Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units

Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units
Craft room storage that’s purpose-built for your supplies!

Looking for ideas for re-making your crafting space?

Check out how I’ve gotten started with my craft table using Stamp-n-Storage modules!

Craft Storage Ideas: Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units (image)

Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units

Source:  Kim Skinner

Have you been dreaming about a craft room make-over?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a Pinterest board full of gorgeous craft rooms full of gorgeous craft rooms saved for inspiration!

Personally, I’ve been piecing together storage finds from garage sales, thrift stores, dollar stores and flea markets.

I feel like my organization system, while not pretty,  really works well for me.

It’s been great to experiment with inexpensive finds to figure out what my craft storage needs really are before spending money on specialized storage pieces.


I have however, been dreaming about a few specific items that keep popping up in the craft spaces that I find myself envying online!

And I decided that it was time to treat myself for a change.

I’m not talking about completely gutting my room and hiring a contractor to build the perfect space.

I’m talking about starting in the area that I use the most and getting a few things to make the space look cleaner and more cohesive while meeting my storage needs.


A couple of items that keep popping up include new ink and punch storage modules.

You can see the post Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – Ink Pad Storage from OrganizeMorewhich our contributor Jessica Frost-Ballas recently shared.

Jessica shared her ink storage system – it’s a beauty and it works perfectly for the ink pads and supplies that she uses.


I decided to go with the modules created by Stamp-n-Storage.

They’ve designed pieces specifically for the inks and punches that I use exclusively.

Craft Storage Ideas: Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units - Organizing Units from Stamp-n-Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units – Organizing Units from Stamp-n-Storage

Source: Kim Skinner

There are actually three pieces pictured here.

The ink storage unit is the Combo Holder – this holds my ink pads, re-inkers and markers all in one place.

And on top of the ink storage, you see the Lock Down Punch Holder.

I’ve already painted those two pieces!

Everything comes unpainted, in the natural wood that you see above (lower left).

That raw wood piece is actually the Marker Nook and I purchased two of those – one will hold my clear blocks, and the other will hold my few regular-sized ink pads, along with aqua pens, journaling pens and so forth.


I actually purchased the ink Combo Holder and the Lock Down Punch Holder as a Package Deal, which saved me some money.

It pays to plan ahead and purchase your pieces at the same time to get those bundle or bulk discounts when you make your purchase.

 

Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units - Studio Designer Tool from Stamp-N-Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units – Studio Designer Tool from Stamp-n-Storage


At the end of June, I started playing with the Studio Designer tool on the Stamp-n-Storage website.

After measuring my space and entering the dimensions, I used this tool to see how my space would work – I added my table, power outlets, windows and other structures that are in the space.

I was then able to select the pieces that I wanted to buy to see if they fit in the space I have available.

This also allowed me to stay within the budget that I set for myself!

Since one of my goals was to create a more cohesive finished space, I added some stamp storage, drawers for tools and ribbon storage as well!

I placed my order at the beginning of July and about half of the pieces arrived in less than a week.  The rest just arrived a couple of days ago.

I managed to get a few pieces painted before I couldn’t wait any longer to fit them together and see what they looked like.

Once I get more spray paint, and the weather cooperates, I’ll get the rest of the pieces set up and have my table space completed!


Here is the start of my table space:

Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units - The Beginnings of My Table Space

Craft Storage Ideas, Contributor Craft Room: Re-Making A Space With Purpose-Built Units – The Beginnings of My Table Space

Source:  Kim Skinner

 I can’t wait to get the rest of the pieces painted this week and get it all in place!

It’s good, sturdy construction created specifically for stamping storage.

It already feels more cohesive and I love how it looks!


I was impressed with the helpful tools on the Stamp-n-Storage website.

They have several videos which offer advice on creating your perfect space.

They also have several perfect spaces that they’ve featured in their videos.


They also give great advice on figuring out what your organization style is.

For example, I’m not a cabinet organizer.  Once an item is placed in a cabinet and the door closes, I forget all about it – it’s placed in the storage abyss that is the equivalent of Warehouse 13!


The storage pieces above can be mounted to the wall.

Now I have no small children around and I’m generally the only one that uses this room, so I’m not too worried about a unit toppling over.

I will, however, add some braces to the backs to hold the pieces together, and to attach them to the wall, once I’ve decided exactly how I want them arranged on my table.

The beauty of this system is that I can rearrange it until I have it exactly like I want it.  I am really a function over form person!


