March 10, 2011

Great Craft Room Ideas

It doesn't get much better than this! 
Guest blogger Lorigami who I found on Team EcoEtsy over at Etsy wrote:

How are your organizational skills? 
Keeping track of inventory and supplies in a “normal” business is never easy, but when you factor in a lot of reclaimed, recycled and one of a kind parts, it can turn into a real mess with a quickness. Since January tends to bring with it resolutions of getting organized, I thought it would be a perfect time to showcase some crafty organizing tips.
First, here’s some craft room eye candy to get you in the mood:
sewing room
(now if you really want craft room envy, check out the rest of the Martha Stewart photo shoot here)
 But now to the nitty-gritty:
Do you use a lot of small parts in your work? Do you have a baby?  How about turning all those baby food jars into nifty hanging shelves?

Or create magnetic shelving by turning them on their side via shelterness

Or here’s a ready-made solution via ikea
Spice Rack

What about fabric storage? While many people choose open shelving,
Studio Sewing Room
(I also love her inspiration boards)

Here’s a really creative idea from flickr user splityarn:
all organized and pretty
She wraps her yardage around archival comic book boards and files them sideways.

I love how this crafter is using a dowel (or you could use a branch from your yard!) and some recycled cookie tins for storage:
new studio!

and this crafter is using thrifted dishes and cookware for some very attractive organizing:
Fabric Bits and Pieces

I love this use of clipboards as a way to keep track of inspiration and orders:

For you soap makers, these wire shelves combined with some baskets make great organizing of supplies:
Back wall of the studio

Are you a paper artist? Use a lot of stamps? Narrow shelves along an entry wall allow you to see all your designs without taking up much room:
Craft Room...3

I love this use of Ikea rail systems and wire baskets found on the poppytalk blog:

And last, but not least, the lowly pegboard. How versatile is this?

Do you have any creative DIY solutions for organizing your supplies or for keeping your inventory looking pretty? Please share them in the comments.
 Thanks Lori at Lorigami for showing some really neat & organized spaces!


  1. thank you so much!! xo

  2. You are so very welcome Lorigami! XO back

  3. Hi Amye-

    Thanks for leaving me the nice comment. I am loving going through your craft room eye candy. I have a craft room and do keep it semi organized. I re-organize every once in a while. I think I have found what works for me, but always love to see new ideas.I did try the clipboards on the wall, they looked pretty, but I just didn't go to them enough to keep me organized. I also would love to have my drawers look like Martha's someday.
    My best-Diane

  4. Oh Amye this is wonderful! What brilliant ideas on organising all those tricky craft supplies! I am thrilled that you left me a message (thank you so much for your kind words) I have now found you and am your newest follower! Warmest wishes from a 500 year old farmhouse in England ! Hugs - Glenda

  5. What a great post! The photos inspire!! I look forward to your new posts via email. Best, Loren

  6. Thanks Loren!


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