Handy Storage Gear Items To Make For The Home

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Here’s a nice collection of free patterns and tutorials for making organizers and storage solutions for the home. Some have been moved here from previous features but there’s a bunch of new stuff too, enjoy!

urbannestblog.com

urbannestblog.com

Cereal Box Storage Bins: This is a great way to use up cardboard from cereal boxes and some colorful, funky fabrics!

Painted Apple Baskets: If you have the room for them, these are great for organizing all kinds of produce and goodies in the pantry.

brownpaper--packages.com

brownpaper--packages.com

justsomethingimade.com

justsomethingimade.com

Vintage Cigar Box Storage: Attach label holder hardware with pulls (or attach a loop of ribbon) to open stacked boxes neatly.

Picture Frame Remote Caddy: Turn an 8×10 Picture Frame, padding and decorative cloth into a handy storage center for your remote controls.

lifehacker.com

lifehacker.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

Newspaper Basket: Simple project made by weaving strips of newspaper.

Boxes & Drawer Dividers: Here is a method to make lovely
sturdy boxes in any size at all. Tutorial via pdf download (free).

lovelydesign.blogspot.com

lovelydesign.blogspot.com

jcarolinecreative.com

jcarolinecreative.com

Fabric Storage Baskets: Nice baskets that are easy to make in any size you need.

Hanging Fabric Pouches: Pretty fabric baskets hung from a curtain rod or wooden dowel.

themotherhuddle.com

themotherhuddle.com

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

Collapsible Storage Baskets: These collapse and fold flat to store.

No Interfacing Storage Baskets: These are washable, just pop out the card inserts first and then re-insert after washing.

jezzeblog.blogspot.com

jezzeblog.blogspot.com

oilclothaddict.blogspot.com

oilclothaddict.blogspot.com

Oilcloth Trays: These wipe up nicely so they’re great for storing pantry items.

Cookie Tin Storage Bins: Cover tins with decorative paper, make cardboard inserts and voila! pretty storage containers.

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com

Vintage Crate Carts By ana-white.com

ana-white.com

Vintage Crate Carts: Cute pallet carts made from reclaimed wood boards, can be made any size you like (attached wheels on bottom).

Basket Table: Storage on Wheels: This mobile end table organizes clutter with the flip of a lid, and can be whisked off to wherever it’s needed.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

womansday.com

womansday.com

DIY Decorative Storage Bins: Teaches you how to turn plain plastic bins into pretty wheeled containers.

Structured Fabric Baskets: Nested fabric baskets (large and small companion) with handles, use to organize and tote supplies.

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

Organizational Fabruckets By etsy.com

etsy.com

Organizational Fabruckets: Made with medium to heavy weight canvas, a lining fabric and felt for embellishment. Can be made in various sizes.

Hanging Book Storage: Fabric hung on wooden dowels or curtain rods, a little sewing is involved.

pennycarnival.typepad.com

pennycarnival.typepad.com

cheapchichome.blogspot.com

cheapchichome.blogspot.com

Burlap Basket: Easy to make any size you like, materials needed are burlap, stiff interfacing and jute or rope for the drawstring.

Covered Wooden Drawers: Patterned origami paper is used to transform plain wooden drawers.

lulalouise.blogspot.com

lulalouise.blogspot.com

pippijoe.blogspot.com

pippijoe.blogspot.com

Rolled Top Buckets: Made with two coordinating fabrics and interfacing, tutorial is available to download via a graphic file (jpg).

Fabric Buckets: Made with fabric (for both outer and lining), light wadding and fusible interfacing.

vintagericrac.blogspot.com

vintagericrac.blogspot.com

lauragunn.typepad.com

lauragunn.typepad.com

Fabric Covered Crates: Fabric liners/covers for plastic stacking crates that keep the stackable function intact.

Wire Baskets: You’ll need about 4 feet of wire (1/2″ woven is used in the tutorial), wire snips and needle nose pliers to make these.

theblissfullycontentlife.blogspot.ca

theblissfullycontentlife.blogspot.ca

joyshope.com

joyshope.com

Fabric Covered Buckets: An old metal bucket is paint on the inside (spray paint) then covered with fabric (spray adhesive).

Hemp Basket: (crochet) Has a twisted rope handle on either side, measures about 11″ x 5″ when finished.

craftpassion.com

craftpassion.com

themarionhousebook.com

themarionhousebook.com

Painted Baskets: Give tired old baskets some personality by marking off designs with painter’s tape then painting.

Ticky-Tacky Boxes: A yard of medium to lightweight canvas will yield a set of six.

woolfoodmama.typepad.com

woolfoodmama.typepad.com

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Published: September 20, 2008
Updated: January 8, 2013

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3 Comments to “Handy Storage Gear Items To Make For The Home”
  1. gem says:

    Fabulous ideas and pictures to go with them. Great way to save money and recycle too!

  2. Tricia says:

    These are great!! Thanks so much!!

  3. MJ says:

    Can’t wait to try all these cool ideas! Thank you.


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