Thanks for stopping by and please c
heck out my blog at StampingImperfection!

Happy Day!
Kim

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Kim Skinner (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Kim Skinner

 

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Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – Ink Pad Storage from OrganizeMore

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – Ink Pad Storage from OrganizeMore
Looking for storage solution ideas for ink pads? We’ve got some!

Good morning,

Jessica here with a storage product spotlight on ink pad storage from OrganizeMore!

OrganizeMore is a small family-owned business in Tennessee that provides hand-crafted and hand-painted storage units for crafters.

Currently, they have ink pad organizers, ribbon/washi tape organizers, pegboard wall units, punch/stamp storage, journaling card storage, marker storage, paper storage, paint storage and more.

And chances are, if you can dream it up, they can build it for you!


For today’s spotlight, I am going to focus on their ink pad storage units.

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - ProInk Organizer (image)

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – ProInk Organizer

When I first started papercrafting I stuffed my (small) collection of ink pads into drawers in my craft desk.

I quickly realized that 1) the color I wanted would ALWAYS be on the bottom of a stack in the back of my drawer, and 2) I forgot what colors I had and would end up using the same limited palette…my early cards, lots of Peacock Feathers distress ink going on.  Ha!

When I finally decided to switch to an actual ink storage unit, I looked at several and ultimately settled on the OrganizeMore ProInk Organizer.

And I am SO thrilled that I found this product!


I started off with one of the ProInk Organizers which holds every ink pad size up to those the size of the Stampin’ Up pads.

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - ProInk Organizer (image)

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMoreProInk Organizer

I purchased two of these units, but quickly filled them up and started looking at other options from OrganizeMore.


Around this time I was really getting interested in various techniques with Distress Ink Pads, Reinkers and Markers and I was looking for a unit that would hold all three.

OrganizeMore had units that would hold Stampin’ Up markers, reinkers and pads, but they didn’t yet have a Distress Ink option.

So I put in a request and, a few months later, the 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Style Organizer was added to the line-up!

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Style Organizer (image)

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Style Organizer


I think this might be my most favorite unit just because it’s so pretty!


Here’s a closer look (below) at each cubby.

The dowels keep the re-inkers and ink pads from getting stuck too far back in each compartment – love that!

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight - Organize More - 48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Organizer (image)

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore48 Distress Ink/Marker/ReInk Organizer


Now, I have to stop and admit that I’m a bit of an ink hoarder.

I LOVE the gorgeous colors and, with all of the companies continuing to put out such quality ink pads and colors, I kept needing more and more storage!


Next, I purchased a ProInk/ReInk Organizer (see below) which ended up working really well to store some of my extra ink pads, as well as the brand new Distress Ink colors that have been released this year.

Again, the dowels help to keep the re-inkers from getting lost in the back of the organizer.

And, this unit also fits Stampin’ Up pads.

Craft Storage: Product Highlight - Organize More - ProInk/ReInk Organizer (image)

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – ProInk/ReInk Organizer


Finally, I totally ran out of room for storage units on my craft desk and, while all of the units can be wall-mounted, I didn’t want to take up wall space either.

So, a few months ago I contacted Mike at OrganizeMore about the possibility of creating an ink pad storage unit specifically for the cubbies of an Ikea Expedit/Kallax, and he was open to the idea!

In fact, so much so that he created this unit and I got a great reward – one for free when they were produced!

I have three of these new units now and I anticipate purchasing a fourth soon!

The dividers are a little different than OrganizeMore‘s traditional corrugated plastic inserts, but they work just as well and using these dividers allows customers to fit more ink pads into the unit (which is a total win in my book!).


Here’s a look at this style of organizer:

Craft Storage Product Spotlight: Organize More - Expedit/Kallax Ink Organizer (image)

Craft Storage: Product Spotlight – OrganizeMore – Expedit/Kallax Ink Organizer

While these units are slightly different than the other units sold by OrganizeMore, aesthetically these units still fit with the other units they sell, which is a big plus for my slightly OCD brain!


I have always chosen the white units with white inserts as they fit my craft room design best, but OrganizeMore offers nine different color options for the units so you can surely find something that will complement your craft space!

Organize More also offers daily deals where they discount one of their units by 15 percent.

And, as a special perk for our readers,
OrganizeMore has given us a discount code
good for 10% off your purchase,
good through July 25th!

The discount code is: CSI715.


I cannot say enough nice things about the products from OrganizeMore.

They’re classy, well-designed and perfect for corralling the craft products in your life!

