Is tape, trim, paints and paper taking over your space? If you love to craft, then you’ll know how hard it is to keep all those necessary items organized. We decided today to look to the many crafty bloggers online for inspiration on how they organize and decorate their craft rooms. So if you’re ready for a bit of DIY, check out the myriad of genius ideas and inspiring tips on getting the most of your craft space, no matter how big or small!
Before even considering how to decorate and organize your craft supplies, you’ll need to be ruthless in terms of your editing. We loved organizing expert Susan’s tips in her blog post which broke down step by step exactly how to go through each stash of craft supplies to make the most of whatever space you have. Check out all her tips for editing here.
Store Fabrics By Color
Cori stores her fabrics just above her sewing machine in this handy industrial-style wire basket shelf. We love how beautifully organized by color it is, making it easy for her to simply reach up and grab what she needs when she needs it. You can see more of her craft room tour here where she shares lots of ideas for storage that is not only functional but beautiful too.
Incorporate a Bespoke Desk
When Jacque decided to give her guest room/craft room a new lease on life, she had her husband Matt create this fantastic workstation to span the exact width between two existing bookcases. We love how a simple bespoke piece has elevated this wall into a stunning and practical surface which to do crafts using simple materials picked up at their local DIY store. You can check out the full step-by-step on The DIY Village here.
Use Contact Paper for a Backdrop
We love how Rachel managed to squeeze in a craft area in her master closet but even more genius? That beautiful wallpaper backdrop is actually contact paper costing just $1 per roll at her local dollar store. The stunning floral backdrop creates a warm and welcoming area while simple white baskets create plenty of storage for all her crafting supplies. And the best part? The contact paper is easily removable without damaging the walls. Check out how she did it here.
Repurpose a Closet as a Desk Area for Crafts
Kati from Houseful of Handmade did a fantastic job on her craft room but we love how she repurposed a closet as the perfect little office space to plan her projects. Using stencils, she created a patterned backdrop made to look like patterned tiles. The rest of the space is pretty special too. You can see the full before and after here.
Incorporate Vintage Treasures in Your Craft Room
Maggie utilised her vintage pieces within her attic craft space to create a totally unique room filled with memories. The walls were kept white as a simple backdrop to the lovely soft colors throughout in her artwork, furniture and storage pieces. She shares the full makeover here and provides plenty of ideas for storage and display.
Plan for a Pegboard
If you thought pegboards were only for the tools that sit in your garage, think again! Many of our bloggers today utilized pegboards in their craft spaces and we loved Sarah’s take on her own sewing and craft space done on a budget of just $100. From DIY wall art to using tension curtain rods to hold paper rolls, her blog post is full of crafty budget ideas which you can check out here.
Upcycle an Old Window Frame
Speaking of upcycling, we fell for Medina’s clever use of an old window frame repurposed as a handy bulletin board. With small buckets beneath, consider the storage options available from organizing your pencils or paint brushes to keeping reminders handy of what projects you’ll be tackling next! You can see the full tutorial over on Grillo Designs here.
Incorporate Both Open and Closed Storage
When Carol’s love of craft started taking over her dedicated room, she knew it was time to get organized. Effortlessly incorporating her love of shabby chic decor, a cabinet found at a flea-market now hides all manner of craft supplies. With a mix and match approach and plenty of labeling, so she knows exactly where items are stored, she’s managed to create a spot in her home that works for her. Check out all her tips on her post here.
Incorporating a Craft Area in a Guest Bedroom
If you are wondering if you can squeeze in a craft space into a guest bedroom, look no further than Melissa’s incredibly well-organized space! We love how she was able to create a double-duty room using plenty of ideas to maximise the wall areas in this corner. From shelving to rails, an inspiration board and even a whiteboard, there are plenty of ideas here to steal! You can check out the full tour and lots more ideas in her blog post here.
Incorporating a Craft Area in a Home Office
If you are stuck on space, then why not follow the example of Cindy who created the perfect blend of home office and craft room? We love how she used a blue palette to unify each of the functions of the space and stuck with natural and warm wood finishes to tie the farmhouse look seamlessly together. The nicest thing is, the whole room was done on a budget and you can check out her thrifty ideas in her blog post here.
Open Shelving for Craft Supplies
Whether you have an entire cottage to turn into your craft space like Vanessa does or just one big blank wall, we adore her idea of utilising a series of simple shelves with inexpensive baskets to organize and collate all her craft supplies. The wire baskets make it easy to see what’s stored inside but we also love her idea of having an entire section of shelves dedicated to in-progress crafts with each basket containing a different project she intends to blog about. You can see more of her ideas for storing craft supplies here.
Create a Colorful Gallery Wall
And finally, why not finish off your craft room with a fun take on a gallery wall? We love Christine’s crafty colorful style and she shares her step by step process for making one yourself including a magnet bar, triangle cork boards, a picture wire and floating shelves to allow for a fully interactive and easily updated space. You can see how it was done in her blog post here.
So we hope you are feeling incredibly inspired by all our crafty bloggers today! Huge thanks to all our bloggers allowing us to showcase their fantastic tips! Which will you be trying today?
Image Credits: Hey Lets Make Stuff, Organized 31, The DIY Village, Rachel Teodoro, Houseful of Handmade, Maggie Overby Studios, Flourish & Knot, Grillo Designs, The Red Painted Cottage, Polished Habitat, DIY Beautify, Tried & True, Where the Smiles Have Been