If you are anything like me, you tend to have more crafting supplies than you have space. To help with storing and organizing your supplies, I thought I would share some of my favorite storage solutions and also some other unique storage ideas I ran across. If you don't need any storage help, think of how happy a crafter would be to get some of these items as a gift!
I think these are probably a more obvious choice. I have several larger ones I use for storing fabric and other bulkier items. I use smaller plastic totes for holding whatever project I am currently working on; this keeps the project handy for taking it with me and everything I need is kept together in one spot. They stack nicely in closets and other spaces and keep things dry and clean.
These can usually be found at most stores in with the tools and hardware. In most instances they are sold to hold small hardware items (nuts, bolts, ect.) but I use them for sorting craft supplies! My favorite use? I use one for my button collection - I can easily store buttons sorted by color, shape, ect. An added bonus, the kids usually love helping with the sorting process!
My family thought I was crazy the year I asked for a mobile toolbox for Christmas! I use mine to store and transport all my sewing and quilting supplies. There are small compartments and larger compartments, perfect for holding everything from needles and thread to an iron. To transport my sewing machine, I simply use a small bungie cord and secure it to the top, leaning against the handle.
Need more shelving? These stackable shelves fit inside most closets and add extra storage space anywhere.They come in different sizes and are all freestanding, sturdy and stackable (I have several). I even use them on my computer desk to add extra shelves for my printer, scanner, ect. They are made of laminated particle board.
6. Tackle Box
10. Storage Ottoman
This is a fun option if you want an ottoman or have one you want to replace. The top of this ottoman opens to reveal a hollow storage area, and the top can be flipped over to be a solid surface for writing, drawing, painting, ect. It also features 2 outside pockets and locking casters. Measures 20"H x 18"W x 18"D.