Craft supplies are wonderful but it is the crafters never ending dilema to find storage for all. the. little. things. And Cricut crafters are no exception… if you’ve started making Cricut projects then chances are you’re looking for the perfect solution to organizing your tools and materials. Of course, there are tons of solutions (like the rolling Cricut storage cart I used at my last house… or the square bins I use across the room) but a giant pegboard is always a fabulous idea.
My husband helped me hang a pegboard for a multitude of craft supplies at our last home… it held vinyl for Cricut projects, my power drill for home projects… even my paper flowers for scrapbooking. My craft room at the new house has so much more space (and I was able to design it to work smarter and harder) but I knew a pegboard was still the best way to utilize the vertical space over the rolling shelf that holds all of my Cricut machines.
So I built a pegboard with a pretty frame and today we’re going to go over all the fun (and unique) hooks, pegs, cups and attachments I’m using to organize my very own Cricut Pegboard… I hope you find a bit of inspiration to organize your own supplies!
Let’s get started!
1. Pegboard Hooks
Alright y’all, let’s get started with an oldie but goodie… pegboard hooks. These come in an array of sizes and shapes but the standard hooks are shaped like little J’s & L’s! I spray painted mine rose gold for my last pegboard and it’s holding up great even after 7+ years.
I think I’ll spray the rest of my accessories eventually!
These little hooks are great for tools like your weeding hook, scissors, brayer… even your rotary cutters and rulers. Plus they’re small so they’re fairly versatile: I was able to use a J hook to support my crop-a-dile (the paper punch/brad setter on the top row) and a row of 3 was the perfect solution to hold my paper cutter straight!
If these tiny babies don’t work they come in longer lengths (like the ones I used to hold my Cricut Joy Vinyl in the top left corner of the pegboard) or different shapes (like to hold a hammer or mallet).
2. Paper Towel Holder for Vinyl Rolls and Ribbon
On to the big guns… the paper towel holders! These babies are exactly what they sound like… long pegboard attachments that are meant to hold paper towel rolls. I don’t necessarily need a large paper towel roll here but I do have a few rolls of vinyl that I reach for more than any other.
Since my vinyl/iron-on collection has grown exponentially since the last house (where alllll of my vinyl lived on my pegboard) I decided to move the bulk of my vinyl collection elsewhere (the vinyl storage behind the door as well as square bins on my cubed bookshelf) and only store a few rolls here.
A roll of transfer tape, a roll of rose gold iron-on and a roll of rose gold adhesive foil made the cut… I reach for these two vinyl’s more than any other color (I literally used BOTH of them on this cute mountain sign) and everyone needs transfer tape.
I have an entire bin of ribbon in the closet but I added a few rolls of ribbon that I use all the time to the last holder and volia!
These little guys were really easy to use too… there’s a long roll that goes through the vinyl roll and then the pegboard hook connects to the pegboard and the long roll. Kind of like curtain rods!
3. Pegboard Cups for Infusible Ink Pens
These babies don’t need that much introduction… they’re cups.
They come with a little metal ring with pegboard hooks… the hooks go onto the pegboard and then the cup rests comfortably in the ring.
Of course, sometimes the simplest solution is the easiest and I had an entire host of pens I needed to store. I used one cup for thinner pens, one for thicker pens and one for infusible ink pens. I wanted to make sure they stayed separate so I could easily grab one and go. I’m thinking of making labels for each so that I can tell which cup is which from the ground.
Right now I have to take a cup down and read a few of the pens to check… not quite as user friendly as I’d like.
Luckily I have a few machines that could help me make vinyl labels for these bad boys…
4. Magazine Holder as a Cricut Cutting Mat Holder
Last but not least I needed a solution for my cutting mats. I used a large J hook on my last pegboard and that works brilliantly if you only have a few cutting mats to organize.
On the other hand I have several cutting mats and (surprisingly) I often use several at once so I wanted to store them all together. Instead of a J hook or even a long L hook I wanted something where I could grab a single cutting mat of any color without having to remove all the other cutting mats first.
This magazine holder was the perfect solution.
You can place it closer together to hold magazines or further apart to hold Cricut cutting mats.
I was worried that the weight of all the mats would be a problem but using a 2×4 to secure the pegboard into the studs of the wall has made it super sturdy. So far even the weight of these cutting boards hasn’t been an issue!
Other Pegboard Solutions:
Of course, depending on what you reach for the most you may need a different solution. I have metal pegboards (from Wall Control) in my laundry room that pull out from the wall and use an entirely different arrangement of special hooks… there are pegboard shelves, special drill holders, even a special attachment for spray paint cans.
The possibilities are endless as far as pegboard attachments go so my last minute advice is this… lay out your supplies. Decide what you reach for the most and what you need at your fingertips vs what can go in a basket/drawer/closet. Then find an attachment to hold the pieces you need… don’t find pieces that will fit on the attachments you have.
I hope that helps! Here are a few more shots of the fully organized pegboard… i love how it turned out!
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