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Craft Paper Storage: 9 Genius Ways to Store Your Craft Paper

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When it comes to craft storage, you need to be organized about everything. Crafty people like us by nature tend to be messy when we are in the creative zone. To help combat that, having a craft storage system helps eliminate clutter. Paper crafting is a big part of what I often create and share here on the blog, therefore I am always looking for the best craft paper storage ideas. I have several paper organization solutions for you today whether you have a small amount or way too much paper like me!

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Not only do these work for paper storage but also vinyl and fabric storage. I have personally used most of these ideas and I will also point you to some of the best ones I have found out there!

Free Craft Paper Storage Printable Tracker

Before we get into all our craft paper storage ideas I want you to download my free paper storage printables which will help you keep track of all the paper in your stash!

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Craft Paper Storage Solutions Video Tutorial

Watch the video below to see how I use several of these craft paper storage ideas in my craft room! I’ll take you on a tour of how I store and sort all my cardstock and scrapbooking paper.

Magazine Holders for Craft Paper

Clear magazine holders for craft paper storage and organization.

I love to use magazine holders for pretty much everything except magazines because they are the perfect paper organizer! In fact, they work amazingly well for craft paper storage. I love to buy several and stack them along roller carts like these to really stay organized!

Scrapbook Paper Storage Organizer

Craft paper storage ideas. 9 genius ways to store you scrapbooking and cardstock paper in your craft room. Stay organized with free craft room printables!

Many crafters wonder how to go about storing those big 12 x 12 sheets of scrapbook paper. Well lucky you, they make containers specifically for them! Here are my favorite ones here!

Wall Paper Storage

wrapping paper storage ideas.

There are lots of easy homemade options to store paper as well. Like wrapping or backdrop paper photo paper that can be hung on the wall to save space and keep the paper in good shape!

Wrapping Paper Storage cart

Studio Designs Wrapping Cart - White - Craft room storage

Boy, do I love this wrapping cart! It stores all my background paper for my photo shoots as well as 3 drawers full of any smaller supplies or my favorite sheets of cardstock! A wrapping paper cart is a great solution for large paper rolls or even crepe paper!

Multi-draw paper storage

If you are looking for scrapbook paper storage ideas these units from IKEA are incredible and hold so much!

Craft paper storage ideas. 9 genius ways to store you scrapbooking and cardstock paper in your craft room. Stay organized with free craft room printables!

This little gem from IKEA is great if you want a lot of drawers to store your craft paper!

Trone’s Paper storage IKEA hack

So often I find the best ways to store craft supplies and paper comes from things that were not designed to be used for them! I love this brilliant idea to use shoe organizers as vertical paper storage instead!

Cardstock storage cubes

If you don’t use paper as often as I do and are looking for a smaller craft paper storage container, opt for some simple organizational cubes. Likewise, you can stack these if you have a ton of cardstock paper like me!

If you are looking to utilize vertical storage try stacking these cubes on top of each other makes for easy access while working on your creative projects plus visually appealing storage.

Vertical craft paper storage for scrapbooking and cardstock paper.

Or take it up a notch with this same style of storage cube but more space with this classroom file organizer!

Free-standing File Folders

Free-standing file containers like you might see in a school room or office can be the craft paper perfect storage solution. These clear file holders are a great way to store a smaller paper craft stash neatly on a shelf or desk. Surprisingly these hold a lot of paper!

Clear plastic file holder for craft paper storage.

Craft Paper Storage Rack

If you want your craft room to look like the craft store itself then go for a commercial unit for your paper storage like this 12 x 12 paper rack here!

Craft paper storage ideas. 9 genius ways to store you scrapbooking and cardstock paper in your craft room. Stay organized with free craft room printables!

Storage Ideas for Scraps of Paper

So what about those pesky paper scraps?! I have a bad habit of throwing out scraps that can be used for future projects. I decided I needed a better solution for my scraps so I could stop wasting so much paper and reduce the number of paper packs I am always buying. Anyone else?

Accordion Folders for Paper Scrap Storage

I LOVE this rainbow accordion folder for my paper scrap storage. I can sort by color and easily tuck this away without losing track of my scraps.

Clear Binder Sleeves For Scraps

And lastly, another paper scrap storage option is to use clear paper sleeves and a binder or filing box to keep track of those useful scraps!

Free Craft Paper Storage Printable Tracker

Get my FREE craft paper storage tracker in the Vault! Just pop in your name and email and I will send you access to my vault full of freebies and instructions to download this FREE craft paper storage printable! If you are already an AKC subscriber just log in here and search the keyword “paper tracker” or design #548!

Whether you are limited on space or are just looking for the most clever ideas to organize all your craft paper types these paper storage ideas will keep you neat and tidy. What other paper storage solutions do you love? Tell me below! And if you need help with more organization in your craft space check out the ultimate storage solution with a Dreambox Cabinet by Create Room!

Craft paper storage ideas. 9 genius ways to store you scrapbooking and cardstock paper in your craft room. Stay organized with free craft room printables!

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7 Comments

  1. Dear Abbi,
    Thank you for posting your craft room overhaul. It’s definitely inspired me to do something with my little corner. Discarding items for hobbies I no longer do is probably the hardest thing I will have to do.
    Thank you! I’ll be sending pics of the current state of my crafting space soon.

  2. Hi Abby. One of the things I learned with scraps of paper was to cut them down evenly into 8″, 6″, 4″ and 3″ squares or rectangles, as these are most likely to be used on cards as background pieces. You can still use them to make small items, such as your snowman nose, without being overwhelmed with small bits of scrap.

  3. Hi, Where did you get your accordion folder? I like the pastel colors. I have been looking for a solution for my scraps for some time now. Thanks for this great idea!

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