Craft Room Organization Ideas & Tour

Craft Room Organization Ideas & Tour

Hi everyone. It’s Alejandra. And I’m standing
in front of my arts and crafts closet and I’m so excited to give you guys a tour and
show you guys exactly how I’ve organized this space inside of my new house. Now, there’s
a lot of things that you probably already seen that I’m going to show you in the closet
but there’s also a lot of things that you haven’t seen that I’m super excited to just
like show you what I’ve thought of and show you how you can use the same tips inside of
your closet or room, wherever you have you have your arts supplies and gift wraps. So
let me give you a tour. OK. So this is my arts and crafts closet.
Now, I’m just going to start at the bottom and go all the way to the top and explain
to you guys exactly what I’ve done, why I’ve done it, and how to get the same look inside
of your house. OK. So let me start with the door. So I’m not going to spend too much time
on here because I’ve already showed you guys this in a past video. But this is where I
have all of my gift bags for wrapping gifts. Now yes, I do have a lot of gift bags. I got
them at a yard sale for a quarter about four years ago so I just loaded up on bags. Like
it was an amazing deal because each bag is like $4 or $5 like this is probably a $4 bag
like $3.99 and it was a quarter at a yard sale and they were all brand new. It was someone
who worked at Hallmark was just like selling the over stack. So OK, so I organized all of my bags by size
and by category. So there is large, there is men’s, there is birthday, there’s all-occasion,
and then there is special occasion, and then there is wine. Now, this is just a gift bag
organizer that hangs over the door on an over the door hook. Now, if you want to know where I got all of
these organizing products, you can go to my website. There is a link for my best or my
favorite organizing products, all the stuff that’s inside this closet is all listed on
that page. So if you like something and you want to know where it’s from, you can check
out the page. OK. So back here is where I have all my hanging
gift tags. I did a video on this before so you guys can watch that video if you want
to know more about it. But basically, I just have gift tags sorted by category. They’re
all from Costco. Believe it or not, all these gift tags came in one box. They’re just kind
of – they’re just sorted right now. OK. So moving on to the main part of the closet,
let’s start down here. So first off, I like to have a little step stool at the bottom
of the closet because there is stuff at the very top that’s hard to reach so if I could
just have a step stool convenience like I can just fold this up and put this over here
when it’s not being used. OK. Down here is where I have all of my shoe
boxes with all of my small arts and crafts supplies sorted by category. Now, they’re
all sitting on these white freestanding shelves that I’ve added to the bottom of the closet.
If you notice, there are no shelves built into the closet with the exception of the
traditional shelf that the builder puts in that’s like 75% up from the bottom of the
closet. But there’s nothing else that’s built into the closet. So an inexpensive way was
just to add freestanding shelves to the bottom. I think each of the shelves was like $14.99.
So it wasn’t too bad of a price and I think there is three here. All right. So all I did here was put all the
shoe boxes with all the small arts and crafts supplies like the tissue paper, the treat
bags, my glue gun, glue sticks, craft scissors, there are some Easter eggs, there are some
bows, there is bungee cord, there are hooks. And then I added my photo labels that you
guys have seen before. And a lot of people have asked, where do I
get the photo labels? I actually make the labels myself. They’re on my website. I sell
them. So if you want to know more information about them, you can check out my website. OK. And then up here is where I have all of
my tins, canisters, jars for creating little gifts for people like for their birthday or
thank you gifts or special occasion gifts. So these are just like jars for like baked
goods. These are little canisters so you can put like fun paper inside and then put fun
stuff inside and then decorate the outside and make someone’s day by giving them a fun
gift. These are just like tins, more tins, and grass. And then up here is where I have all my acrylic
paints and duct tape. Now, this is a spice organizer. So it’s made to hold spices but
I decided to put my acrylic paints inside because they fit really well and I like how
this has a handle so you can easily transport this to wherever you’re doing your arts and
crafts project. So that worked out nice. And also, it spins just like so nicely so I like
that. OK. So over here is where I have my duct tape.
I use a paper towel holder to put all of my duct tape on it. Now, I actually just like
took this from the kitchen upstairs so I need to either put this back or grab another one.
But I liked the idea of putting duct tape on the paper towel holder. Now, I’ll use duct
tape for not just its intended purpose. I’ll use it for labeling or color-coding or I’ll
use duct tape to wrap a gift to put on like its ribbon. That gives it like a creative
feel. OK. And then over here, I have all of my fabric.
I don’t have very much fabric because I don’t do many projects that involve fabric and sewing.
So what I do is I just fold the fabric that I do have and I hang it on a skirt hanger.
So that worked out nicely. And then these are paint swatches. Now I got
this idea from my friend, Toni, from A Bowl Full of Lemons, her blog. She blogs on organizing
and fun stuff for the house. So yeah, so I saw that idea of just punching a hole in the
corner and putting a binder ring and then hanging the binder ring. So I thought that
was very creative and it’s a good way to contain paint swatches. All right, now all of my ribbon. I used a
tension rod that I got from Wal-Mart to hang all of my gift ribbon. And now, it’s so easy
to grab and to cut. So what I do is I just pull and it unravels and I just cut it and
you’re done. The tension rod was $2.97. It’s sturdy. It does the job. It’s not going anywhere.
And it works nicely. I did the same thing up here with all my craft
ribbon. I got a tension rod from Wal-Mart for $2.97. I hang all my craft ribbon. One
thing I did do with the ribbon is I put a little pin at the end or the beginning of
the ribbon so it wouldn’t unravel while it was hanging. So the pin can hold it in place. All right. Over here is where I have my bubble
wrap. So I did the same thing. I just put it on the tension rod and then I taped it
so it wouldn’t unravel. And then over here, I hang all of my old,
used ribbon on binder rings. So whenever I get a gift, if I like the ribbon and if it’s
in good condition, I’ll save the ribbon. So now, I’ll just come here and I’ll hang it.
And when I’m wrapping a gift to give someone, I always try and use that ribbon first before
coming to the new ribbon. So I’m trying to use that one first. OK. Here is all of my gift wrap like wrapping
paper and stuff. You guys have seen this before. I posted about this a lot of times. I love
this gift wrap organizer because it just keeps the wrapping paper contained. It’s easy to
access. It’s out of the way. You’re maximizing your vertical space so it’s on the wall. It’s
not taking up prime real estate anywhere else. OK. And then up here is where I have all of
my scrapbooking projects. So each of these white boxes has stuff like ticket stubs or
photos or papers or like printouts of something that I’ve planned to put in a scrapbook one
day when I make time to do that. That’s probably not going to be for a while but I do intend
to do that. Over here, these two boxes are just empty
right now. These were on Ed’s side of the office in the old house. They’re just empty
right now. Inside the pink bin right there, I have all of my stickers so all my stickers
are sorted by category. You guys saw this in my last house but they’re sorted by category
and I put them inside these poly envelopes with a binder ring. Now in the old house,
I was hanging them. Right now, I’m just putting them inside here. So when I need binder rings,
I’ll just come here and I’ll take them off since they’re not being used. So in the front of the bin, I just took one
of my hanging tags and I took a clothespin that I painted and used the clothespin to
hang the hanging tag. Now, I still need to add a label here that says “stickers”. I just
haven’t really got around to that yet. But this is how I’m organizing all of my stickers. OK. So that’s how I’m organizing all my arts
and crafts and my gift wrap. I hope that was helpful. If you have tips that you want to
share with us on organizing crafts or gift wrap, leave a comment below or create a video
response and let us see exactly how you do it. So that’s all I have for you guys. I will
see you guys soon. Bye! 3

