Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias #FirstStreetGrand

Have I mentioned I have a craft room and office in our new house?  No?  It's huge.  Like master bedroom size.  The teen is none too happy that I put my name on the door and claimed it as mine before he had a chance.  It has a beautiful big window overlooking our cul-de-sac and a thick beam running under the roof line.  There are no built-in closets or shelves though.  Well, unless you count the bench under the big window.  It is also one of the last rooms in the house to be unpacked.  I have been digging through boxes looking for supplies, spending a fortune at craft stores when I can't find what I need, and the room has somehow become covered in glitter and paint and stickers.  Already.

Last weekend I had my husband assemble shelves for me.  I have 5 large 5-shelf shelving units along the back wall.  This will house the majority of my party planning and craft supplies in containers and boxes.  I've been gathering a lot of inspiration for my craft room/office from Pinterest.  You can view my 'decorating' board to see some of the gorgeous craft rooms I have pinned.

With my shelving now up I started picking up containers this week to store some of my craft supplies in.

I found some large First Street brand plastic kitchen storage containers at Smart & Final this week. They were only $3.59 each.  They are the perfect size for my shelves and although I love the look of glass jars and containers, unfortunately with small children who think my craft room is also their play room these aren't very practical for me.

craft storage containers

I plan on filling quite a few shelves with these.  They are perfect for holding foam letters and shapes, pom poms, buttons, sequins, fabric scraps, feathers, stamps, and cookie cutters.  There's a smaller size too that are $2.39 each so I plan on picking up a few of those too.  They'll be great for holding items such as popsicle sticks, glue sticks, and tape. 

I used some small wood rectangles, painted them aqua and then stamped each with the contents of the container and then glued them to the front.

storage container labels

Did you know that Smart & Final is giving away 10 $200 American Express Gift Checks, 10 $100 American Express Gift Checks, and & 20 First Street bags filled with First Street products plus a $50 SmartCash card.

To be in the running to win, purchase at least one participating First Street item at your local Smart & Final between September 7th – 20th.  You will receive a unique code on your receipt. Enter the code on the First Street Grand Event site and you are entered to win.




Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias #FirstStreetGrand

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Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) September 14, 2011 - 2:58 pm

I love craft storage options where you can see the items inside…makes me want to redo a bunch of the boxes on my craft shelves!

Jules from a Little Bite of Life September 14, 2011 - 11:10 pm

What a great idea for organizing craft supplies! I am putting the finishing touches on my craft room re-do, and these will work great for my beads, ribbon, etc!

Samantha @ A Little Simplicity September 16, 2011 - 12:54 am

I saw theses containers there the other day picked it up and looked at it except I couldn’t think of what I’d do with it! Great job ms.creativity!

Laura September 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Cute way to make a plain container look awesome! I need to organize my craft closet with these.

Chelsea @ Someday I'll Learn September 16, 2011 - 8:07 pm

You have a craft room?? I’m SO jealous. Love the organization idea.

Tonya Staab September 17, 2011 - 2:21 pm

Thanks Chelsea, although I can't use it until I finally clean it up :).

Tonya Staab September 17, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Thanks Laura.

Tonya Staab September 17, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Thank you Samantha.  Now you will have to go back and get them :).

Lori@kitchenfunk September 21, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Hi! I love the look of those large jars for your raffia & things (great price on those clear large size jars, btw!) and the way you labeled them. I’ve been recently searching for ways to organize my own craft (addiction), so I decided to start a link party once a week for the next few weeks so I could see what other people are doing. I would love it if you would join in! ~Lori

Rachael Rabbit January 2, 2012 - 4:40 pm

I’m simply loving/drooling over your Pininterest decorating page ….

Jennifer Corner January 26, 2012 - 6:54 pm

The plastic containers look really nice. Maybe I will buy a dozen of them. There are a lot of things I want to organize too.

I like how you store those little items in the plastic containers. They look really tidied, and also practical to use.

Jamie B. January 29, 2012 - 3:52 pm

LOVE your containers and how you have embellished them! This is such a neat way to organize. I hope it’s okay, I’ve featured your post on my new blog here:


Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂

Jackie July 5, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Great post…but I must ask, what do you use raffia for? I’d love to see some ideas for what to do with it.


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