Organizing Kid's Art Supplies

Corral the mess of kids' art supplies and keep it all organized | One Mile Home Style

This is one of those organizing projects that just makes me smile every time I see it. My previous attempt at organizing the boys' art supplies was not cutting it anymore. They needed their supplies moved up to more of their eye/working level, and I had acquired a case of awesome lidded tins that I was dying to put to good use. So, an overhaul of this busy little space was definitely necessary, and I did it all without spending any money!

A quick look at where we started. Not horrible, but not that great either.

Kids art corner - before

My little boys are growing up *sniff*. They needed this organizer moved off the floor and put up higher so they could more easily see and access their supplies. So, I was off on hunt around the house to find a table that would fit the bill.

Perfect! This was a $5 auction find from a few years ago. I think I have used it in almost every room in our home, it's the perfect size for this space.

Using a side table for art supply organization

Using a side table for art supply organization

Once I got the table situated, the desktop cubbie organizer fit perfectly on top and then it was time to get busy sorting and organizing all the art supplies. But, I couldn't just stop at wanting to organize the space and make it more functional. I wanted to make it look nice too.

 This art area is in our dining room, since that is the place most of the creative projects occur. I wanted it to be easy for the boys' to use and keep clean, but I didn't want it to be an eyesore either.

Kids art supply organization

Crayons, markers and pencils in clear containers (similar here) to add a fun little bit of color to this creative space.

Crayon and marker clear storage

Lidded tins and cubbies keep all the little art supplies organized and streamlined. And I finally put my label maker to use and made simple labels for the tins. A place for everything and everything in its place.

Art Supply Organization using boxes and cubbies

Art Supply Organization using labeled boxes

 The tabletop gives the boys a nice little area to gather supplies or complete a small project. If more space is needed the dining room table is right behind them. 

Kids art corner using a side table and cubbies

I am loving this new space, and I know the boys have really enjoyed having this "new" layout for their space. Not to shabby for a $0 update. 

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  1. This is so nice-looking AND functional! My kids' art supplies are in a sorry state, and this inspires me to do something about it!

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    1. So happy to hear that you are inspired to get your kids' organized! Good luck!

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  2. Lovely space!! It must be so nice to have everything in one spot!!
    Glad I found this on Work It Wednesday! Following you on Pinterest :)

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    1. Thanks Selene! I am loving the organization, and the kids' are maintaining it pretty well too. Thanks for the follow and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. What a great idea! I love the clear containers where are they from?

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    2. Thanks! I actually got my containers from a family member who was cleaning out their basement. If you do a quick amazon search for clear plastic paint pails you can find some comparable containers.

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