60 Creative DIY Storage Ideas
Storage is a simple way to keep a home tidy, protect precious valuables and organize belongings so they’re easy to find. While you can buy storage products designed to keep everything you own organized, DIY solutions can save you a lot of money. Not only that, DIY organization projects are a simple way to update household items giving your space a fresh, updated look, or just added space! From magazine racks, storage bins, cabinets, to desktop organizers, here’s to give you more space and keep you organized.
This colorful DIY Leather Woven Storage Basket from Club Crafted made out of faux leather is perfect for collecting items around the house!
A gift box is perfect for a bridesmaid proposal, home decor, or mother’s day gift! Get the full DIY Flower Box from Well Kept Chaos plus ideas for what to put inside!
Glam up your space with a chic and functional DIY Mid Century Mod Storage Box from A Charming Life. From crafts to sewing, jewelry to office supplies, you can store just about anything in these.
Love magazines, but don’t have anywhere to put them? Here’s a DIY Magazine Holder from Your DIY Family to help you show off your favorite magazine covers.
Need some cute storage or party decor? These 10 Minute DIY Painted Wooden Boxes are easy, adorable and quite useful. Full tutorial at Tell Love & Party.
Use outdated thrift store pieces like wooden bucket sconces and an old cutting board to create fun Gardening Tool Buckets to organize your gardening hand tools! Get the step-by-step instructions at Sadie Seasongoods.
Update your office space with a DIY Storage Grid from Burkatron, an easy wall organizer that comes with storage pocket too!
Bring a vintage train suitcase back to life with patent leather paint and turn it into a craft supply box. Who wouldn’t want one of these cute boxes to show off their goodies? Get this Repurposed Vintage Suitcase from DecoArt Blog!
OhOh Blog makes this Colorful Rope Basket tutorial easy so you no longer have to buy expensive baskets.
Who doesn’t need a solution to storing gift wrap? Made from a $2 Ikea plastic bag dispenser, this easy 5 Minute Gift Wrap Organizer hack from The Heathered Nest makes a great DIY storage solution for gift wrap!
Create minimalist Hanging Storage Jars to store office essentials, plants, or accessories to hang on the wall. Clever idea from Think Crafts!
Old lamps and cookie tins from the thrift stores get covered in cork and transformed into a stylish desk caddy. A cute and functional DIY! Get this Cork Covered Desk Lamp tutorial from Jennifer Perkins.
Addicted to post-it notes? ThisDIY Post-It Note Holder from Make & Tell will keep it under control.
Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays anymore. Keep your headphones untangled with this simple leather DIY Taco Headphone Holder headphone organizer from Club Crafted.
This DIY Denim Storage Box from Pillar Box Blue is perfect for recycling old jeans and storing odds and ends.
Help your kids keep their stationery organized and find their school supplies with this sweet Homework Caddy from Homemade by Carmona.
These Emoji Mason Jars from Our Messy Table is a creative way to express yourself while staying organized. A fun and easy craft to bring everyone’s favorite emojis from your phone to your home!
Upcycle empty paint cans with a little paint and turn them into an easy storage solution. Get the instructions for this Empty Paint Can Storage DIY from Pillar Box Blue.
A DIY Felt Storage Bin from Kristi Murphy uses $1 Target bag and just a few steps to make.
Make your own farmhouse style Nesting Herb Boxes with this easy tutorial and free stencils from The Navage Patch. Perfect for the gardener!
These Painted DIY Mason Jars are perfect for storing office supplies like pens and pencils. Get the secret to painting them from Ooly.
No more plain desk organizers! Dress yours up with a little pain and scrapbook paper. Get this Dressed Up Lazy Susan Desk Organizer from The Scrap Shoppe Blog.
Love to paint and create? This Simple Dyed Rope Bowl from Revamperate is an easy-to-make watercolor look you can make all your own.
Bamboo sushi mats aren’t just for rolling sushi, make this inexpensive Crochet Hook Holder from Petit Bout de Chou in 10 minutes for holding your crochet hooks.
Tired of magazine clutter? This DIY Timber Magazine Files from Saltbush Avenue uses one half-sheet of plywood to make nine wooden magazine files. Inexpensive and easy to make!
Whether you need wall art or extra organization, this Reclaimed Wood Office Sign Organizer from Funky Junk has you covered.
Who would guess these gorgeous storage jars are made from painted and distressed mason jars! Full DIY Mason Jar Storage at Little House of Flour.
Blankets are a great way to decorate! Hang them on a DIY Blanket Ladder that doubles as storage. Get this DIY at Bob Vila.
Need a place to store your makeup brushes? This no-sew Makeup Brush Roll from Classic In Gray is made from an upcycled leather jacket! Perfect for staying organized at home or taking with you on the go.
