Organizing your sewing & crafting items with mason Jars

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I have been doing crafts, sewing, and needlework things since I was a kid. I don’t know who I inherited more from, my mother or my great-grandmother!  Either way, as you can imagine, over the years I have gathered a pretty decent collection of supplies.  Along with that, I have gathered a lack of room to put the supplies because we don’t have a room dedicated to my crafting.  Organizing is needed in my life, even with my crafting and sewing supplies.

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One day while searching on Pinterest I found a ton of posts using mason jars for starting a garden and I was like, hey that’ll work for organizing my craft stuff too!  Well, I sat down the other day and went through just my sewing supplies; which included a smaller sewing box that was overflowing and a decent size wicker basket that was overflowing!  Oh, yeah, and as you can see a lot of buttons!

Using mason jars to organize your sewing and crafting supplies. Great way for organizing your items as well as keeping them out of the way.

The bags of buttons above were in the basket below along with other sewing materials that are not pictured.  Oh, and there are more buttons within the little sewing basket!

Using mason jars to organize your sewing and crafting supplies. Great way for organizing your items as well as keeping them out of the way.

What you need for this project

  • Mason jars, variety of sizes
  • Pipe clamps large enough to hold the mason jars
  • Sewing/crafting supplies
  • Screws
  • Power Drill/screwdriver

Using mason jars to organize your sewing and crafting supplies. Great way for organizing your items as well as keeping them out of the way.

As you can see, I can now close the sewing basket without any problems and the wicker basket is no longer overflowing with supplies.  I ended up with 4 larger jars full of buttons, one jar full of hot glue sticks, and another jar full of miscellaneous items.

Using mason jars to organize your sewing and crafting supplies. Great way for organizing your items as well as keeping them out of the way.

Instructions for this project

  • Divide sewing/craft supplies into mason jars.  Obviously, you will only be working with the smaller items that can fit into the mason jars you’ve purchased.
  • Take pipe clamps and screw them into the wall. Depending on the size jars you are using you should be able to just one good screw to hold each jar into place.  Be sure to have them spaced out enough to hold the jars.  You can use an additional board to nail/screw to the wall to keep the cars away from the wall.  Personally, I put these jars into a closet so I used the wood rails already in the closet.
  • Tighten the pipe clamps to the proper sizes for the jars and place jars into clamps and finish tightening.  Do not over-tighten as you could break the jars.  Some jars have a larger mouth to them so you know the jars will not slip through, others you may want to put a nail into the wall below the jar to hold them into place. It is up to you.

As you can see, the jars are secure to the closet walls and now out-of-the-way for other items within the closet.  There is more room for additional jars if I need to add more.

I’m definitely thinking about doing this again with the actual craft stuff we have in the basement, although with that all down there I don’t need to worry about extra room right now.

One Comment

  1. April Morrison

    April 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    So very cool! I would like to make these some day!

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