I love making crafts and scrapbooking, so I have a LOT of supplies. When they aren’t organized, it makes it so hard to find anything. Over the years, I have come up with some different ways to organize my items so that I can find everything and so that it doesn’t look messy.
I am going to show you some of the ways that I organize my craft and scrapbook supplies in hopes that it will help you to organize your own items.
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How to Organize Craft Supplies
Plastic Shoe Boxes
Plastic shoe boxes with labels on the ends work perfectly to hold craft items such as pipe cleaners, small bottles of paint, etc.
They fit nicely on small wooden shelves.
Plastic containers that popcorn and peanuts come in are handy for large quantities of small items such as buttons or seashells.
I have a small organizer with drawers that was meant to hold screws and bolts. Mine is filled with buttons, beads, charms, and jewelry pieces.
A shoe organizer turned on its’ side so that the slots are vertical is nice for craft aprons, large jars of paint, small bottles, etc.
How to Organize Scrapbook Supplies
If you are someone who likes scrapbooking and rubber stamps, there are a lot of ways to keep those supplies sorted.
Paper trays or magazine holders work nicely for scrapbook paper.
I cut a cat litter box to look like a magazine box. Then, I covered it with contact paper. My 12 x 12 paper fits in it nicely. I used old, thin pieces of cardboard to divide the paper into sections such as children, beach, outdoors, flowers, etc. I made my own tabs to have labels that look like file cabinet file folders.
I have binders with page protectors to organize sticks and letters. The letters are sorted by color. The stickers are sorted by theme.
Small, plastic pencil boxes work well for rubber stamps. They are easy to find and cheap in August when school supplies are on sale. I have them sorted by themes.
Small baskets or bins are useful for holding larger items that are not flat. You can use a variety of shapes and sizes of bins and baskets.
Where to Put Your Stuff
All of my scrapbook stuff including all of my finished albums are in a closet that has a bunch of shelves in it. This way everything is in one spot.
My craft items are all downstairs in my basement in a little room.
You don’t have to have a lot of space. You just need to be creative in how you organize your stuff.
Here are a couple pictures of my scrapbook closet:
Where do I Get My Supplies?
I buy most of my stamps and scrapbook supplies at garage sales. I usually buy albums and sticky tabs new, though, just because I don’t usually see those items.
Related: The Ultimate Garage Sale Guide