some of your craft supplies such as sewing threads, fabrics, and more.
3. Repurposed Letter Holder Craft Organizer
Source: Repurposed Letter Holder Craft Organizer by Across the Boulevard
Do you have several of the same types of craft supplies? Across the Boulevard shows us an ideal way to turn a letter holder into a craft organizer that holds a variety of pliers, scissors, and more.
4. Store Thread in Thrift Store Roasting Pans and Baskets
Source: Store Thread in Thrift Store Roasting Pans and Baskets by The Inspired RD
Roasting pans aren’t just for cooking and baskets aren’t just for bread. With this clever idea, roasting pans are used for storing large spools of thread, and baskets are used to store smaller stools. The thinness of these solutions will make them easy to store underneath a table, on a bookshelf, or in the closet.
5. Use an Old Dresser for Craft Room Storage
Source: Use an Old Dresser for Craft Room Storage by The Happy Housie
Not sure what to use an old dresser for? Use it to store your craft supplies. By adding other simple solutions such as jars, baskets, and drawer storage, you’ll have a lot of space to work with.
6. Spray Painted Thrift Store Tins
Source: Spray Painted Thrift Store Tins by Small Stuff Counts
Tin cans can be used for a number of things, including small craft supply trinkets. With this idea, you can easily give tin cans a new look with a bit of spray paint and Cricut cut labels. Depending on the size of the cans you use, you can use them to store washi tape, clips, buttons, glue sticks, and more.
7. Use a Storage Stool to Keep Thread Organized
Source: Use a Storage Stool to Keep Thread Organized by Super Mom No Cape
Storage stools are made for optimal use of space. With this particular stool, Super Mom No Cape provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to utilize the space in the stool and turn it into something that will keep your thread nice and organized.
Upcycled and Repurposed Craft Room Storage
1. Repurposed Crib Spring Craft Storage
Source: Repurposed Crib Spring Craft Storage by DIY Inspired
Officially out of the baby stage? Hang on to the crib and use the spring part for craft storage. The base is already ideal for both hanging things on it and laying (or hanging) it up against the wall.
2. DIY Desk Organizer from a Shoebox
Source: DIY Desk Organizer from a Shoebox by The Crazy Craft Lady
Hang on to your next shoebox and turn it into a desk organizer. No matter how big or small your box is, you can easily turn it into an organizational solution to store your pens, pencils, and other writing materials.
3. DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers
Source: DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers by I Heart Organizing
With this idea, others will never know you used cereal boxes to organize your drawer. Cereal boxes can easily be transformed using pretty papers and fit like a puzzle in any drawer to help keep everything organized and easy to find.
4. Make a Tiered Tray from Metal Tins
Source: Make a Tiered Tray from Metal Tins by Country Living
Tiered tin cans come together to provide layers of storage and to house a number of your craft supplies. Pick them up from your local thrift store or antique shop and grab just a few other supplies to turn them into a tiered tray.
5. Cover Cardboard Boxes in Fabric for Stylish Storage
Source: Cover Cardboard Boxes in Fabric for Stylish Storage by The Crazy Craft Lady
Turn everyday boxes into fabric-covered storage boxes in minutes. Use extra fabric you already have on hand or head to the craft store and purchase some to turn any kind of box into a stylish storage solution. Add a few embellishments of your choice (like jute cord) and you’re all set!
6. Upcycled Tin Can Craft Storage
Source: Upcycled Tin Can Craft Storage by Sustain My Craft Habit
Tin cans, Cricut deluxe paper, and a few other Cricut supplies are all you need to turn plain tin cans into a stylish (and labeled) storage solution for your craft supplies.
7. Repurpose a Plastic Jug for Paint Storage
Source: Repurpose a Plastic Jug for Paint Storage by Salvaged Living
Think again before tossing that empty jug into the trash. Keep it and repurpose it into a craft paint storage solution in just a few easy steps. Ideal jugs to use are kitty litter containers, milk jugs, and/or juice jugs.
8. Tic Tac Holder Ribbon Organizer
Source: Tic Tac Holder Ribbon Organizer by
You’ll never look at tic tac candies the same. They are the perfect size to hold small ribbons (and maybe even washi tape). Grab a few, take off the paper, connect them and fill them with your ribbon. It’s genius!
Make Use of Wall Space with Peg Board Craft Organizers
I love how budget-friendly pegboards are, and they have infinite customization options. These especially come in handy when you are looking to utilize wall space. You can create pegboard storage as small or as big as you need and the organization possibilities are almost endless.
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