Upcycling Ideas for Craft Supply Storage and Organization

Upcycling Ideas for Craft Supply Storage and Organization

I’m fairly certain that one of the universal truths in the crafting world is that craft supply storage and organization is a CONSTANT struggle. Whether we’re talking beads, small bottles of paint, sewing notions, yarn, or paper ephemera, there is an unending need for organizing craft supplies. No matter the material or supply in question!

And I am no stranger to upcycling ideas for craft room storage. I’ve completed several repurposed projects so far and have even more ideas in the hopper.

Stencil storage? Got that covered…

File tote for reusable stencils as arts and crafts storage

A coordinating set of craft organizers from the thrift store…

organizing craft supplies with a paint brush holder

But I am certainly not alone- my fellow bloggers have TONS of upcycling ideas for organizing your craft supplies, and I’ve gathered them here for your inspiration.

I always say that upcycling and organizing go hand-in-hand. Why? Because so many random objects from thrift stores can “hold” stuff, especially small stuff like craft supplies.

Hardware organizer from a Tupperware veggie tray

Markers in a mason jar…glitter in salt shakers…you get the picture.

And moms and grandmas who used old cookie and biscuit tins to hold buttons or sewing supplies were doing this LONG before we had trendy words like “upcycling”.

craft paper storage in a vintage photo album

Or perhaps they used tin cans as storage holders, like I did in my book, “Crafting with Flannel”.

markers and pens in a tin can

So, if you’re looking for craft storage ideas and organizing your craft supplies on a budget, then this collection is DEFINITELY for you!

Upcycling Ideas for Craft Supply Storage and Organization

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Well, what sparked your curiosity? Or conversely, have you upcycled something totally differently for your craft supplies?

Craft paint storage in wooden drawers for craft room organization

Getting our craft stuff in order is a constant battle, and hopefully you found some inspiration for organizing craft supplies in your home! And starting at the thrift store is a great idea.

ribbon organizer from a wooden candelabra

You just never know what you’ll find that can “hold” stuff from your craft room!

diy pin cushion in a vintage teapot

And giving it a makeover or making it pretty to look at? Well, that’s just icing on the <upcycling> cake, if you ask me!

I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your own craft supply storage here. It’s amazing how useful the most unexpected pieces can be. All you need is a little crafty magic and an inspiring nudge!

Fabric organizer for scrap fabric with a wooden gun rack

And since your craft room isn’t the only place that could use some organizational help, check out this kitchen caddy I made from a magazine rack, too!

Baking pan storage in a kitchen caddy

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. Thanks so much for including me 🙂 All of these organizers are amazing! I need to spend some time in my workshop and make these happen!

  2. Thank you for sharing this Craft Storage and Craft Organizing post – so much inspiration.

  3. Great ideas, Sarah–I just linked to the post in my Facebook group 🙂 Thanks for all the resources!

  4. I found a gunrack for $3 but haven’t made a ribbon rack like yours yet! Good winter project. In the old days I used several spice racks for my acrylic paints but have graduated to the nice storebot spinning one that still doesn’t hold all my paints (now including fabric paints and glass stains!). I made your upended stool with castors for wrapping paper storage and loved using it during Christmas! A thrifted plastic 3 drawer storage unit holds my glitter and glitter glue. These supplies all mulltiple like dirty dishes left in the sink at nite! And then, my local Big Lots had Christmas stuff 90% off; just had to buy some ribbon, ornaments, paper, flower bushes, etc. to craft for my church’s Christmas bazaar–another pile! With this “Snowmageddon” storm, I am doing some crafting!

  5. Great ideas! Started out the new year with fun ideas. Thanks

  6. Thanks for linking my post!

  7. I’m always looking for new ways to organise my craft supplies. These ideas are great, thank you for including my denim pocket organiser.

  8. What a awesome collection of craft storage ideas! Lots of creative ideas! I love finding new ideas for getting my craft room organized.

  9. Amy @ StowandtellU says

    I’m seeing some pretty clever ideas for my future craft shed. Great round-up. Thanks for including mine in the bunch, Sadie!!


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