Keep all your favorite tools close by for accessibility with a DIY Tool Caddy from Home Tree Atlas. The stadium seating design makes it easy to grab and quickly grab what you need.
Turn basic metal tins into eclectic, fashionable office storage containers! Get the step-by-step for this Repurposed Metal Tins DIY at Erin Spain.
Display your favorite coffee mugs on a DIY Coffee Mug Stand like this wooden handmade tree from Bob Vila.
Cluttered desk? Add space with a 2×4 DIY Industrial Shelf from Funky Junk Interiors. A creative way to make more space for yourself!
Soda crates are a perfect storage solution for holding chunky bracelets and large jewelry. Get this Soda Crate Jewelry Organizer DIY at Hunt & Host.
Add a little whimsy and a bit of storage to your bathroom space with this Rope Swing Shelf from Paper Daisy Design. Keeps everything tidy and clean!
Desk storage doesn’t have to be plain and boring. Add some squiggly faces and you’ve got a super fun storage DIY! These Mini Face Storage Boxes from Make & Tell are perfect for just about anything you need.
A DIY Industrial Cubby is perfect for keeping toys, crafts, office supplies, or any household junk out of site, yet accessible. Get the step-by-step instructions at Pneumatic Addict Furniture.
Keep your dresser neat and tidy with this DIY Vanity Tray with Storage from Sugar & Cloth! The perfect spot to keep all of your morning-routine essentials in a pretty displayable way!
Take a basic wood crate and transfer an image onto the crate for an instant book storage solution! Refashionably Late shows you how to make this easy Library Book Storage.
Need more kitchen counter space? Build your own Open-Shelf Kitchen Island for under $150 with this easy DIY from Build Basic.
Need somewhere to store your lace and ribbons? This Lazy Susan Candlestick Holder from Sadie Seasongoods is a creative way to turn old household items into a useful storage solution.
Need storage? Build a tall Printer’s Style Cabinet. Perfect for storing linens and odds and ends to declutter a space. Get the step-by-step instructions at Pneumatic Addict.
Get wordy and express yourself with this DIY Pegboard Words from Lovely Indeed that perfectly hangs all your craft tools!
Stylize any storage box with this easy Abstract Art Colorful Box DIY from A Kailo Chic Life. A fun way to liven up old storage boxes!
Too many shawls and scarves to keep track of? Try this Storage Idea for Shawls & Scarves from The Craftables to carefully store all your goodies.
A DIY Framed Wire Grid Organizer and Mood Board from For The Makers has many possibilities! A wonderful idea for storing jewelry or hanging in the kitchen with large spoons and small kitchen items.
Keep your desk or kitchen tidy with a simple DIY Hanging Organizer, complete with notepad, cork board and storage pocket! Get this simple DIY tutorial at Burkatron.
Need a solution to contain your children’s toys? This DIY Toy Chest from Bob Vila keeps toys and games contained in a storage table that looks nothing like your standard toy chest.
We love this Hollowed Out Book solution from The Source for hiding trinkets and items that need safe keeping!
Need more bathroom storage? This DIY Mini Storage Cabinet from Confessions of a DIYer uses reclaimed wood for a vintage storage solution.
A Scrap Fabric Rack is exactly what you need to display odds and ends and keep them in sight. This tutorial from Sadie Seasongoods uses a thrifted gun rack and turns it into the prettiest, most functional organizer!
Dress up your coffee station with an easy DIY Coffee Stand like this one from Houseful of Homemade that doubles as storage for K-cups and spice shakers.
Pretty up old mint tins with washi tape and reuse them to stash your knick knacks and treasures! Get this clever DIY Washi Tape Mint Tin storage solution from Maker Mama.
Never lose a card again and keep yourself organized with a simple DIY Greeting Card Organizer from Maiden.
Is your home lacking storage? This easy DIY Color Block Storage from Sugar & Cloth is sure to brighten and bring life to any space.
No longer deal with messy drawers. Stay organized by building an easy and effective storage system in just a few minutes! Get this DIY Custom Drawer Organizers from Beckham + Belle.
Because you can never have enough storage bins. These cute DIY Bathroom Storage Bins from Tell Love & Party can be used in or out of the bathroom.
Keep everything organized with these adorable & reversible Fabric Storage Bins from A Beautiful Mess.
Who says bathroom storage has to be boring? Turn a glass vase into a chic DIY Bath Tissue Holder. Get this step-by-step DIY at Design Improvise.
A custom DIIY Spice Rack is perfect for organizing your favorite ingredients and adding spice to your kitchen! Get the tutorial at White Tulip Designs.
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