Budget Friendly Craft Room Storage Solutions

Wood Pallet Storage DIY

This post has been a long time coming.  I originally shared it with It’s So Very Cheri a few weeks back.  I have been dying to show you ever since I started the project.  Here it is, dear readers.  Today, I am going to reveal part of my craft room organization – the pallet organizers!  This project was so rewarding because my creative space was in desperate need of help. 

You may have seen this picture in my post where I admitted I had a serious problem…

Craft room organizing

Something needed to happen, am I right?!  Storage solutions are abundant, but can be expensive when purchased in big box stores.  I was determined to get creative and come up with some budget friendly ways to get it together.

I decided it was time to go vertical and make use of the abundant wall space. While driving around and looking for garage I spied a huge pile of pallets at a local Brewery.  They were happy to part with 2 of them, which I loaded into my truck and brought home. 

I cleaned them with the hose, let them dry, then I spray painted them black with Krylon Dual (paint and primer in one). 

Next I mounted them onto my wall and attached various racks/shelves I picked up at various thrift stores.  There was not much planning here.  I just spray painted the racks so everything was black, and attached them to the pallets like I would attach them to the wall.  That way, the only wall holes are the ones for the pallet.  Everything else hangs on the pallet, and is adjustable. 

Pallet Crafts

Wood Pallet Craft

I got the white horizontal tubs at the hardware store for $1.50 each.  They are great for fabric. 

Once you get the pallets hung, you can customize them to fit your needs.  Here are some examples…

Wood Pallet Projects

I am super happy with my pallet storage units.  The only holes in the wall are where I hung the pallets. Best of all… free!  Yeah, it took some time and effort, but it was well worth it. 

DIY Wood Pallet Crafts

Wanna see how I made that handy dandy hanging marker storage up there on the left?  Click the following image…

How about some free, stylish book storage?  Click the image below…

And here is a quick and easy dollar store 3 tiered organizer DIY:

Finally, for some more fun ideas to use those pallets, check out my 50+ pallet project roundup;

I hope you got some good ideas here today.  Thanks for reading!




  1. Awesomeness… Pure awesomeness…

  2. Shirley Lupton says:

    Love, love your craft room.

  3. This looks great Johnnie! I love all of the creative ways you have come up with to store your supplies especially the curtain rods and clamps to hold jars….someday I’ll be out of my dungeon “Studio” and have walls that I can nail shelves on and give this a try….Someday :)

  4. This is so cool!
    What a great idea!!!

  5. Come help me Johnnie! It looks great!

  6. Debra Kapellakis says:

    WOW! That is fantastic!

  7. Very creative! You have some really neat ideas. I am in the middle of redoing my craft room now. I’ve been collecting jars, and cans. Love your idea with the clamps, and your little hanging buckets. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great idea! It looks like you were able to get a ton of stuff on there too!
    xo Becca

  9. Awesome! I soooo need this. Hope to get this done sometime soon!

  10. Hi! Very clever idea! I am thinking of making two of these one for my kitchen and one for my craft/sewing/mache-ing room. I have a question. How did you attach the pallet to the wall? Did you just screw the horizontal boards on the back to the studs of the wall? Or did you use something fancy like French Cleats etc? I was originally thinking of just screwing the back horizontal boards, but I am wondering: how to access the back panel from the front (2) will it hold the weight of everything? Especially for the kitchen if I want to store heavier items like onions and such like… Thanks again.

  11. I was also curious how you hung the pallets to the wall

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      Hi Kim. Thanks for the question. I used L Shaped brackets. I mounted them to the wall with drywall screwshung the pallet by the top wood slat on the back over the protruding bottom of the “L”. I did not search for studs or such smartness :) I will let you know if they come tumbling down. My husband is horrified! xoxo

  12. How cool! Awsome job, can’t beat the price! :)

  13. Hello,

    I’am from Holland and past by your site. (Pinterest)
    I just wanna say that I really like the things that you make and LOVE the Craft Sorage that you maked.

    Please forgive me my write errors.

    Greetings from Holland ( the Netherlands )

  14. You are GENIUS?!!! What an amazing idea for pallets. I’m soooo lifting this from you when we start work on my own craft room in the spring. Thx so much for sharing.

  15. Great job. Love all you have done. You did such a good job reorganizing everything. Clever use of the shelves, hooks. everything!


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