Here’s a video tour of my craft closet in my new home! I loooove how this space came out. It took awhile to setup (mainly because I was trying to come up with new ideas), but I’m happy with the end result. My favorite part of the closet is the tension rod (which, by the way, was $2.97 at Walmart!) that holds and contains the ribbon. The ribbon is now super easy to pull and cut!

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Hi everyone. It’s Alejandra. And I’m standing in front of my arts and crafts closet and I’m so excited to give you guys a tour and show you guys exactly how I’ve organized this space inside of my new house. Now, there’s a lot of things that you probably already seen that I’m going to show you in the closet but there’s also a lot of things that you haven’t seen that I’m super excited to just like show you what I’ve thought of and show you how you can use the same tips inside of your closet or room, wherever you have you have your arts supplies and gift wraps. So let me give you a tour.

How to Organize Craft Supplies

So this is my arts and crafts closet. Now, I’m just going to start at the bottom and go all the way to the top and explain to you guys exactly what I’ve done, why I’ve done it, and how to get the same look inside of your house. OK. So let me start with the door.

How to Organize Gift Bags

I’m not going to spend too much time on here because I’ve already showed you guys this in a past video. But this is where I have all of my gift bags for wrapping gifts.


Now yes, I do have a lot of gift bags. I got them at a yard sale for a quarter about four years ago so I just loaded up on bags. Like it was an amazing deal because each bag is like $4 or $5 like this is probably a $4 bag like $3.99 and it was a quarter at a yard sale and they were all brand new. It was someone who worked at Hallmark was just like selling the over stack.

So OK, so I organized all of my bags by size and by category. So there is large, there is men’s, there is birthday, there’s all-occasion, and then there is special occasion, and then there is wine. Now, this is just a gift bag organizer that hangs over the door on an over the door hook.

Now, if you want to know where I got all of these organizing products, you can go to my website. There is a link for my best or my favorite organizing products, all the stuff that’s inside this closet is all listed on that page. So if you like something and you want to know where it’s from, you can check out the page.

So back here is where I have all my hanging gift tags. I did a video on this before so you guys can watch that video if you want to know more about it. But basically, I just have gift tags sorted by category. They’re all from Costco. Believe it or not, all these gift tags came in one box. They’re just kind of – they’re just sorted right now.

Closet Organizing Tip: Keep a collapsible step stool handy to access the top of your closet #AlejandraTV

Closet Organizing Tip: Keep a collapsible step stool handy to access the top of your closet

So moving on to the main part of the closet, let’s start down here. So first off, I like to have a little step stool at the bottom of the closet because there is stuff at the very top that’s hard to reach so if I could just have a step stool convenience like I can just fold this up and put this over here when it’s not being used.

Organizing Arts & Crafts Supplies

Down here is where I have all of my shoe boxes with all of my small arts and crafts supplies sorted by category. Now, they’re all sitting on these white freestanding shelves that I’ve added to the bottom of the closet. If you notice, there are no shelves built into the closet with the exception of the traditional shelf that the builder puts in that’s like 75% up from the bottom of the closet. But there’s nothing else that’s built into the closet. So an inexpensive way was just to add freestanding shelves to the bottom. I think each of the shelves was like $14.99. So it wasn’t too bad of a price and I think there is three here.

How to Organize Small Craft & Office Supplies

How to Organize Small Craft & Office Supplies

All right. So all I did here was put all the shoe boxes with all the small arts and crafts supplies like the tissue paper, the treat bags, my glue gun, glue sticks, craft scissors, there are some Easter eggs, there are some bows, there is bungee cord, there are hooks. And then I added my photo labels that you guys have seen before.

And a lot of people have asked, where do I get the photo labels? I actually make the labels myself. They’re on my website. I sell them. So if you want to know more information about them, you can check out my website.

OK. And then up here is where I have all of my tins, canisters, jars for creating little gifts for people like for their birthday or thank you gifts or special occasion gifts. So these are just like jars for like baked goods. These are little canisters so you can put like fun paper inside and then put fun stuff inside and then decorate the outside and make someone’s day by giving them a fun gift. These are just like tins, more tins, and grass.