I hope you’ll visit them and see if there’s anything that would work for your craft room.


Thanks so much for visiting and please stop by my blog, All The Sparkle, to say hi!

Have a great weekend,
Jessica

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Jessica Frost-Ballas (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Jessica Frost-Ballas

 

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use – Garage Sale Finds

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use – Garage Sale Finds
Check out three garage sale finds that are ideal for storing crafting supplies!

Hi!

It’s Amanda here!

I’m back to share with you some great storage ideas for your crafty space!

It’s summer and every weekend you see garage sale signs all over the place.

The saying goes that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

Well, there are hidden gems that you can frequently find at garage sales and I have three ideas
I’d like to share with you today.

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage (image)

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage


This wooden toolbox is great for keeping brushes, paint and paint misters handy,
right on your work table.

And, if you need the space, it’s easy to move to another location – just grab
the big handle on top.

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage - Tool Box Paint Storage (image)

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage – Tool Box Paint Storage

This would also work great to hold jars of your most frequently used tools like scissors,
pencils, a ruler, glue and more!

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage - Tool Box Tools Storage (image)

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage – Tool Box Tools Storage


Next up is a vintage metal tool box.

This is the kind of toolbox that you would expect to see in a home or a garage.

I just love the vintage look!

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage - Tool Box Jewelry Tools Storage (image)

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage – Tool Box Jewelry Tools Storage

This keeps my jewelry-making tools corralled and in a handy spot right next to my beads.

If I want to work somewhere else in the house, it’s easy to close the lid and transport my tools wherever I need to go.

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage - Tool Box Jewelry Tools Storage (image)

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage – Tool Box Jewelry Tools Storage


Now, if you’re looking for a great way to display some of your crafty goodness, look no further than a wooden DVD storage cabinet!

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage - DVD Cabinet for Craft Project Display (image)

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage – DVD Cabinet for Craft Project Display

This cabinet was originally designed to hang vertically, but I added some little angle brackets from the hardware store, along with some screws and anchors, and I have a shelf that fits perfectly above my book case and allows me to display some of my carefully crafted projects.

You could, of course, use this method to store just about anything on a shelf, all from something you can pick up at a garage sale for a few bucks.

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage - DVD Cabinet for Craft Project Display (image)

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: 3 Garage Sale Finds to Use for Crafting Storage – DVD Cabinet for Craft Project Display


So, when you’re out prowling around garage sales (and flea markets, yard sales and vintage fairs) keep an eye out for things that can be used as crafting supplies, tools and projects storage.

Shiny and new is nice, but when you’re on a budget, it’s nice to find storage solutions with character that work for your space.

I hope I’ve inspired you to think outside the box and re-purpose something that works great for you!

Thanks for stopping by and please come visit me at Krafting Kreations,
Amanda

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Craft Storage Ideas: Solutions Round-Up – 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen

Craft Storage Ideas: Solutions Round-Up – 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen
Craft storage made easy with items you may already own!

Hi!

It’s Amanda here and I’m going to share with you some really amazing storage solutions that could be hiding right in your own home, items you may never have thought of using to house your crafting supplies.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen

As a crafters we’re always on the lookout for the best way to store all our crafting supplies in our spaces.

There are so many products on the market that are made just for craft storage, but some of those solutions can get pretty pricey.

So today I would like to share with you some hidden gems that might be in your kitchen that you could use to store some of your stash.

First up is a little bit of upcycling.


These old baby food jars were cleaned out and hung up with magnets under a cabinet to provide color coordinated button storage. Genius I say!

Not to mention mostly free since you would be re-using something that normally goes in the trash.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Baby Food Jars for Button Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Baby Food Jars for Button Storage

 

How about canning jars?

I’m sure you’ve seen all over the web how these beauties can help neaten up your space.

With the clear jars you can still see what’s inside and yet everything is neat and orderly.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Mason Jars (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Mason Jars

 

A wine rack?

No, not for keeping your wine handy when you’re crafting, but with a few glasses, it makes amazing marker and pen storage right on your desktop or wall!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Wine Racks for Marker & Pen Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Wine Racks for Marker & Pen Storage

 

Here’s another upcycle!

This super smart crafter saved some jars from the kitchen – I spy spaghetti sauce and pickle jars here!

Just brighten up the lids with some paint, drill a hole and add a pretty drawer pull to the top, and you have some really cute looking jars to sort your supplies into!

