40+ Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Dream Craft Room

Learn how to turn any room into an inspirational crafting studio.

Whether you're looking for small space organization solutions or thinking about transforming an extra room into a crafting studio, we've got tips and tricks to help you turn any space into a haven of creativity. Happy crafting!

IF YOU HAVE LIMITED SPACE:

Integrate a craft area into a room that already has a purpose. Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines installed a large vintage sideboard with extra storage in this dining room and filled it with craft supplies. The stone buffet counter doubles as a durable workspace while a tall swivel chair can be used as a crafting chair or extra dining room seating.

Dining/ Crafts Room With Red Pendant Lights

Dining/ Crafts Room With Red Pendant Lights

The antique desk, serving double duty as a sideboard, offers workspace, task lighting and plenty of drawers for storing and organizing craft supplies.

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Go vertical with storage. Tension shower curtain rods are a perfect way to display wrapping paper in an unused space between cabinets.

Craft Room With Cream-Colored Cabinetry

Craft Room With Cream-Colored Cabinetry

Storage Dilemma: You don’t have a designated spot for your crafting and gift wrapping supplies and waste time searching your home for all the essentials. Solution: Gather, sort and group similar items and use drawers, bins, rods or a cart to keep everything organized. If space is tight, set up a mini station in a corner of your home office or inside a closet.

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Room for Wrapping

The key to a successful wrapping space is great countertop space. This room has lots of room for wrapping large objects, great task lighting, and tons of storage for all your wrapping supplies. And it all can stow away for a clean, uncluttered look.

Colorful Accents

This room has clever storage solutions that turn your wrapping supplies into décor accents. Color-coordinated ribbons and wrapping paper in greens and yellows are hung from shower curtain rods, making it easy to see what you have and pull what you need. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Easy-to-Use

When the wrapping's done, easy clean up is key. In this room, a slatted wall provides flexible shelving for scissors and supplies, so everything has a place. Wood floors make sweep-ups simple, and lots of closed storage means your scraps can be hidden away. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Vertical Storage

When space is at a premium, try going up, and sliding out: Vertical space is used to store wrapping paper in both a graphic and space-efficient way, and a slide-out counter doubles the surface area for wrapping presents. Photo courtesy of California Closets

Clever Magnet Board

In this wrapping room, a cool blue palette is accented with shiny storage solutions. A large magnet board makes it easy to store small objects, hooks hang color-coordinated ribbons, and metal rods hang tubs of art supplies. Design by Sarah Richardson

Playful and Practical

The fresh green color with red accents makes this room a designer showcase in it's own right. Pops of white shelving and the desk add depth and dimension, but it's as practical as it is stylish. The slatted wall allows for flexible shelving to hold boxes of various sizes, which means all your supplies are neatly stowed, yet just a reach away.

Upscale Design

A wrapping room doesn't need to look kitchy— it can easily be designed to match the upscale décor in the rest of your house. This wrap station has tons of storage and a high counter to make wrapping easy, and yet it's full of tall, dark furniture that draws your eye up to the ceiling, and feels stately.

Gifts-to-Go

If you're wrapping presents in the back of your car more often than not, a car-friendly wrap kit is for you. A zip-around 3-ring binder holds staples like scissors, tape and glue dots, as well as wrapping paper and ribbons in sheet protectors. Then it all goes into a tote and gets tossed into your trunk for those last-minute wrap jobs. Get step-by-step instructions on Made+Remade

An over-the-door organizer, like this one featured in HGTV Magazine, is also a great way to maximize storage.

Over-the-Door Organizer With Gift Wrapping

Over-the-Door Organizer With Gift Wrapping

An over-the-door Elfa organizer from The Container Store keeps gift wrap, tissue paper and gift bags from cluttering up the closet.

Photo by: John Merkl

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From Bedroom to Craft Room Heaven

After 10 years of crafting at a folding table in her Mather, CA, garage, Regina Easter finally got a room of her own when her oldest son left for college and she converted his bedroom into her dream studio. She ripped up the carpet in the 14-foot-by-14-foot room and replaced it with hardwood floors, then painted the walls Mint Whisper by Valspar.

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Creating A Dream Craft Room

Next, Regina filled boxes, baskets, and jars with all the supplies she could ever need, from paper punches to pushpins, and organized them on shelves and in cabinets. Even if you don't have a room dedicated to DIY, you’re bound to find some crafty ideas for storing and sorting in this space.

