Closet Tote Hanger, Studio Organization Tips

Studio Closet Tote or Purse hanger - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #726: You don’t have to store all of your craft supplies on shelves or in drawers… hanging stuff on hooks can work well too!

In today’s video I show how to use a Tote Hanger or Purse Hanger as a storage tool for your craftroom or studio closet.

I am filming at a different location than I normally do. This is the closet of my daughter Willow’s old bedroom, and soon to be my new studio. It has a large closet that will provide some great storage space for my tools and craft supplies.

When planning out your storage areas, try and think of alternative ways and methods of storage, that you may not have thought about before.

Last month, I demo’d how to use an Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer to store my glitters, embossing powders and Pearl Ex Powders. It’s all part of an effort to get you to think outside of the box… even with storage ideas.

Just recently, the Tote Hanger Company sent me a package of their purse hanger product to try out in my studio. These unique hooks were created by New York Handbag Designer, Jacki Easlick. They can be hung on the clothes rod in your closet, and have a 90 degree S-bend, which allows your bags or totes to orient sideways, thereby taking up much less space.

I found that these hooks work really well for hanging all kinds of different crafty items… such as lariat necklaces, bead strands, tools, stickers, silkscreens, cutting mats, bead boards, rulers, scrapbooking supplies and more.

Hopefully this video will give you some cool storage ideas on how to organize your craft spaces in unique ways.

If you are interested in purchasing some of these Chrome Tote Hangers for yourself, do check out their website… the link is right below the video. They are of great value at $9.99 for a package of 6 hooks.

Do you have any suggestions for videos on tips, techniques or products you would like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments section below!

My goal is to help you to learn quicker and easier ways to bring up the professionalism in your polymer clay art.

Oh and don’t forget to give these videos a Thumbs Up click at YouTube if you are enjoying them. The more Likes a video gets, the higher it rises in the searches. And that means even more people will be able to join in on this polymer clay journey of a lifetime.

Also, by subscribing to our YouTube Channel directly, you will receive notifications as soon as new videos are uploaded. To subscribe, click here… Cool Tote or Purse Hanger For Your Studio Closet … the Subscribe Button is right near the top of that YouTube page.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Tom Gibson, 28 March, 2016

    Hi Cindy,
    Have you ever tested Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer or Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer UV on polymer clay. I came across it in a Fairy wings tutorial using Angelina film and was wondering if it is compatible with polymer clay.
    Can’t wait till your new site is up and running.
    Tom Gibson

  2. Cindy Lietz, 28 March, 2016

    Hi Tom, thank you for your comment! No, I have not tested those products on polymer clay yet. I will certainly keep an eye out for them though and add them to the list! Thanks for suggesting that!

  3. Maria C, 28 March, 2016

    Hi Cindy,

    Although I don’t have the closet space for hanging these types of items, I can envision using these hooks by hanging them off the sides and the fronts of my craft shelves. This will eliminate the sliding problem you mention in the video and allow for easy visualization and organization of such items. Thank you for a great idea (yet again : )


  4. Cindy Lietz, 28 March, 2016

    Great point Maria! Thanks for commenting!

  5. Dixie Ann, 31 March, 2016

    Those are nice sturdy hooks I could probably use in my regular closet. No closet space in my Craft Studio though. I need to have as much stuff exposed as possible. With me it’s outta site, outta mind. I still have lots of stuff to experiment with and need to keep it in site! Thanks for letting us know about the super nice hooks.

  6. Harlan Rieur, 01 April, 2016

    Hi Cindy

    I love your insight into creative ways of using polymer clay. I was wondering if there is a way to use PC as an overlay on furniture. Since some pieces are big, it would be impossible to put them in the oven. I thought of a heat gun, but thought I would see if you have any input first.


  7. Jocelyn C, 01 April, 2016

    Love those hooks!

    Allows lots of unwieldy stuff to be stored in a dust free environment . You can use any selection of tension rods to give yourself a more hanging space, the heavy duty type like the shower curtain rods span the size of a regular closet, and if you add a wooden divider, you can add even more levels.

    DYI had an invaluable tip a few years ago which triggered me to use more of them. Now I have a tension rod under the kitchen sink, positioned so I can hang all my spray cleaning bottles by their handles, up and out of the way.

  8. Dixie Ann, 01 April, 2016

    Jocelyn, great idea for under the sink!

Copyright © Polymer Clay Tutor Bead and Jewelry Making Tutorials