Crafting is messy. But it can be a little bit less messy if your craft room is well-organized. Whether you use items that you already have around your home or find items at thrift shops and flea markets, these organizational tips are easy and affordable. They will also look great in your cottage. These beautiful craft rooms from Amy Duncan and Erin Houghton will inspire you to get your craft room cleaned up and looking stylish.
- Turn any space can into a stylish craft room, even a garage! Use shutter room dividers or hang curtains to create a designated crafting area. Old furniture that you don’t need any more or vintage pieces found at a thrift store or flea market are great for craft rooms.
- Use antique bowls, trophies, vases, or platters to display and organize your crafting supplies. This will give your room a cottage look, while still keeping everything in its place.
- Don’t be afraid to mix and match! Use jars of different sizes, colors, and shapes. Use metal baskets in some places and shoebox organizers in others.
- Magazine holders are great for storing different types of paper. Use vintage dishes to decorate you craft room, or to hold safety pins or paper clips.
- Old mason jars are great for storing buttons, paper clips, sea shells, and all sorts of knick-knacks. They’re clear, so you can easily see what’s inside, and they add to the cottage décor. You can also use old ceramic plant pots or even spice jars to hold smaller items.
- Use trash cans to hold tubes of wrapping paper. They’ll be easily accessible but out of the way. A quick coat of spray paint on the trash cans can bring some color into your craft room!
- Old paint can lids attached to the wall can be used as small magnet boards. They’re already painted, so all you have to do is screw them into the wall! Hang reminders, sketches, or decorations on them.
- Use old soup cans to hold pencils, buttons, or paper tags. Remove labels easily by running the cans under warm water.