When I’m in creative mode I’m so messy, I have stuff scattered about as I create scrap pages or cards, but when I’m done, I want it to look like something you’d see in a catalog picture. Now I know you won’t ever see my room in a Pottery Barn catalog, but I try to make it look photo worthy.
If you’re a faithful reader of my blog (thank you!) you know that we try our best to be as green as we can. I try to carry my green ways into my crafting, including it’s storage. I try to reuse any container/tool in my house that might otherwise go into trash or donation piles to keep my space organized. Below are some ways I stay organized along with some other ideas I’ve come across and are keeping in my head for future use:
- Glass Jars - sauces, pickles, salsas, cold coffee drinks, etc: Use to store buttons, ribbons, flowers
- Mint Tins or Baby Food Jars: Use to store brads, eyelets, beads, any small embellishments. Use address labels or a label maker to mark outside of tin with color.
- Hanging File Folders: Use to store paper scraps sorted by color
- CD Jewel Cases: Use to store your clear acrylic stamps. They cling to the jewel case just like they cling to your acrylic blocks. Then you can use a CD tower to store your stamps.
- One piece type clothespin: Use to wrap your ribbon around and then toss into a basket for a cute way to store your ribbon and a nice decorative piece in your craft area.
- Over -the-door pocket shoe organizer: Use to store all your paper punches
- Baseball Card Page Protectors:Use to store single non-mounted stamps. They’re perfectly sized for all those $1 clear stamp sets.
- Old cassette tape organizer:Use to store your in pads. Those small white garage sale tag stickers are perfect to mark sides of pads with color to quickly find desired pad.
- Kitchen Utensil Carousel: Perfect to store tools you use every time you sit down to craft…adhesives, rulers, scissors, markers, etc…
If you have any other storage tips, leave a comment and I’ll edit my post with your idea!