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23 craft storage solutions for your craft room

Looking for somewhere to store all your yarns, fabrics and machines? We've collected some of the top craft storage solutions to keep all your materials neatly tucked away.

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Published: July 12, 2022 at 11:22 am
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We know that many of you dedicated crafters will have a little space in your house which is for one thing and one thing only - craft! If you're looking to update this area with a fancy new craft desk or tidy it up with a top craft storage cabinet, then you've come to the right place. We've gathered up 23 of the best craft storage solutions so you can get organised and treat yourself to your own creative space.

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We've started with some big items but at the bottom of this article, we've included some smaller, handmade options. You'll find everything from cute desktop tidies to basket patterns. But for those of you searching for the perfect craft cabinet, set of drawers, cupboard or trolley, let's find you some craft room storage!

23 craft storage solutions

Best craft storage cupboards

Beech Office Storage Cupboard

Office storage cupboard

If you're looking for a straightforward craft storage cupboard then Amazon sells a range of office furniture that could be turned into craft storage. This wardrobe style cabinet can fit 40 A4 Boxes, 10 per shelf. That means you could have a different shelf for each craft! With two adjustable shelves, you can mix up the design to suit your crafting needs.

You could also dedicate a shelf to your favourite sewing books and macrame books! This crafting solution is a decent size too, so it's perfect if you want to keep everything in one tidy place.

6-Tier Storage Cupboard

6-Tier Storage Cupboard

Here's another spacious storage cupboard, and this one has six shelves so it's well suited to storing baskets and boxes filled with your smaller crafting essentials such as yarns, stationery and needles. It's also got two adjustable shelves, so it's another customisable option.

John Lewis Oak Storage Cupboard

John Lewis Storage Cupboard

For a more compact craft storage solution, this two-shelved cabinet from John Lewis could do the job nicely. Sure to blend into any craft room with ease, the solid oak design is ideal for keeping your desk clutter-free, and you can proudly display your latest craft creations on the top!

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If you're wondering how you can incorporate these craft storage cupboards into your home, check out our sewing room ideas which is full of creative homes.

Best craft storage drawers

Wooden Drawers

Wooden drawers

Fed up of losing pins, sequins, buttons, safety pins and paper clips? This set of countertop drawers is ideal for all of your tiny craft supplies. It's great if you're tight for room too as it can sit on top of your desk or counter.

VonHaus 44 Multi Drawer Organiser

Multi store drawer organiser

With a whopping 44 drawers, this craft storage solution is sure to help bring about some organisation to your craft room! It's great value, and there are larger drawers at the bottom which would be well suited to ribbons, tapes and string.

White Craft Sewing Storage Unit

White craft sewing storage unit

Offering a number of useful storage options including drawers, shelves and pots, this storage unit is a practical and pretty addition to your crafting area. The rails on the back are particularly useful for hanging ribbons, fabrics and wrapping paper.

Best craft storage carts and trolleys

Alvorog 3-Tier Rolling Storage Cart

three tier trolley

If you find yourself moving from room to room when you're crafting, a trolley or cart can be an easy way to keep your stationery and tools nearby. With hooks for your scissors, hanging cups for your pens and paintbrushes and dividers to make sure everything is kept in order, this nifty craft storage solution is sure to help. There's a removable handle as well so you can wheel your craft supplies around with ease!

Jakago Storage Cart

Teal storage cart

You can opt for a fun colour if you'd rather go for something a little more vibrant! This narrow trolley is perfect for squeezing into small spaces but there's still plenty of storage space thanks to the four shelves and four hooks. The trays are waterproof and scratch resistant, so perfect for storing sharp tools and wet paint brushes.

VonHaus 4-Drawer Storage Trolley

VonHaus 4 drawer storage trolley

One for pastel fans! This cute set of drawers features 360 wheels for effortless manoeuvring, and we love the delightful design. Keep your craft desk clutter-free with these spacious drawers - great for a quick tidy up at the end of the day!

Best craft storage cabinets

Habitat Mustard Locker Storage Cabinet

craft storage cabinet mustard locker

Tall craft storage cabinets like this one from Argos have been all the rage over on Instagram. Their sleek design and tall structure allow them to fit into even the smallest of rooms while making a statement with their bold colours. They're highly customisable - just buy your own boxes, tray and filers to fill the spaces.

Uno 2-Door Storage Cabinet

Blue storage cabinet

Add a splash of colour to your sewing room with this handy storage cabinet from Wayfair. We love this petrol blue colour, but it's also available in yellow, white and grey so you can find the right colour for your interior. Pop this storage cabinet next to your craft desk and enjoy easy access to all of your ribbons, paper and fabrics.

White Harty 1 Door Storage Cabinet

White cabinet

Another solid choice for slotting next to your craft desk. You can wheel this small white cabinet around, so if you fancy a night of crafting in front of the telly rather than your craft room, just wheel your crafts into the living room! There's space on top for larger items such as your laminator or printer, and there's a small cupboard too if you want to keep anything out of the way for a bit of extra security.