Comments (100)

  1. I love watching ur videos

  2. I wish we had stores like that in Australia, the cheapest stores we have are the $2 store and reject shop, but they don't have much and all our office supply and craft stores, even stores like target are so expensive to the stores you have in the US 🙁 everything here is like double the price:/

  3. I feel like CRAP!

  4. اول مرة اتمنى يكون عندي وسواس قهري 🙂
    i really really need to get organized

  5. At about 0:47, I saw what looked like colored paper inside open paper bins. Can u tell me what that is, please? I am having a hard time figuring out how to organize a lot of colored paper. Thank you!!!! (New subscriber but I am not new to your channel! Always come here when I am having trouble with motivation… always works!!!). 🙂

  6. I can't find the "A Bowl Full of Lemons" . Would you help please?

  7. it's a bowl full of lemons (dot) net – without the spaces 🙂

  8. Hi Alejandra! What do you do when you get new crafting ribbons? You probably have to take the rod off the wall and then take everything off of it and then put everything back on it? Do you have an idea to avoid doing that each time I buy a new ribbon? 🙂 Btw, I love your videos!! Thank you so much for sharing all your tricks with us! 🙂

  9. wow your very organized aren't you?? I wish I could organize that well!!!!! but I did use the vid you had on organizing dressers and I organized my dresser and now im happy!!!!!