And then up here is where I have all my acrylic paints and duct tape. Now, this is a spice organizer. So it’s made to hold spices but I decided to put my acrylic paints inside because they fit really well and I like how this has a handle so you can easily transport this to wherever you’re doing your arts and crafts project. So that worked out nice. And also, it spins just like so nicely so I like that.

OK. So over here is where I have my duct tape. I use a paper towel holder to put all of my duct tape on it. Now, I actually just like took this from the kitchen upstairs so I need to either put this back or grab another one. But I liked the idea of putting duct tape on the paper towel holder. Now, I’ll use duct tape for not just its intended purpose. I’ll use it for labeling or color-coding or I’ll use duct tape to wrap a gift to put on like its ribbon. That gives it like a creative feel.

And then over here, I have all of my fabric. I don’t have very much fabric because I don’t do many projects that involve fabric and sewing. So what I do is I just fold the fabric that I do have and I hang it on a skirt hanger. So that worked out nicely.

And then these are paint swatches. Now I got this idea from my friend, Toni, from A Bowl Full of Lemons, her blog. She blogs on organizing and fun stuff for the house. So yeah, so I saw that idea of just punching a hole in the corner and putting a binder ring and then hanging the binder ring. So I thought that was very creative and it’s a good way to contain paint swatches.

How to Organize Craft Ribbon

All right, now all of my ribbon. I used a tension rod that I got from Wal-Mart to hang all of my gift ribbon. And now, it’s so easy to grab and to cut. So what I do is I just pull and it unravels and I just cut it and you’re done. The tension rod was $2.97. It’s sturdy. It does the job. It’s not going anywhere. And it works nicely.

Craft Room Organizing Tip: Use a tension rod in your closet as a DIY ribbon organizer #AlejandraTV

Craft Room Organizing Tip: Use a tension rod in your closet as a DIY ribbon organizer

I did the same thing up here with all my craft ribbon. I got a tension rod from Wal-Mart for $2.97. I hang all my craft ribbon. One thing I did do with the ribbon is I put a little pin at the end or the beginning of the ribbon so it wouldn’t unravel while it was hanging. So the pin can hold it in place.

All right. Over here is where I have my bubble wrap. So I did the same thing. I just put it on the tension rod and then I taped it so it wouldn’t unravel.

And then over here, I hang all of my old, used ribbon on binder rings. So whenever I get a gift, if I like the ribbon and if it’s in good condition, I’ll save the ribbon. So now, I’ll just come here and I’ll hang it. And when I’m wrapping a gift to give someone, I always try and use that ribbon first before coming to the new ribbon. So I’m trying to use that one first.

Organizing Gift Wrapping Paper

How to Store Wrapping Paper

How to Store Wrapping Paper

Here is all of my gift wrap like wrapping paper and stuff. You guys have seen this before. I posted about this a lot of times. I love this gift wrap organizer because it just keeps the wrapping paper contained. It’s easy to access. It’s out of the way. You’re maximizing your vertical space so it’s on the wall. It’s not taking up prime real estate anywhere else.

OK. And then up here is where I have all of my scrapbooking projects. So each of these white boxes has stuff like ticket stubs or photos or papers or like printouts of something that I’ve planned to put in a scrapbook one day when I make time to do that. That’s probably not going to be for a while but I do intend to do that.

Over here, these two boxes are just empty right now. These were on Ed’s side of the office in the old house. They’re just empty right now. Inside the pink bin right there, I have all of my stickers so all my stickers are sorted by category. You guys saw this in my last house but they’re sorted by category and I put them inside these poly envelopes with a binder ring. Now in the old house, I was hanging them. Right now, I’m just putting them inside here. So when I need binder rings, I’ll just come here and I’ll take them off since they’re not being used.

So in the front of the bin, I just took one of my hanging tags and I took a clothespin that I painted and used the clothespin to hang the hanging tag. Now, I still need to add a label here that says “stickers”. I just haven’t really got around to that yet. But this is how I’m organizing all of my stickers.

OK. So that’s how I’m organizing all my arts and crafts and my gift wrap. I hope that was helpful. If you have tips that you want to share with us on organizing crafts or gift wrap, leave a comment below or create a video response and let us see exactly how you do it. So that’s all I have for you guys. I will see you guys soon. Bye!

About Alejandra

About Alejandra

Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and “The Decluttering Queen” by Good Morning America, Alejandra’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times,, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. 


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