Habitat Zander Double Unit

White storage cabinet

If you're after a craft storage solution with a homey touch, this unit from Argos could be the one for you. With a wavy textured door, and an adjustable shelf it's a practical and stylish choice that's sure to add character to your room. Ideal for storing smaller items such as watercolour paint sets and packs of paint brushes.

John Lewis Ridge Storage Cabinet

Blue storage unit

This trendy storage cabinet from John Lewis lets you shut the doors on the mess and keep everything out of sight! We love the bamboo effect, and there are five shelves inside of various sizes so you can store everything from your tools to your acrylic paints.

Glide Filing Cabinet

Glide filing cabinet

Filing cabinets are great for storing packs of paper and card. This trolley style cabinet is a neat size and you can easily shift it around the room thanks to the castors. Featuring two spacious drawers and an open shelf on top, it's a functional and useful craft room accessory.

Colourful Storage Boxes

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Amazon also sells a range of colourful boxes which would be perfect for storing all those pieces of paper, card and tools.

Best craft storage desks

Yaheetech Art Craft Desk

craft desk craft storage ideas

This craft desk is perfect for illustrators, artists and designers because it can tilt! It can be tilted at an angle range of 0-60 as well as lying flat for everyday use. There are two sturdy draws, a pen pot, a table top side tray (ideal for paperclips, rubbers etc) and an undertray for extra craft storage. Plus there's even a pull-out side surface for extra room - it really is the ultimate craft desk.

It could also double as a handy working from home desk so you're sure to get plenty of use out of it.

Habitat Pepper Corner Desk

Grey corner desk

Designed as a desk for multi-use purposes, Habitat has created a simple design that will fit perfectly into a corner of your home. There are shelves to store your materials and thanks to the easy cable access, this craft desk is perfect for sewing machines, overlockers or other plugin craft tools. Use the whiteboard for your craft shopping list!

Arrow Craft Desk

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The Arrow craft desk is a staple for your craft room. It's a desk aimed at sewists with an adjustable platform which you can put your sewing machine or overlocker on. It's the ideal table if you're looking for a sturdy desk which will hold the weight of your machines without scuffing or breaking.

Annah L-Shape Desk

Black desk

A large desk with ample storage, if you've got the space this L-shape desk from Wayfair is ideal for all your crafting needs. Store your paper, sewing basket and mini sewing machine in the sections to the side and have everything within reach when you're working away at the desk.

Owatonna Foldable Craft Table

white foldable craft table

This craft table folds away when not in use - into a one door cupboard - so if you're tight on room it's a super choice. You'll find shelves on the inside of the door which are perfect for your yarn, and you can store your sewing machine in the cupboard once you're finished for the day.

John Lewis Loft Desk

craft storage cabinet john lewis

This rather lovely looking craft desk is by John Lewis and we think it'll be great for paper crafters and those working on smaller more intricate crafts. The six slots are ideal for storing papers/cards and we love the detachable wheeling draws which would be great for storing yarn then wheeling over to the sofa when you've had enough desk time. If you're looking for some lamps like the one featured on this craft desk head to our daylight lamps round-up.

If you're specifically looking for sewing craft desks then head to our top sewing machine tables round-up which includes desks at all price points.

Watsons Three Drawer Folding Craft Desk

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This super nifty craft desk folds right down into these three little drawers - perfect for small spaces. There's enough room to pop your dining room table under and start crafting. It has three roomy drawers which have two smaller drawers in the lower one and it's really simple to assemble. Wheel it from room to room with you and store all your materials compact and tidy inside.

Fancy some handmade storage solutions?

Make your own storage baskets

Handmade storage baskets are great for holding fabrics and small craft items. We love these adorable bunny baskets by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier and think they'd add some fun and colour to your craft room. You can buy the pattern for these baskets on Today's Quilter and Love Patchwork & Quilting's Etsy store.

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We also have some free patterns here on Gathered like our free DIY storage baskets pattern and our how to make fabric baskets tutorial.

Make your own covers

Make your craft equipment look lovely and stay dust-free with these sewing room patterns by Rebecca Reid. Available on Etsy, these sewing room patterns include a sewing machine cover, desk tidy, ironing board cover and cable tidier. We love how the desk tidy hangs off your desk allowing you to grab pins, needles, scissors and more while you're sewing.

We also have plenty of smaller DIYs to help you tidy your desk. We have a super useful DIY card organiser, 3 DIY craft storage boxes which are great for paint brushes and even a how to make a seed storage box tutorial. We also have a vintage budget craft room storage idea!

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We hope you've enjoyed our craft storage solutions. If you're looking for some materials to fill up your craft desk and craft cabinet with check out our vegan yarn and best British yarns collections. Plus we have loads of projects in our free daily craft patterns round-up for you to start making.

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Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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