How To Organize your Craft Supplies
Read on to find out my zero waste, sustainable way of organizing my craft supplies using recycled materials!
If you’re a crafter, no matter how many different techniques you may dabble in then you know it can get real messy, real fast. Here are some tips and tricks I use to keep my craft supplies organized.
Think outside the (storage) box.
Keep an eye out for anything you can use to store supplies. I like to repurpose cookie tins as they look cute and are super efficient.
Group like items together.
Keep all similar items together so when you need to find something, everything is easily accesible.
Repurpose, reuse, recycle.
Anything can be used to store supplies. Bags and baskets, lunch boxes and small tin boxes(below) make great storage options.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get things organized. Here, I used clothes pins to organize my knit cords.
Jars, jars and more jars.
Not only are jars pretty to look at, they’re cheap and easily available. They’re also perfect for storing small items like beads and buttons, among other things.
Use my chalboard jars tutorial to customize any storage container like boxes, tins or jars.
Here’s a great tip for labeling, use a dry erase marker to label plastic boxes. When you change the contents just wipe with a damp cloth and label again!
Zip-lock bags are your friend.
Next time you’re at the grocery store grab a box of zip lock bags. They’re great for storing soft supplies like embroidery floss or yarn.
Use what you have.
I’d love to have a fancy label maker but alas I don’t. So what do I do when I need to label my craft storage? That’s right, I use what I have. In this case some painter’s tape and a sharpie make a removable and cheap label.
What tips and tricks do you have for organizing craft supplies?
If you want to see how I made my craft storage closet IKEA hack click here.