Store All Of Your Kid’s Crafts For Under $50

DIY Craft Station for Kids

I’m currently in the process of setting up a new craft studio to corral all of the projects that have slowly begun to take over our house. The intention was to create a space for “mommy’s projects,” but it quickly caught the interest of my little ones. What could be cooler than a room filled with art supplies?

It quickly became clear that keeping the kids out of mommy’s craft supplies would require setting them up with a few of their own. I decided to set up a space for the kids in the studio and then headed off to the the starting point for all projects of this nature, Home Depot.

DIY Craft Station for Kids

Cruising the aisles of Home Depot has been a bit of an obsession for me lately. It’s filled with endless possibilities! I was able to pull together a few basic materials to put together an inexpensive  craft station / storage area that quickly earned approval from the kids–even my fickle thirteen year old wanted one for her room:)

The desk works well as a standing workbench or can be used with just about any stool or chair. The five gallon Home Depot “Homer” bucket is inexpensive and makes an ideal stool for a child working at the desk. It also serves double duty by providing plenty of room inside for storing craft supplies.

Here’s a basic shopping list and instructions for the craft station if you’d like to build one of your own, as well as instructions for building a simple craft storage cubby using PVC pipe. Everything you need can be found at your local Home Depot store.

How-To

Kid's Craft Station
DIY Craft Station for Kids

Materials

  • 3/16 in. x 24 in. x 48 in. Perforated Pegboard Panel
  • 38 in. Adjustable Folding Sawhorse
  • 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. MDF Panel
  • (8) #12 x 1-1/4 in. Flat-Head Wood Screws
  • (4) Pegboard Mounting Spacers
  • 3pc Pegboard Wire Basket Pack (optional)
  • 43pc Pegboard Organizer Kit (optional)
  • 5-Gal. Homer Bucket & Lid (optional)

Putting It Together
Attach the MDF panel to the adjustable sawhorse with wood screws. Place the desk against the wall in the desired location, first locating the wall studs for mounting the pegboard. Mount the pegboard to the wall using wood screws. Don’t forget to use spacers with the mounting screws to allow room for mounting accessories.

How-To

PVC Craft Storage Cubbies
PVC Craft Storage Cubbies

Materials

  • Five 3-inch PVC DWV Couplings
  • Arrow Fastener Mini Glue Gun (an inexpensive option if you don’t already own a glue gun)

Putting It Together
Decide on the layout for your cubbies, heat up your gun and glue them together. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

Let me know how everything turns out if you decide to give either of the projects a go!

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. More Saving. More Doing.

  • https://twitter.com/4theboys Allison Waken

    So perfect!

  • Kara Cole

    This is brilliant! Love the PVC Storage idea and all the creative little organizing touches. So clean and modern. I’d craft there!

  • Tina Richardson

    This is totally awesome. So clever and creative and when the kids outgrow it, it is still usable

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    thanks! love your blog, btw:)

  • Tina Richardson

    Totally awesome. So creative and still usable even after the kids outgrow it.

  • Kara Cole

    I think it’s so fun how the desk can sort of “grow” with your kids because of the adjustable legs on the sawhorse! Love it.

  • Julia Fain

    I love it! That its affordable and used unexpected pieces like the pvc pipe. thanks for the inspiration!

  • Douglas Stuart

    I think I would have hinged the board to the wall, and then supported it with the horse. That way you could get more room in a cramped area.

  • Tina Richardson

    Hi Allison,

    We’re so excited about this desk! My kids are actually flipping out about it. They love all the little compartments. Home Depot has some really cool little shark clips that i’m crushing on too!

    Yeah!

    Rachel

  • https://twitter.com/messmor Wendy C

    Forget the kids. I want one of these!

  • melissa ahamad

    This is super adorable! & perfect for anyone!!!

    Melissa
    http://shakeshakee.blogspot.com

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Melissa,

    I’m in love with this little station! The legs are adjustable–so this could work for everyone.

    Thanks for dropping in!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Wendy,

    Exactly!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Julia,

    You could go nutty with the PVC! I want to make an entire wall for markers as well.

    Yeah!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Tina,

    I agree completely!

    Thanks,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Douglas,

    Great idea! Thanks for popping in!

    Yes!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Kara,

    All of my children want one now!

    xoxoox,

    Rachel

  • http://www.thezenofmaking.com/ thezenofmaking

    Awesome! I would have LOVED this setup as a kit!

  • http://tinkerfinca.blogspot.com/ Jasmine

    Aw that’s so cute… I want one for me!! Always wanted a peg board!

  • Jan Miller Stratton

    I love this, especially the PVC storage. Every time I go down that aisle my mind races with projects just waiting to jump into my cart. And I need to be following you. I just realized I’ve pinned most of your other articles on this page.
    Thanks!
    Jan

  • Sofie Geerts

    this is really nice
    something to remeber for my own craftroom!

  • http://schmaltalk.com Erin > schmaltalk.com

    So colorful and OCD-friendly! This is good to remember for the big kid craft corner of my dreams.

  • https://twitter.com/amandaformaro Amanda Formaro

    This is wonderful! I’ll be posting about it on Craft Gossip later this morning :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/

  • emily b

    This is so great! Just yesterday was going through all of my daughter’s art and craft supplies and I was totally overwhelmed with how much we have accumulated – much less trying to organize it! I couldn’t have found your post at a better time. Thank you so much!!

  • pascale Cerdan

    Love it!!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Thanks Kara!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Thanks Tina!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    You’re so nice!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks so much for the kind comments!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Sofie,

    Thanks so much!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Amanda,

    You’re awesome! I love Craft Gossip!

    Thanks,

    Rachel Faucett

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Debbie,

    Ohhh I loved the rolls too!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Emily,

    Thanks so much!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Pascale,

    Thanks Much!!

    Rachel