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Organize Ribbon by Color in Drawers

Ribbons wrapped around pieces of cardboard take up less space than spools. A heart sticker on each drawer front corresponds with the ribbon color inside.

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Put Paper in Magazine Holders

Stacks of letter-size colored paper look neat in white magazine holders from IKEA.

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Store Leftover Ribbon in Jars

Ribbon pieces that are shorter than a yard and a half go in 8-inch glass jars from World Market and are organized by color. Regina wraps them around wood doll pins from Hobby Lobby and secures each piece with a rubber band.

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Sort Buttons Two Ways

There’s never any fishing around for the right button—Regina’s supply is separated by size and color. She keeps bigger buttons in 5-inch jars from crafts stores. Smaller ones and other tiny trinkets go in 3-inch spice jars.

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Use a Kitchen Island as a Crafts Table

The 50-inch-by-31-inch IKEA island has two shelves for storage. To protect the wood top, Regina keeps it covered with a fresh sheet of butcher paper taped across the work space.

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Make a Rubber Stamp Display

To quickly find stamps, Regina stores wood blocks with their pictures facing out on CD shelves from amazon.com.

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Set Up Scrapbook Paper Like Stores Do

Sheets of 12-inch-by-12-inch scrapbook paper are separated by color in cubbies. Six stacks fit in each cubby, thanks to clear plastic stacking trays from amazon.com.

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Turn a Door Into a Wrapping Center

An over-the-door Elfa organizer from The Container Store keeps gift wrap, tissue paper, and gift bags from cluttering up the closet.

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Create a Sewing Station

Instead of burying spools of thread in a basket, Regina hung a fabric-store thread rack (June Tailor Mega-Rak II, $50, joann.com) on the wall for easy access. Piles of folded fabrics and spools of lace sit on shelves near the thread rack.

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Make Your Own Storage

This spinning caddy is actually built of a lazy Susan, cake pans, and candlesticks hot-glued together. To keep baker’s twine from tangling, Regina drilled a hole into each metal jar lid so one end of the twine can poke out.

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Designate a Glitter Spot

Tiered makeup holders from a beauty supply store keep glitter in order inside a drawer. The vials are lined up tightly so they don't roll around.

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Corral Rolls of Tape

A vintage silverware carrier is the perfect size for washi tape. Regina spray-painted it light blue and filled it with an assortment of styles and sizes.

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Dedicate a decorative cabinet strictly to craft supplies. Keep drawers clutter free by storing loose items in tiered makeup holders, empty egg cartons or muffin tins and arranging ribbon and craft paper by color and size.

Craft Room Featuring a Multicolored Painted Dresser

Craft Room Featuring a Multicolored Painted Dresser

Custom drawer pulls and shades of blue and gray turn this ordinary painted dresser into a fun and unique place to store craft supplies.

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Craft Organization: Glitter Stored in Drawer

Craft Organization: Glitter Stored in Drawer

Tiered makeup holders from a beauty supply store keep glitter in order inside a drawer. The vials are lined up tightly so they don't roll around.

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Store Thread in an Egg Carton

You know those egg cartons that pile up by the recycling bin? Leftover embroidery floss, thread or yarn nestle perfectly inside the egg cubbies. Paint it a bright hue like Michele Pacey did to brighten up your craft space.

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Store Odds and Ends in Muffin Tins

Whether you've accumulated more muffin pans than you bake with or have found some great antique versions at rummage sales — like this one featured on Vintage Indie — it's time to put them to use. A tray placed in a craft drawer can separate odds and ends in a snap — and keep them in place. It also makes it easy to carry pint-sized supplies from room to room. Photo courtesy of Heather Dutton

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Turn a Cheese Grater Into a Pencil Holder

Take an old box grater (you'll want one with dull enough openings to prevent cuts) and fill the opening at the top with floral foam cut to fit snugly inside. Loop a wire through two holes on one side of the grater to form a hook, then flip it and hang on the wall. Fill with colored pencils and pens. Photo courtesy of Alicia McDonald and Jamie Timmer

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Hang a Memo Board to Organize Paper Clutter

Tack up crafting inspiration, favorite cardstock or finished projects on an easy-to-make memo board.

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Organize Ribbon By Color

Ribbons wrapped around pieces of cardboard take up less space than spools. A heart sticker on each drawer front corresponds with the ribbon color inside. See more of this amazing craft room featured in HGTV Magazine.

