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 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I used Mod Podge and black and white illustrations that I cut from an outdated travel book to Paris to cover a piece of cardboard that I cut to fit the bottom of the basket.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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41 Comments

  1. You have inspired me! You should see my family room couch area! Also I have always wanted to do calligraphy so your post was indeed an instigator in every way!! Yours is the only blog I ever find very useful.Thankyou!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Donna – It makes me so happy to know that my posts inspire you and that you find my blog useful. This is the best thing I can hear. Thank you for taking the time to tell me.

  2. 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,

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thank you Emma. I would check out your site, but you didn’t include a link to it.

  3. Norma Rolader says:

    I love the the creative ideas for the cart thank you for sharing and God bless

  4. Laura/ReaderWoman says:

    Your creativity is remarkable. Thank you for so many innovative and great looking project ideas!

  5. This is just too cool! Love how I can move it with me to wherever I’m crafting.

  6. 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

    1. Thanks Rory – I will be coming by on Monday. Hope to do a lot of projects this weekend.
      Diane

  7. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Now this is fabulous~ Well done!

  8. Amanda@ImperfectlyBeautiful says:

    GENIUS!!! I am loving this idea and the ingenuity and creativity that went into pulling it all off.

    Thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project!

    ~Amanda

  9. 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! =)

  10. That’s a great idea! Love the wheels!

    Thanks for sharing
    Rachelle

  11. Tiffany H says:

    NEED it! Great idea and love the turnout!
    -Tiff

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

  13. write-brained says:

    I am in LOVE with what you did-wow!

  14. Lynn @ Scrapity Anne says:

    That is just fantastic!!! I want one! No, I want 2 LOL!

  15. Absolutely GENIOUS!!!!!!

  16. Diane @ InMyOwnStyle 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.

    Diane

  17. What a clever idea!
    God’s blessings,
    Sarah :D

  18. That’s beautiful! What a great idea!

  19. Lemonade Makin' Mama says:

    Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving some blog love!

    Blessings,
    LMM

  20. That is a flippin awesome idea! I love it!
    Sarah

  21. Great job. If I didn’t have a one year old who would also think it was great I would have to get one. Glad you found something useful and cute! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  22. Oh my gosh, you are beyond clever! I love this!!

  23. Neat! I need one of those. (Stopping by from TCB).

  24. Carmie of The Single Nester says:

    Just great! So crafty!

  25. Great idea! I think I’d need a cart the size of an elephant to hold all of my supplies, though! :)

  26. spent not spend- I am terrible with typing!

  27. I just spend the past 30 minutes or so reading all your blog entries. My what a fountain of inspiration in so many areas you are!!

    Love the idea of sketching the outfits you see that are so cute on others-don’t draw with a lick but writing the items down is brilliant!

    Love the kitchen transformation, your little kisses holder, the earring name card holder, your gorgeous pedestal urn you made – just to name a few!

    Well I had to sign up so that I won’t miss out on another post!

    Blessings
    mary

  28. I am always so amazed at everyone’s creativity out here in blogland. The basket looks SO cute on top, especially after you froofed it up. Great project!

  29. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    that is a terrific idea!

  30. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife says:

    This is such a cute and creative idea! Love it. I am definitely in need of a more practical way to store my arts, crafts, and DIY supplies!

  31. mindingmomma says:

    This is so very creative! Thanks for sharing this great idea, now what can i put wheels on, hmmmm?

  32. Emily {Frilly Details} says:

    I love it!! What a great idea! Right now, our living room is my sewing center/craft room. My husband *loves* it. :)

  33. That was so clever! I love how you saw all the pieces as a whole! I lack that ability! Great job! Karyn

  34. WHAT a clever idea, something to keep in mind. Love the basket on top too ♥

  35. 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 : )

  36. You’re awesome! Love this idea! Now I need to learn how to use my dh power tools! :)
    Julie

  37. hi!
    you never stop amazing me!
    this is an awesome and functional idea!
    thank you for sharing!
    patricia