As you keep improving your craft skills, you’ll notice that the colorful craft vinyl rolls keep stacking up, creating chaos in your workspace. So instead of letting them lie everywhere, it’s best to find a good way to store them.
This article will review some of the best vinyl roll racks, holders, and storage options of 2019. It will also explain what you should look for in a standard vinyl roll holder.
Buyers Guide for the Best Vinyl Roll Storage
Here are some guidelines for you to help you figure out which storage option is the best option for your craft room.
1. Why Should You Organize Your Vinyl Roll Storage?
It’s important to have all your rolls in one place. This way, you can easily arrange them, access them, and protect them from damage.
I also know that you will most likely have way more adhesive vinyl and HTV vinyl in your craft room than you need. You can also save up some space in your room or office by storing these on the back of the door (shoe holder), under the desk (wrapping paper containers) or on the wall (see racks below).
2. What Dimensions Should I Look for?
A standard vinyl roll is up to 12” in width, though there are wider options you can use for special projects. Always consider the width and diameter of your vinyl rolls that you typically buy when you are looking for a holder.
A standard mounted vinyl holder can go up to $15 for a capacity of 20. But the price varies a great deal, depending on the material quality, capacity, and brand. This article will demonstrate why some holders are much more expensive than others.
Top 15 Vinyl Holder and Storage Racks
We scouted the internet and asked other crafters what type of storage they like using to help compile a lovely list of ideas of how you can store your collection of vinyl. I’m sure one of these will be suitable for your room.
If you want a vinyl roll rack with a modern and elegant design, you should take a look at this black one.
With a size of 27.5“ x 35“ x 46“, you shouldn’t have trouble mounting it to a wall. But if you don’t have enough wall space, you can also use it as a standard rack.
The top pole connects the two sides of the rack that help it stand. You can disconnect it by unscrewing the sides from each other. Then, you can hang the front side to the wall and use it as hanging vinyl storage.
The aesthetics and space-friendly features are a considerable upside, but this rack can only fit up to 8 rolls. So, if you’re looking for higher storage capacity, you may want to skip it.
- You can hang it on a wall
- Elegant design
- Space-friendly with 27“ wide and 35“ high
- Small storage space
ArtBin’s rack is a budget-friendly standing storage option. There are two holes on the top, so you can also place it on your wall. Since its size is just around 16.5“ x 8.6“ x1”, you should always have enough space for it.
To assemble it, simply unfold it and it will lock into position. There are no additional screws or other accessories that you need to use if you want to use it as a standing rack. You’ll need to apply two screws or sturdier nails and easily mount it to the wall.
There’s a space for 12 rolls, with each hole being 2” in diameter. You’ll have a hard time finding a cheaper vinyl roll storage rack that can fit 12 rolls and almost any space.
- Low price
- Easy to assemble and disassemble
- You can mount it to the wall
- Good utilization of space
- Looks unimpressive
This storage rack has a bigger capacity and uses up a little more space than some other models. It’s 70” high and 33” wide, so you will have to find a proper place for this one. But once you find where to put it, you will have a place for 40 vinyl rolls.
The powder-coated steel material prevents damage and corrosion while keeping the whole product stable. You just slip a roll into one of the arms on the holder, and it will stand. Each one can hold up to 30 lbs. of weight. You won’t need to worry about the rack breaking under the weight of all your rolls.
However, there might be a problem if you want to place smaller rolls on the arms. Most 30” rolls will fit perfectly, but you may have difficulties with other sizes.
- Holds up to 40 rolls
- Strong and durable construction
- Stands still
- Might not fit rolls with a small diameter
- Challenging to assemble
This vinyl roll holder has an interesting, mount-only design. It can hold 25 vinyl rolls in a very tight space. Since it doesn’t have legs, you can only hang it to the wall or door. It is only 6” wide, so it won’t take up a lot of space on your wall.
If you don’t want to spend much money on vinyl storage, consider this one, as it is both affordable and has a lot of capacity. You can even get bigger storage from the same manufacturer, holding up to 50 rolls.
Keep in mind that the hanger is not the most durable so don’t stack it with heavy rolls, as it may break.
