Whether you are new to crafting or a frequent painter we all know the struggle of craft paint storage. The more you craft, the more of those little acrylic craft paint bottles you collect. These 20 ideas are here to help you organize bottles of craft paint!
The struggle is real right? I mean craft paint storage is a problem as old as time. Well, maybe not that old but it’s still an issue.
I, for one, love having an assortment of craft paint on hand at any given time so that I’m ready to craft when inspiration strikes. My kiddos love using craft paint in their projects now too!
Those little paint bottles are so cheap to buy at the craft store and so fun to use. We end up with too many no matter how hard we try to keep them under control since we have pretty limited space for storing my craft supplies.
I figured out a great solution in our office on our pegboard wall (which is #1 below). But when I was trying to figure out what to do with all of the cute little paint bottles, I did some research! Here is my favorite craft paint storage ideas that I found!
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Craft Paint Storage Ideas
Craft Paint in Wooden Crates
We have our acrylic craft paint stored in 2 small wooden crates turned on their side on a shelf on the pegboard wall in our office.
By placing them in the boxes so the bottom side of the bottle is facing out, you can quickly see what color you're grabbing. I got these wooden boxes at Walmart, but you could also try these smaller mini crates which are a bit smaller from the Dollar store
Craft Paint on Shelf
I love this idea! She set up a long shelf in her craft space and then organized the small craft paint bottles in rainbow order. Not only is it beautiful, but it is easy to find the exact color you're looking for.
Creative Craft Paint Storage Using Vintage Sewing Machine Drawers
How cute is this idea of using repurposed drawers from an old sewing machine? She spray-painted them and then painted the bottoms of the drawers with colorful accent colors. The three drawers are connected together in the back with paint sticks stapled into place and then mounted on the wall.
Organizing Craft Supplies in a Vintage Dresser
A cabinet is a great place to store bottles of craft paint along with your other craft supplies. The clear storage containers, which fit the craft paint bottles perfectly, with labels make everything look so neat and tidy.
Craft Paint Storage in Plastic Bins
If your craft paint is mixed in with all the rest of your craft supplies, you'll have a hard time finding what you're looking for. Grabbing some storage bins to contain all the different types of items can really make a difference!
She put all of your craft paint in a clear storage bin and labeled it. Such a simple, but effective way to organize your craft paint and other supplies!
DIY Craft Paint Storage Shelves
Making the most out of what you have to organize a room and store paint can be as simple as making a paint rack from scrap wood, brackets, and wood glue. You can simply take a circular saw and a nail gun to make some pretty amazing shelves to hold your spray paint and small acrylic paints. Look how many tiny little bottles she fits on the top shelf!
Organizing Craft Paint by Color
The most important thing when organizing craft paint on a budget is to try and repurpose what you already have. I just love the way she used this old apothecary cabinet and old drawers she already had, in conjunction with the original containers, to hold the paint.
She even made use of spice racks to store things. What a great option to use your wall space in the best way for craft storage.
DIY Craft Paint PVC "Wallflower" Organizer
If you are drowning in acrylic paint tubes, then this creative storage option made from PVC pipes is for you. This amazing acrylic paint holder that looks like a flower is not only decorative but perfect for those 2 oz acrylic paint bottles.
Repurposed CD Tower for Craft Paint Storage
Sometimes storing paints in something creative is as simple as picking up an old CD storage tower from a thrift store. Once it is spray painted, you can store anything from fabric paints to acrylic paint as long as they are in plastic tubes.
Craft Paint Storage in Wooden Drawers
Check out this craft paint storage idea made from old kitchen drawers. I simply love the way she took a circular saw and made drawer organizers for her craft paints. Just look at how many paint tubes fit on the birch plywood shelves.
Craft Paint Storage Using PVC Couplings
Another great use of PVC pipe couplings. What I love about this DIY is you don't even need to cut anything. The paint storage trays are ready to go with a little glue to hold them together and a bit of washi tape for decoration!
Pegboard Craft Paint Storage
Using a pegboard and framing it with a cheap frame for a great idea for craft paint storage. Using a pegboard provides a ton of easy access to your paint and art supplies.
DIY Craft Paint Storage Rack
She set up a craft paint storage rack with wire racks and a few pieces of plywood from the scrap wood pile. What a great way to make use of the wall space!
DIY Wooden Grid Craft Paint Storage
What an amazing use of scrap wood to create a very functional craft paint storage project. Sometimes a simple grid can be used as a perfect solution for your needs.
Craft Paint Storage in a Dresser Drawer
Often it's easy in the DIY blogging world to realize the simplest solutions are often the best. Using an old dresser as a craft paint supply storage unit is a beautiful and functional setup for any room.
Craft Paint Storage on Assorted Shelves
The possibilities are endless and only limited by your desire to organize. This article shows how you can use a simple bedroom closet as a craft storage area. She adds back of the door organizers to store a lot of paint. Such great ideas here for craft room organization!
Amazon Basics Craft Paint & Brush Organizer Rack, Holds up to 60 Bottles (52 1-inch bottles and 8 1.47-inch bottles) and 22 brushes - 14 x 8 Inches, Wood Finish
When you aren't in a crafty mood or in a hurry sometimes buying something that fits your needs is the best route. This premade craft paint organizer has storage for so much craft paint and even spots for paintbrushes.
Craft Paint Storage-Paint Rack Organizer with 49 Holes for Miniature Paint Set - Wall-Mounted Craft Paint Storage Rack - 2oz Craft Paint Holder for Apple Barrel, Folkart
If you don't have a lot of desk storage space then a vertical craft paint storage rack might be better for you. And if you are in a hurry, Amazon can ship free for Prime members and often in two business days. I love that this one can either sit on a craft table or be mounted on the wall.
Plaid Rotational Organizer Storage Container That Stores 24 Standard 2 fl oz Bottles of Acrylic Paint for DIY Arts and Crafts, 31100, Black
This craft paint storage organizer is so cool! It reminds me of an old Rolodex or something. It holds 24 bottles of paint, rotating around to show you all of the options.
Well, are you feeling inspired to tackle some craft paint storage now? I may have gone overboard a bit with all my ideas, but when you are organized the crafting is fun again. You aren’t constantly struggling with what goes where or finding exactly what you need.
My goal was to inspire you and hopefully, you are thinking about how to tackle your craft paint storage problem!
Which of these ideas is your fave?
Let us know in the comments below!