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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cute new ink pad storage

I have been collecting the Quick Quotes Chalk Inks that we sell at The Little Blue House. We use them in all our classes and they work really well for inking edges.  The problem is storage as they are smaller than regular ink pads and don't fit in the usual racks.  I've been storing them in clear button "bag" packages but have to take several out in order to get to the one I want -not an efficient system.

Several years ago I had bought a set of six Memory Makers glass jars for my buttons and I saved the open box they came in as I knew it would come in handy one day.  I discovered that it was the perfect size for storing 18 of these ink pads and finally got around to decorating the box.  

I painted the edges of the box black and then glued on scraps of paper.  I "Mod Podged" over the paper to reinforce it and protect it from wear.  I think it came out really cute! Now my only problem is I can't buy anymore - they won't fit!


Robin said...

Love your storage and had to laugh at your comment that you can't buy anymore.....I bet you will!


wendyp said...

love it! It took me awhile to figure out how to store the powder puffs too. I finally settled on a wood kitchen drawer organizer that was heading for the trash. They fit on their sides on an angle. Easy to see the colors and pull the ones I need.

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Ooooh I love this! Would you mind if we featured this on the Quick Quotes blog to share with others?

: ) Rhonda.quickquotes@gmail.com