Photo By: John Merkl

Turn a Kitchen Island Into a Craft Table

A butcher block-topped kitchen island is the right size and shape for a standing craft table, and offers lots of storage down below. Cover the surface with kraft paper to protect it from crafting fallout. 

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Set Up Paper Like Stores Do

Paper crafters, take a cue from craft stores: Clear plastic stacking trays tucked inside square cubbies but your color-coded paper organized and close at hand. See more of this amazing craft room featured in HGTV Magazine.

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Turn Household Items Into Stacking Storage

This spinning caddy is actually built of a lazy Susan, cake pans and candlesticks hot-glued together. To keep baker's twine from tangling, drill a hole into each metal jar lid so one end of the twine can poke out. See more of this amazing craft room featured in HGTV Magazine.

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Turn Baby Food Jars Into Hanging Storage

Even a window can provide functional and attractive storage space. Paint baby food jars in ombre hues, then connect them using copper wire from the jewelry-making section of the craft store. Fill with pencils, buttons or variety odds and ends.

Photo By: Melissa Edgemont

Turn a Mason Jar Into a Sewing Kit

A scrap of fabric and a little polyester fiber fill turn the inside lid of a Mason jar into a convenient pincushion. Fill the jar with sewing notions, then seal the top with the outside lid.

IF YOU HAVE AN EMPTY CORNER OR HALLWAY:

Transform your workspace into a cozy crafting corner. Inexpensive pegboard is an ideal small-space solution for storing supplies and displaying recent projects like crafter Jenny Larsen did in her craft area.

Stylish Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

Stylish Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

Tempted to fill in every inch of space on your pegboard? Blogger Jennie Larsen of Craft-O-Maniac has styled her pegboard for decor and function. Add artwork, buckets for loose supplies and shelves for added storage with style.

Photo by: Jennie Larsen

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Perfect Pot and Pan Display

Channel Julia Child’s iconic organization with a chic pegboard to hold all your kitchen's pots, pans and utensils. Don't forget to trace each cookware's shape! Especially adaptable for a small space, pegboard looks upscale when painted black, as blogger Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess has done here.

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Mudroom Meets Pegboard

With a fresh coat of neutral paint, pegboard seamlessly blends into any room of the home — including a mudroom where essentials for the whole family are kept. As little ones grow, the pegboard can easily accommodate new gear.

Level Up the Laundry Room

Laundry room in the basement and no solution for covering up pipes and concrete? Enter pegboard. Organizing Made Fun blogger Becky Barnfather painted her pegboard a cheery green and white design to add style and function to the area.

Giant Craft Pegboard

When using pegboard, the actual board is just the beginning. Adding shelves, buckets and baskets gives your design one-of-a-kind style for your one-of-a-kind crafts. Blogger Ginger Bowie of Ginger Snap Crafts framed her DIY craft wall with trim for a more sophisticated look.

Pegboard Nightlight

Cast a starry night sky in your child's bedroom with a DIY pegboard nightlight by Stephanie Todaro of Maker Made. Who knew pegboard had so many clever and unexpected uses?

Photo By: Tessa Neustadt; Design By Stephanie Todaro

Streamlined Workspace

Floor-to-ceiling pegboard makes a statement in this studio of craft blogger Mandy Pellegrin from Fabric Paper Glue. A monochromatic black and white palette lets the colorful craft supplies pop.

Practical Bedside Manners

Add simple style in the bedroom with furniture that incorporates pegboard, such as this side table from Homebase Collections. The dotted design looks crisp and clean — you'll forget it's even pegboard!

Everything Above the Kitchen Sink

Create a budget-friendly backsplash that keeps day-to-day items organized and within reach. For an easy pop of color in the kitchen, paint the pegboard rather than leaving it white. Learn how to install this pegboard backsplash at DIYNetwork.com.

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Ultimate Garage Storage

A garage gets a massive functional upgrade with this pegboard and shelving installation by author and blogger Cyndy Aldred of The Creativity Exchange. A variety of hooks and baskets hold paint supplies and tools for effortless organization.

Photo By: Cyndy Aldred

Precious Pegboard Collections

You know all those rocks and shells from your travels that you stuff in bags or drawers? Give them prize of place in this do-it-yourself pegboard project from blogger Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay.

