If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I LOVE color and crafts. That being said, I have craft supplies in literally every color of the rainbow but am storing them in a small craft closet right outside our playroom. Aside from storing all our crafts, this closet is also a catchall for games and random toys too! But now that Piper is super into arts and crafts, I decided to give this space a good facelift and make everything more organized and accessible.
I wanted to make it easier for Piper to access all the craft supplies in this closet. So, I decided that using things like Command hooks, a rolling cart, and acrylic storages bins would be the best way to go. Especially because these types of organization items make it extra easy to display and rearrange things as needed.
Here’s how I organized everything…
Placed small wire hooks on the inside of the closet door and hung one pair of scissors on each hook.
I put all of my tape on a white dowel and then tied some baker’s twine to each end of the dowel and hung the twine from a command hook that I had placed on the inside of closet door just below the scissors. I then did the same thing for a large roll of baker’s twine that I had and hung it on a Command hook I had placed just above the scissors.
Just like the scissors, tape, and twine, I also hung my paint brushes on the inside of our closet door. When it comes to small spaces, I’m all about maximizing as much of the usable space as possible. So if you too have a small closet that needs to be organized, don’t forget about using the inside of your closet door! On top of giving yourself more storage space, you can also display some of your things in a fun and decorative way!
I decided that using a tiered bar cart would be best for our most used items. Sticking with my goal of accessibility, I opted for a cart on wheels so Piper could easily pull the cart in an out. Then, I purchased clear acrylic storage bins, filled each one with a specific craft item, and then placed the bins on the cart. Doing this makes it super easy Piper to see everything and quickly get what she needs all on her own.
The back of our closet has a panel that I didn’t want people to see every time they opened the closet. So, I came up with idea of spacing out Command quarts spring clips hooks on it and then hanging colorful cardstock paper from each clip. Along with storing paper, this space in our closet also doubles up as an area where Piper can also hang her finished masterpieces! Which she absolutely loves!
I have a few felt garlands that Piper and I use for various crafts. Not wanting these to get tangled up, I decided to hang some medium size designer Command hooks on both side walls in our closet and hang the garlands there.
And that’s it! By choosing to use damage free products, I can change things up as Piper’s, and eventually Lila’s, interest evolve over the years. But for now, I love how easily Piper can grab and put away her supplies all on her own and let her creativity run wild!
Do you have a craft closet in your house? How have you organized it? Let me know in a comment below!