Five Secrets to the Perfect Craft Room

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I’m sharing five secrets that will turn your craft room into a creative haven. You’ll be spending hours in there blissfully crafting away!

Converting my office into a craft room was the smartest thing I did. I love DIY’s and I think our family was tired of living amongst my projects!


craft room

My craft room is a wonderful and beautiful room. I have lots of natural sunlight and every time I walk in there I feel creative!. It is organized, and everything I need is right at my fingertips.

In the past six months, I have made a few changes to my craft room and I am really happy with how functional it has become. So I came up with five things that I think every craft/project room needs.

Five Secrets to the Perfect Craft Room

#1 Choose a space that is light and a room that allows you to be creative.

craft room makeover

This room is located right off of our family room, so it is near the main hub of our home. I have a great view of our porch and the daytime light is just perfect.

Just so you can appreciate how important the white paint was in this room, this is what the room looked like before (when it was my office). Can you believe the difference?

craft room before photo

A craft or project room needs to be a place where you can be creative. So make sure it has great light and is a place where you want to be.

If you are thinking about creating a craft room, or a craft room area, here are all of the supplies,  furniture, and storage ideas you need to get started.

#2 Find a craft table that allows you to finish all sorts of projects.

I wanted a tall table because I like to stand when I create. I found this table and I can promise you it looked very different when I bought it. It is large enough to cut fabric, layout my Cricut stencils, and manage just about every project I have created this past year. At Christmas, my table was always occupied with projects every day!

craft room after photo

I bought my project table at the Rose Bowl flea market and I refinished the top and painted the legs. You can see how I completed that DIY here.

You can also buy some amazing craft tables or make your own here. Just click on any photo for more information.

#3 Create a storage system for the supplies you need for your crafts.

Craft Room Storage

I bought plenty of clear storage bins to store the supplies I need for crafting. This includes my Cricut supplies, glue guns, and all of the supplies I use all of the time.

I also bought a vintage tin cabinet and cleaned it up and painted it. Then I added labels on all twenty-seven of the drawers.

a place for making crafts

I use this cabinet to hold pens, paper, chalk, sewing supplies, scissors, rubber stamps, etc.

organizing craft supplies

Storage in a craft room is so important. Here are some well-priced ideas to help you with storage.

#4 Keep your tools close by.

how to store craft supplies

My Singer sewing machine has been with me for years and I love it.

embroidery machine

My embroidery machine is a power house and I love it.

cricut rose machine

Cricut machines will up your craft game. Both the CricutExplore and the Cricut Maker are great!

I use my sewing machine, embroidery machine, and Cricut machine all of the time. Easy access is key to using them. If they were stored far away I might not be as productive as I am.

#5 Make sure you have good lighting.

crafts-in-the-craft-room

Good lighting is almost the most important thing you need in your craft room. I put in a six-light chandelier but still needed more light so I added a table top lamp on my craft table.

There are a lot of ways you can add light to your craft room. Just click on any photo for information.

Bonus tip: Don’t expect your craft room to be perfect.

dress form in the craft room

I outfit my dressform all of the time! I think every craft room needs one of these, even if it’s bare for most of the year.

a working craft room

Your craft room is for creating and tackling projects. Don’t do not think it needs to look perfect all of the time. It’s ok that it gets disheveled and messy. The purpose of having a craft room is to have a place where you can leave your projects out while you are working on them. Do not feel that you have to clean up all of the time. If everything has a place, you can always clean up when you are done. Have fun. Be messy and be creative.

Enjoy your room. It’s for you and nobody else. It’s where you get to be creative.

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65 Comments

  1. Beautiful, cheery room—the wall color makes an amazing transformation!
    What is the name of the paint color?
    Thank you for the inspiration to redo my office and possibly even enclose the patio.

  2. Please let me know how you painted the walls? Was there a primer and how many coats of paint, what did you use? I have a wood paneled wall with cabinets around my fireplace I want to brighten and am worried about the process turning out ok. Thank you

  3. Hi Leslie, your link to the singer machine is for a Singer 1304. Is the 1304 equivalent to your Singer Esteem machine (which I think is no longer available)?? Would like to get a machine for my daughter in law who is a sewing beginner. Thank you!

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