Craft Desk Storage

If you’re just joining us allow me to get you up to speed on Operation De-Crap Craft Room.

First, I identified the problem here.

Then, I built the most awesome craft desk here.

Now, I’ve created storage for the following “piles” of craft opportunities.

Craft Acrylic Paint

Acrylic Paint Brushes

Picture Frame Hardware

Scissors, X-acto Knife, Fabric Cutter

Huge Collection of Embrodery Floss

Spools of Ribbon

Washi Tape Collection

Glue (Many Varieties)

Tape (Many Varieties)




Sew Thread and Needle


Stamping Collection

Do-Dads (Many Varieties)

Paper & Envelopes

Paper Mache Letters

And much more…

That’s a lot of crap craft!

When it comes to creating, I like to dabble in everything. I wanted all of my craft opportunities to be accessible while at the same time I wanted all of it hidden behind the doors of my craft desk.

Remember, my craft room/office is now in the dining room. The dining room is open to the whole house and I wanted all my crafty implements to be close by without the whole world knowing about it. You dig?

I went to Pinterest for some inspiration and found quite a few hot looking craft spaces. (You can follow my Craft Room Pinterest board here.) The only problem was that their storage solutions were on shelves, racks, bookcases. A bit to revealing for me. I like to leave a little mystery. 🙂

Here are some of my favorites but didn’t make the cut.

Light and airy. I’m always drawn to this look. The one thing I just won’t do from this desk forward is to have my computer monitor out and about. I hate looking at all that hardware madness. I’ll have that solution to share soon.

Source Unknown

I couldn’t find the actual source but I can tell you that this is most likely a pic from a Pottery Barn catalog. I actually have the hanging file (to the right of the white board) in cream. Of course, I can’t imagine paying $50 (retail) for that one piece which is why your girl, Christine, got it for under $10 at the PB outlet. Ah yeah!

I love the vintage, worn in, I get down and dirty with my creative self, room. But I just couldn’t bare to see this daily and out of context of being creative. You know what I mean?

This is what I came up with and I think it’s a good start.

All this can be yours with a few supplies. Check it out.

White stackable bins: Staples, $4.99 for 3/pk. Walmart also carries the exact same ones for about $2 each.

Martha Stewart Bookplates: Staples, $4.99 for 3/pk. These are the largest of the two styles and have a self adhesive back.

Blue & White Geometric Magazine Files: Target, $1 at the front of the store in the dollar bin section.

Glass Candy Jars: Walmart, $6 (larger), $4 (smaller)

Total: $64

I had these storage solutions already on hand:

Paris Fabric Bin: Home Goods

Fabric Hanging File Box w/Lid: TJ Maxx

Teal Letter Holder: Goodwill

Glass Candy Jar: Consignment Store

Martha Stewart White Magazine Holder: Goodwill

Martha Stewart White Box w/Lid x2: Staples

Washi Tape: Michaels and Pick Your Plum

This is only the beginning people but I’m really cooking now!

What is your favorite storage solution ever?

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  1. Oh my word, it looks amazing. Everything is organized so perfectly and beautifully. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. i think adding those labels can make anything immediately look more chic! love this. definitely following your craft space board:) i am in need of an overhaul

  3. It looks great! And I had to laugh because mine is currently called a “crap room” too!

  4. Great start!! Love the desk 🙂 My crafty area is getting a little out of hand too- need a place for my do-dads as well!

  5. Looking good and so organized! And coordinated! And neat! Can you tell I’m jealous? thanks so much for linking up at Busy Monday!!!

  6. I like things a bit concealed too. I think seeing everything on shelves is a bit overwhelming and distracting when I walk into a space or I am trying to get in that creative zone. Loved your space and pinned a few of the ideas from your PInterest Board. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love these ideas! I have a couple of table tops from Ikea that I didn’t know what to do with and I think I know now!! I wanted to let you know that I moved my Printabelle link party over to my site: I’d love for you to link up there! Thanks!

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