Creating a DIY 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 let’s get inspired to create a space where you can express yourself…and use your creativity to decorate your home. Whether you want to carve out an entire craft room, or just need some craft room organization ideas, this is the place to find it. Oh, and don’t worry if your budget is tight or you need a craft room for a small space, we found ideas for that too! Here are some of the best DIY craft room ideas & projects we found, and tons of inspiration!
How to Make Your Own DIY Craft Room
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… a creative studio. A craft room doesn’t have to look sterile and messy. Want a dream craft room? Then do like ‘Unskinny Boppy‘ did and create one in your empty attic, then make it so pretty, you can’t tell it’s a craft room! And check out her whole post, she got some great storage baskets and wooden boxes for craft room organization and did it all for under $100!(I love that she keeps books and plants in her craft room and makes it a space she would want to spend time!)
We love the use of color in this corner guest room craft space. The shelving unit is adjustable to change it up when your needs change. Photo by ‘HGTV‘.
Using a closet (shoot, how important are shoes you never wear, anyway?) is a really smart way to make a craft room for yourself, and it works! Jen at ‘Tater Tots and Jello‘ created an organized craft closet with lots of clever storage ideas. Check out how she labels her baskets by attaching the labels with binder clips! That way, its easy to change the label…
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. Create an entire craft room for less than $250 with these easy plans from ‘Just Measuring Up‘. The tutorial includes plans for the pegboard storage, the cubby wall storage, and the shelving.
Make this craft room work table with file cabinets with this tutorial from ‘In My Own Style‘. (Hint: It doubles as an office!)
Learn to turn frames into organizers with some pegboard, bright and happy colors, and this tutorial from ‘By Dawn Nicole‘!
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 a wall, all your choices are right there. Build your own DIY craft supply wall with this tutorial from ‘Craving Some Creativity‘.
‘Simply Designing with Ashley‘ made this industrial rolling paint storage tower that tucks into small spots. It’s not a particularly difficult project, and how cool is that? And it doesn’t have to just store paint, mind you…
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. Try using clear hanging organizers like this idea from ‘Fall for DIY‘. Inexpensive and still looks good!
Turn inexpensive shoe boxes into thrifty storage with this idea from ‘The Happy Housie‘.
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. We love this little DIY pincushion from a dollar store frame from ‘Love Grows Wild‘.
This DIY craft room wall was made out of a pretty sad looking throw away entertainment center from the ’80’s. Easy project and lots of step by step photos. (You have to go check out the “before”!) From ‘Dreaming in DIY‘.
More DIY Craft Room Ideas
So thats the basics of creating a craft room on a budget…Here are some more inspirational photos, ideas and tutorials for DIY craft room organization, storage and design ideas!
Ok, this one, I just love… wouldn’t you all love a craft room like this? The chandelier does it for me… Is there any space that couldn’t use a pretty chandelier? From Scrapbook.com.
Check out this DIY pegboard craft storage wall from ‘The DIY Mommy‘. While you’re there also see her tutorial for her mason jar storage, that is the best part of the whole wall!
If you don’t have space for an entire craft room, perhaps a craft closet will do? Remember, organize, organize, organize! None of these containers is expensive, it’s simply a matter of having a spot for everything, and knowing where that spot is. (Hence, the labels!) Photo by ‘BHG‘.
Need budget craft room storage ideas? Visit thrift stores for old spice racks! This idea comes from ‘Midnight Creations‘.
Traci at ‘Beneath my Heart’ has a whole craft room tutorial on turning a closet into a crafting space. This is genius for those of us without an extra room.
Getting the idea? Use these tips and inspiration to create a DIY craft room just perfect for you! And when you are done with that, jump on over to our posts on 50 Ideas to Organize your Home, or Dollar Store DIY! Need space for your craft room? Check out these DIY She Shed Ideas, Plans & Kits on our sister site The Garden Glove.Image Credits: Midnight Creations, Unskinny Boppy, HGTV, Tater Tots and Jello, Just Measuring Up, In My Own Style, By Dawn Nicole, Craving Some Creativity, Simply Designing, Fall for DIY, The Happy Housie, Love Grows Wild, Dreaming in DIY, Scrapbook, The DIY Mommy, BHG, Beneath My Heart