Craft Organizer or Wrapping Paper Station

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 20:12
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Untangle your ribbons, be inspired by your favorite fabrics, and hang your tools in this easy to build craft organizer. Got a pile of scraps? This is the perfect plan to tackle those scraps and clean up your craft room AND you scrap pile.
I did add some pegs to hang scissors, tape and other items from. As you will notice, whenver I can, I try to improve on the original designs.

32" Wide x 36" High x 8" deep


Shopping List

4 - 5/8" dowels, 32" long 

3 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long 
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
paint brush
Cut List

A. 4 - 1/2 Dowels cut at 32" 

B.  2 - 1x8 @ 9" (Dowel holders) 
C. 2 - 1x8 @ 35 1/4" (sides)
D. 2 - 1x2 @ 7 1/2" (spacers above dowel holders) 
E. 1 - 1x8 @ 8 1/4" (vertical divider) 
F. 1 - 1x2 @ 24" (magazine rack holder) 
G. 5 - 1x8 @ 32" (shelves and top and bottom supports)
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Power Sander


Step 1

Drill 5/8" holes out of pieces B as shown above.

Step 2

Use the jigsaw to cut the holes out to the sides, as shown above, leaving a 5/8" gap, as shown above.

Step 3

Begin constructing the craft organizer as shown, fasting through side piece C into the end edge of G. Use nails and glue. Then attach the dowel holder above the back piece (G) as shown in the above diagram. Imediately above the dowel holder, attach the spacer (D) , as shown above.

Step 4

The middle shelf will rest on top of the spacer (D). Nail and glue in place. Now add another piece G to the top back, following the same guidelines as adding the bottom piece. Nail through the sides into the edges of the top piece G. Keep all top edges flush. Next, add the final piece G as a shelf, top edge flush with the bottom of the back top piece, as shown below.

Step 5

Step 6

Add hooks if you would like to have increased storage.

Step 7

Finally add the vertical divider and the magazine holder, as shown above.

If you choose, you can add plywood to the back. The craft organizer is structurally solid without adding plywood.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood putty, sand and paint as desired.


kerry davis (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 20:11

Hi Ana - I discovered your site a few weeks ago and look through the pages & pages of plans you have on here. I love it all - can't decide where to start. I have tons of ribbon & craft "goodies" and this would be perfect for getting it organized!!

Theresa (not verified)

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 15:17

I don't remember seeing this one before. Very creative idea this would work well in so many craft/art rooms. Thank you Ana for another terrific plan.


Wed, 11/28/2012 - 10:47

Hi, I was hoping for input on hardware I can use to hang this on a wall? I'm sure I can find the studs in the wall but if they arent placed in the area I want to hang this in I was looking for the hardware to hang them. I will likely be using some heavy duty drywall screws but what about what I would attach to the shelf itself? Thanks for any input! LOVE this design!

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