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Zoom Zoom Zoom – A Craft Cart with Wheels

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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 with 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 with 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.

DIY Craft Cart With Wheels Tutorial

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.

DIY Craft Cart with Wheels

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

DIY Craft Cart With Wheels Tutorial

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.

DIY Craft Cart With Wheels Tutorial
DIY Craft Cart With Wheels Tutorial

Wheeeeeee, but I am not done yet.

craft cart with wheels tutorial

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 with wheels.

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. I loved wheeling my cart around so much, I made another rolling organization basket.

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.

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Crafts Cart with Wheels

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39 Comments

  1. Great idea! I am going to check Target for a closet organizer like that. I’ve already got casters from Ikea and didn’t know what I was going to do with them : )