Photo By: Joni Lay

Pegboard Headboard

A pegboard in the bedroom? When it's as clean and chic as this, we say yes! Those with a penchant for practical design will appreciate the simplicity of this headboard created by blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth. Bonus: The headboard doubles as a nightstand to hold a book or two.

Photo By: Ashley Rose

Style Your Supplies

Tempted to fill in every inch of space on your pegboard? Blogger Jennie Larsen of Craft-O-Maniac has styled her pegboard for decor and function. Add artwork, buckets for loose supplies and shelves for added storage with style.

Maximize the Kitchen Island

This midcentury modern kitchen prep station by Wake The Tree uses metal pegboards for added function and super style. The sunny metal holds spatulas and spoons while maintaining durability and easy cleanup in what can be one of the messiest places of the home.

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Take advantage of dead space in your home by installing a countertop craft station like this one in HGTV Green Home 2012. Built-in cabinets under the long work surface keep the area both functional and decorative by offering an organized spot to store messy supplies. A hallway or breezeway with lots of natural light works best for this type of craft room.

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Homework/Craft Area of the HGTV Green Home 2012 located in Serenbe, GA

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Color matters in a small space. To keep your work area looking and feeling clutter free, choose storage units in neutrals or varying shades of a bright, creativity-inducing color like this pretty turquoise.

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Kim Stoegbauer of TomKat Studios

Kim is one of our favorite content contributors. She is an expert party stylist (check out this awesome Dr. Seuss baby shower), decorator and busy mom of two. She shared a few photos of her home office. "This room is technically supposed to be our formal dining room," explained Kim. "But we have a nice breakfast room off of our kitchen, so when we moved in, we decided I could use the dining room as my office."

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Kim Stoegbauer of TomKat Studios

“This is the best room in the house (in my opinion!); I think my husband would disagree,” laughs Kim. “It is so nice to be connected to the kitchen and great room so that I can be working but still in the center of things. I love how bright and open this room is.” Last year Kim and her crew used this space for our One Room, Three Ways for the Holidays.

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Kim Stoegbauer of TomKat Studios

Kim’s favorite element in room is the matching chandeliers. She got those and the silk drapes when she used the room for a baby shower shoot for Pottery Barn kids. She found the black and white rug on Gilt and knew it would really tie the room together. Along the way, she’s peppered the room with art and accessories from what she calls “my happy place”, HomeGoods.

Photo By: Jessica Downey

Camille from Camille Styles

Camille is the queeen of lifestyle and entertaining expert, she makes throwing any party look like a piece of cake. From menu ideas to decorating to party favors, Camille and her team can put together events with amazing cohesive flair. Camille's office is much the same way, polished and pretty and totally practical. She shared some photos of her space and some advice on keeping neat and organized. “Keep desktops clean and uncluttered with sleek lacquered trays to corral items together. Rather than keeping reminders and inspirational images scattered on top of my desk, I turn them into artwork by pinning onto a big inspiration board in the center of the room,” says Camille.

Camille from Camille Styles

“Turn office storage into a beautiful decor element by mixing woven baskets and brightly colored boxes for office and craft supply storage,” advises Camille. “Keep prettier items, like linens and ribbon, in the open baskets, while less attractive supplies (tape and file folders) can be tucked away in the lidded boxes.”

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Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

Jess is one seriously talented seamstress. If you want to learn anything about sewing, check out her blog, it is filled with tutorials, patterns and lots of clever ideas. You can find everything from how to make a teepee to a wine-bottle caddy. Jess’ studio is a dedicated room in her home just off the family room.

Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

"My desk is actually a counter-height table,“ says Jess. “It helps save my back when I am cutting patterns because I don't need to constantly bend over.” A counter-height table is a great alternative to a standard desk and can be much cheaper.

Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

“I use lots of baskets and bins to store fabric and I use the school locker to shove 'less desirable' bulky fabrics,” laughs Jess. “I also use a basket to hide my laptop cords. Strategically placed next to my desk, I am able to shove my cords into the basket so they don't sit on the floor. I use wire holders that go down the back of the table legs to hide the cords and keep me from tripping on them. I typically keep my cutting mats underneath a rug on the floor, so I can pull them out when I need them.”

Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

“I always keep my most recent projects displayed around me to give me inspiration. I update them often rather than having old projects staring me in the face,” says Jess. “This prevents me from getting into too many ruts.” See more projects Jess has done for DIYNetwork.com.

