I know that sometimes all the crafts you own can get into a big cluttery mess, but you don't have a ton of extra cash to spend on fancy organizational items. So I have found some amazing and clever items you may have around your house (of can find at the thrift store of garage sales) to help organize your crafty belongings!
Storage out of a Keurig Rack
Turn an old Keurig rack into a storage caddy for any of your smaller items using some mini dip-takeout containers! Store anything from sequins (like thecraftypickle.com on the right did) to buttons, beads, eyelets and so much more!
Or place your paint bottles in the Keurig rack (like hometalk.com left). I would put your paint tops down with a tight lid so you can see the colors in your bottles since a lot of brands don't have the color sticker on the lids.
It makes a great display piece too so you can easily leave it out on the counter or shelf!
Storage out of Tin Cans
These next three are just made out of tin cans straight from your recycling bin! Add some paint, scrapbook paper or washi tape to decorate them and you're done!
Storage out of Shakers
Wether it's a salt and pepper shaker, sugar shaker or spice shaker it'll work! It doesn't matter if it's plastic or glass either! I think this is most ideal for glitter (especially if you buy it in bulk like me!!) But I do also love how the twine is in the sugar shaker, it seems pretty easy to gab the piece you need right from the spout! I'm defiantly going to keep my eye out for a couple of those when I'm treasure hunting!
Storage out of Magazine Folders
This one is brilliant and the way that I store my cardstock and 8.5"x 11" papers! I originally had them horizontally on the shelf but if I needed one from the bottom they all seemed to come out! This idea is a way better solution and you can easily color co-ordinate them too! Ikea has some fairly inexpensive ones or if you want to spend no money, use your old cereal boxes and cut the tops and half the side off!
Storage out of Spice Racks
Similar to the Keurig rack, you can use an old spice rack and they come with perfect sized containers great for small storage or random items!
Storage out of PVC Pipe
So yes, I know that everyone doesn't have PVC pipe lying around the house, but it is pretty inexpensive from the hardware store so I had to share these storage solutions because they are amazing!! The photos say enough but I love how you can paint them, and connect the corners to make a box shape! Click on the pictures to get the link of how you can make them yourself!
Storage out of an Ice Cube Tray
Ice cube trays are a great storage for inside drawers being a perfect shallow height! They are great for organizing small things or miscellaneous things or as the pictured shown below with washi tape and bobbins.
Jars! Jars! Jars! Wether they are in your garage, your cupboards or your recycle bins, jars are all around us! They are handy for storage and trendy for decor and I'm going to show you 5 ways you can make over your jars right now!
1. Distressed and Painted
Make sure your jar is washed and dried. Choose a color of paint and using your paint brush, paint a couple coats of paint all over your jar letting it dry in-between coats. You may want to paint more coats to get a darker shade, or less, it's up to you!
Once you are done painting and it's completely dry, then you can take your sandpaper and gently rub your jar. I chose to focus on the corners and the lines and words embossed in the jar. Again, be creative and do as little or as much sanding as you would like to get your desired look!
When you are finished you can add some twine around the middle or top of the jar for a nice accent!
2. The Vintage Look
This one is super easy and fast to make. Simply cut your burlap to fit the height and circumference of your jar and glue it on. I just put a couple dots to hold it in place on one side and then just a strip on the other side to fasten it.
Then cut your lace to fit around the middle of your jar and glue it the same way. You can add twine around the top as well!
3. Jars for Storage
The easiest tutorial today! Or ever! (LOL) Find some cute lace and glue it around the top of your jar!
It's so easy, yet so cute that you can make multiples and they would look amazing together!
What I love most about this one, it that it's great for store things out in the open. You can see right through the jar so you know what's in there, but it looks clean and organized!
4. Glitter Jars!
Once you have cleaned and dry your jar, cover it with mod podge or glue using your paint brush. Don't worry about getting it on the bottom or inside, we only need to glitter all around the outside. When the jar is covered sprinkle the glitter all over! I like to put a tray underneath my work space and then go overboard with the glitter, then after I can pour the excess back in the container.
When you're finished, put the jar on a piece of newspaper outside and lightly spray over all the glitter with a lacquer to keep the glitter on the jar. I like to do this process a couple times so that no glitter falls off. Just make sure you let it dry in-between coats.
5. Mod Podge Jars
Do you remember using mod podge in Elementary School? It was so much fun to create collages and other projects using mod podge!
Wash and dry your jar thoroughly. Cut a piece of paper to the height and circumference of your jar. You may need two pieces depending on the size of your paper and jar. You don't have to punch a shape in your paper, I did because I put a candle in mine and thought it made a great decor piece for on top of our piano! If you don't have a punch you can cut out a shape with a craft knife. Line your paper against your jar and see where you want to punch a shape out, I did two hearts on opposite sides of the jar.
Using your paint brush, cover the jar with mod podge. Then starting at one end, roll your paper onto the jar over the mod podge, smoothing out any wrinkles and bubbles. Once it's on you can paint over top of the paper with the mod podge giving it one to two coats.
I'm Amanda -a wife, mom of two and small business owner- living on the West Coast and sharing my love of crafting with you! Here you'll find DIY projects, tutorials, crafting tips and so much more!