These are just plain adorable!
Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Upcycled Jars for Storing Ribbon, Twine or Embellishments (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Upcycled Jars for Storing Ribbon, Twine or Embellishments

Source: DecoArt
 

Need some hidden storage?

How about adding some Bygel Rails (meant for kitchen use) and dowels on the inside of a cabinet door to store all your craft paints?

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Bygel Rails for Paint Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Bygel Rails for Paint Storage

 

These little spice jars are just perfect for sorting those small bits and bobs.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Spice Jars for Button Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Spice Jars for Button Storage

Source: Scrapbit
 

How about a spice rack for storage shelves?

Take advantage of your vertical wall space with a few of these and you’ll be on your way to organizing success!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Spice Racks for Wall Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Spice Racks for Wall Storage

Source: Personally Andrea


Of course I couldn’t leave out the ever-popular Raskog Cart!

This little baby holds lots of stuff, has wheels to easily roll it around your space, and it’s just a really awesome color.

Who doesn’t love turquoise?!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Raskog Cart for Project Life or Mixed Media Supplies (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Raskog Cart for Project Life or Mixed Media Supplies

 

The Bygel Rails are back!

No longer are they just plain towel rods, they create a wall of punch holders here!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Bygel Rails for Punch Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Bygel Rails for Punch Storage

 

These white bins are amazing for sorting just about anything you could want to tuck away.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Plastic Bins for Punch Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Plastic Bins for Punch Storage

Source: Studio Calico
 

What about a tiered fruit basket or other type of tiered tray?

This is a fantastic way to keep all those things you use all the time right on your work space.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Tiered Baskets (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Tiered Baskets


These canisters are a good way to sort out scraps or ribbon or fabric, among other things, and they give your craft room a candy shoppe look.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Glass Canisters for Ribbon or Scrap Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Glass Canisters for Ribbon or Scrap Storage

 
A cute silverware caddy or tray with cups is a great way to sort your pencils, pens and scissors.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Cutlery Caddy or Tray w/Glasses for Storing Markers, Pens & Tools (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Cutlery Caddy or Tray w/Glasses for Storing Markers, Pens & Tools

 
How about re-purposing a coffee pod holder for storing embossing powders (or other small tubs or jars of supplies)?

It’s a cute and a functional way to store your stash in an at-hand solution!

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Coffee Pod Holder for Embossing Powder Storage (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Coffee Pod Holder for Embossing Powder Storage


Steph uses a coffee pod holder for her washi tape – stay tuned for a share of that storage option in a future post!
 

Need an organizer for small bits?

Look no further than a muffin tin!

The little compartments are perfect for sorting small objects.

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen - Muffin Tins for Storing Bits & Bobs (image)

Craft Storage Ideas: 15 Awesome Craft Storage Tools From Your Kitchen – Muffin Tins for Storing Bits & Bobs

 
I hope some of these ideas help you tame your craft stash in a way that lights up your crafting world.

Many of these solutions are
h less expensive than the “made for crafting” storage options, not to mention they add a little uniqueness and fun to your special work space!

Thanks for stopping by and please come visit me at Krafting Kreations,
Amanda
Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet

 

 

 

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use: Jars, Cups & Canisters

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use: Jars, Cups & Canisters!
Craft Storage inspiration is sitting on your shelf…re-think those jars, cups & canisters you’re no longer using!

Hi Crafters!

It’s Kim from Stamping Imperfection here to share some quick and easy ideas to corral your tools, ribbons and embellishments.

Do you ever feel like it would feel great to get organized, but you’re not sure where to start and the prices on the fancy organizing tools hold you back?

I know exactly how you feel!

I’ve been re-designing my crafting space to have a more cohesive look.  In the process, I’ve been searching for ways to organize my stash that won’t break the bank.

I re-discovered this great post on CSI featuring Laura Vegas and her craft room: Storage In Every Nook & Cranny

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use:  Jars, Cups & Containers - Mason Jar Storage

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Use: Jars, Cups & Containers – Mason Jar Storage

Image Source: Laura Vegas

This is a beautifully cohesive look. I love the color this adds to a craft room!

The added advantage to using clear jars is that you can see exactly what you have and where it is!  You don’t need a color coded map to find things!

(Don’t laugh, I’ve seen craft rooms that have those!)

 

Another CSI post from ages ago led me to find crafters using salt and pepper shakers to store glitter!

Check out the original post: Glitter Storage With A Vintage Twist where Liz from the Pink Petticoat blog shared this great idea!

