14 fresh ideas to plan and organize your craft room

Hacks and ideas to solve your craft room storage woes.

If there’s one thing I know about DIY, is that you need
storage — storage for supplies, tools, leftover bits and bobs,
paused projects (you know, the macrame tapestry from 2018?) and for
future projects.

Luckily for us, IKEA is synonymous with storage. And with a bit
of hacking, you can make it to store all your craft supplies.

Let’s take a look at some craft rooms and see how they do
it.

The crafting table #1 LACK cutting table

There are many ways to build a craft table. This
one from Brooke
is one of the easiest I’ve seen, made from 12
LACK side tables. The space beneath
the LACK table tops provided space for storage, which she organized
with baskets and bins.

On top, she laid a cutting board over the IKEA STOPP anti-slip underlay.

Lastly, she fastened picture ledges along the sides of the
table to hold her rulers, pencils and tools.

#2 KALLAX craft table

Besides the LACK, the KALLAX 2×2 is a favourite in

craft table hacks
. And for good reasons. You can add wheels,
inserts, drawers and doors to customize to your heart’s content.

See Karen’s craft table hack here
.

Related:
Smart sewing table with a sliding tray for sewing machine

#3 Kitchen island craft table

IKEA kitchen cabinets are great for craft rooms as well. I love
how the IKEA Home Tour Squad transformed this back room into a
craft space. The island, built from SEKTION cabinets, works as a
cutting table. There are also kitchen cabinets towards the wall for
a small pantry and hung up high for closed storage.

Home Squad Craft room makeover

Source:
IKEA Home Tour

And the best thing about using the kitchen system is you can use
all the accessories made for the kitchen to store your craft
supplies. Like the small VARIERA boxes and KORKEN jars.

Variera storage

Source: IKEA Home
Tour

See the makeover in the video below.

Make room for storage #1 KALLAX shelving unit + boxes

In
Taylor Made Creates
, Taylor uses the KALLAX 5×5 as her main
storage unit.

KALLAX for storage in the craft room

Credit: Taylor Made
Creates

To keep the palette serene, she inserts white DRÖNA boxes into majority of
the cubbies. On the right column, Taylor stores all her fabric
samples, wound around comic book boards (brilliant!).

fabric wrapped in boards

Credit: Taylor Made
Creates

For larger swatches, Megan of
The Homes I Have Made
stores them in the DRÖNA boxes, with a
pretty tag in front.

fabric samples

Credit:
The Homes I Have Made

#2 IVAR system + SAMLA boxes

The IVAR is awesome as the open shelving allows you to easily
see what you have. Pair it with some SAMLA boxes to sort and organize. And
magazine holders to keep files and patterns.

Craft room ideas - IVAR

Source:
IKEA Home Tour

What’s more, if you don’t have lots of space you can use the
IVAR fold up table module to create an
all-in-one craft desk
.

Hang them up

Another IKEA Home Tour Squad craft room makeover provided some
great ideas there.

This one in particular (from the 2:00 mark) caught my eye. The
DIGNITET curtain wire holds up the
tubes of paint and turns them into a beautiful display. Below that
the GRUNDTAL rail and caddies for
brushes, pens, etc. (GRUNDTAL is discontinued. Replace it with the
current KUNGSFORS system)

Craft room ideas - curtain rail

Obviously, the SKÅDIS is made with crafters in
mind. Use the SKÅDIS hooks to hang up
your range of brushes and tools and containers for smaller
items.

And, in the photo below, is another great example of IKEA
hacking itself. They wall hung the cheap GREJIG shoe rack to hold paper
rolls.

Craft room ideas - GREJIG shoe rack

Credit:
IKEA.com

Related:
5 ways to make the SKÅDIS pegboard even better

Introduce handy helpers #1 Ironing board on wheels

If you sew, you’ll want your ironing board to be easily
accessible. This RÅSKOG + JÄLL ironing board
on wheels hack
fits the bill.

#2 Yarn station

The VARIERA plastic bag holder holds all
sorts of yarn and ribbons. See
it here
. Also very good for paper
rolls like gift wrap
.

yarn station

#3 Thread organizer

Get them sorted with a FINTORP basket. Tutorial
here
.

#4 Bead sorter

An IKEA magnetic notice board, wrapped
in pretty fabric, is perfect for holding up the GRUNDTAL containers filled with
beads, buttons, etc.

bead containers

#5 Flat paper file

If you prefer to store your art paper flat, this hack is
for you
.

#6 Add seating with storage

A STOCKSUND bench for when you want to
take a break from crafting. At the same time, use it to store your
craft books and materials.

seating with storage

Credit: IKEA.com

Hope these ideas inspired to organize your craft room. Tag us on
Instagram @ikeahackersofficial
if you use any of these ideas.

Craft room ideas – Home Tour

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