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

This is Jen Carreiro’s home craft space. Jen is the brains behind the popular wedding blog Something Turquoise. The name of her blog and a quick glimpse of her space will give you a clue to her favorite color. Jen worked for over 10 years as a mobile wedding hairdresser and was an avid wedding-blog follower. Over time she became a wedding expert, so she decided to create her own blog. Instead of just a lot of inspirational photos, her blog focuses more on real budgets, real advice, and lots of fun DIY projects. Jen works out of her home and gave a peek at her workspace. Check out a couple of projects Jen did for us: Bachelor and Bachelor Party Kits and Save-the-Date and Engagement Announcement Ideas.

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

“I do MANY different crafts; sewing, jewelry making, painting, scrapbooking, stamping, candle making, etc. I find it easiest to have a dedicated space or container for each type of craft,” explains Jen. “This way I always have everything I need in that one place.”

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

“I paint a lot, so I keep all my paints out in the open,” says Jen. “My candle-making supplies are stashed in a hat box underneath the desk. My stamps and stamp pads are in the drawers to the left of my chair with my scrapbooking paper right by them. The little drawers to the right side of the desk are labeled according to their content; they are dedicated to ribbon, glitter and punches. The craft supplies that I don’t play with too often are kept in boxes on the other side of the room.”

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

“I have a small space and have to make the most of it, so I like to purge. If I haven't touched items in 6 to 12 months, I get rid of it. Us crafters have a bad habit of buying new things, but if you don't get rid of the old, stuff piles up,’ laughs Jen. “The hubby says, ‘one in, one out’ – I try, but that doesn't always happen.”

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

Joanne has an amazing talent for using unexpected items to turn old into new again. She revived a dated thrift-store dresser with paint and wrapping paper and then turned a dressmaker's form into a floor lamp. Joanne gave us a peek at her home workspace in her beautiful New England lakeside home.

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

“My cousin owns a restaurant and saves the large glass pickle jars for me. I use them to store fabric scraps, buttons, threads, scissors, you name it,” Joanne says excitedly. “They are by far my favorite storage item because they fit perfectly on my shelves, they are recycled and they look great.”

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

Joanne keeps many of her flea-market finds displayed on open shelving so they’re in constant sight. You never know, just one glance at a teacup, old map or a metal lion may spark the next great project idea.

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

Joanne uses an old quarter-sawn oak dining table for a work surface. Her flea-market treasures are scattered about waiting to be upcycled with a new purpose.

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Meet Hannah, she’s one of our team of talented graphic designers. Hannah exudes creativity 24/7. Not only does she make our websites look great, she and her husband James have their own blog Hannah & Husband. You may have seen her in-office creative space, now take a look at at-home idea lab. The corner room is filled with personal mementos and unique treasures like the flat-file cabinet. It was a Craigslist find she got for Christmas -- her husband made a new wood top for it.

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

“I store all my paint in an apothecary cabinet that came from a hospital here in Knoxville,” says Hannah.

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

“I store all my brushes, pens and paper clips in old china and mugs,” explains Hannah. “I like to surround myself with pretty things, it helps keep me inspired.”

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

“I really like using antiques for storage. The sideboard was part of my grandparents' dining room set.”

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

“I also really like to keep my supplies out, intermingled with old books and toys. If my space was clean and sparse, I don't think I would ever get anything done!”

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Sunny windows and a cute companion help when you're at the drawing board.

Tiffany Threadgould: Expert Recycler

Tiffany Threadgould is an eco-lifestyle expert who can upcycle most anything. She has ingeniously showed us how to make business-card holders from wine boxes (yes, you read that right) and how to make curtains from old tents. Take a look at Tiffany’s home office. She stacked a desk, end tables and a nightstand on top of a file cabinet and kitchen table to make the most of her small space. All the pieces (many are thrift-store finds) were painted white to give her office tower a consistent look.

Tiffany Threadgould: Expert Recycler

“I have a worktable that doubles as a kitchen table; it was made from an upcycled door,” explains Tiffany. “When I’m done working, I hide everything away in boxes, each project in a separate box to keep it organized.”

Tiffany Threadgould: Expert Recycler

“I store everything in Hammermill paper boxes and clearly label them with bright and colorful paper, ‘glue and other sticky things’ is one of my favorite boxes,” says Tiffany.

