Craft Supply Storage Dresser | organizational ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser | organizational ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser ~ organizational ideas #michaelsmakers | Right before the end of last year we began the process of finishing our basement.

When we first moved in a large portion of the basement was dedicated to a craft room workshop of sorts. While the basement was unfinished I was pretty excited at the time to have a space to lay out all of my crafting supplies. I wish I could say I used the space but honestly over the past couple of years the space has just become a large ‘storage’ area. If I needed to work on a project I would head down to the workshop, gather the supplies I needed, then head back up to our dining room table – which would then become my workspace.

This winter we finally decided it was time to tear apart the basement and transform the space to better fit our current needs. The first step in this process was to clean, sort, purge, and organize that crafting area of mine.

One of the biggest challenges was finding a way to keep all my crafting essentials easily accessible and organized during this whole construction phase.

Michaels Makers Craft Supply Storage Dresser #michaelsmakers
As a solution I decided to take advantage of some open space in our hallway. Since our hallways are wide I had always envisioned adding some storage pieces to the space. This was the perfect opportunity to make it happen while creating a home for some of my crafting essentials.

This Craft Supply Storage Dresser was created for the Michaels Makers January theme of craft resolutions and storage solutions. Many of storage products used to organize this dresser, along with the crafting supplies themselves, can be picked up right at your local Michaels.

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I started this project with the simple, unfinished Tarva dresser.  The slender depth makes it a perfect fit for the unused space in the hallway.

I added a few coats of stain and some new hardware – though I still have some work left before it is complete. (The wood really needs to be sealed)

Prior to putting together a plan for the drawers I drew up a little cheat sheet that contained the drawer measurements and dimensions – plus a list of items that I wanted to fit in the dresser. Having a little cheat sheet really helps when you are shopping as it takes the guessing out of whether something is going to fit or not.

The key to storing supplies in a dresser is (1) corralling items in containers and bins and (2) packing the supplies so they fit snug into the drawer. This prevents the supplies from moving around and keeps them upright and organized.

Craft Supplies Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
Drawer One – Acrylic Paint, Mod Podge, Decoupage, Etching Creams, Glitter, & Flocking Powders

Craft Paint Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
Paper Storage Boxes were used to corral the acrylic paints. The 12×12 boxes fit perfectly in the drawers and help keep the bottles from moving around and falling over.  Each box holds 48 bottles of paint so I split up the acrylics I had on hand into three separate drawers.

Craft Supplies Organizing Ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Glitter Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
For the glitter, interlocking drawer organizers were used to keep the bottles snug and upright.

Craft Supplies Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser #michaelsmakers
Drawer Two – Acrylic Paint, Paint Pens, Paint Palettes, Foam Applicators, & Paint Brushes

Acrylic Paint Storage #michaelsmakers

Craft Paint Supply Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
Glass jars and canisters are perfect for smaller items – like this Hermes Jar used for the paint pens. I simply removed the lid so it would fit in the drawer.

Paint Brush Storage #michaelsmakers
And you can never go wrong with baskets. This basket fits the dimensions of the drawer perfectly and creates a organized space for the brushes and foam applicators

Craft Storage Dresser #michaelsmakers

Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
Drawer Three – Acrylic Paint, Speciality Paint Mediums, Fabric Paint, Hot Glue Sticks, Punches, Decorative Scissors, & Hand Punches

Craft Organization Ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage #michaelsmakers
Here is close up photo of the Paper Storage Boxes. The 2.5″ depth is just enough to contain the acrylic paints perfectly inside the drawer. The extra space in the last box worked out to stored the glue sticks.

Craft Supply Dresser #michaelsmakers

Craft Supplies #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Dresser #michaelsmakers
Drawer Four – Glue Gun, Crafting Glues, Painter’s Tape, Wire Ties, Rub ‘n Buff, Scissors, Screwdriver, Sharpie Markers, & Glue Sticks

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Ribbon Organization Ideas Michaels Makers
Drawer Five – Ribbon, Trim, & Twine

Ribbon Storage Ideas Michaels Makers #michaelsmakers
Organizing all of my ribbon is one project I have been wanting to do for awhile.

How to Organize Ribbon Michaels Makers #michaelsmakers
First, each piece of ribbon was rolled into a nice bundle using a jumbo craft stick. The stick was simply used as a guide to keep the ribbon taut and evenly rolled.

Once the ribbon was completely wrapped, the ends were secured using applique sequin pins, and the rolls were gently removed from the stick.

Michaels Makers Ribbon Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
The ribbon was then organized by colors and placed in Wide Mouth Ball Mason Jars.

