50 Ways to Organize your kids bedroom

50 Ideas to Organize your Kids Room.

It was the dreaded big tidy up today, while trying to find a home for everything, how can one little person manage to own nearly as much stuff as me!  I came across these (from diyncrafts.com) and i thought i would share with you some ideas on keeping your craft room/kids bedroom organized. I really like some of these ideas and i think im going to need to do some of these soon.

50 Clever DIY Storage Ideas to Organize Kids' Rooms

Hanging Bedside Organizer

This little fabric organizer is pure genius! It’s quick and very easy to make, and it simply slips in between the mattress and the actual bed frame. You can adjust the pocket quantity and sizes to hold whatever your kids like to keep close – books, teddies, gaming devices, you name it. And the non-skid pad will ensure that it never slips out from the weight. No mess, no fuss! The organizer on photo is for sale on Higgos, and the pattern and instructions are available Sewmamasew.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Sewmamasew

Hanging Bedside Organizer

Video Game Storage

For Wii games, CDs, DVDs and other disc type games, you can build a great storage unit for them that is hidden away, out of sight. You’ll need a mat board, some vinyl, double backed tape, fabric, and a few other key supplies. The storage is hidden on the inside of a cabinet or entertainment center door so you never see it unless it’s open. By creating individual holders, you can keep games and other discs safe while still having a great place to keep them all organized. Plus, this project takes just a couple of hours and if you have a few supplies on hand, it won’t cost much if anything at all.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Infarrantlycreative

Video Game Storage

Vintage Crates

You can create adorable storage carts from old pallets. If you have a lumber yard or similar business near you, you may be able to get the pallets for nothing so the cost of this one is very little. It may take a couple of hours but you’ll end up with wonderful toy boxes or storage containers for blankets or anything else the kids have thrown around in their rooms. Plus, you can add wheels to the bottom so you can easily move the crates around, which makes picking up toys after playtime really fun.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Ana-white

Vintage Crates

Clear Toy Storage Bags

These bags are so neat and they are really easy to make. They have a drawstring closure and they are completely see-thru so kids can tell which toys go into which bag. You’ll need some fabric, thick clear vinyl, a drawstring cord and fusible interfacing. You have to sew a little but the great thing is that you can make as many bags as you need and you can do them in a bunch of different sizes so they’re perfect for every single toy. The bags make it really easy to move toys from one room to another or for outside play as well.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Makeit-loveit

Clear Toy Storage Bags

Organized Lego Storage

Ah, Legos. Every little boy loves Legos. Moms however, not so much, especially when those Legos end up all over the floor. If you’ve ever stepped on one of those little buggers barefoot then you know just how great this Lego storage project is. If your little one (or your big one) has a lot of Legos, this project helps you to organize them by color so they always know where each color that they need is located. Plus, it keeps them all neatly put away so that they’re not attacking your bare feet when you least expect it.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Iheartorganizing

Organized Lego Storage

Stuffed Animal Swing

Hanging storage for stuffed animals is great but those nets that you stick up in the corner can be a little boring. They can also look very untidy when they are stuffed to the gills with animals. This swing is a much neater idea and one that is so easy to make you’ll probably want a couple, especially if you have loads of stuffed animals to put away. You need a bit of hobby wood, a clothesline, and some hooks. You simply create swings for all of the animals to sit on and then hang on the wall or from the ceiling.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Itsalwaysautumn

Stuffed Animal Swing

Tube Cubbies

Oh how we absolutely adore projects that are free. These tube cubbies are made from empty toilet paper rolls so they don’t cost anything – aside from the initial toilet paper purchase, that is. You simply put them together and create a little garage for all of those Matchbox cars. For girls, you could use these to store Barbie dolls or any number of other little toys. Just glue the tubes together and then place the “garage” on a dresser when finished. He will have a blast putting his cars away in his little tube garage.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Spoonful

Tube Cubbies

Rolling Toy Storage

Toy storage under the bed is great because it’s close enough to the floor for little ones to reach plus it keeps that mess off the floor and out of sight. This rolling storage box is perfect for organizing toys and is really easy to make. It’s on wheels so kids will have no problem getting to their toys and you can paint labels on the front of each drawer if you want to really get things organized. This is a great project if you have dresser drawers that are missing the fronts or just any type of drawer that you no longer need. Just add a coat of paint and some wheels and you’re all set.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Lizoncall

