Hobbies are a great creative outlet, as well as a means of reducing stress, but as much fun as a hobby can be, it doesn’t take long before your hobby materials seem to take on a life of their own.
If your hobby involves anything like knitting, crochet, jewelry, or scrapbooking, you already know that your favorite craft can take up a lot of space.
Fortunately, there are a lot of ways you can manage your craft supplies without spending a fortune.
Take a look at these 7 craft storage ideas for your own stash..
1. Wicker baskets
You don’t need to content yourself with cardboard boxes or plastic bags, wicker baskets work well to not only store your craft items out of sight but they can add natural, rustic beauty to your home’s decor.
2. Use vertical storage
Pegboards have always been a good choice for the garage but did you know they work well in the home too?
One of the best reasons why pegboards work so well to keep craft supplies in order is because they are very inexpensive and you can alter them to suit your particular needs.
3. Closet crafts
Change your closet into a mini craft room!
If you have an empty or spare closet somewhere in your home you can use it to store your craft materials.
4. Shelving units
Shelves are great for keeping things neat and tidy.
Take a look at the unique way this blogger combined different shelving units to create a beautiful cohesive storage option for her craft supplies.
5. Think outside of the box
Existing furniture items or thrift store finds can work well to both offer a storage place for your craft supplies as well as a place to showcase your creations.
One of the more obvious ways to organize your craft materials is to use containers.
Use empty jars, baskets, tubs, and anything else you might have around your house and repurpose them for your storage.
Don’t have any?
Many dollar stores have fairly good quality wood, glass, or metal containers that can be used as storage solutions.
Or, you can make your own!
7. Clear jars
Repurpose jars from products such as mayonnaise, jelly or pickles for your craft supplies.
Putting it all together
Once you’ve made an assessment of your existing storage situation make a list of what you need to contain anything that doesn’t have a home.
Finally, remember to allow enough space for more supplies and to keep track of what you have to avoid needless double purchases.
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