Zoom Zoom Zoom – A Craft Cart with Wheels

Craft room organizing ideas

Earlier this week as I have been sitting in front of the television watching the Olympics, I made some decorative items.  I had stuff, craft supplies, and trash all over the place and thought – there has to be a better way to bring all my crafting supplies next to the sofa in a neat and orderly way.  I needed a craft cart on wheels of some sort.

So with that in mind, I went to Target to see what they had.
I wanted something pretty, not just a plastic drawer cart.  I wasn’t finding anything, until I came across these wall cube organizers for closets for $20.00.  Inspiration struck and I happily went to the check-out with a smile on my face and a plan to create a craft cart on wheels to easily roll around my house so my supplies are easily accessible to me in whatever room I happen to be working in.

Craft room Storage Ideas

On my way home I stopped at Goodwill to see if they had anything I could use for my cart project.  I  found this basket and silver tray.


The cube organizer went together very easily.  I just followed the enclosed directions.  I found wheels at Lowe’s for a few dollars a piece and pre-drilled holes to attach them to the bottom of the cube.


I used 16 screws and a power screwdriver to attach the wheels to the bottom of the assembled cube.


Since the cube was designed to mount on a wall, the back had unfinished edges.  I just dabbed some white craft paint on to cover the bare particle board.


Wheeeeeee, but I am not done yet.

Remember the Goodwill basket above?  I spray painted it white and distressed  the edges just a bit.  Using a power drill, I drilled two holes into the basket and the top of the cube.  I put a screw through each hole and used a wing nut with each screw under the the top of the cube to attach the basket.

I made my monogram on my computer and printed it out on card-stock.  I laminated it with a self-laminating sheet so it would stay clean.  I also wove a piece of ribbon around and through the basket, tucking the ends under each other in the back of the basket.

Craft Room Storage Ideas - DIY Craft Cart

I used Mod Podge and black and white illustrations that I cut from an outdated travel book to Paris to cover a piece of cardboard that I cut to fit the bottom of the basket.

Storage Ideas - Craft Cart from Thrift Store finds

I put a cup hook on the back to hold a clipboard with clippings, ideas, and project directions.  It can also be used as a place to hang a trash bag.

Craft Room Storage Ideas Craft Cart made from Cubicals Storage units

My completed craft cart.

Zoom… Zoom –  Now I have a neat and organized way to house the materials I need to complete the mindless parts of decorating and craft projects while I watch television.  I even plan to use it as a place to gather paints, brushes, and other supplies when I paint a room.

Notice the right front wheel has a break on it.  This will help once you get your cart situated, you press it and the cart won’t move until you release it.



Crafts Cart with Wheels


  1. says

    Hi Everyone- Thanks for all the great comments. I have thought about making something like this craft cart for a few years, but never got around to it. Now that I have this blog, I figured it would make a great post. I am so excited about using it. If anyone makes a cart, please tell me and I will post their creations. I love to see everyone’s unique take on an idea, finding and seeing other’s personal style is facinating to me.


  2. says

    What a great transformation! I’m glad to see especially that you used several unexpected elements together – it looks great!

  3. Crystal says

    I absolutely adore this. Crazy how it all worked out so perfectly. I mean the basket you found on a whim wasn’t too big OR too small. It’s like it was meant to be. You did a fantastic job!! It makes me want one. I know what you mean too, an entire seat on our sofa is full of crafting supplies right now! I need a ‘zoom zoom’ for them! =)

  4. Anonymous says

    It is so much easier and enjoyable to work on projects in an organized area! This is great idea and could easliy be adapted to whatever your crafting/project needs are. I’d love for you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Thanks, Rory


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