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use:  Jars, cups & Canisters - Salt and Pepper Shakers

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use: Jars, cups & Canisters – Salt and Pepper Shakers

Image Source: Pink Petticoat Blog


Need a clever idea for kids’ craft supplies?

Check out this cute jar storage idea I found on Pinterest via House to Home UK:

Craft Storage:  Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use:  Jars, Cups & Canisters - Kids Crafts

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use: Jars, Cups & Canisters – Kids Craft

Image Source: House to Home UK via Pinterest

Simply glue a kids’ toy to the jar lid and paint it!

So simple, easy to find your things, and it looks great on a shelf or a desk.


I had two great finds of my own while browsing the local hardware store.

(I teach physics and I craft so that means that I love browsing hardware stores!)

I’ve been looking for something to replace the plastic cup that I use to hold my must-have tools on my studio work table and I found this great glass mug for just a couple of dollars:

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use: Jars, Cups & Canisters - Glass Cup for Tool Storage

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use: Jars, Cups & Canisters – Glass Cup for Tool Storage

Image Source: Kim Skinner

Of course, I added some stamping and embellishments to dress it up.

You can check out the finished product on my blog at Stamping Imperfection!


Another find for me was a giant Mason Jar.

I’ve been looking for a pretty way to store retired ribbons that I can’t use on my blog anymore, but which I still plan to craft with.

I bought one jar, but I’ll be going back tomorrow for a couple more of these!

These will look great on a shelf and they will make it easy to find my older ribbons.

Craft Storage:  Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use:  Jars, Cups & Canisters - giant Mason Jar for ribbon storage

Craft Storage: Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-use: Jars, Cups & Canisters – Giant Mason Jar for Ribbon Storage

Image Source: Kim Skinner


Do you have a beautiful canister or favorite glass storage container? 

Make sure to leave us a comment and tell us about it!

Check out the Craft Storage Ideas Pinterest page for more storage ideas and make sure to follow us to keep up with our latest “finds.”

I hope this has inspired you to check out the glass containers, cups and canisters you already have sitting on a shelf.

Re-think what you can do with those today!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy organizing,
Kim

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Kim Skinner (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Kim Skinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Organizing Tips & Tricks – Paper Scraps

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Paper Scraps
Organizing and storage ideas, and solutions for storing, locating and using your scraps!

At the moment I am crafting in a temporary space and I don’t have room for all my usual furniture, which includes my little Bisley drawer unit where I keep my scraps.

I’m just using a storage box to keep them in, and since I am too lazy to rummage through it, it’s overflowing with scraps I should be using instead of cutting into new sheets!

So my tip for today is to get your scraps organised!

You’ll definitely find that if you organise your scraps by colour you will use them much more often.

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Bisley Drawer Unit (image)

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Bisley Drawer Unit

This Bisley drawer unit is the one I use.

As you can see, for each colour I have both a plain, and a polka-dot labelled drawer.

I keep plain sheets in one drawer and patterned paper in the other – as a result I can really quickly find a piece of paper or cardstock for matting, die-cutting or stamping without cutting into a precious new sheet!

If you don’t have space for a drawer unit, there are other options for keeping your scraps organised.


Scraps Storage Options
Here are some ideas (all photos courtesy of Pinterest)

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in Cropper Hopper Paper Holders (image)

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Cropper Hopper Paper Holders

Source: MyScrapbookingBlog.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in a Small Crate (image)

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in a Small Crate

Source: Listotic.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in a Magazine Holders (image)

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Magazine Holders

Source: CooksCleansPlaysWithPaper.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in Envelopes (image)

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Envelopes

Source: StampinAt6213.blogspot.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in Hanging File Folders (image)

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Hanging File Folders

Source: ScrapbookOrganization.blogspot.com via Pinterest

And one final solution for today (this is similar to what Steph uses for her scraps!)…

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in an Accordian File (image)

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in an Accordian File

Source: BHG.com via Pinterest


Well, that’s it for today’s Organizing Tips & Tricks.

What do you think of what I shared?

Please share your thoughts about the solutions shared above by leaving a comment.

And, please share your scraps organization and storage solution, if you have one,
by linking to it in your comment.

We’d love to see how YOU organize your scraps!

I hope this has given you some inspiration and motivation to sort out your scraps – happy organising!

Thanks for joining us today and please visit me at Glitter Angel,
Sharon

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Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with ScrapRoom

Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with ScrapRoom
We’re sharing ideas for crafting on the go, starting with on-the-road scrapbooking!

