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Dollar Tree Mini Crate Storage Organizer for Crafts

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Create a Dollar Tree Mini Crate Storage Organizer for Crafts with just a few simple supplies. My storage solutions these days need to be quick, easy, and affordable since I am still working in my permanently temporary studio space at my friend's house. This project is a fabulous way to store my DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints and costs under $14.00 to make.

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Mini Crate Spinning Storage Organizer

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Here's what you need to Make a Spinning Paint Organizer:


How to create a Dollar Tree Rotating Crate Organizer:


To begin the Dollar Tree Mini Crate Storage Organizer, gather all supplies. These mini wooden crates can be found in the craft section of Dollar Tree. I am using eight, but you can use any amount that is divisible by four. The stove burner covers come in a set of two, (one small and one large) so you will need two sets to make the lazy susan spinner. Any small round beads will work, these faux pearls were in the floral section of Dollar Tree.


In a well-ventilated area, or outside, spray paint one large burner cover white. I love this Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte spray paint. Set aside to dry. Remove the labels and packing from all the other materials.


Attach two mini crates together, end to bottom edge, securing with a glue gun and glue sticks. Then glue the two sets of mini crates together to create a square. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry. I used eight mini crates and created a two-tiered storage spinner, but you can create as many tiers as you wish.


With a paintbrush, basecoat the outside of the wooden mini crates with Americana Titanium White acrylic paint. Set aside to dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary. I love my Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces. I left the insides plain wood since they will be filled with craft supplies, but you can paint the inside of the crates if you prefer. Once the paint is dry, attach the mini crate tiers together with a glue gun and glue sticks.


Place one small stove burner cover upside down on your work surface and fill it with the faux pearl beads. Lay the second burner cover upside down inside the first. Rest the large burner cover right side up on top of the other two. This combination creates a lazy susan that spins or rotates. The large burner cover can be secured to the smaller one with glue, but I chose not to do this so the spinner can be more portable.


To finish the Dollar Tree Mini Craft Storage, attach the mini crate storage on top of the stove burner cover lazy susan, and secure it with a glue gun and glue sticks. I did not glue my storage spinner together since I want it to remain portable. Place an 8 oz. plastic cup in the center hole of the mini crates to hold additional craft materials.

Dollar Tree Mini Crate Storage Organizer

This Mini Crate Storage Spinner took under an hour to complete for just $13.75 in materials from Dollar Tree and other items from my craft stash. I filled mine with paintbrushes and my favorite Americana Acrylic Paint from DecoArt in a rainbow of colors, but you can fill it with so many different things. Utensils and spices in the kitchen, make-up and brushes in the bathroom, office supplies, or additional craft supplies. Just make sure that you seal the wood if using the mini crate storage spinner in the kitchen or bathroom. Now all my paints and brushes are just a spin away!

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16 thoughts on “Dollar Tree Mini Crate Storage Organizer for Crafts

  • Beth, this is so brilliant! You are so creative. I could really use a craft paint organizer. My paints are in a closet all over the place. Thanks for sharing today.

    • Thanks, Decorative Inspirations!
      It was amazingly easy to make too!

    • Thanks a bunch, Janet! It went together quickly too!

  • How clever! Thanks for sharing this at the Fabulous Friday Link Party — Of course, I had to pin this to my Organizing/Fantasizing Board.

    • Thanks a bunch, it is quick and easy to make!

  • Beth, this is brilliant! I love it! I am a bit late getting the blog hop up this week but by 3pm ET it will be live on Ducks ‘n A Row. This post is one of my Editor’s Picks. Be sure to stop by!

    • Thank you for the feature, SineaMarie!

    • Thanks, Donna! I’d LOVE a tag if you make it @creativelybeth

  • Beth, I am excited to tell you that I will be featuring your craft organizer tomorrow at the Home Imagined link party (starts at 9am EST). Congratulations! -Meagan

    • Thank you Meagan for the feature!
      Have a great week!

  • Beth,
    OMG! I absolutely LOVE this idea!! I will definitely be making one of these!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • It was SO EASY to put together Debbie!

  • I really like this! It could also be used for cosmetics or even spice storage? Just a suggestion. Instead of the plastic cup, I would use a tin can! It is more durable. Plastic breaks/cracks easily. Another alternative may be to use an old glass or jar. Upcycle with what you already have!
    This project could be scaled up! with larger crates, one could build a lazy susan base, then have a planter/coffee/end table. I think it would look great stained to look like teakwood with a glass top!

    • Thanks for the great suggestions, Pamala!!


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