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Organizing Craft Supplies

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Materials for crafts can take up a lot of room, it is best to have an organized system so you can find what you want when you want it. This is a guide about organizing craft supplies.
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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

Organizing Craft Supplies In A Small Space

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Many of us do not have the luxury of having a spacious crafting area with lots of storage. This is a guide about organizing craft supplies in a small space.

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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

Ziploc bag of ribbon spools handing on a closet rod.

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When space is short, try clipping your craft supplies that are stored in plastic bags onto closet pants hangers. This is a guide about using pants hangers for hanging craft supplies.

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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

Tackle box filled with jewelery supplies

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Fishing tackle boxes are perfect for storing small craft and sewing supplies. This is a guide about storing craft supplies in tackle boxes.

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December 16, 2009

I do my knitting, crocheting, beading, etc. while watching TV. I usually had to get up many times to find tools or supplies. I brought in a weather beaten plastic table from the yard after I spray painted it burgundy. Then a friend came to lunch and brought me some fabric she didn't want. I knew immediately what to do with it.
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I made this organizer in a couple of hours using her fabric, my spray painted table and odds and ends of bias tape I had accumulated. Just measure the top and add an inch. Then measure the sides, cut your fabric (I tore mine), add pockets to the sides, sew the sides to the top and store your crafting tools. I love mine.

Source: My very own idea

By Gailya from Lillington, NC

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December 21, 20090 found this helpful

I don't have a craft table but I'll use this in another way. My computer and home office is set up in my bedroom. My computer is on a long table I purchased from Sams. I've been intending to attach a skirt to the table to hide all the wires. After seeing this neat idea I'll make pockets on the skirt to store supplies. Thanks Gailya for such a good idea.

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March 31, 2009

If you need more space and have no place to hang shelves you can hang open-backed shelves in front of your windows. In the kitchen, this is a great place to store colored glass ware (like depression or cobalt glass) because the sun looks great shining through the glass.

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January 5, 2016

Large Medicine Bottle for Craft Supplies

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My roommate has a lot of medicine bottles and she gives them to me for my crafts. Having very little room on my table, I have learned to hang things in shoe bag hangers and the like. Today this tip if for those who don't have a ton (like someone I know...), but still want to keep things off the table.

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December 1, 2010

Use empty pill bottles to dispense elastic and similar items. Coil the item to fit into the bottle. Then cut a simple slit/opening in the lid to pull the item out as you need it, as much as you need. Use this to hold and dispense yard string.

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January 17, 2009

Use Over The Door Organizers For Crafts

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Keep your craft room organized with this over-the-door hanger made for shoes. It's perfect for keeping sharp things up high away from small hands. It also separates items nicely, and this one is clear so I can easily see where my items are located.

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March 2, 20170 found this helpful

Organizing Beads and Buttons

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If you have a large collection of beads and buttons, it important to keep them organized so you can locate the ones you need. This is a guide about organizing beads and buttons<.

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March 14, 2011

Crafting can be a wonderful hobby, but you need so many different things to use. In order to try to keep some of my smaller items organized, my husband put up shelves and I used my collection of baby wipe boxes for holding different items.

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February 3, 2013

This is just a simple suggestion for anyone who creates crafts or does art projects. Materials add up quickly and can get scattered about!

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September 6, 2013

I buy mis-matched toothbrush holders in "my colors" at my thrift store and use them to store my paint brushes in while I'm creating.

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February 23, 2011

Ikea clothing hamper.

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I am an avid crocheter and I like to have my patterns, hooks, and different color yarns that I'm working with handy. I found the perfect caddy. I bought these clothes hampers at Ikea for around $4.00.

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April 10, 2011

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When I make something, I always save a pattern; whether it be hard copy or computer copy. I may want to reuse it later and it will be easily accessible filed away in a filing cabinet or on my hard drive.

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October 25, 2010

6" paper scale on desk

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I try to keep the clutter around my desk to a minimum, so I don't own a ruler. But, I do a lot of craft supply selling from there, so this helped me. I measured out a 6 inch piece of paper.

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August 11, 2009

Crochet hook with a cap on non-hook end

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I am moving soon, and taking a lot of craft supplies with me. I wanted all my hooks in this handy clear eyeglass case and this one wouldn't fit. I hacksawed it down to the right size, but didn't want my hook to snag on anything.

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October 15, 2011

I took a wall shelf and drilled holes in which to place my glue guns. The size of the hole depends on the size of each glue gun. I used a round door knob bit; they come in different sizes.

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May 12, 2011

Lids of jars work well to hold beads, straight pins, sequins, etc. I especially like the lids from peanut butter jars.

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February 16, 2010

A great way to make storage for scrapbook paper and magazines is to reuse boxes to make storage containers. While searching the internet, I came across a blog where someone had step-by-step instructions for making a fabric covered box.

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October 22, 20121 found this helpful

Storing Craft Paints

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This guide is about storing craft paints. Keeping your craft paint well organized will make finding the color you need much easier.

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May 8, 20121 found this helpful

Craft Scissors and Paper

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This is a guide about organizing craft projects. Many crafters may be working on multiple projects at the same time or they can only work on their projects when time allows.

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August 3, 2006

I have really gotten into sewing purses in the last year or so. I use a lot of the Barbara Randle crazy quilting patterns. They call for a lot of embellishments.

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November 14, 2011

To keep my craft papers handy, I use clipboards. I can also hang the clipboard on a pegboard with an S hook. Everything is right at my fingertips.

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July 14, 20111 found this helpful

Stack of Ribbons

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This is a guide to organizing ribbon. Even a few spools of ribbon can easily become a tangled mess if they aren't kept organized. Keep your ribbons organized and easy to access for your next craft or project.

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November 8, 2007

I don't have a sewing/craft room, however I do sew and craft a lot so I have one of those plastic drawer organizers and use plastic zip lock bags to organize my stuff. It works great, I can see what's in the bags easily.

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August 20, 2007

The plastic zipper bags that bedding comes in are wonderful in the craft room!

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February 27, 2007

Busy moms, this is a dream come true. I am a teacher and also a mother of a 5 year old who loves crafting. As I am a crafter as well, I am always looking for fun, fast, easy ways for us to do a craft or my students to do a craft without spending so much time setting up and cleaning up and having more time for fun.

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August 26, 20041 found this helpful

If you're in the process of making a lot of crafts, keep a lidded storage box nearby to drop things in when you're finishing them or if you have to stop for some reason, then your things can just be covered and set aside with no fear of losing anything.

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July 30, 20120 found this helpful

Storing Sewing Needles

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This guide is about storing sewing machine needles. Having your needles readily available makes all sewing machine projects easier.

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August 9, 20110 found this helpful

Spools of thread, buttons, scissors, and a tape measure.

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This is a guide about organizing sewing supplies. Keeping all of your sewing supplies well organized makes working on each project easier.

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