Let’s Get Organized With Burlap and Canvas Containers

There is a trend to simplify and get organzied and the trend is sweeping the nation with shows like Netflix’s “Tidying Up,” A Slob Come Clean Blog, and The Sunny Side Up Blog.  Each of these blogs and show and literally hundreds more online channels, are all focused on the task at hand. So Let’s Get Organized with these simple ideas with canvas and burlap items that are made right here in the USA, are available in a range of sizes and shapes and can be customized to match your personal style.

Find a wooden tray and paint it to match your space. Look for small buckets and holders so each item has a place.

Canvas Corp offers a wide wide selection of bags, baskets and holders that are ideal for getting organized and they have a handmade, rustic look you are going to love.

  1. Brush and Pen Holders – every junk drawer is filled with loose pens, pencils, markers and more. These handy paint brush, tool roll and pen and marker holders are all great for organizing tools in the shed, office, kitchen and studio.
Available in different sizes and shapes these are great holders for kitchen gadgets, paint brushes, tools and craft supplies

2. Burlap Plant Covers – these flexible baskets come in 3 sizes and are ideal for storing items and can also be used for party decor organization. Add napkins, cutlery or packets of sugar.

3. Saggy Baggies – we love the name. They are called saggy baggies because they can sit up straight or slouch down. They are ideal for covering repurposed jars and bottles, holding taller objects or even covering food bottles to keep a clean and simple look.

Use repurposed jars, plastic cups or other inserts to slip inside and fill with food, smaller items in the pantry, cutlery and more.

4. Chalkstock Tags – Canvas Corp offers a wide range of tags that are ideal for labeling items when you get organized. Our favorites are the Chalkstock (chalk board paper) tags which look amazing when you use a White Paint Pen. Use them to get organized on a food display to call out different recipes, fun sayings and more.

5. Cardstock Paper – sometimes we forget the power of paper. It is not only for scrapbooking, it is ideal for making small boxes that can help us get organized in drawers, food displays and in the office. You can die cut them into fun shapes and sizes that have lids and some that do not. Paper is a very inexpensive way to help get you organized. You can also cover heavy duty boxes with paper to give them a fresh, clean look.

Boxes were cut from AccuCut – they offer a wide range of different box dies that are great to have on hand, allowing you to make boxes for parties, organization, treat bags, tastings and more – Box Dies

Lucy of Craftberry Bush shows us how to make simple boxes with paper and cord that are ideal for storing items, giving items or keeping items.

6. Burlap and Canvas Sacs – Drawstring or tie up bags are great for organizing hard to store items like hair accessories, medicines and even coffee beans. You can stencil on the front to show what is inside and put them all in a basket, drawer or line them up on a shelf. These are also great for storing shoes separately if you really want to get crazy organized.

To see more on this post visit Lucy’s Blog

7. Tote Bags – another great way to store scarves, purses and items of many different sizes. You can sit them on a shelf or hang them up to stay organized. Stencil the front to tell what is inside or add a tag. You can also keep your hobby and craft projects separated by cute tote bags like this Knitting Tote.

8. Tool Tote – One of our favorite tote bags is the perfect bag for tools, craft supplies and DIY items you need to tote with you and to have on hand. Made of heavy duty chocolate canvas and lots of pockets and places for things inside and out you can get organized and look cool at the same time.

The Tool Tote is a great idea for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any day.

9. Zipper Totes – Available in a wide range of sizes you can stash pens, pencils, craft supplies, spices, toys, small kitchen gadgets and more. Stencil or stamp fun sayings on them. Zippers totes come in a flat or bottom gusset version so they can stack, stand or lay depending on what you are looking for.

10. Canvas and Burlap Baskets – made of cotton and jute, these baskets can sit or hang and hold items in the pantry, closet or laundry room. You can embroider them, screen print them or add a tag to keep things separated. One trick that is taught is rolling up items and they can be easily slipped into these flexible baskets from socks to hair bows and from ziplock bags to tupperware lids.

Fill the basket with socks, sewing accessories, kitchen spices or other random items that will fill the basket you can also add shred to the bottom if you cannot fill it completely.

So if you are looking for clever ways to get organized under the counter, in the drawers, on the countertop or behind the closet door these great totes, bags and holders will give you a great look and help you get organized at the same time. If you are not finding the sizes you need let us know.

Here are a few more fun ways to get organized:

Julia shows us how to repurpose cans with paper and embellishments to get organized – see the blog here
Here are some more great ideas for getting organized – visit the blog
Fill trays with canvas fabric to keep items from sliding and add a touch of personality – see how it is done

Now let’s get organized!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Let’s Get Organized With Burlap and Canvas Containers' has 1 comment

  1. March 4, 2019 @ 4:22 pm Michelle Sanders

    Ohhh that tool tote! I neeeeeed that!


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