I’ve just finished my craft room! I shared it HERE. Now I want to get down to the nitty-gritty of how I recycled boxes and other junk to organize the heck out of all those crafting supplies. So here is my recycled craft storage and organization:
The vintage shopping cart. My father in law saved this from the dump, just for me. I love the turquoise wheels! I just whipped up a little bag out of this leftover pink striped fabric. I stuffed it full with sewing projects that I need to work on.
An old curio wall cabinet holds all kinds of crafting goodies.
Old glass jars from Biscoff, caramel and all kinds of eats were washed out, labels cleaned off and filled up with chalk, sequins, confetti, pop tops and embroidery floss. The clear glass cabinet and glass jars make finding stuff a snap. Plus the fun colors don’t hurt either.
These are a new addition to my craft organization. I love to save jean and cargo pockets. When ever a pair of jeans or shorts wear out, and with four boys that happens a lot, I cut out all the pockets. Now I store them in these great clear plastic boxes. I bought four sets of outdoor patio string lights from Target for our back deck. The boxes that they came in were so awesome, I kept them and sorted my pockets into the four boxes.
Believe it or not, these two stacked cabinet things were only $20 bucks each. That was 15 years ago and by now, no one in my family wanted them anymore. I inherited my sister’s with the drawers and stacked it on top of mine. I filled it with an old Tori Burch shoe box, because it’s pink and yellow, an old orange box, a jar with paint brushes, and dozens of toll paints in old Rubbermaid containers.
Another old shelf worked out perfect to hold more crafting and decorating supplies (I’m glad I bought a lot of white shelving over the years). What design studio would be complete without a box of paint samples (the box was of course a freebie). Old hot cocoa containers store craft scissors and more recycled glass jars are filled with collected feathers and buttons. When my first three kids were tiny I bought three blue buckets to use as Easter baskets. The only regret I have is not buying a fourth, since we’ve got 4 boys now. When it isn’t Easter, I use them as summer decor but now they are working out great for storing tapes, glue guns, hole punches etc.
Even the closet has recycled storage. A wire shelf system that use to grace my first married kitchen as a pot and pan storage now holds leftover fabrics. To the left of that photo is one with a time card holder I purchased for $2 at ReStore. Now it holds a bunch of ribbons, blanket bindings and bias tape that I bought at a yard sale. More reused orange boxes organize even more crafts (see how I upcycled Orange Boxes from COSTCO HERE).
This is one of my faves! I found these adorable turquoise egg cartons at Wal-Mart. I bought a few dozen eggs and saved the containers for thread storage.