My craft closet in our office/guest bedroom was becoming a huge mess (I have way too many craft goodies) and I had such a hard time finding something when I needed it. You too!? Here is what I did! I took most of the tiny supplies (buttons, pom poms, beads, etc) and put them on the unused shelves of our wall desk in containers I found for less than $1 and $2 each! Let me walk you through my DIY dollar organization idea you can use to store your craft supplies!
When I was searching for containers, I was shocked at the price of craft containers…it was outrageous. If you craft, you typically have a lot of stuff. Who can afford a jar that cost $10?! Not me.
I finally found round clear plastic containers and clear plastic mason jars from Michaels. Now, I know what you are thinking, ugh plastic. I know, I know. Hear me out. My five year old loves to come and stand on a chair to get something down without asking. The last thing I wanted was glass shattered on the floor. For me, the plastic is worth it since my kids are so little and unpredictable. I also plan on using these for a long long time.
- 8oz clear plastic mason jars
- 16oz clear plastic mason jars
- 8oz clear plastic storage containers with white lid
What I love about these.
- They are clear! Maybe you do not like seeing everything and want it more hidden, but I am notorious for buying a craft item I already had. You too?! It was way too much work to try and scrounge through my supplies to see if I already had it. Now I know exactly what I have so I will not overbuy.
- I can keep all my kids art supplies (markers, crayons, colored pencils, etc.) separate. I previously used a large round lazy susan type container with four dividers for all of these supplies together. It seemed great at first, but I would just find all of it on the floor and would have to reorganize it daily. I have learned that less is more for kids under 5. Now, I can hand them one type of marker and it is so much easer to clean up at the end of the day!
If you do not have the space or do not want to see all of your supplies, you could still put everything into these containers and then store them in a bin in a closet. I happened to have the space and I like to see what I have. This is what works for me so I wanted to share it with you all!
If you prefer Dollar Tree, I did find a few items that could be great to store craft supplies:
- Mini clear plastic containers
- Mason Jars (glass)
- Multipurpose Tabletop Organizers (great for a kids craft table)
Please let me know what you think in the comments!
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