"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More on Small Embellishment Storage

I've done some more research looking for other small embellishment storage solutions. Here are a few things I found on the web.

Recycle, reuse, repurpose.  This photo shows laundry detergent containers (from England) but because they are sturdy, clear and stackable, they make great storage containers for a variety of things!  I know we have lots of similar plastic containers here in the US too.

Someone else had a similar idea.

How about clear shoe boxes?  These look like ones The Container Store sells - hey I have some of these in my closet!

Baskets are useful for corraling lots of little items.  They are also very decorative and can hide the contents somewhat if you don't like seeing everything on display.

How about this gorgeous antique wooden library cabinet?  I LOVE this!!

This would be great for taking to crops or crafting at friends' houses.  I believe I've seen this at Joann's and they often have 40% off storage pieces.

This is a simple solution.  If you can't find dividers for drawers, you can make them with little boxes or cut chipboard to size.

Another possibility - spice containers.  These are round magnetic metal ones.  Hang on a piece of sheet metal or a magnetic board.

Another spice container version, this one stands on your desk or workspace.

And, finally, this is the Clip-It-Up, available commercially HERE.  But it's expensive!

Try this homemade version.  Check out Denise Hill's blog post for her "El Cheapo" clip-it-up version which costs under $2.00 to make using a 1/4" wooden dowel, 2 cup hooks and a bag of 2" badge ID tags.  This could be used for many different storage solutions!

 I hope these ideas give you some inspiration to get-it-together this week and organize your small embellishments!


therese ercolani said...

I use empty glass jars with lids to store all my trinkets. This works great!

Rhonda Merry said...

These are great ideas... I'm with you on the library card index cabinet. Rhonda

LollyChops said...

So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing these Susan!

suziqu's thread works said...

Your journals are lovely and think all your storage ideas are wonderful. All the very best!
Thank you also for sharing these with us.

Shazza said...

Some great ideas Susan! My storage needs a revamp so these suggestions are fantastic. I've just found your blog through The Little blue House (psst I've ordered a fresh from the Garden kit!)....I cant wait to get it :)
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