Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Craft Box Organization Tips by Mrs. P

Having my own craft room is not in option in our cozy 1940s house. Not even a craft "corner" will fit into our starter home, so I need to settle with a plastic box in our laundry room. Our laundry room is outside, so I usually find myself crafting at night and putting the supplies away all over the house. Last week I had enough and decided to collect all the scattered items and organize my very messy craft box. It only took me about 30 minutes to take everything out, clean the box and organize the supplies. I am so glad I did because it is a lot easier to find what I am looking for now that everything is labeled.  If you find yourself like me and need to organize your crafty stuff or anything else really, here are my tips.

Here's what you will need:
1 clear plastic box with lid
Large freezer bags
Medium freezer bags
Sandwich bags
Sharpie marker
Small plastic bins from Target

What to do:
Step 1: Collect all miscellaneous craft items from around the house.
Step 2: If you already have a bin, take everything out and clean out the dust.
Step 3: Throw away anything that you haven't used in over a year.
Step 4: Take a look at everything you have and group all related items together.

Step 5: Determine how to best store each group of items. For example, I stored glue and scissors together in a small plastic bin, and put all the loose pearls, rhinestones and glitter in a large freezer bag, which I labeled "bling." I placed all the different color raffia I had in one bag and labeled it as well.

Step 6: Use the freezer and sandwich bags to store the rest of the items and label them, such as "bling," "stickers," "paint brushes," and "misc."
Step 7: Tape all the loose ends of ribbons to the plastic part of the stool.

Step 8: Place everything back into the craft box in a way where everything fits together like a puzzle.
Step 9: Maintain your box by making sure to put everything back where it belongs.

I hope this helps keep your craft supplies organized and relatively available when you need it!


  1. I need to reorganize my gift-wrapping box too! Thanks for the tips, Mrs. P.

  2. My craft stash did warrant an entire room in my house! Though my craft room is dedicated to mostly fabric and sewing, my other miscellaneous craft supplies are organized in a plastic tub like this. I'm actually growing out of just one tub for non-sewing related supplies, and might need to get another!

  3. I really need to make a day out of it and get all my stuff straightened out. It's such a good feeling to be organized!


  4. u have done such a fabulous job...will take the tips to note and soon arrange them this way too...thanks for sharing :-)

  5. I have a craft drawer in our computer desk that really needs to be organized.

  6. Oh how I need this. I'm forever doing crafts with my girlies but have quite a mess now in the craft box, thanks!

    1. Yes.... Its a cool idea to stay organized

  7. Terrific organization tips for those without a "craft room", Cristy! Pinning to group boards at Pinterest! xo

  8. Now if you could just help me organize all the recipes I print off ;) Great tips!

  9. Oh man. I've already got one of these plastic tubs. All my bits are shoved into loose tins and pencil cases and stacked haphazardly on a shelf. I wish I'd thought of this so long ago. Great idea!

    1. Thanks! It takes time, but it is so worth it!

  10. Seriously need to organize all the stuff in each drawer. Yikes!

  11. Thanks for inspiring me to put an end to the mess in my craft stuff!
    Great, practical ideas and useful advise.

  12. Goodness, when I look at my craft boxes and then compare them with yours...great tips for finally getting to it and organizing it!!!
    Have a lovely Sunday!

    1. It's very rare for me to have spare time on the weekends but it was something that I just had to do sooner or later!

  13. I am soo bad when it comes to my craft box- I just chuck everything in. Such great tips!

    xx Kait | ChickadeeSays | ChickadeeSays Bloglovin


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