Get Crafty With Your Cleaning! DIY Craft Storage Ideas

by Stacy Altiery of InkSpot Workshop

Idea: Down and Out Chic

With each year that passes by my collection of arts and crafts supplies seems to grow all on its own. Add in my also expanding collection of supplies that I use for InkSpot Workshop and I’m forever on a quest it seems to get all of these loose items situated into one handy place, without looking too cluttered here in my workshop.

I was happy that Jessika wanted us to talk about spring cleaning so I thought I’d share a recent popular post from my blog on this topic. Retailers like The Container Store and are a few of my favorite places to go and hide for a few hours. It’s fun to walk up and down the idles, or browse the categories online and stretch my imagination for item uses beyond what they are projected to be.

I did a little Googling and found some cute and unique ways to store your do-dads with everyday, run of the mill items. Have you discovered a unique storage use for an everyday item? Please post a comment here and tell us all about it:)

Idea: Budget Wise Home

All Above Ideas: Better Homes and Gardens

Idea: DIY

This last idea I came up with all myself! While shopping at Ikea, I spotted this Table Top Paperholder and had a light bulb moment! How great would this be to hold my gorgeous collection of baker’s twine from The Twinery? Voilla, there you have it! Just need to buy a few more as my twine collection also is multiplying at the pace of little bunnies.

I also just discovered this great site for organizing called Simplify 101 and subscribe to their newsletter and get tips sent to my inbox on a regular basis. Check them out!

Stacy Altiery
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  • Brandy

    Such great ideas! I’m always looking for new ways to organize my sewing room!

  • Sparrow Bee designs

    oh i love the peg board! I am going to do that!

  • Brittany Lauren

    Just started designing my home office and I love the ideas/photos! Great inspiration. Peg board is so awesome!

  • Connie

    These are great ideas, Stacy! I’m always looking for ideas to get more organized…All my supplies are hidden away from view. It’d be great to try to make everything more within reach!

  • http://thoughtsofartisan.blogspot April (iam_artisan)

    Oh I just love the craft suitcase idea… These ideas are really neat!

  • chonte simmons

    And go figure? I was just going to throw out an old over the door shoe organizer… Great Post.

  • Tiffany B.

    Oh my, I am in heaven with these ideas. They are all so great. I need to go find a suitcase – STAT!

  • Debra N

    love your idea for storing the twine or ribbon too! i will be on the hunt for that at Ikea 🙂

  • Stacy – InkSpot Workshop

    So glad I could help you all clear up your clutter:) I’d love to hear any ideas you have found to work as well. Post them here, thanks!

  • Lisa

    Love the creative ideas for organizing!! The shoe organizer looks great hanging next to the window with all the craft supplies.
    Thank you,
    Lisa – HR Creative Design Studio

  • Amy Miller Designs

    Great ideas! I love the shower caddy to use in a corner space. Now if I only had a bigger office area!

  • Robyn

    This is super cute and the layout of this article is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Holly

    OMG I adore this post!!! I love the idea of keeping ribbon in the toilet paper holder… perfect idea!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration to re-organize and get my studio under control {finally!}!! 🙂
    xoxox Holly

  • Terri

    Love all the great ideas. Someone RT on twitter and I am so glad I clicked the link!

  • Amy

    awesome inspiration! thank you for sharing all of these ideas. i think this is something that everyone wants to work on!


    what a gorgeous post!
    thanks for all the ideas stacey!!

  • Meagan

    Thanks so much for all these great ideas Stacy. I’ve been looking for some fun crafty organizing options for my new crafting space. I can’t wait to decide on what I want & get started!

  • Lucy Thornton

    I totally agree with everyone’s comments – what a post, Stacy – love it! And great photography and layout.

    Our loo roll holder is so being pinched from the bathroom…..

    Where’s a pen when you need one? I have a mug tree on my desk, and each mug is filled with pencils, pens, rulers, etc. so I can grab them easily – stops pens rolling all over the place and getting lost.

    Thanks again Stacy – am inspired to get more organised! Lucy x

  • Beccijo – The Enchanted Cupboard

    I love these ideas and love ikea!!

  • Angelica – Twinery DT

    This is a GORGEOUS post and so MANY creative and useful ideas! This is going to be a post I bookmark and share with all my creative friends {or friends who just have a lot of stuff! heehee}! LOVE it!!!

  • Stacy – InkSpot Workshop

    Thanks for all your sweet comments and a few great ideas of your own! Glad you enjoyed the read:)

  • Barbara A

    I just love all of this ideas.. Thanks for shaing.

  • Sarah

    This is awesome! I do similar things – I have an old embellished picnic basket that I used to use for yarn, but now holds my stash of bias tape and other seam finishes. I use a decorative box with a hinged lid for my thread trimmings while I sew, so I can close it up (and keep all the loose bits out of my projects). I have an old box that is subdivided into squares, that was for holding lipstick, that is fantastic for holding my marking pens/pencils, scissors, sliding seam allowance ruler, etc. And probably my favorite – a small artists mannequin that I use to hold my wrist pin cushion when I am not using it 😀

  • Valerie

    LOVE the ideas! How creative. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • Kel Anne

    Love the twine organizer! I wouldn’t have room for two…would there be room for another row on the existing rack by drilling another set of holes and buying a dowel rod?

  • Dorangela

    Stacy! Love all your ideas! I already had the Ikea paperholder in our boys playroom so I snagged it and now holds my gorgeous twine! Im dying to do something like the vintage suitcase but can’t find a link on how??? Thx. D

  • The Old Block House

    Love these ideas! Why haven’t I thought of using a papertowel holder for ribbon or string in the past. Now I’m looking at these two old oak cases I have wondering if I should keep them. They’d be perfect for this.

  • Zima

    So many great ideas!! Thanks!

  • Kathy Lackey

    I love all the inspiring things here.

  • Susan @ CraftStorageIdeas

    What fabulous before & afters! Love these!

  • michelle

    awesome ideas! anyone know where I can find the standing shoe cubby or if that is just an additional shelf on top? it looks perfect for redoing my printer stand and messy paper cabinet.

  • Sandy Clark

    I’m new at this craft hobby and love your ideas. Will be using a few for my craft room.
    Thanks so much.

  • Jasmine

    In love with the way you organized your tools , very inspiring thanks!

  • Philippa Perryman

    Love the peg board but where did you get the hooks? My lovely husband has made me a board but I can’t get the hooks anywhere. Can you help? Thanks.

  • nicole

    I love the vintage suit and the tool sorter!!! Thank you for the ideas! You are great!