10 Craft Projects to Help You Stay Organized

These fun and simple projects will not only give you something fun to work on, they'll also help declutter your life!

Plus: 10 practically free craft ideas »

1. Profile Bulletin Boards

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Give utilitarian bulletin boards personality by disguising them as artful silhouettes. To make, see our step-by-step instructions »

2. Almost-Instant Message Board

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Repurpose a painted metal tray as a magnetic message board. Simply attach a sawtooth picture hanger to the tray's back with superglue, hang the tray from a nail, then add magnets-along with any must-try recipes or shopping lists.

Sewing Kit

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An egg carton, fabric, and elastic are all you need to make this adorable sewing kit. See how we made it in just a few easy steps »

4. Sink Skirt

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Instantly brighten your bathroom and create extra space to store linens with a simple sink skirt. You don't need to be a super savvy sewer-just follow these how-to steps »

5. Storage Shelf

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Jelly jars attached to a shelf provide extra storage space and a splash of color when filled with bright craft and office supplies. To make, see our step-by-step instructions »

6. Customized Carryall

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Keep crafting supplies portable and easy to find by stitching a fabric purse organizer (we found this one at the Container Store) to the outside of a sturdy canvas tote. Fill the multiple pockets with the items you use most.

7. Shoebox Cord Keeper

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Recharge your portable electronics without getting your wires crossed. Simply repurpose a low-tech shoebox to organize and safeguard your high-tech accessories. To make, you'll need a box, wallpaper, and an X-acto knife. See our easy how-to »

8. Display Shelves

Glamorize an old wine crate or wooden box by adding shelves and a gilded frame. Finish with paint and it's ready for storing pretty toiletries or displaying an interesting collection. See how we made it with our step-by-step instructions »

9. Magnetic Message Board

Turn a large frame into a chic message board for a bedroom or home office. You will need a large frame, zinc-coated steel (aluminum and stainless steel will not hold magnets), particle board, and fabric. See the step-by-step how-to »

10. Pocket Board
Transform a flea-market picture frame into a pretty-and practical-organizer with mat board. Once suspended, the wall display lets you show off favorite photographs, postcards, or notes. Gardeners can even store seed packets or colorful keepsakes. See how to cut the mat frame »

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