Let’s face it- none of us want to continue having our dice stored in Ziploc bags! It’s tacky! There, I said it! Nonetheless, dice storage ideas aren’t typically at the top of our to-do list. This post makes it easy to get organized and keep up with the little things- dice.
While we love our kids and look forward to family game nights with board games, we know as the kids get older, the games get more complicated, which means more dice and more small pieces scattered throughout the house. To avoid them being everywhere, me and you completely losing it after stepping on a random one, or planning a game night not to be able to play anything because the dice are missing, we have created 14 dice storage ideas to keep up with your dice and make space for the moments that really matter!
Dice Storage Ideas
It’s family game night! Or maybe you’re in a transition period where instead of your family around the coffee table to play games, it’s your teenager and his/her friends (I’m not ready for this period, but let’s continue). Regardless of the scenario, for any good game night you will need all those small pieces, so having a storage solution (or multiple) is necessary.
We don’t want our kids to know that we get tense when seeing dice everywhere. The anxiety is very real. We want to strengthen relationships with our kids and give them a place to do the same with their friends. So adding dice storage to room organization helps keep everyone happy! Creating a safe, relaxed space for them and us.
The good news is that there are many options- and many of the ideas are ones that you may already have the items for, or you can find them at your local dollar store.
We’ve divided the list below between items you can find/buy and DIY dice storage ideas.
The Best Dice Storage
Creative Dice Storage Ideas
These four dice storage ideas are not only great for the organization of small spaces, but they make great gifts too!
1. Wood Dice Storage Case
2. Cute Jars on Kallax Shelves
If you have Kallax shelves, or something similar to them, creating a unique dice holder for each shelf is a fun possibility. You could actually use some of the other ideas in this article to combine them all together to have different ideas on each shelf.
3. Organizing Trays
Using a cute centerpiece you can Create Beautiful Spaces in Every Room With an Organizing Tray. Try storing dice on a decorative jewelry tray when not in use. Functional and decorative- My favorite type of storage.
4. Leather Dice Cup Storage
Not only is a Luck Lab leather dice cup easy to transport, but the lid also gives a rolling area for your dice!
5. Funny Dice Box
Having a funny dice box can be a great conversation starter. Try this milk carton dice holder for fun.
6. Dice Storage Ideas Using Mesh Organizers
Mesh Organizers make gaming with the family easy. They condense space, make visibility simple, and most importantly keep our games tidy. Great way to store dice for kids.
DIY Storage Ideas
You may have a storage container in your house that is perfect for dice storage without even knowing! I find that a good solution for storage is often with items I already have. See if some of these items below may help.
7. Cheese Container: Dice Storage Ideas
Cheese containers are great for a DIY dice tray! Pop dice in an old or unused cheese container. Voila! Instant Dice Storage.
8. Pill Holder
Pill holders are a great way to keep your dice collection organized. Some of them even let you design the front of the pill holder so that you could create a fun display. These can easily fit into board game boxes too which is a big help. It holds the kids accountable for keeping up with the pieces.
9. DIY Homemade Dice Bag
Creating your own handmade dice pouch can be a lot of fun! It also makes a great portable dice tray so you can bring your favorite dice sets wherever you go. Here is a great template to make your own dice bag.
However, if you can’t find the time to make one this post from Storables has lots of great options to choose from
10. Miniature Tackle Boxes
Another great option for dice storage is a miniature tackle box. The smaller ones make as a great dice storage box, and it’s a dice box you can bring anywhere! I love these for road trips and traveling. Doesn’t take up a lot of luggage space and keeps the kids quiet!
11. Thread organizers
12. Hanging closet organizer
A hanging organizer, such as a shoe organizer, is a great choice for storage for dice. An added benefit of the clear ones is that it makes it easier to find the right dice at the right moment.
13. Silicone cupcake liners on a lazy Susan
Do you already have a game table that you use often? If that is the case, a Lazy Susan could help! Find a turntable you like to put in the middle of the table, and then use silicone cupcake liners to place the dice in.
14. Dice Storage Ideas: Ice cube containers
At first, I wanted to rule this out as one of the dice storage ideas, but then I remembered that a lot of ice cube containers have lids! This gives a lot of options on how to store your dice.
15. Bead organizers
Bead organizers, or jewelry organizers, also make great DIY dice storage. Using this takes a lot less time to find the right ones since it is see-through- which is more of a big deal than I realized until I went to find the right dice one day!
16. Dice Storage Ideas Using Egg Cartons
Egg cartons, especially reusable egg cartons, also serve well as dice holders. The little bit of an indent for each egg works perfectly to hold the dice. Just make sure your kids don’t put them back in the refrigerator accidentally! A great way to avoid that is to decorate the egg cartons or label them.
The one item you need no matter what type of dice storage you choose
What is the next thing you need after finding your favorite dice storage idea? A Mini label maker!
Try using this great label maker to print labels on the go and ensure you know which dice go to which game! It’s also great for the moments that you feel overwhelmed thinking you have too much stuff- it may just need to be told where to go!
No longer are the days of simply needing decks of cards. There are many games with many types of special dice, and keeping them all organized can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be!
With the dice storage ideas above, you can find what works best for your space, and for your family. Having control over your home isn’t one big event, but smaller structures put into place, and this is one small way of keeping peace in your home.