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!

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

  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 :)

    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!

  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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