Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas!

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas!
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Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas!

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas! Is your Craftroom or workspace busting at the seams? Do you spend more time looking for materials than playing with them? Then take a look at these really useful storage solutions that we use here at Truly Living, and what alternatives are available from Amazon.

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas! See what's in our creative space

Rotating Wire Shop Display

1. Shop Display Stands

Shop display stands are perfect for showcasing your crafting supplies. Keeping your crafty goodies neat and organised, whilst protecting them from damage. You'll never forget what you have once you use a system like this in your crafting space. Our wire carousel came from a craft shop closing down sale. It needed repairing and respraying before we were able to use it. You can buy a new Shop Display unit from Amazon.

We’ve used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the hanging display cards.  An A4 sheet of paper yielded 3 display cards for our carousel. Please click on any image here  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas!

2. Repurposed Lantern

Here, we have repurposed a reproduction lantern from QVC. It houses an ever growing bead collection. As well as being a stunning focal point, the antique style lantern helps to protect the beads from dust and damage. A string of mini lights, powered by AA batteries illuminates the pretty shining facets and helps us to see the contents. We've have used twisted paperclips to hang each string of beads from the lantern.

Our top Amazon Picks...

QVC no longer sell this lantern, but you can find similar from Amazon, see our favourites below.  Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

Vintage Rose Suitcases

3. Vintage Rose Suitcases perfect craft storage

With growing environmental concerns about plastics, it good to see an alternative that is both functional and pretty. Made from robust card and available in a wide range of colours and designs, you'll be able to find a set that suits you. These pretty little cases are perfect for hiding all manner of crafty-carnage inside. Perfect for storing your less aesthetically attractive materials.

Our top Amazon Picks...

We’ve searched Amazon for our favourite suitcases, here is a selection of the best on offer. Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

MOPPE Mini chest of drawers

4. Mini chest of drawers.

Many of us have frequented IKEA on the lookout for well designed and affordable pieces for our homes. IKEA is a great place to bag a bargain, but unfortunately mass production means you'll probably find the same item in your friends home. This is where DIY and Hacks can help to add your own personal touch and charter to your IKEA buys.

Our top Amazon Picks...

The MOPPE Mini Chest of Drawers has been spray painted, waxed and features these cute labels with incorporated pull tab.  A light rub over with a fine sandpaper before waxing will give an aged and worn look. Of course, if you want just want unfinished wood with the pulls already attached, Amazon have a wonderful little set of tea drawers, perfect for beads and bobbins. Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

You can also ‘Shop your home’ and hack an existing set of ugly plastic draws just as we have done here.  Click the link to go to the tutorial. /poundland-hack-storage-drawers/

DIY May 2019 Mini Draws
Poundland Draw Hack, Click on the Picture for further details

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organization Ideas!

Acrylic Organiser

5. Acrylic Display Stand

Acrylic is such a versatile material, that's why it's available in so many guises. As it's generally clear, you'll find it matches with your existing scheme. It can also be pimped-up by painting, spraying or simply lined with pretty papers.

Here, we have wound a strip of double sided tape around the middle of the unit and adhered gold foil to create a stylish trim. Glitter would also offer a nice pop of colour or bling to this plain unit. If you have some pretty Washi Tape, you can wrap it around the stand to quickly change the look of the unit.

Our top Amazon Picks...

Amazon offer so many affordable options for Acrylic Organisers, we were totally spoiled for choice! Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas!

6. Display Unit and Mini Jars

Storing all of those little bits and bobs can be tricky. Here, were have decanted the tiny embellishments into these cute mini jars and displayed them in this stylish whitewashed display case. Not only can we see all of our crafty goodies, but the unit also looks like a piece of decoration, adorning our craft desk.

Tie a luxe grosgrain ribbon to the handle, or decorate with a little tassel, beads or mini pompoms. Closing the door helps to keep your craft area looking neat and tidy, as well as keeping the contents dust free.

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organisation Ideas!

Our top Amazon Picks...

This unit was picked-up at a local independent retailer, but Amazon have some wonderful, equally stylish alternatives, see our favourites below. We just loved this stunning Vintage Flower Shelf Liner! Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

Our Top 10 Creative Craftroom Organization Ideas!

RÅSKOG Trolley Baking Station

7. RÅSKOG Trolley

Pinterest is absolutely littered with pictures of the RÅSKOG Trolley. These trolleys have been so incredibly popular in helping us to organise our lives. Here, we use them to store folded fabric, Kilner jars of embellishments or baking supplies, cutting dies and much more. They also make perfect mobile book shelf or magazine rack. The variety of applications are endless!

