Vertical Storage Bins for Craft Supplies

Unused Vertical space is a great way to store more while taking less of your valuable tablespace. You can store double the craft supplies by going up, instead of out! My craft studio is a shed, so I have very limited space when it comes to storing my massive craft supply collection.  I’ve found Vertical space to be invaluable when it comes to my Craft Shed organization.  I created this Vertical Storage Bin for some craft supplies using a large Walnut Hollow Diagonal Rustic Pallet to hold my bins, and I love it so much that now I want to make several more!

Vertical Craft Storage Bins

Vertical Storage Bin Supplies:

Vertical Storage Bin Supplies

Step one:

Sand any wood pieces that need to be sanded.  I love the beautiful Rustic Pallet pieces, but sometimes they need just a little smoothing.  It only takes a minute. lightly rub the edges with the sandpaper, following the grain of wood where possible.

Sand any rough spots on the wood


Step two:

Paint or stain the boxes and the diagonal rustic pallet.  I am thinking about redecorating my craft room in a teal and grey color scheme so I painted these to match.  It gives me a good idea whether or not I like it enough to change the whole room! It’s simple to change the colors later if I decide.  I painted the pallet teal and the outside of the rustic bins I used grey with white insides.   You don’t need to paint the back of the boxes. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.

Paint the wood pieces


Step three:

Attach your wood bins to the front of the Rustic Pallet using wood glue.  Spread the glue on the unpainted back of the boxes and press them onto the Diagonal Rustic Pallet.  Put something heavy on top and allow to dry several hours (I let mine sit overnight).   I thought that I would need to secure these bins further with some staples, but the glue holds them perfectly so I did not add anything extra.

attach the bins to the pallet using wood glue

Use a ruler or a tape measure and a Level to line the boxes up evenly. I put three boxes on the bottom of the Pallet so that my storage would sit flat on a surface.  I put three more bins spaced out evenly on the top half of the pallet for six bins total.

Line the boxes up on the Pallet

If you don’t want your storage to sit on a desk or table, you can add mounting hardware to the back of the pallet and hang it on a wall.   The finished pallet is very heavy, and even heavier with craft supplies in it, so be sure to anchor it well.

Rustic Pallet Craft Bins

I’m using my vertical bin craft storage to hold pens, markers, paint brushes, scissors, washi tape, ribbons, etc.

Vertical Craft Storage Bins

There are so many different supplies that fit!

Vertical Craft Supply Storageg


I’d love to hear about your favorite craft supply storage method in the comments below!

Pin this project for later and be sure to follow Walnut Hollow on Pinterest for more great storage ideas!

Add boxes to a large Rustic Pallet for Vertical Craft Supply Storage


After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.

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