Crafting a craft room is on the wish list for any home decorator or crafter…and let’s face it, if you are a budget decorator, they are often one in the same! So I’m going to try to inspire you all to create a space where you can express yourself…and use your creativity to decorate your home! Here are a few tips on crafting the perfect craft room, and tons of inspiration!

DIY craft room


1 – Find the space. That might mean an extra guest room or corner of a den, half the laundry room, or even a cool shed in the yard turned studio! Think about your new craft room just like that…like a creative studio. And find the space!

2 – It’s all about getting organized. Let’s face it, the problem with craft rooms is the chaos. So make a list of the things you want to do within your space, and the materials you will need to do it. Do you need a space to store paints and brushes, or fabrics and thread? A large table for cutting and sewing? Or an empty corner for your easel? A little of it all? Make a list, and prioritize.

3 – Keep like things together. If you are a general crafter, make sure your sewing supplies are near where you set up the machine, and your gift wrap is all with the ribbons and bows. Your paint supplies are all together in one place, so the next time you want to stencil wall…all your choices are right there.

4 – Look for budget minded storage solutions. You don’t have to invest in a huge storage system. Use thrift store furniture (repainted, of course!) sturdy boxes covered in pretty paper, and recycled items to create storage.

5 – Just because your craft room is about function, doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty! Make sure this space reflects your personality…after all, this isn’t like the living room where you have to plan the design for all the members of the family. This is your own personal, creative space. Let it show.

So thats the basics of creating a craft room on a budget… Check out these inspirational photos for craft room storage and design ideas!

If you don’t have space for an entire craft room, perhaps a craft closet will do! Remember, organize, organize, organize!

Craft room closet


Create a closet craft room…and use curtain rods to organize your ribbons and fabric.



Another craft closet… Could  you use a walk in closet for an entire craft room?



Need budget craft room storage ideas? Visit thrift stores for old spice racks!



Ok, this one, I just love… wouldn’t you all love a craft room like this? From

Crafting a Craft Room


Beneath my Heart has a whole craft room tutorial on turning a closet into a crafting space!


Getting the idea? Use these tips and inspiration to create a craft room just perfect for you!

Image Credits: Scrapbook, HGTV, BHG, BHG, BHG, Midnight Creations, Beneath my Heart


  1. Lois Folla January 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Love your organization but lay the markers on their sides. :)

    1. Judy February 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      I have always heard that, but why?

      1. Luralyn March 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm

        Judy, laying markers on their sides (especially double-ended ones) keeps the ink from pooling at the end that’s down in the marker cup, say. It keeps the ink available at both ends of the marker and keeps the end that is “up” from drying out.

      2. e May 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        To keep the ink from draining out of the tips and extending their life. :)

    2. Jane May 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Absolutely. Ink will run to both ends instead of just to one end and not the other.

  2. Mary June 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I found an idea about hanging ribbion spools on wooden hangers and now can not find it. HELP!!!!!

  3. Kati October 25, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I got a good idea to solve out some areas in my kitchen. Though still missing good space for all my handicrafts.

  4. Debbie Ray November 6, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    The top picture of a craft room has a slat wall. Do you know how the slat wall was made? I’m trying to figure out an easy way to make one and have it be strong. It’s a beautiful room!

    1. Crystal Hinch January 31, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      You can find the slat walls at home depot. My husband told me they are about $300.00
      a four foot piece and that it is 2 pieces in the picture

    2. Nanci Hess March 13, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Try re-purposing a pallet…works great and inexpensive.

  5. AmericanWoman January 22, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Some Great Adorable Idea’s Here!! Thks

  6. Renae March 11, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I tried the ribbon organizer on a dowel idea and after having to take it apart in order to take out empty spools…over and over…lol. I finally came up with what works for me. I keep my spools of ribbon in a drawer with dividers between rows of spools. I have a row for each color and ziplock bags for remnants. Now I can remove and add spools with ease!

    1. Jennifer April 30, 2017 at 5:01 am

      Good idea!

  7. Megan @ Adventure & Home January 11, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Some great tips for organizing a craft room. I definitely drooled a bit at that last room, too. Haha. Alas, we have a very small house so I could never dedicate a whole room to crafting. Perhaps one day if we restore the barn, there will be space for that, but right now that’s just not possible. I definitely love the idea of thrifting to find storage solutions, though! I have 2 Goodwills and a Habitat Restore really closeby. They are my favorite shopping haunts! Haha. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jo Smith February 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I love that blue craft room! By the way, I want to create part of a craft room on one wall in my room. Any tips for creating a craft room for one wall?


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