Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Material Hangers

Craft Room Organizing: Part II

My material is currently stored in large 18 gallon tubs under my craft table. Rummaging through them to find what I need/have is a pain. I never remember what I have in my stash either.  Purusing Pinterest hasn't helped much either. I did find this one here, but I don't have the shelf space. 

While I was digging through my craft room today, I came upon these cooling racks that I bought at the Dollar Tree Store. (Remember, I said it was my favorite store.)  I picked them up one day knowing they would be great for something, just not knowing at the time what.  Guess what? I figured it out.

I sorted my material by colors and hung them from the rungs. I love how you can see each piece of material. All the pieces were 2 yards or less. The cuts that were bigger than 1 yard I spaced every other rung. A yard and less cuts were hung using every rung.

White ribbon (also a Dollar Tree purchase) tied the cooling-turned-fabric racks to a sturdy hanger. (Note: standard tube hangers were too weak, but I noticed at my last Dollar Tree Visit that they now have Heavy Duty Plastic Hangers so I wonder if those would work.) Now my fabric is ready to be hung in the closet for easy viewing and access. I'm already eyeing some for a cute summer skirt for my little girl.

Wire Cooling Racks, 2 pk (Dollar Tree): $1
White Grossgrain Ribbon (Dollar Tree): $1, or on hand
Sturdy Plastic Hanger: on hand

TOTAL: $1 and up for 2!


  1. I love this idea. My daughter has started showing an interest in sewing and has been collecting fabric scraps. This would be a great way to help her see what she has to work with and it does get it out of her fabric bag. Thanks for posting!

  2. This is a FABULOUS IDEA Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

  3. Wow. That's a brilliant idea. Thank you for sharing :)

  4. If u like those plastic fabric wrap organizers for putting on shelves she featured that are so expecive, go to Dollar Tree or 99cent store, & buy theyre cheapie, thin cutting boards & use the same way. ;*》

  5. Very cool idea!
    I would suggest using wooden hangers, as plastic drys out after awile & crackes easily.
    U can paint it, wrap w/ribbon or material then Mod Podge it, or choose a beautiful paper napkin & decopodge it on! Have fun w/it!

  6. This is an absolutely brilliant idea!!! Thanks for sharing it.

  7. I actually wear hijabs ( headscarves ) on my head, and I had a hard time storing them neatly. I have lots of them, so when I put them in a pile, it looked kinda messy. This is so neat and cheap idea. Love it and definitely recommend it!

  8. I absolutely love,love,love this idea. Right now I have 2 large totes & 16 small plastic containers.

  9. I love this idea. I have lots of fabric pieces but I think I could use this for the larger pieces. Thanks for sharing