Hello Crafters (and specifically Scrapbookers)!

After spending six weeks on the road and taking hundreds of photos, all of which I now have to upload, edit, tag, organize, print and scrapbook, I thought it was time for me to share a tool I’ll be using, one I think you’ll find super helpful!

Now just so we’re clear, this tool is great for everyday use, not just for crafting on the go.

That said, if traveling and taking photos is part of your Summer plans, and/or you download a lot of images from the internet and need to keep track of them, you’re likely to find this tool indispensable!

 

Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with Scraproom Software (image)

Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with Scraproom Software

The tool I’m sharing today is called ScrapRoom Software and not only is it super easy to use (thanks to its invention by a scrapbooker for scrapbookers), it’s on sale this weekend only!

And who doesn’t love a great sale, right?!

Today and tomorrow only,
ScrapRoom Software can be purchased
for just $69!!!

Not sure it’s for you?

Well, take a look and see what you think…


Let’s check out ScrapRoom!

Crafting on the Go with ScrapRoom

Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with ScrapRoom Software – your life. your design.

I first learned about ScrapRoom Software when I was doing research on solutions for managing my ever-growing collection of photos and the many printables I download (a.k.a. digital elements, like those created and sold by designers such as Ali Edwards and those now available from Becky Higgins for Project Life™).


Background
As a former high-tech industry professional for many, many years before taking over Craft Storage Ideas and PaperCrafter’s Corner, I used my fair share of graphics software packages.

But, that doesn’t mean I’m all that enamored with technology, or a tech guru – far from it!

Most of the time I learned just what I needed to learn to use each software package in order to do my job.

And, full confession time: I am easily frustrated by tech stuff!


Fast forward to now…
I have very little time to learn new software packages and I want tools that are intuitive – easy to use.

I don’t want a bunch of cumbersome and unnecessary features and I don’t want to re-learn where things are every time the software is updated!

And most importantly, I want the process of uploading, editing, tagging, organizing, finding and printing my photos, and scrapbooking them, to be fun and easy, NOT frustrating!!!

Who’s with me on this?!


Now, I’m aware of and have used (albeit marginally), several of the most popular options available for organizing and editing photos and digital elements, most of which promise that they are easy-to-use and make quick work of managing our digital assets (yeah, those hard-to-shake tech phrases are still in me!).

But, even as a former tech professional, I find myself overwhelmed with managing the thousands of photos I take a year, and the many items I download from the internet.

Editing and printing in these tools is still a major chore for me, which results in the majority of my photos never seeing the light of day (i.e., being added to the pages of a scrapbook or mini album or even a picture frame!).

And finding the photos and digital downloads I own? Argh!

Perhaps you can relate?

And, although creating layouts and other projects within a software package has never been a priority for me (o.k., I’ll admit that I have resisted it with all my being because it involved a computer and felt too much like work!), being able to do so would come in handy when I am traveling a lot.

How cool would it be to be able to share a few fun pages I created shortly after the memories were made, instead of many months (ok, even years!) later?

I’d LOVE that!

You too?


The search for the best solution…
So, I long searched for an easy-to-use, reasonably-priced solution that would enable me to just handle the tasks that are MOST important to me: quickly and easily upload, backup, edit, tag, find and print my photos; and, upload, organize, find, and use the digital elements I own and want to buy.

Oh, and offer a simple way to create layouts, if I decide to do so down the road.

Note that “find” showed up twice in my list of needs – finding what we own and have create is important!

I’ll bet you agree.


Well, finding such a solution seemed to be easier said than done…

…well, until recently!

Papercrafting with ScrapRoom - Save Time! (image)

Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with ScrapRoom SoftwareClick This Image to See How YOU Can Save Time!

The day I found out about ScrapRoom was like eating cotton candy for the first time – exciting!

Of course I had to find out more so I sent an email to the company. I hoped to hear that my simple software wishes had been granted.

I received an almost immediate response from Blayne*, the mastermind behind the concept of ScrapRoom Software, and soon we were chatting non-stop about its capabilities and why and how she had it built.

I was simply blown away by the amount of thought Blayne had put into what the product does and how easy it is to use.

Could it be that I’d finally found the holy grail of photo and digital elements management tools?

Well, you’ll soon see!