- Large capacity
- Takes up very little space
- Convenient to use
- Comes in larger sizes
- Can’t stand, mount-only
- Not the strongest hanger
The Holdin’ Storage is another mount-only vinyl roll holder, but this one has space for much more than just rolls. It’s made from a durable, soft fabric with pockets and sleeves for various accessories on each side. At the center of the holder, there’s a strong metal bar that keeps everything in place.
Just hang the 360-degree hook on a pole in your room and you’ll have all your crafting accessories in one place.
You can fit up to 20 rolls inside this storage option. However, the accessibility and organization are not ideal since there are no separate pockets for your rolls. You always have to open the holder and dig through.
On the upside, the outer pockets fit scissors, ribbons, tapes, cards, pens, highlighters, and any other crafting accessories. This storage is quite affordable and it’s one of the more interesting-looking options around.
- Stores up to 20 rolls
- Pouches for other accessories
- A unique design
- Sorting and organization are difficult
This one has 4 built-in wheels that make it your personal storage cart. It has a simple cube-like fence design with four different openings for your rolls. All these openings are 9“ x 14“, so you can sort different rolls in different pockets.
The best part about this storage is its mobility. You can push it around and it will smoothly glide through the room.
But you should know that you need to assemble this product yourself. Since it comes in many different parts and requires some additional tools, it’s not easy to put together. If you don’t consider yourself handy enough, you should probably skip this one.
- 4 built-in wheels make it mobile
- Big enough pockets for more than just vinyl rolls
- Sturdy steel construction
- Difficult to set up
Here is a versatile vinyl roll storage option with three drawers. This wooden construction is designed to help you keep gift wrapping supplies organized, but you can also use it for vinyl rolls and other supplies too.
As it is only 20” wide, you can fit it in most spaces you can easily move it around since it has 4 built-in wheels. Drag it from corner to corner until you find a perfect spot.
The top part consists of long poles which act as roll holders, while the drawers are on the bottom part. The rolls also fit into the drawers, but you can use them for accessories and various other things.
The Stanton cart is a reliable, great-looking product with multiple uses. However, it may strain your budget.
- Wooden, modern furniture design
- Doesn’t use up a lot of space
- Has good capacity
- 3 drawers for storage
- 4 built-in wheels for mobility
- More expensive than most vinyl holders
Signworld racks come in various sizes and this one can fit 20 rolls. Design-wise, it is simply a smaller version of Signworld’s popular 40-rolls rack.
In this case, you get a 26” x 32” x 16” storage rack that you can mount to a wall or any other hanging space. When you unpack the rack, you need to make two holes and put up two screws or hooks. These hanging accessories don’t come with the product.
When you mount it, you’ll get space-saving, 20-roll storage that can hold up to 600 lbs. of weight overall.
As with its larger model, the arms on this Signworld holder are a little too big for some smaller rolls, so depending on your preferred vinyl rolls, you may want to consider a rack with thinner arms or poles.
- Good utilization of space
- Reasonably cheap
- Strong construction
- Not suitable for rolls with small diameters
The Signworld BV38 is perfect if you’re looking for wider roll holders. It can contain only three rolls on its stainless steel poles, but these rolls can be 42” wide. As it fits a 7” diameter, this holder is perfect for bigger vinyl rolls.
As with most of Signworld’s vinyl roll storage holders, you will need to hang this on a wall. There are two holes that you can mount on two hooks or screws and it should hold well. Each pole is extremely strong and it can hold up to 77 lbs.
- Perfect for big, heavy rolls
- Fits seamlessly into any environment
- High-quality material
- Only contains 3 rolls
The Whitmor organizer is for those who want to save a lot of space and don’t need to organize their vinyl rolls very precisely. It is a very convenient way to keep all your rolls in one place and store them away when you don’t need them.
You can place around 25 rolls inside of this organizer, but keep in mind that the measures are for standard gift wrap. The organizer is 31” long, and it is made from a clear material and has a zippered top.
You can zip up all your rolls in this holder and the impenetrable material will keep them from damage. If you opt for the Whitmor, you won’t have to worry about moisture or any other external conditions. So if you need a super cheap, spacious, and portable organizer, consider this one.
