Homemade Crafty Storage Solutions

by lilaccat
(Bolton)

Instead of spending a fortune on storage for your crafty treasures, stop for a minute and have a look at what's already there....


I "borrowed" the removable plastic part (meant for knives, forks etc.) out of my dishwasher.

I've managed to easily fit 4 full sets brush markers...2 full sets permanent markers...15 various sized paint brushes...2 large pair & 2 smaller pair scissors...2 cutting knives..30 prisma colour pencils...3 full sets water colour pencils...5 pairs tweezers...2 pokey tools...large bone folder...hot foil pen...and some other bits and peices - WOW!

I also put lenghts of 'wire' meant for net curtains flat accross my wall to hang ribbon from so I can see at a glance what I've got, it looks really pretty too.

Also adorning my walls are several hanging pockets, the ones made from cotton or some kind of material like that,

The pockets hold my 8x8, 6x6 and the DCWV patterned paper packs nicely.

I can then stand back and see what looks good with what!

It's also really good for new ideas and inspiration.

My work desk is an old computer table. The slide out shelf is great for cutting mats, paper scraps ect.

I've filled the CD rack/tower up with clear CD cases that I use to store all my unmounted stamps in.

The rest of the space underneath is filled with inexpensive plastic boxes/tubs filled with all sorts of crafty wonders!

There's also all the fun of altering your new storage solutions too!

Christina say...

WOW!!! What I wouldn't give to see your craft room...it sounds amazing and packed to the brim with lots of wonderful "stash".
Thanks for all these wonderful storage ideas.

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Apr 13, 2014
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Storage for dies.
by: Winifred Kennedy

I used to keep my dies in old video boxes. I now keep them in the A4 plastic boxes you buy from the pound shops. I lay my dies out on to A4 magnetic sheets which I back onto stiff card and they fit into these boxes and I can see at a glance which one I want to use. Its great for all the small dies. This way they don't take up as much room as the video boxes. They come in different colours so its easy to sort out the dies, circles - squares - flowers - borders etc..

Sep 19, 2011
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Clutter Free
by: candy

I bought an old VHS storage shelf that looked really good at a yard sale for a dollar.

I went to the local hardware store and picked through the discarded cardboard boxes that were free.

I picked up a roll of duct tape while I was there, and bought a yard of zebra print at the fabric store.

Then I took the shelf from my storage for measurement, cut my boxes, and added duct tape to all side corners to reinforce there strength.

Then I covered my boxes with the material by spraying sticky stuff and using a staple gun.

It really looks good it holds my scissors, glues and cartridge inks.

It hold a lot of little stuff.

Jun 15, 2011
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Spellbinders Nesties Storage
by: Renee

I'm not one of those lucky people that have a "craft room", so my stuff is "stuffed" wherever I can put it.

I have a wooden shelf hanging on the wall. I took the dies out of the box and put them on a round jump rings, but the kind that open/close with a hook thingy.

I clip them to the edge of the box. Now I can slip one on the front of a closepin (where it clips) and one on the back.

Hope this all makes sense.

Christina says ...

Thanks for this tip with your Spellbinders.

They are a very thin and lightweight die, and the danger is that you may lose one of the smaller ones, so to keep them all together as Renee does is an excellent way to store them.


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