  10. Man how many gifts do u give? Haha

  11. nice but the dog scared me 🙂

  12. your absolutely amazing.. love all your videos! could you do some organising tips for condo spaces? like really small condo spaces… and i have lots of art supplies and i mean LOTS.. lots of different kinds of papers, markers, paints, paintbrushes etc etc etc… 😀

  13. and since its a condo space, i dont have a room for like, arts and crafts like this one.. everythings all kind of in the living room!

  14. Thanks for all the ideas

  15. Totally useful!! I plan to organize my art stuff and this gave me a lot of ideas!! Thanks :3

  16. did u see the paper in the back!! she has majorrrrrr ocd! dont worry i do too!!

  17. what kind of nail polish is that??

  18. great ideas for the home thanks for all the ideas i wish you could come and do my home lol

  19. I love to baking , and i want to know details of how to organize baking goods,ingredients

  20. What nail polish are you wearing?

  21. can u show us where you buy all those stuff?

  22. Can you come to my house and organize it all?

  23. Adoro Organizar e Disciplina faz parte da minha Vida. Você Arrasa

  24. i want to go to your house and steal everything!!!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING AND ALL THE TIPS

  25. I love your videos they help me loads! I am obsessed with zebra print and would it be possible if I could buy that zebra print jar off of you?

  26. you do duck tape too? Whats not to like about you?

  27. Do u have instagram??

  28. You are so amazing !.. these ideas are very good

  29. Is it easy to take the tension rode off In case u wanted to put duct tape on it

  30. Wow you are amazingly organized, I have ocd! And dream of a home like this. So jealous right now 🙂

  31. This is so clean for me I can't live with out the mess ,, if I clean my room I just push all the things in the drawer and m good

  32. Why does she have so much bubble wrap?

  33. I think it would get annoying to remove the tension rod every time you needed to replace some ribbon

  34. I laugh at all these "OCD" comments. Darling, you can't be seriously thinking of working out of a junk pile. This lady is self employed and her work ethic is admirable!

  35. Dude people who tell she has ocd have ocd of telling everyone she has ocd

  36. this is for all the weirdos eho buy to.much of ehat is needed in daily lives.thats why she needs to organize a seriously who has all of that stuff exept her…

  37. Very ingenious ideas! Gave me some ideas on how to organize my closet a bit better! Thanks so much for posting this! this by far is the most useful video I have found so far, though I am going to end up using a shoe organizer for my tools instead of what you have for gift bags and tags as they are not organized into my craft room space, at least I wasn't thinking about doing that but this made me think about it..

  38. people that say she is ocd are probably really messy

  39. awesome thanks for sharing!!

  40. Wow, you hit the gift bag jackpot!


  42. Love all your ideas! Can you tell us where you got the poly bags for organizing your stickers?  Thank you for sharing.

  43. i really love this video!♥ omg!♥ awesome♥

  44. Hey! New to show.Love everything! Have any ideas for a homeschool set up?

  45. I dont know what its called but an acordian poly envelope works great for all those stickers..i have 2 for all my scrapbooking stuff. Works great because they are all in ONE envelope.

  46. Wow your cool! I have a craft & Arts too but, it's smaller then
    yours. Omg LOVE IT! 🙂

  47. Alejandra, I am a 12 year old girl
    I have always loved organization
    U have inspired me alot
    Beleive me when I tell u this
    I have through u website and youtube
    Channel and I have seen each and vid.
    I please for vids.