- Good protection from moisture
- Easy to move around or put away when not needed
- Stores a lot of rolls
- Hard to organize
- Not for serious crafters
The MISSLO organizer is also a holder that requires a wall or a door to set up. However, unlike other mounted-only storage options, this MISSLO comes with two hooks so you can place it on a door right away — no need to do any additional drilling and assembling.
Since there are six different-sized pouches, you can store not only rolls but also various other things like crafting accessories and items of clothing. The pouches are waterproof, so your rolls and other vulnerable objects will be safe as long as you don’t overload the holder.
The organizer is 59” high, but with only 14.5” wide. So, you’ll have a lot of storage capacity in a small space, and you can even take it traveling.
- Comes with two hanging hooks, setting up takes minutes
- Waterproof, protective material
- Low price
- Can’t hold too many heavy items
If you’re looking for a discreet storage box that you can hide away when you don’t need it, consider this one. This plastic box is 33” wide, so it should fit most of the standard rolls.
It gives you a 33”x12” space to fit your rolls. The product comes with a divider and an accessory box. You can place it inside and make a separate section, where you can place scissors or other accessories that you use together with your vinyl rolls.
You can easily put this box under your bed and store it away when you don’t need it. It is also sturdy and big enough to store some other things inside. But if you want to store only rolls, there are cheaper and more easily organized alternatives.
- A section for accessories
- Easy to put away
- You can use it as a regular storage box
- The price
With this holder, you’ll get a modern, minimalistic design to fit in your household interior. Place it directly on the wall, or under a shelf, and it will look appealing as well as being useful.
It comes with two brackets with a set of 6 circles on both sides to hold your rolls, maps, other long objects. The circles are durable, with a diameter of almost 3”. The best thing about them is that you can choose the length of the holder since the two sets come separately.
Despite all the great features, this holder still contains only 6 rolls, and for the price, you can get a better value; however, if you like the design, you won’t regret buying it.
- Pick the length of the holder yourself
- Durable material
- Looks great in any room or office space
- Expensive considering the low storage space
This is a storage option for professionals. This sophisticated wooden storage can fit up to 20 regular-sized rolls regardless of length. You can easily organize your vinyl rolls and access each one without any trouble.
The storage is made from durable wood and it should last for a long time. There are 4 wheels at the bottom which make this storage easy to move around. There are also two handles, so you can also effortlessly carry it around.
If you’re serious about crafting or if your business involves blueprints, maps, or another type of paper rolls, consider this storage. However, you should know that it is the most expensive one on the list.
- High-quality wood
- Serious design that fits any interior
- Top-notch organization
- 4 wheels for moving it around
- Very expensive
Although it has “Classroom” in its name, this PACON holder is suitable for plenty of other spaces. It’s interesting, colorful design can add life to a sterile environment and the 27.8 x 25.1 dimensions mean you can fit it into any corner and small space.
The best thing about the storage is that you can use a divider to set up the size and the number of slots. For example, you can make 4 big slots or 16 small ones. Thanks to this, you can customize the holder any way that you want.
On the other hand, the cardboard material makes it one of the least durable options on this list. So you get a good looking and spacious holder, but it may be easily damaged by moisture or improper handling.
- Small and spacious
- Possibility to adjust the size and number of slots with divider
- Simple, colorful design
- Not very durable
Verdict on the Best Vinyl Roll Holders/Racks
Before you make up your mind, think about your priorities. Are you doing crafting as a hobby, or are you serious about it? How much storage capacity do you need and how often do you plan to use the rack or holder? These and many other parameters will bring you closer to a decision.
Once you know what you want, it will be easy to get the correct vinyl holder. If you’re willing to do the assembly, the Alvin King-Size Mobile Storage might be your best choice. It is versatile and sturdy without being overly expensive. But if portability is your top priority, consider the MISSLO Organizer instead.
Whichever one you opt for, organizing your vinyl rolls will make your work easier and more comfortable, so don’t hesitate and choose a storage option today.
Any other ideas of what to use to store all those vinyl rolls? Please share them with us.
Till next time,