Ideas to Store Ribbon and Trim #michaelsmakers
The jumbo craft sticks were used for the trimmings as well. I simply left these on the sticks and tucked them in a mason jar.

Ribbon and Trim Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
The Wide Mouth Ball Mason Jars fit perfectly in the dresser drawers.

How to Store Ribbon and Twine Michaels Makers
For easy access the center lid was removed from each of the jars.

Bakers Twine Storage Michaels Makers Craft Storage
A Memory Box was added to the center of the drawer for additional storage and to keep the jars from sliding around.

Bakers Twine #michaelsmakers
For now the box nicely displays several rolls of twine.

Craft Ribbon Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers

Michaels Makers Craft Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
Drawer Six – Thread & Bobbins, Sewing Pins, Sewing Notions, Oven Bake Clay, & Crafting Tidbits

Craft Organization Ideas Michaels Makers #michaelsmakers
Storage boxes were used to contain a majority of the small crafting tidbits and sewing notions I had. The boxes I used were found in-store and are very similar to these Bead Landing™ boxes but are a bit bigger.

Each box measures 13.5″ X 8.5″ X 1.75″ and has removable dividers so the interior can be configured as needed.

Sewing Supply Organization #michaelsmakers
One box was dedicated to small sewing notions.

How to Store Embroidery Floss Thread #michaelsmakers
Inexpensive Plastic Bobbins were used to organize the embroidery floss.

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Oven Baked Clay Storage #michaelsmakers
I used another box to store oven baked clay along with some beads and wood turnings.

Craft Organized Storage #michaelsmakers
And the last box to sort and store more miscellaneous crafting tidbits.

Craft Storage Containers Michaels Makers

Sewing Storage Ideas Michaels Makers

Thread Storage Container #michaelsmakers
To organize the thread and bobbins I picked up a Thread Box.

Sewing Thread Storage Container #michaelsmakers

Safety Pin Sewing Needle Storage #michaelsmakers
And for the safety pins, sewing pins and needles I used this Safety Pin Assortment case.

Mason Jar Craft Storage #michaelsmakers
I used some additional Wide Mouth Mason Jars to hold a few extra items in this drawer – like buttons, no-sew fusible web tape, & crafting wire.

Craft Storage Ikea Dresser #michaelsmakers

Ikea Tarva Dresser Makeover Michaels Makers Craft Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers
I’m loving the new set up and really like the fact that my crafting essentials are easily accessible and right on our main living level for the time being. I am currently working on a second dresser for my paper crafting storage.

Due to the limited room in the dresser everything is pretty well organized in the drawers. This helps me tremendously keep everything in order – especially since everything has its own place.

Craft Storage Ideas Ikea Tarva Dresser #michaelsmakers

Michaels Makers Craft Storage #michaelsmakers

Craft Storage Dresser #michaelsmakers

Ikea Tarva Dresser Michaels Makers Craft Storage

Craft Storage Ikea Tarva Dresser #michaelsmakers

Ikea Tarva Storage Dresser Michaels Makers Craft Storage

Craft Storage Ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Storage Ideas Michaels Makers

Stained Ikea Tarva Dresser #michaelsmakers

Ikea Tarva Dresser Makeover Michaels Makers Craft Storage #michaelsmakers

Kids Art Supply Cart
I’m hoping we’ll be set through the construction phase with the Craft Supply Dressers and CJ’s Art Supply Cart we made last summer.

If anything at least we are one step closer to our craft resolutions for 2015.

Michaels Makers Craft Resolutions #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser | organizational ideas #michaelsmakers
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  1. This is gorgeous! I was thinking about doing something similar using the Ikea Rast dresser. Thank you for sharing. I really like how you organized everything. 🙂

  2. If I ever win the lottery, I’ll hire you to come and organize all my ‘years’ worth of craft supplies! You are a Master at organization!
    May I ask the source for your dresser? It is perfect for my current redecorating plans!

  3. Love! I am so inspired right now that I want to leave work and go home to fix my dresser to look like yours! I have a dresser at the bottom of my basement stairs right next to my office (all open space). I have my flags in one drawer and extra dish towels and candles in another. I really like how you set things up and I think I am going to give it a go and see if it works out for me as well. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Great organization ideas! I love the post! Greetings, Storage Morden Park Ltd.

  5. I love that you are so NEAT & ORGANIZED. YOU give great advice with pictures…gives me hope. Thanks!

  6. Oh wow! This is heaven to me. I have a craft room and storage area that is beckoning for an overhaul and if I could arrange everything as beautifully as you have I would be so happy. Now just to find time to do that (I have 5 kids that are keeping me busy, but I’m trying one step at a time). Thank you for the inspiration!


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