Attic Craft Room Organizing Tips You Need

Find everything you need to know to create the perfect, small attic craft room and all the creative ways you can organize it.

NOTE: This post was written with attic spaces in mind but really all of these tips can be used in any small craft room space.

Every Crafter Needs A Home

You love crafting, but you’re lacking the space you need for your growing supply stash. So, you’ve decided to take over the underutilized attic space. You have big plans for turning it into a beautiful and organized craft room! A space just for you and your creativity.

Wonderful! But now you’re faced with the daunting task of organizing it all. Where are you even going to start? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. These tips and tricks will help you get your small attic craft room organized in no time!

Tackling Small Spaces

One of the most common challenges people face when trying to organize any craft room is knowing where to start. It can be extra overwhelming to look at all of your supplies and try to figure out how to fit everything into such a small space.

Another challenge is keeping the space organized once you finally get everything arranged. It’s easy for things to get cluttered and chaotic if you’re not careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning, you can keep your attic craft room tidy and organized. And remember that all of these challenges will be worth it.

Organizing a small attic craft room doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With these tips and tricks, you’ll have your creative space in no time!

Storing wreaths in comforter bags.

How To Get Started Organizing Your Small Attic Craft Room

One of the best ways to get started organizing a small attic craft room is deciding on the exact space you will be using. Ideally, you’ll have the whole attic but maybe not. Are you working with only a corner of the space? Or maybe just the closet?

Once you’ve chosen your space, you can then start to purge and declutter your supplies. Get rid of anything you don’t use or need. This will make it easier to organize the rest of your supplies.

Once you’ve decluttered, you can start organizing by category. This will help you keep things tidy and easy to find. Put paints with paint supplies, fabrics with yarn, and so on.

Baskets, bins, and shelves are all great storage solutions. And don’t forget to label everything! This will save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run.

Top Tips For Creating The Perfect Space

Anything worth doing is worth doing right. This includes organizing your creative space. To help make this process easier here are my top tips for successfully organizing your small attic craft room:

Attic craft room Ikeas trundle bed with storage

Buy double duty furniture

Any furniture or storage container that can do double duty is ideal for organizing a small craft rooms. We have an Ikea day bed that turns into a Queen sized bed. During the day it’s a couch. When we have guests it’s a bed, and the storage it offers underneath is perfect for storing my DIY materials.

Find unused space

Because the ceiling slopes there is a lot of unused space behind this couch. So I tucked a few bins behind there and filled them with my out of season supplies and office papers. I don’t need these all of the time so they don’t need to always be accessible. However, I still want it to be easy so all of the bins have wheels and a handle.

Make it pretty

The prettier it is the more you’ll enjoy using it. So take the time to make it pretty. Use colours that you love and that inspire you. Pick a cohesive look with your containers. Decorate the space and use fabrics that you enjoy. A coat of fresh paint will go a long with way both on the walls and on the furniture.

This is your personal space. Show off your creativity by decorating it any way you want!

Let there be light

Proper lighting is essential for any craft space. Layer the lighting and consider going with lighter coloured walls and furniture. A magnifying light can come in handy when you’re doing detailed work but the best light is always natural light. Hopefully you are blessed with decent sized attic windows.

Attic craft room DIY Cricut organizer

Think outside the box

Get just as creative with your DIY storage as you do with your DIYs. I’m always encouraging you to look at things differently and this time is no different. Here are a few quick suggestions to get you thinking:

  • Wall hanging jewelry organizers are fantastic for holding your Cricut supplies.
  • Expandable office files can be used to organize and store away craft paper.
  • Hanging closet organizers are perfect for storing wrapping supplies, Cricut supplies, and so so much more.
  • Ikea kitchen rail with metal buckets are perfect for organizing markers, pens, and the like.
  • Rotating or wall hanging spice racks are ideal for storing and displaying acrylic paint, glitter, seed beads, or buttons.
  • Upcycle zippered comforter bags to hang up and safely store wreath forms.
  • Parmesan cheese shakers make it easy to store and work with glitter.
  • Lazy susans allow you to easily store supplies in corner spots without wasting your valuable and limited space.