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Lish Dorset is an expert crafter, quilter and blogger who makes her living as the social media coordinator for The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Aside from chronicling her crafting adventures on her blog, lishdorset.com, she's also a featured blogger for DIY Network's Made+Remade blog where she's shown us how to make felt poppies and build our own DIY cat castles. With so much on her plate, she was definitely in need of an organized home work area that she could dedicate specifically to crafting. "The room once served as my husband’s office, but as my craft work (and my collection of supplies) grew, I needed a space that could best facilitate my projects," Lish says. "This room is both my office and DIY getaway. I hold craft nights from time to time, so this is the perfect space for a good glass of wine and a brand new project to be made with friends."

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

The heart of Lish's craft room is her massive sewing table — a custom piece built by her husband and fellow Made+Remade blogger, Nick Britsky. "The table was built in our garage, so to get it into our house and through the doors we had to bring it up in pieces and assemble it in my room," says Lish. "It’s also a favorite place for my cat, Ronnie, to nap during the day. I try to keep the surface free of clutter in between projects, but my sewing machine and cutting mats can always be found out and ready for action on the table." Behind the table are two large shelving units — one dedicated to her fabric stash and sewing needs and the other designated for paper crafting and general DIY supplies.

Photo By: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

"I’m always on the hunt for buckets, bins and containers to keep everything neat and organized," says Lish. "I’ve put favorite pieces of vintage Pyrex to work right next to inexpensive storage bins I’ve found at the grocery store. By keeping similar supplies together in one container it’s easy to grab just what you need."

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Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Not sure what to do with empty candle or jam jars? Lish puts them to work storing stray craft supplies. "We recycle a lot at our house, so I’m frequently snagging empty glass jars out of the recycling bin to use as craft supply organizers. Try spray painting your jars to help make them stand out on the shelf."

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Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Lish's crafty husband also built a custom pegboard wrapping station that fits perfectly in the extra space behind the door. "No space goes unused in my craft room. On the walls you’ll find spools of ribbon, gift tags and LOTS of washi tape! I also have many of my day-to-day craft tools hung here, too," says Lish. "Pegboards allow me to make the most of the space and customize it to what works best for my craft habits." Below the table top is a drawer that pulls out to store gift bags, tissue paper and greeting cards. "If there’s a last-minute party to go to, I’ll have a last-minute gift wrapped in no time!"

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Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

This enviable craft room also doubles as Lish's home office. "A vintage desk I purchased from fellow Michigander Cari Cucksey houses my office supplies," says Lish. "Business papers are housed in folders right next to magazines I’ve saved to read." Next to her desk is an inspiration wall where she's hung baker's twine to display cards from friends, magazine clippings or fun prints she picks up at craft fairs. "I’m a paper pack rat, so it’s nice to have a space to display some of my favorite pieces."

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Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

"Nine times out of 10 if I’m in my craft room I’m probably sitting at my sewing machine," says Lish. "It sits at the end of my sewing table to help keep the surface open as I cut fabric or piece a quilt. The ever-popular Ikea Raksog cart holds my go-to sewing supplies, from rotary cutters to marking tools. By using a cart that’s on wheels, I can push my supplies around the room as needed."

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Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

"While my craft room display space is dedicated to holding my collection of supplies, I think it’s important to have a few areas for mementos, especially those that relate back to the DIY spirit," says Lish. "This shelving unit primarily holds my craft books, but the top shelf is dedicated to favorite trinkets. The very first sewing machine I ever owned now sits here, right next to the camera I used in photojournalism class in college and favorite figurines friends have given me from thrift store trips. My great-grandmother was the head seamstress for a metro Detroit department store chain in the 1950s, so I display a hat box from her store here."

Photo By: Lish Dorset

IF YOU HAVE AN EXTRA CLOSET:

Adding extra lighting, such as lamps and chandeliers, can make a small craft room feel much larger. Maintain a clutter-free zone by integrating a mixture of closed and open storage, keeping the supplies you use most often in sight and within easy reach. A small island is also a good option for a closet-turned-craft room as it doubles as both work and storage space.

A Bright, Multifunctional Contemporary Master Suite

A Bright, Multifunctional Contemporary Master Suite

This cool, crisp and airy space serves as both relaxing master retreat and functional workspace for the homeowner. An arched open doorway connects the serene bedroom to the en-suite bath and adjoining workspace. Cool colors, ample lighting and sleek flooring bring continuity to the contemporary rooms.

