60+ Ideas for Organizing Your Craft Space

I’ve written here before about the fact that my space for crafting is very small.  Family matters instigated a move in the fall of 2014 and for the time being I’m living with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.  That means my living, working and crafting space is limited to my normal sized bedroom here.  That’s not much space. And since my long term plan is to build my own tiny cottage in the not so distant future, I’m not ever seeing a time when space isn’t an issue when it comes to a craft/art studio.  That means organization is critical.

My current set-up includes a computer desk with a hutch, a TV stand that doubles as craft supply storage and a combination of Recollection cubes, bookcase and rolling plastic cart storage.   It’s also become painfully obvious this configuration is no longer working for me.  I’m investing more and more time in my mixed media art and other creative endeavors, which of course means the need for more storage space.  Most of all it means I need more than a wooden TV tray table for a work surface.  After thinking long and hard about what I could do in my small space, I believe I’ve come up with a workable solution that I can actually transfer to my little cottage when the time comes.

I’ll be sharing more about my new mini-studio setup in a future post once I’ve pulled it all together.  Today I want to share some fantastic ideas for organizing specific supplies.  I found some great ideas as I was researching limited space solutions and since I found them extremely useful, I thought you might as well. If you’re looking for ways to make the most of your space or even just get one certain supply under control, check out the following ideas and organizational posts by some smart craft bloggers.

First, if your space is so limited that you can’t find room for a desk or table at all, this drop down table idea from Woodworking for Mere Mortals might be the answer.   If you’re not the handy type, you’re in luck, We R Memory Keepers has a Fold Down Craft Table that looks pretty easy to install.

Or, if you have the money to spend on it, the Original Scrapbox Workbox 2.0 is the ultimate combination of craft storage and workspace that can all be folded up and closed, keeping your living space neat and tidy when you’re not working on a project.

I’ve sung my praises for the Recollections craft system, which is what I’ve been using for some of my storage.  If you don’t have a local craft store that carries the Recollections brand, Go-Organize has an identical system, with more choices for modular cubes with specific storage solutions.

Now that we’ve gotten the general crafting space and storage out of the way it’s time to get more specific.




Pens and Markers

Washi Tape/Ribbon


Other crafty stuff:

If you’re looking for one place with lots of good craft storage ideas, Jennifer McGuire Ink is one of my favorites, with ideas for just about everything I’ve mentioned and more.  And of course, Pinterest is always good for some amazing ideas, although sometimes I find it to be a bit overwhelming.

Organizing your craft space can turn even the smallest space into something usable.  Do you have a unique way of storing your craft supplies or a storage product you just wouldn’t be without?  Please share it with us by leaving a comment below!

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