The Creation of ScrapRoom Software
As someone who worked in the studio photography business, Blayne knows first-hand what a nightmare it can be to manage thousands of images and data files. As someone who has dabbled in digi scrapping, she knows how quickly one can become overwhelmed with digital elements and the ins and outs of creating pages digitally. And, as a long-time “traditional” scrapper, she knows how many photos we need to manage, how frustrating it can be when we sit down to scrapbook and can’t find that perfect photo, and how intimidating it can be for a paper scrapper to create digitally.

Her background, and personal and professional experience, most definitely played a significant role in the creation of ScrapRoom Software.

Speaking with many, many scrapbookers about their organizing, editing and creating challenges, and learning what they wanted and needed, was the icing on the cake and enhanced her ability to deliver a first-class product for scrapbookers.

As I mentioned in a PCC tweet after watching one of Blayne’s latest videos, “I’m telling you lady, you have thought of everything! I can’t wait to share your tool…”

The key to ScrapRoom Software is that Blayne thought of everything papercrafters like us need and care about, she added in some really cool bells and whistles, and, most importantly, she (and her team) made it super easy to navigate and use.

And, she has created a tool that makes digi scrapping quick, easy and fun…if you choose to try it.

And that’s perhaps the best part – digi scrapping is just one (easy and awesome!) element of ScrapRoom Software!

Whether or not you ever try your hand at digi scrapping, I believe you’ll find ScrapRoom Software to be worthy of your hard-earned dollars (well, that is if you care about your memories and sharing them!).


And this is where you find out just how great this $69 deal is!

ScrapRoom Software normally sells for $129 and even the PCC member price of $89 can’t match this amazing price!

 

Check out the overview video below –
we bet you’ll soon be clicking the BUY button!

And for those of you who are wondering, neither CSI nor PCC are receiving ANY compensation for this post nor any commission on any sales generated by our sharing it with you.

Please see our full disclosure below**.

We just had to share this amazing tool with you because, well like I said, Blayne’s thought of everything!

And, most importantly, we want to help you (and ourselves!) get those photos off your mobile devices, memory cards and hard drives and into your scrapbooks and other papercrafted projects!

Oh, and we want you to have fun doing so!


O.K., ready to take a gander at what this amazing tool can do?

Blayne created an overview video to demonstrate ScrapRoom‘s capabilities –
take a quick look by clicking the image below!

Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with ScrapRoom Software - Check Out Their Demo Videos! (image)

Crafting on the Go: Scrapbooking with ScrapRoom SoftwareCheck Out Their Demo Videos!

P.S. There are many more videos
that drill down into each aspect of the tool –
they can be found here:
ScrapRoom Software YouTube Channel

Like what you see?

If so,
be sure to take advantage of the
amazingly generous 
ScrapRoom Software pricing
Blayne is offering

this weekend ONLY!!!

YOU can buy ScrapRoom Software for just $69 –
that’s almost half off the normal price of $129!!!

There’s no code necessary either!

Click here to SAVE BIG on ScrapRoom Software!

Now don’t delay –
this sale is
only good through tomorrow,
Sunday, July 5th, 2015!


So, what do you think?

Are you thinking you need to
give ScrapRoom Software a try?

Please ask questions,
if you have any,

and
share your comments
about this program –
Blayne’s happy to answer your questions!

How would you use
ScrapRoom?

Looking for more information about ScrapRoom Software?

Click below to learn more about ScrapRoom Software‘s capabilities!


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Happy Shopping, Organizing and Scrapbooking,
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**Full Disclosure:
*During our first in-person meeting, at CHA’s Summer Show in Las Vegas in 2013, Blayne and I chatted non-stop, like old friends who were just picking up where they’d left off since their last conversation. The thing is, we had never met before that day! Since that time we’ve become good long-distance friends (she’s in Atlanta and I’m in Austin) and we’ve had many a 2-3 hour conversation! I’m sure you’ll feel that way too if and when you meet her. :)

**A complimentary copy of ScrapRoom Software was provided to me, Stephanie Hackney, for the purposes of reviewing it at a later date. This post was in no way provided as compensation for that review copy and all opinions of any future reviews will be entirely mine. Furthermore, any review conducted by me, Stephanie Hackney, (for Craft Storage Ideas or PaperCrafter’s Corner) will be unbiased and adhere to our policies about unbiased product reviews we conduct. Finally, there was no payment offered or received for this post or for conducting a review.

 

Craft Storage Ideas: Our Contributor Team

Craft Storage Ideas: Our Contributor Team
We’d like to introduce you to our team of talented contributors!

