Clearing Craft Clutter

Clearing Craft Clutter

Are you like me? Addicted to collecting craft supplies? I don’t have as much time to “play” with them as I’d like but I’m a sucker for Michael’s and other craft stores.

Once you bring all your pretty supplies home…what to do with them?

I love putting them away and organizing them. The more display area I have, the happier I am.

I’m a scrapbooker and the supplies such as papers, markers, ribbons and stickers are so colorful and pretty to display.

Regardless of your craft niche, these storage tips will work for most craft supplies.


A great way to display pretty scissors , paintbrushes ,ribbons and other odds and ends is a colorful pegboard. You can buy one at a hardware store and paint it to suit your whimsy.

I like to craft on the go…so I keep little projects and their accessories in a cleaning caddy.

When watching a movie I often crop and mat photos. It makes scrapbooking my pages much quicker when I have the time.

A great space saver is a hanging shoe storage unit . Oddly shaped items can be placed in the individual pockets. The storage unit can be placed behind a door for easy access. I like to use ones with clear or mesh pockets so that I can see what is in each pocket.


My favorite of all organizing supplies is a clear plastic tackle box. The little compartments are perfect for tiny buttons, plastic googly eyes, eyelets and beads.

It is so easy to see your supplies at a glance and simplifies carrying supplies from room to room.

With younger children an easy storage system facilitates clean up. I love using colorful plastic drawer storage units for papers, crayons, markers, felts and pipe cleaners.

You can put a picture of the item to be stored on the front and even your preschooler can then help tidy up.

As a scrapbooker I love the wall to wall papers found at the craft stores. I use clear office paper stackable trays to store my papers. I like to organize them from lightest to darkest. The clean crisp look of the organized papers give my scrapbook room a professional feel.

Every school year my children wanted new plastic pencil cases for their desks at school. Now that they have graduated, I use them for pens, markers, rubber stamps and punches for die cuts. They are colorful and stackable and look great on shelving.

So fellow crafters, now that you have a system to organize your craft supplies, shop guilt free. Placing the new products in their proper place is half the fun! (If you love to organize that is.)


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  3. What beautiful pictures! I have a plastic drawer unit similar to the ones you’ve shown here where I keep small supplies for scrapbooking and cardmaking. Unfortunately, mine is not translucent, as it was originally purchased to hold personal supplies in a bathroom, but it does the job.

    • Janet,

      It is fun to find creative uses for household items! Thanks for your feedback.


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