Tuck it away

Being able to keep things handy is key when organizing your craft room. That being said, sometimes you want to tuck things away. When your space is small you want to avoid having it look cluttered. Tucking things away in drawers, cabinets, and closets helps keep the clutter at bay. Decorative office boxes, magazine holders, and storage cubes are also great for hiding away supplies.

Attic craft room Ikeas storage cube unit

Every spare inch

When your working with a small space every spare inch matters. This is especially true when your working with an attic room because you don’t have a lot of vertical space. Look for nook and crannies to add hooks or shelves. Use the backs of closets to store out of season supplies. Don’t neglect the space above the windows or doors. Even the staircase lends itself to storage opportunities.

Make it clear

Clear bins are an organizers best friend. They make things easy to see and easy to find. They come in varying sizes and shapes. You can use them with or without lids. You can easily tuck them in behind closed doors so that you don’t see the clutter or leave them out as display. Buy these for next to nothing at the dollar store or splurge a little on extra durable ones at home decor stores or office supply stores.

Label it

My top tip: label everything. Invest in a label maker, get creative with stickers, and splurge on a Cricut because labels are about to become your best friend. In my small craft room I’ve labeled the shelves, containers, bins, and so much more. It really help you to get and stay organized.

PRO TIP: Dollar Tree has fabulous, oversized letter stickers. They come 2 in a pack and they are perfect for labeling large, clear bins. Especially helpful if you don’t have a Cricut.

Your Small Craft Room Organizing Questions Answered

It can be frustrating to go to all of the trouble of clearing out a space only to have it fall right back into disarray. When you add that you’re working with a small space things can get even more overwhelming. Organizing a small craft room so that it functions well is challenging. Fortunately, in this Q&A you’ll find a ton of helpful tips and tricks that’ll get you off on the right foot.

  • Get out 3 bins or laundry baskets. Label with KEEP, TOSS, and DONATE.
  • Start at one end of your pile and begin sorting though the items. Toss them into the corresponding baskets.
  • Turn on some upbeat music and go through this step as quickly as you can. This is not time to be sentimental.
  • Group the supplies that are staying into like goes with like. (Yarn with fabrics, paint with supplies, tools with tools.) This will make it easier to organize and put things away later.

PRO TIP: If you’re finding it hard to go quickly try using a timer and see how quickly you can get through things in 10 min intervals.

The biggest challenge to organizing an attic craft room is that there is limited vertical space. So it does take an extra dose of creativity to organize such a space. Some good storage solutions for a small attic craft room are:

  • Baskets are great for attractive, open storage.
  • Bins with lids will work great because you can easily see the contents and seeing as they have lids you can easily stack them.
  • Cardboard boxes with lids are ideal for hiding things away. These come in various size including really large ones. Fabric covered ones look especially attractive on open shelves. And the lid allows you to stack them vertically.
  • Magazine file boxes are great for storing things vertically and horizontally. I like to put thin art canvases, card stock sheets, and yarn in them.
  • Gift wrapping station will keep you organized and ready to wrap at a moment’s notice.


  • Shelves and shelving unites allow you to store supplies while displaying decor and books.
  • Desk with storage is a must in any small craft room. They offer plenty of surface space while providing tons of storage space underneath.
  • Stand alone drawer units are perfect for sliding into those unused spots for a little added storage and surface area. I especially love my rolling Ikea cart. It makes life so much easier.

Toss anything that:

  • Has gone bad: Toss away that dried out glue stick and throw out that hardened paint. Anything that has gone hard, smells bad, or is past it’s best before date needs to be thrown out.
  • False starters: These are those craft projects you thought you’d love to try but either you didn’t or you never got it started. For me it’s beading. Let it go.
  • Is broken: throw it out unless you can easily fix it and it’s worth fixing.
  • Anything ugly: Now this is relative but if you don’t like it now then you won’t like it later. Toss.

Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On Organizing Your Attic Craft Room

It’s fabulous to have a space where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you’re a DIYer and you have an attic that isn’t being used consider turning into your own crafting sanctuary. With a little bit of creative organization and some elbow grease you can create a functional and beautiful space. The best part is that all of this can be achieved on a limited budget.

So what are you waiting for with these tips you’ll have your small attic craft room organized and ready to start churning out beautiful DIYs in no time!

What does your craft space look like? And which room is it in? Share in the comments below.

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