Creative Spaces: Storage Solutions To Try

Hello CK Blog readers, Mou Saha here as today’s guest blogger. 

When I got my copy of Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner, I dashed through the pages trying to see all the colorful pretty spaces of other scrappers. After the initial round of, “Wow, that’s CLEVER!” and “Why didn’t I think of that!” I went back in one page at a time and took in the details.

I saw the various ways to store ribbons, papers, scraps, stamps, paints, punches and more. There was an idea for every budget and every size of collection for every size of space. I was reassured that if my ribbon bins are already full and I don’t have room for a new bin, I could get a multi- hook drying rack, attach  it to the wall or behind the door and hang the extra spools from it, just like Megan Hoeppner did.


Changing your organization style can not only accommodate more supplies, but also give it better visibility. Kelly Purkey simply turned her bins into shadow boxes for her wood-mounted stamps. It lets you see what you have plus doubles as cool studio décor.

For more storage solutions, check out these reader-submitted rooms full of  storage ideas that may just work for your own creative space.

Kelly Holbrook

Cindy Tobey

Grace Tolman

Jennifer DeWolfe

Susie McLain

Kath Hernandez

Be sure to check out Creative Spaces for more storage and organization inspiration! Use the code SPACESBB at checkout for free shipping when you order your issue in our online store.  Leave us a comment about your storage solutions; we’d love to hear for your chance to win a prize package of scrapbooking goodies from the comments posted throughout this week of sneak peeks!

Mou Saha, contributing writer

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79 Responses to Creative Spaces: Storage Solutions To Try

  1. Stephanie Schan says:

    love all these great idea!

  2. my storage solutions are still in flux… every 6-12 months it seems I switch things up to try and find something that works better! I’m a big “glass jar” fan though- super pretty and you can see what you have!

  3. Kim Olea says:

    I am having a hard time waiting to buy the magazine, but I will wait because I hope to win one!!! Thanks for this concept; I love to look at other people’s scrap spaces.

  4. Thanks so much for a chance to win! I could use some organization!

  5. arjanne says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  6. katemeri says:

    I like to put things in clear jars so I can still see it. If I put it away where I can’t see it I tend to forget I have it.

  7. SandyP says:

    I love the ribbon hanging from ribbons from hooks. Such a fun and fuctional idea.

  8. Sherry says:

    These ideas are so fun!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Keesha says:

    I use so many different things to organize my space… glass jars of different sizes and shapes, wicker baskets, shoe boxes, and bins.

  10. Mrs. Jones says:

    These ideas are fantastic!! I so need to look around my house for some outside the box storage solutions!

  11. Jennifer D says:

    Color me surprised to look on here and find my room featured! I am so honored :)

  12. Jen D. says:

    I wanted to use my love affair with ribbon to decorate my craft space, as well as be functional for storing the beautiful fibers. I purchased a bunch of metal medium sized metal buckets for a dollar a piece in Target’s dollar section. I also purchased a bunch of clothes pins. I then spent a while wrapping the clothes pins with different ribbon. It looks fun in the room and the ribbon isn’t stays nice and crisp (no creases). I also use the center of the pails for ribbons that are less than a yard. They just stay in the center of for that colors pail. I have 10 pails and they sit on the tops of my bookcases. I just grab the color pail that I need when I am scrapping or paper crafting.

  13. marie sierra says:

    so happy to see so many great creative spaces! i am inspired to set up my lil craft room so it is more inviting to me and my crafty girlz! thank you marie

  14. Diane Standish says:

    I use clear plastic shoe boxes to store amy tons of ribbon!-separate each tub by color. And I use 8 1/2 by 11 binders with pages in that I stro my clign stamps on. The pages are covered with the shiny plastic and I can take off an replace them on the pages. I love all the ideas I am getting for storage-never enough ideas-thanks!

  15. Linda says:

    I am always looking for better ways to store my ribbon and this one is about as creative as it gets! Love it!

  16. c@rol w says:

    I store my huge stash of buttons in vintage, blue glass mason jars – I’m recycling 2 things at once!

  17. I created a way to hang up my letter stickers with curtain rods…you can check it out here:

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Some great ideas! I need help! Love the ribbon storage, so you can see what you have instead of hiding it in a drawer! Also love the bins for the stamps. Mine are in Iris cart drawers now, but hard to find what I want when I want it!

  19. Pamk says:

    Thanks for the cool and cheap ideas. I’m always on the lookout for ideas I can implement when I get my room lol.

  20. Susan B says:

    I like your ribbon storage idea. It puts it in view as a reminder to use them. I have mine in a plastic 12 x 12 storage case with dividers and the overflow of the smaller spools are in peanut butter jars on a shelf on my wall. They are pretty for a display and help to keep them in sight to remember to use them. Thanks for sharing with us.

  21. mandi says:

    I use old floss jars to hold small items.

  22. MsHardHead says:

    Thanks for the great ideas.
    I use a hanging shoe holder for my little items and pants hangers for my ribbon.

  23. Melissa Smith says:

    I have turned a closet that was not be utilized, except for a dumping ground, for my scrapbooking space. I took the sliding doors off and a table fit in there perfectly. So no I have a small but functional space! So I maybe trying some of these ideas next to help make my space easier to use!

  24. Sew-Ink says:

    I love the mult. hooks for hanging ribbons. I currently hand my ribbon from a hook in the closet.

  25. keekee says:

    Thanks for the storage ideas. I think I need to purge some of my wooden stamps I have 4 colanders full of them :-(

  26. Steffanie S says:

    I have this awesome scrap table form IKEA that has 12 deep but shallow drawers. I’ts my favorite scrap supply—it keeps me so organized!

  27. Kimberly Ann says:

    I have a newly built in bookcase in my space. I display my mini albums in colorful baskets and containers on various shelves.

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