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Blue Contemporary Multifunctional Master Suite

This aqua-blue contemporary master retreat needed to serve several functions for the homeowner. The design team created a cozy nook for the bed with an aqua accent wall and incorporated task lighting over the bed. Meanwhile, an arched doorway leads to an en-suite bath, laundry area and home office space.

A Bright, Multifunctional Contemporary Master Suite

This cool, crisp and airy space serves as both relaxing master retreat and functional workspace for the homeowner. An arched open doorway connects the serene bedroom to the en-suite bath and adjoining workspace. Cool colors, ample lighting and sleek flooring bring continuity to the contemporary rooms.

Contemporary Master Suite Features Built-In Home Office

Contemporary cabinetry in a variety of configurations provides ample storage space for a home-based business. This room, which also incorporates a laundry area, connects to the master suite via a short hallway, creating a uniquely functional live-work space.

Contemporary Bedroom Retreat Serves as Live-Work Space

A large laundry area and plenty of built-in storage form a uniquely functional space in this blue contemporary master retreat. The homeowner wanted a space to work as well as a space to relax. The design team accomplished both goals by creating this multifunctional suite that connects to the master bedroom.

Contemporary Workspace With Dark Countertops and Light Cabinets

This contemporary master suite needed to serve both as a relaxation space and as the headquarters for a home-based business. The design team accomplished both goals by creating a separate nook off the bedroom that stores supplies and provides space to work.

Designer Candice Olson turned this enormous walk-in closet into an artist's sanctuary by dividing it into three specific zones: a creative area, a compuster station and a reading lounge.

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BBP

IF YOU HAVE A LAUNDRY ROOM:

A room for laundry and crafts? Just think about how productive you could be! A laundry room doubles as a great craft area because it has a sink for cleaning up, a folding area that can also be used as a work surface and because it isn't a main room in the home, keeping it pristine and clean isn't a priority.

Multipurpose Room Serves as Laundry Area & Craft Space

Multipurpose Room Serves as Laundry Area & Craft Space

This multipurpose room functions as a laundry area and craft space. A bold blue island with cabinet space features a butcher block countertop that works great for messy crafts. In one corner, a niched wall works well for a stackable washer and dryer, and on the other side of the door, a built-in bookshelf displays art and knickknacks. A quaint powder room is nearby for convenience.

From: Molly Kann-Carey

Photo by: Molly Kann-Carey

Molly Kann-Carey

Transform your laundry space into the ultimate craft room by installing built-in wall storage for craft supplies. The sleek cabinets in the "Do" room of HGTV Green Home 2011 offer tons of storage and also fold out into craft stations that can be tucked away when not in use. Brilliant!

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Eric

Take a Quick Tour of the "Do" Room

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Sabrina Soto tours the multipurpose do room in the 2011 HGTV Green Home.

IF YOU HAVE AN ENTIRE ROOM:

Oh the possibilities! If you're tackling a full craft room makeover, don't get overwhelmed. Start with a vision of what you want your room to look like and make a list of necessary features your space will need. Love to paint? Position your easel near a window with lots of natural light. Are you an avid sewer? Create easy-to-reach thread storage and mark out a spot to display recently finished projects like jess Abbott of The Sewing Rabbit did below.

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Transform bare walls into floor-to-ceiling storage shelves or cabinetry like designer Abby Heatherington did in this adorable room. I love the turquoise color!

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Eclectic Crafts Room With Turquoise Booksehlf

Track lighting is perfect for performing tasks around the large crafts table, while a built-in bookcase stores supplies, books and art work.

Photo by: Abby Hetherington

Abby Hetherington

A large work table is a definite must. Choose one made from a durable material like wood, stone or metal and add a craft chair that's comfortable enought to sit in for long periods of time. 

Contemporary Craft Room With Bright Yellow Pendant Lights

Contemporary Craft Room With Bright Yellow Pendant Lights

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines turned the once bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room. Two bright yellow light fixtures illuminate a large craft table, made from an old pocket door. New cabinets provide necessary storage space to organize supplies and materials.

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images © 2013, HGTV/ Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images, 2013, HGTV/ Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

And don't forget to add a large magnet board on one wall to display your latest projects, design inspirations or your kiddo's artwork.

Colorful Craft Room

Colorful Craft Room

Fixer Upper co-host Joanna Gaines turned the once bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room for Becky Ivy and her daughters.

From: Fixer Upper

Vlogger Anne Le Shows Us Around Her Fabulous Craft Room

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HGTV Handmade blogger Ann Le shows viewers around her fabulous craft room.

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