Many of us start the new year with the resolve to get organized. My biggest “disaster zone” is my craft table. It’s always cluttered with supplies I haven’t yet put away. In an effort to tame the clutter, I made some simple, inexpensive storage pieces that will keep my crafting supplies within easy reach but also make them easy to put away quickly. Today, I will show you how to organize your craft supplies with paper mache boxes!
For this “how to organize” project, I only used the three middle sized boxed from the five piece nested box set. (I’ll use the smallest and largest boxes for other storage!) Since the boxes are made of paper, be careful not to weigh down the top trays too much. The tiered organizer is sturdy enough to hold lighter, smaller items, like powders and glitter.
How to organize your craft supplies with these supplies:
- Nested Box Set
- Candle Sticks – 9 inch and 6 3/4 inch
- Patterned Paper
- Mod Podge
- Glue Gun
- Rusted Tin Pail
- Foam Brush
Directions for how to organize your supplies with paper mache boxes:
Step 1: Paint the candle sticks.
Step 2: Use Mod Podge to adhere the patterned paper to the edges of the box lids and to the interior bottom of each box.
I put three rusted tin pails in the bottom section of my tiered organizer. This makes it easy to sort and organize tools: one holds cutting implements, the other one houses jewelry making tools, and the last one holds brushes. The middle section is perfect for bottles like Dimensional Magic, and the top is a great resting place for small, light items like embossing powders.
The other organizer is a great place for storing paint! I’ve placed them sideways so I can easily see what colors I have. I used the largest box to hold bigger containers, like decoupage mediums and texture pastes. This sorter would be a great place for holding yarn or spools of ribbon, too.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas on how to organize your craft supplies. Here’s to a crafty, more organized new year!
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!