  48. I love the tension rod idea!!

  49. My craft space is on the floor 😀


  51. love your spice rack idea for the paint x

  52. So awesome love the ideas

  53. Essentially  for all those who ask. The woman does not have a real job.She mooches off her husband. If anyone has not  been to the container store the prices are ridiculously high.  She has no kids but when she does she will adapt the militant style of "Kate plus 8" (nothing wrong with that I guess). At least 90% of the stuff  she has  is 90% unnecessary for one person. (Believe me hubby has no interest in 50 rolls of gift wrap and  stickers). She claims to need ALL  those  gift bags for gifts for friends. Seriously? What friends?   How about just sitting down and making the gift immediately?  Or the photo scrapbook that she'll "never get to" right away and tossing the remains?  By doing this guests will be able to quickly flip through  a completed scrapbook of a vacation or whatever  she claims to have photos of, instead of being dragged through yet another boring tour of hanging paper  ribbon. She would serve society and a family better if she donated  all that excess crap to charity, cooked 3 meals a day for hard working hubby  (for now) , get an education and a real job and make  her own $  to blow on her ridiculous hobby and invest hubbies $ instead of blowing it to purchase paper and cardboard boxes to store the paper.  Perhaps do videos for people living in realistic situations – ie 2 bedroom apartment, 3 kids on a regular income to pay for all the dance, karate lessons etc,  instead of bragfests.  For those upset with me for saying all this or start accusing me of being jealous, let me tell you I know Alejandra. Yawn. The woman suffocates people.  I sincerely  hope for her sake she never gets taken out of her privileged healthy life for even a month (hospitalization  etc). She is one catastrophe away from being a hoarder.

  54. Man U got some awesome ideas thank you soon much you've helped me a lot love your creative space!!

  55. I love your organization skills!

  56. I luv how she popped up at the end like the grudge or something
    😂it scared me though…

  57. Have you ever done a video that organized knitting needles and yarn?

  58. I neeeeeeeed your help I want to get stuff like yours

  59. Love your ideas …. u have great organization skillzz

  60. LOVE THIS! Thanks for the great ideas!

  61. These are some really great ideas. Love it.

  62. why won't you keep your hands down somwe can see what you are showing us

  63. Omg I love your tips thank you! And as for myself I fold my material nicely, roll it small as I can than olace it in one of them shoe holders that hang in the closet… Works well I can see every colour which I have lots of by the way lol

  64. Not hating, but why do you have bubble wrap? P.s this video is awesome!!

  65. Great ideas than you!

  66. why is her mouth huge!?

  67. I have a lot of art supplies and I was struggling as to what I was going to do with them and how I was going to organize them. Thank you so much for the idea. So helpful!

  68. Plz live with me

  69. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  70. You are my organization hero!!!

  71. +Dhiya Munn I didn't even realize what my daughter had commented on! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Alejandra!! I will band my daughter from my account period before I let her write crazy replies here, LOL.

  72. Awesome ideas. I sooo love your videos. I finally making progress to get rid of the chaos. There is still much to do but your videos help me getting inspired.

  73. Hey, I'm trying to organize my sewing/ craft room and I'm also putting my yarn in there. Do you have any ideas on how to store and organize yarn? Would you please do a video on this? Thanks, Alleta

  74. please please can you do a video of organizing a sewing closet / fabric location. I just received a ton of fabrics and I'm getting overwhelmed. thank you thank you thank you. lol

  75. Where did you get the wrapping paper holder?

  76. Thx my room is a mess cuz a lot of crafting stuff

  77. I don't see where you have that spice rack listed for sale, is it still available, if so, where can I purchase, thanks?

  78. From where we can buy this white shelf

  79. From where we can buy wrapping paper stand

  80. My tension rod is bowing in the middle :/ did I do something wrong? $4.97 at Lowes

  81. A very pretty and well organised craft room. I have to work on mine and hopefully I will be able to incorporate some of your ideas. Thanks for posting.

  82. Hello. Do you have ideas on how to organize a fabric storage room?

  83. Hi, Your skin looks great, your glowing. Enjoyed this video. I don't bother with any others. The tone of your voice is cheerful, and not rushed. Thank You for the help. My new friend.

  84. LOVE YOUR VIDEOS! But could you please make one on how to sort cords?

  85. Where can I purchase a spice rack like yours ?

  86. i cant stop watching ur videos

  87. No salt here but your nail polish really annoys me

  88. Where can I find the spice turntable organizer?

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