Storing Craft Supplies

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June 23, 2016

Store Jewelry Findings in Clear BoxesI make and repair jewelry and I get little boxes from the Dollar Tree. They are cheap and functional, although I will get them square from now on.


But, with the white lid on, I have to take them out to see what is inside or label them. This presents a problem if I use it up and want to use the box for something else. So, I simply turn them upside down. Problem solved. I can see what is inside and not waste time looking for something I need.

This can be used for office supplies, hardware and anything small you need to keep organized.


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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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April 28, 2019

This is a charming little box, made out of part of a cracker box. The designs on this box are various colors of paper, glued on all four sides.


Twine adds a cute touch, along with a big bow. I am using this one to store craft supplies and paper scraps.

Upcycled Cracker Box for Storing Craft Supplies - finished, but empty box with ribbon box

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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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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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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, 2010

Because of the width and depth of the shot glass, a glue bottle placed upside down will sit on the rim of the glass and the tip of the glue bottle will not touch the bottom of the glass.

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March 25, 2009

I use zip lock bags for my children's lunches but they don't like them after a couple of uses as they look crinkled. I don't throw them out. I found them useful for small pieces of fabric that I have prepared for patchwork.

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June 10, 2015

I am a "Crafty One" or that's what my family calls me. I have all kinds of things: beads, foam, feathers, all sorts of little tiny things, etc.

I've already tried Tupperware, but the lids come off and everything goes everywhere. They take up tons of space in my closet and I don't have a lot of space in my closet.
Any storage solutions for crafts?


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June 11, 20150 found this helpful

From the kitchen - bottles, jars, anything with screw on tops, oatmeal boxes with tops, plastic meat trays, ice cube trays...

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June 14, 20150 found this helpful

Your Tupperware lids should never come off. But that is just one of the many things to keep things in. I love shoe boxes because they are free and fit well in closets. You can leave something hanging out the lid so you can see what is inside, or just label it. Another good thing is the plastic coffee containers. I don't find the shape as cool but I do love the handles/cutouts for your hands. They stack well, too.


If you have space in your closet for a few hangers, put your flat things in zipper bags and then hang them from binder clips. Just release them when you need them and reclip them when you are done. Easy and see through.

Pretty jars are a nice way, too. I did this a few years back and still get compliments. Mayo jars work really well and plastic doesn't break if dropped. I hope these help.

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July 1, 20150 found this helpful

Cool thanks and I Have found a spice rack at a garage sale which works for all sorts of thinks. Thanks for the great answers!

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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

This question was from 2015 but it seems there are people still wanting ideas for storing a variety of things. You do say the storage containers you are using take up a lot of room in your closet so it seems you may have some available space in a closet? If that is the case then how about considering one of the 3 drawer plastic drawer units that are sold at most of the larger stores? Some of these units are better made than in the past and usually have wheels so they can be moved when using the contents in another area.


The flat top is also usable for maybe a small storage container for larger items or for everyday things/folded clothes/shoe boxes or whatever. These units will fit in closets under short hanging clothes (blouses/pants folded on hangers/shirts/tops/etc). You can use smaller containers in the drawers to hold all the small (easily lost/spilled) items or even kitchen silverware holders.
These units are handy and generally inexpensive for a one time buy and can be used in other areas of the home if closet space is not available.
Different types of units are available at local stores or on line at Amazon/eBay/etc.

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July 31, 20170 found this helpful

How about using clean styrofoam egg cartons for storing tiny items?

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October 22, 2012

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

Storing Craft Paints

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July 9, 2018

Molded pulp paper packaging is a great item to use for organizing craft supplies. This is a page about using cardboard packaging to organize craft supplies.

Craft supplies in pasteboard packing material.

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May 16, 2017

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

Fishing Boxes as Craft Organizers

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