Easy Art Supplies Organizer

 When there are too many art supplies in one space, you can build an easy art supplies organizer to neatly store all of those supplies in a pretty way!

Hello! It’s me again, Amanda for The Tale of an Ugly House! I don’t know about you but my child has way too many art supplies, if there is such a thing. I have always stored those things in plastic containers, jars, etc. Most of the time the whole container would end up dumped out all over the floor or table. It made it hard to find that one color or pencil he was looking for. I recently bought an old school desk from the thrift store and brought it back to life. You can check out that makeover here. Once the desk was in my son’s room I knew that I wanted to organize everything a little bit differently.

Here’s what I came up with.


It’s so simple yet so functional. I purchased a wooden dowel from Home Depot and cut it in half. I used curtain rod hardware from Ikea to hold the dowel to hang the paper roll. The roll of paper was also purchased at Ikea!


I purchased a pack of S hooks from Home Depot as well and painted them black to match the other hardware. I hung three pails on the top dowel. You can find small pails like these at most craft stores for under $2.


The second dowel it attached to the wall using piping fasteners from Home Depot.



I love how inexpensive this is to make and it’s works great! It’s so much easier to keep everything organized and it has saved room on his desk for other things. If you’ve got kids who have started back to school or soon will be, it’s never too late to get their rooms organized for the new school year!

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8 thoughts on “Easy Art Supplies Organizer

  1. This is adorable! So simple and so great! I love the paper roll so kids have instant access to coloring/creating! Great idea to use IKEA curtain rods! Love it!

    1. Thank you 🙂 Yes, it would be so handy in a craft room as well. I’m also thought that the curtain rod hardware would also work great for wrapping paper storage.

  2. Hi Amanda,
    I love this art space! Especially how easy it is to pull the buckets down whenever the child would like to color and then put it back up when done. And great use of the rods! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Talented Tuesday.

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