7 Arts & Crafts Supplies Storage Hacks for Simpler Organizing

Want to know how to organize arts and craft supplies once and for all? Check out these 7 easy storage hacks!

My daughter loves making crafts, but her supplies get out of control fast! I’ve been working on teaching her how to organize arts and crafts supplies with these storage hacks that are so simple; even kids can do them. After all, nothing ruins a good crafting session faster than reaching into your supplies to find that perfect piece of ribbon or sticker, only to come up with a tangled mess. Some days it seems like we spend more time untangling stuff and digging around for the right supplies than we do making anything!

Once you learn how to organize arts and crafts supplies, you’ll have a lot more time for the actual creative process. You don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy craft organizers, either. Just about everything on this list is available at your dollar store or local discount store. You may even have most of them laying around your house or in your garage! Let’s check out these easy storage hacks for how to organize arts and crafts supplies.

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How to Organize Arts and Crafts Supplies

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Plastic storage bins

Plastic storage bins come in an array colors and sizes but many crafters like the clear ones so they can view the contents from a distance. You can use the larger ones for storing arts and crafts supplies and use the smaller ones for holding supplies for projects you are currently working on.

Ziploc bags

Ziploc bags come in different sizes and are clear so you can see its contents. These bags are perfect for storing smaller items like beads, organized by color. You can put the beads in the smaller sized bags and then store all of them in one large Ziploc bag.

Multi-compartment boxes

While many people use these multi-compartment boxes for storing small items of hardware like nuts and bolts, these can also be used for storing arts and crafts supplies. One handy use for these boxes is buttons. You can sort the buttons by color or shape.

Fishing tackle boxes

Fishing tackles boxes are not just for storing fishing supplies but also are ideal for storing arts and crafts supplies. You can use tackle boxes to store items that are small in size. Fishing tackle boxes come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes.

Milk crates

Milk crates can be found at many schools and restaurants for free or you can pick them up in most stores, where they are available in a variety of colors. You can use milk crates either separately or stack one on top of the other to make a shelving unit.

Pill Boxes

You know all those itty bitty little beads, foam pieces and other tiny arts and crafts supplies that seem to reproduce in your child’s craft bin? Pill boxes are perfect for those. You can find these at dollar stores or your local pharmacy. They come in so many different sizes and colors too, so you can get one type of beads and another type for, say, scrap-booking embellishments.


Clipboards are a great organizing tool. They can be used to hold lists of all your arts and crafts supplies or supplies you are running low on. You can also use them for holding different types of construction or scrapbooking paper in place.

These seven storage hacks will help you get those arts and crafts supplies organized in no time! Of course, once you get everything in its place, make sure you keep up with the organizing system!

Do you have any tips on how to organize arts and crafts supplies? Share in the comments!

17 thoughts on “7 Arts & Crafts Supplies Storage Hacks for Simpler Organizing”

  1. Yes, all of these hacks are a great way to store crafts. We are in the process of cleaning house and all the crap we no longer need so that we can have better storage solutions. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh I remember having so many crafting supplies! I used to scrapbook, make cards and do all that. Heck I was on design teams for manufacturers and had work published in magazines. So many supplies, but then I went digital, as I fell in love with photoshop!

  3. Robin Masshole mommy

    These are such brilliant ideas and I definitely need to try a couple of these. I love the fish tackle box one :-)

  4. These are such great ideas! I am very bad in organizing my things and my arts supplies are often spread around the house. When I start painting and I need a particular thing, I simply can’t find it and get mad. I think that the time has come for me to put all my supplies in order. Thank you for the ideas. I think that storage is the key to having all my stuff well organized and at the place that I need them to be!

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