Rolling Toy Storage

Quick and Easy Book Storage

If your kids have quite a few books and you don’t really have anywhere to store them, this book storage project is perfect. You just need a few Ikea spice racks, which are around $4 each. Or, you could use cheaper spice racks if you can find them. Just put the spice racks up on the wall or a door, wherever the little ones can reach them and add the books. Not only does it provide great organization, it helps your little ones to be able to find and reach their books so they will want to play with them more often.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Domesticsimplicity

Quick and Easy Book Storage

Crafty Canisters

Old coffee cans (well, they’re not really cans so much as plastic containers now) make wonderful canisters. You can store things like crayons, Matchbox cars, doll clothes, and just any number of smaller items in them and completely organize playrooms and bedrooms. The great part about this project is you can print off labels to go on the coffee cans so kids will be able to remember where everything goes. And, don’t worry that your little ones aren’t reading yet. The labels that you use are actually pictures of what goes into each can. This is a great organizing idea and a wonderful learning tool for toddlers.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Heartofwisdom

Crafty Canisters

Dress Up Closet

Imagine a dress up closet that will hold all of your little one’s dress up clothes. Well, stop imagining and get to creating. This adorable little closet is made from an old dresser (just a small one) and it perfectly holds all of those dress up clothes and keeps them perfectly organized. You can keep dresses, shoes, hats or anything else you need in there. She’ll love being able to find her dress up stuff and you’ll love that there is a lot more room in the toy box when those things have a place of their own. Plus, it’s a really easy project and it’s just so adorable!

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Aturtleslifeforme

Dress Up Closet

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15 Craft Hacks for kids

I love the craft hack lists, really i could read them all day long, here is one i found over at kids activities blog. 15 Craft hacks for kids, i really like the sponge idea for the paint instead of brushes.

Create an Art Desk.  Use the drawer for all the supplies.

Save your Starbucks cups for paint.  *I knew I needed an excuse for some coffee!*

craft room tips for kids

 

Glue a pom-pom to the top of a dry erase marker  for an easy way to draw, erase and repeat.

Cut up sponges and use them instead of paint brushes to create with your kids.  Just throw them out when art-time is over.

Do you have leftover outlet covers??  Re-make them into play dough toys.

Fill a container with glue.  Add a sponge.  You now have glue that won’t spill and get everywhere!
craft room tips for kids

Use an old muffin tin as a pallet for kids while they paint.  It’s perfect for mixing and using a homemade paint recipe.

Keep track of ribbon with a “holey” container.

Don’t have stamps?  Check your pantry.  Use a potato as a stamp. 

Make your own paintbrushes using clothespins – lots of ideas over at Babble, Dabble Do.

Transform a mason jar with a Salt Lid.  It’s perfect for glitter, sequins and other little crafting bits of bling.

 

45 Craft Hacks for your Kids Craft supplies

Im obsessed with storage and everything i can find that can be reused i will. So take a look at these Craft Hacks.

Im into crafts myself so these really are good ideas for the crafters out there and can be adapted for all your little ones craft supplies as well. I honestly read those ‘life/craft hacks’ posts all the time but these are the best ones i have found so far. Is it bad to be excited about these? I just need to buy more craft supplies now! 🙂

 

45 Organization Hacks To Transform Your Craft Room

Mallory McInnis

1. Use magazine holders to group paper scraps by color.

Use magazine holders to group paper scraps by color.

No more shuffling through a huge stack to find that one sheet of purple floral scrapbook paper.

2. Wrap embroidery floss around a clothespin to keep it from getting tangled.

Wrap embroidery floss around a clothespin to keep it from getting tangled.

The floss-wrapped pins also just happen look rather pretty sitting in a bowl. Score.

3. Keep drawers in order with dividers made from cereal boxes.

Keep drawers in order with dividers made from cereal boxes.

Learn how here.

4. Paper towel holders can easily become ribbon and ric rac holders.

Paper towel holders can easily become ribbon and ric rac holders.

Instructions here.

5. It helped you carry your beer, now it can help you carry your tools.

It helped you carry your beer, now it can help you carry your tools.

Find out how to gussy up an old six pack container here.

6. An air vent is the perfect size for storing stamps.

An air vent is the perfect size for storing stamps.

7. You’ll never have to search for a pin again if your pincushion is attached to your sewing machine.

You'll never have to search for a pin again if your pincushion is attached to your sewing machine.

Instructions here.

8. Wine rack + cups = organized pens.

Wine rack + cups = organized pens.

9. Tic Tac fan? Save up extra containers to use as ribbon dispensers.

Tic Tac fan? Save up extra containers to use as ribbon dispensers.

10. Put up some crown molding shelves for larger rolls of ribbon.

Put up some crown molding shelves for larger rolls of ribbon.

