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Who wouldn’t love a craft room in their home? Unfortunately, it ends up just being an issue of space most of the time. Most people don’t have an extra room to devote just to crafts. But, with a little bit of organization, a craft center can be created even out of the smallest of spaces.

In fact, if you are using a spare bedroom for an office or guest room, why not take the closet and turn that into a craft center?

Since, generally guests don’t travel with closets full of clothing, a guest room is the perfect place to transform the closet into your own personal craft area. It’s actually pretty easy to get started.

Install Storage Units

As with any organizational project, having a lot of places to put things is going to be key. Most closets already come with a shelf in place. Leave that in there to hold some of the heavier items and provide additional storage.

From there, install any additional shelving systems that you need. Some people prefer to leave that closet shelf and then instead use rolling shelves in the closet area rather than adding them to the wall. The option is up to you.

Create a Desk Area

A desk area is really important for any craft center. There are a couple ways to get a desk into your closet space that will work for you.

The first way is to get one big wooden board and use that as a desk. Secure it to the wall with metal braces, and this is going to be able to give you a really large and sturdy area to use as a workspace.

The other option that many people do is get a smaller rolling desk to use in the space. This way, there is no need to anchor it to the wall, but that is also going to mean that you are going to have a smaller working area to use.

Use the Doors

Now, this is a little trick, don’t forget that you can use the closet doors as well. If your doors swing out, then consider getting a set of shoe storage bags that hang on the back of the door. This is going to give you a ton of additional storage without taking up very much space at all. You can use those bags to hold yarn, felt, markers, you name it.

If you don’t want to use shoe racks, then try installing peg boards on the back of your closet doors. This is going to give you space to hang up some of your specific crafting tools like scissors and even additional wire shelving.

Enjoy Your New Craft Room

Now, you can be well on your way to having an amazing craft area in your home without a lot of additional construction, time or effort.

Plus, it will be great having a dedicated craft area for all of your crafts in one spot that is organized with a space for everything.

Have you used a spare closet in your home for a craft area? Let us know how you did it in the comments!