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.
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 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.
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 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.
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!