11. Fabric yardage is easy to get at when you keep it in a magazine rack.

Fabric yardage is easy to get at when you keep it in a magazine rack.

12. Store little things in spice containers organized on a spinning rack.

Store little things in spice containers organized on a spinning rack.

Buttons, tacks, glue gun sticks….

13. Pop teeny tiny items into a pillbox.

Pop teeny tiny items into a pillbox.

14. An old bed spring can be repurposed as a rack to hang things on.

An old bed spring can be repurposed as a rack to hang things on.

Instructions here.

15. Hang up paint tubes using binder clips.

Hang up paint tubes using binder clips.

Much better than storing them in a tub or drawer.

16. Hang paintbrushes to preserve them.

Hang paintbrushes to preserve them.

Give those brushes a longer life.

17. Construct a simple thread organizer with some nails and a board.

Construct a simple thread organizer with some nails and a board.

Learn how here.

18. Magnetize a bowl to keep your pins in place.

Magnetize a bowl to keep your pins in place.

Avoid getting your foot pricked by a fallen pin.

19. Set up some hanging paint storage using wire cubes.

Set up some hanging paint storage using wire cubes.

Instructions here.

20. Have a closet in your craft room? Hang up some of your supplies.

Have a closet in your craft room? Hang up some of your supplies.

21. Display your ribbon collection on an old ladder.

Display your ribbon collection on an old ladder.

22. These organizers are good for so much more than just shoes.

These organizers are good for so much more than just shoes.

23. Turn a pin cushion into a pin sharpener with a bit of steel wool.

Turn a pin cushion into a pin sharpener with a bit of steel wool.

24. Print out labels to efficiently keep track of daubers.

Print out labels to efficiently keep track of daubers.

Download the labels here.

25. Affix velcro to the bottom of baskets to keep them in place.

Affix velcro to the bottom of baskets to keep them in place.

26. Plastic sleeves = perfect for die cuts.

Plastic sleeves = perfect for die cuts.

27. An insanely easy trick to turn a slotted tupperware bin into a ribbon organizer.

An insanely easy trick to turn a slotted tupperware bin into a ribbon organizer.

More info here.

28. Set up an art cart and wheel your supplies wherever you need them.

Set up an art cart and wheel your supplies wherever you need them.

Here’s a helpful guide.

29. You can never have too many rolls of washi tape. This is an easy way to organize those rolls.

You can never have too many rolls of washi tape. This is an easy way to organize those rolls.

Hunt down a spool rack.

30. Another way to arrange your washi tape (using a shutter).

Another way to arrange your washi tape (using a shutter).

31. One more washi roll storage possibility.

One more washi roll storage possibility.

This one uses PVC pipe.

32. Make your own flat file storage using LINNMON table tops from IKEA.

Make your own flat file storage using LINNMON table tops from IKEA.

Here’s how.

33. Keep a spoon in your glitter drawer.

Keep a spoon in your glitter drawer.

Sparkle things up with ease.

34. Get a little too glitter crazy? Clean it up with white modeling clay.

Get a little too glitter crazy? Clean it up with white modeling clay.

Easy as pie.

35. Steal some drawer organizers from your kitchen.

Steal some drawer organizers from your kitchen.

Your muffin cups and egg crates would adore a change of scenery.

36. While you’re grabbing things from the kitchen, why not bring a few jars along too?

While you're grabbing things from the kitchen, why not bring a few jars along too?

Glue the lids to the bottom of a shelf and you have a few more storage options.

37. Turn empty paint cans into cubbies.

Turn empty paint cans into cubbies.

38. Voila! It’s no longer a wine rack, but a way to hold wrapping paper.

Voila! It's no longer a wine rack, but a way to hold wrapping paper.

39. Turn a shipping pallet into a charming and space saving desk.

Turn a shipping pallet into a charming and space saving desk.

40. Pour leftover paint out of the huge can and into smaller resealable containers.

Pour leftover paint out of the huge can and into smaller resealable containers.

41. File your fabric.

File your fabric.

It’s very easy.

42. Keep markers at attention using a ceiling lighting tile.

Keep markers at attention using a ceiling lighting tile.

43. Store acrylic paint with the bottom facing out to easily find the right color.

Store acrylic paint with the bottom facing out to easily find the right color.

44. Pair pails with a peg board for an attractive storage solution.

Pair pails with a peg board for an attractive storage solution.

45. Finally, add a chalkboard to your door to keep track of all the new supplies you’ll want to buy for your freshly organized craft room.

Finally, add a chalkboard to your door to keep track of all the new supplies you'll want to buy for your freshly organized craft room.

Sourced from the guys over at buzzfeed.