Are your craft supplies getting all tossed together for lack of separate storage organization?
I seem to continually collect more varieties of craft supplies than what I have designated storage space for. Cleaning and reorganizing my craft room has been an on-going process that has forced me to get creative with my storage ideas so that I don’t break the bank buying new storage devices every other day!
Some of the things that I have come up with have been extremely useful so I thought I would share the ideas with you.
Most of the items are not sold for the intended purpose of storage and are less expensive than purchasing “craft” storage units.
You may even have some of these items around the house already!
Here are five of the ideas that you may want to try:
Glass Tealight Holders: These little containers are perfect for tiny craft supplies like beads and beading supplies. I actually bought several of these from Ebay a while back to use in my birch candles. However, when I received the glass, it was not a good enough quality to use in any of my product. The glass was cloudy and had a funky texture. Since, I did get a good deal on them (thankfully), I held on to them versus the hassle of returning. Luckily, they now get to be used for storage and they are ideal. You can purchase tealight holders almost anywhere fairly inexpensively……check Ebay for great prices and hopefully better quality than mine 🙂
Mini Buckets: You can buy mini buckets, by the dozen, from Oriental Trading for very little money. I originally bought these for bases for little centerpieces for my daughter’s graduation open house. Now I use them for small craft supplies and they work like a charm. I have some small hooks on one wall where I hang a few of the buckets by the handles within easy reach of my work surface.
Flower Pot Storage: If you don’t have any extra flower pots hanging around, they are pretty inexpensive to pick up as well. I happen to have quite a few that I have saved from Spring plantings. Depending on the size, these make great storage containers for a variety of craft supplies.
Mason Jars: I love to collect vintage mason jars to use for storage. I found most of mine from our local Salvation Army store. Unfortunately, I think I lost a bag of about three of the blue jars……they were in a bag that kind of looked like trash……I had it sitting in the garage (I think)……it disappeared. My only hope is that I put them “somewhere safe” in an absent minded moment (happens rather frequently…) and I will come across them hidden in a closet someday.
Kids Creations: And, last but certainly not least, is to use those wonderful art projects made by your kids. I have collected some great pottery and baskets, like this one made from pop sickle sticks, over the years. Not only do they serve a great purpose for visible storage but they also brighten the room with the fond memories!
Do you have some unique storage ideas? I would love to hear what they are!