These versatile little carts are so popular that IKEA often run low or out of stock. When we decided to add to our collection, we chose this black version sold by HobbyCraft (pictured next to the RÅSKOG). 

RÅSKOG Baking Station

Our top Amazon Picks...

On Amazon, we spotted this stunning soft blue three-tier metal trolley at nearly half the price of IKEA. It would look stunning with a thick band of the shelf liner above, wrapped around each basket/tray.

Also spotted, this fresh white design, perfect for crafting in front of the fire, television, or onbed.  It features a table top, perfect for a laptop or craft mat.  We all agree this would make a perfect die-cutting station, with space for the dies below and the die cutting machine on the top.

New to Amazon is another great design… Trolley-meet-Pegboard! This customisable trolley features removable hooks and storage bins to attach to the double pegboard….Genius! 

Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

Tiered Wire Baskets

8. Tiered Wire Baskets

Ribbons, trims and cottons are tricky to store. They are easy to tangle and damage. We often forget what we have. One way of reminding yourself of your supplies and to ensure you have everything to hand, it to use baskets. Tiered baskets make great use of limited desk realestate, perfect for us messy crafters!

Our top Amazon Picks...

This three-tiered antique style basket is functional and elegant, with roomy baskets you’ll have plenty of space to stash your materials.  

If you are more limited with desk space, this rope style wire two-tier basket is a great alternative.

Being more than partial to a bit of bling, we couldn’t resist including this gold number!  Topped by a cute perching bird, it’s bound to bring a little bit of elegance to any creative space.  

Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

KALLAX Shelves craft storage ideas

9. KALLAX Shelves

KALLAX, formally named EXPEDIT, is probably one of the most popular items of furniture in the craft world. Perfectly suited to hold 12x12 scrapbook paper, cupboards or large bins to conceal our crafty mayhem. Sold by IKEA, these are also available through Amazon. We ran a price comparison and at the time of publishing, IKEA were cheaper, but delivery was extra, so always check before you buy to ensure you're getting the best deal.

Our top Amazon Picks...

We couldn’t live without our KALLAX, and if you’re like us, you’ll love what we found on Amazon to compliment your unit.

Firstly, this adorable cat bed that simply slots into the KALLAX, keeping your best friend(s) close by whilst you’re busy crafting.  

We ordered two sets of the 15-Tray Die Storage Units which slot comfortably into the KALLAX.  These were a little tricky to assemble, but well worth the effort!  We also purchased A4 magnetic sheets to lay on each try to ensure the dies didn’t just slide off.  It’s also handy to lay a piece of A4 paper in between the magnetic sheet and dies.  Then trace around each die with a marker so it’s easy to remember where each die belongs.  They are constructed of MDF, so we’re planning on spray painting each set white to blend in with the KALLAX.

Amazon offer an extensive range of drawers, cupboards and storage baskets for the KALLAX.  This set caught our eye because of the handy inbuilt label holders which are a great idea to help us crafters find our materials more easily.  These baskets come in a variety of colours, so you’ll find ones to fit your scheme.

 Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.

Rather Starter Pegboard Kit from Amazon

10. Peg Board

We've left this one to last, as it's the next on our Wish List! Totally inspired by Pinterest Pins of gorgeous displays of crafty stash, we just can't resist any longer! A standard pegboard can lack personality, that's why we're hankering for a Hack! A standard pegboard can be cut to size and painted with your choice of finish. White is a great option as it allows your craft supplies to really pop against the plain backdrop.

Our top Amazon Picks...

Our first find on Amazon was an easy solution.  We loved the white pegboard with the accessories included, so you have everything you need to get going.  Although the white is slick, you may prefer the pop of colour provided by the other eight  colour options on offer.

If you fancy a DIY or Hack, find an antique looking frame, order a sheet of pegboard (we found one 60cm x 60cm for £12.02), cut it down to fit your frame, then just paint the pegboard to match.

We found this Ornate Shabby Chic Antique Style Frame, available in a light or dark finish.  This frame would be ideal once the MDF backing and Perspex Sheet have been removed.

 Please click on any image below  to be taken to Amazon for further details.


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"When you think of craft organisation, Amazon may not be the first retailer that comes to mind. We were all surprised at the extensive range on offer and impressed by the competitive prices. As Amazon offer free delivery on many items, there's no need to brave that cold weather, just pop the kettle on and settle down for some well earned Retail Therapy!"
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