While some of you are familiar with the contributors who write for Craft Storage Ideas (CSI), we have a lot of new readers who may not yet know these talented ladies.

Well, it’s time to change that!

Let’s meet our 2015 CSI Contributor Team, shall we?


Our 2015 CSI Contributor Team
(in alphabetical order by last name):

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet

Amanda Corbet – Kansas, USA

Amanda says:
“I’m Amanda Corbet. I’ve been crafting as long as I can remember, always making something usually as a gift for someone else.

Some of my most favorite projects are the Welcome to our Firepit Sign, Cherish Mixed Media Page and Megan’s Doll.

I live in a 1950’s home with my husband, two dogs and two cats.

Something that most people don’t know, I’m a complete nerd. I like to know how things work and how they are put together. I’m the person sitting at a concert and am in awe at the mechanics of all the lights and cameras.

I work full-time as a custom heater design manager in a local custom heating element manufacturing company and I also take online college courses.

So between the day job, working on the house, school and just daily life, I like to squeeze in some time to make things. I dabble in almost every medium imaginable. I call it crafting ADD.

I am excited to share storage solutions for holding all those craft supplies.

Although my space is far from completely organized… it’s what I would consider slightly organized. I would love for everything to have a place for everything and everything in it’s place, but it never seems to work out that way. But that’s probably because I get distracted by some pretty beads or a fun paint combo.”

Thanks, Amanda!

(Don’t you think we should have a Crafting ADD Club? I don’t believe there’d ever be an issue with a lack of members!)

 

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Sharon Curtis (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Sharon Curtis

Sharon Curtis – Bromsgrove, Worcs., UK

Sharon shared:
I’ve been papercrafting since 2002 when my sister got married and asked me to make her invitations, table plan and order of service.  From then on it just snowballed and I now have enough supplies to start my own shop!

Although I’ve dabbled in all sorts of craft, cardmaking is most definitely the thing I enjoy most.

I’m on Design Teams for: Daring Cardmakers challenge blog, Kuretake UK, Craft Stash.co.uk and Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine, and I teach regular cardmaking classes locally at Bromsgrove Art Workshop.

Something that most of my craft friends wouldn’t know is that I used to be a dog trainer – I spent two years living in Spain running my own dog training business.

I would consider myself to be VERY organised in my craft room, to the point where I just can’t create if my desk gets too messy.  I enjoy tidying and organising my supplies just as much as I enjoy crafting.

At the moment I am crafting out of our spare bedroom which is extremely frustrating and I’ve had to put some supplies into storage so that my space isn’t too cluttered.

I’m in the process of planning my dream garden craft room which I hope to have built by the end of the summer and I seriously can’t wait!”

Thanks, Sharon!

(We look forward to seeing that new craft room, including the “before” pix!)

 

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Jessica Frost-Ballas (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Jessica Frost-Ballas

Jessica Frost-Ballas – Virginia, USA

Jessica says:
“My full name is Jessica Frost-Ballas although, casually, most people call me Jess!

Unless you dig around my Facebook page or my personal website, you probably wouldn’t know that I am a professional harpist and pianist by day! I teach music lessons to 58 students and freelance throughout the DC metropolitan area!

I’ve been crafting with my mother since I was 10 and spent many years dabbling in papercrafting, fibercrafting, quilling, scrapbooking and various other crafts before really getting serious about papercrafting.

I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, and one of my most-rewarding crafting endeavors has been getting the nerve up to blog my cards publicly and meeting so many amazing crafters who I’m now very happy to call friends!

And as for organization….I am super, über-organized in my crafting and teaching life. Generally I can only make 2 or 3 cards until I have to clean up my workspace before continuing on.

But my car usually looks like it’s been hit by a tornado. I read somewhere that astrological Virgos tend to be super organized in 99% of their life but that there’s usually at least 1 area where they just fall flat on their faces…and I totally believe it.  For me, it’s my car. ;)”

Thanks, Jessica!

(As another astrological Virgo, I concur – for me it’s my nightstand drawer. It’s like a black hole of piddly junk that I need to clean out regularly!)

 

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Hazel Hamman (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Hazel Hamman

Hazel Hamman – Stellenbosch, South Africa

Hazel shared:
“I’m Hazel and I live in Stellenbosch, the most beautiful town in South Africa.

I have a husband and two 26-year-old boys. 2014 was a GREAT year at Hamman HQ as our family expanded and we now have a daughter (in-law) as well!!

In my spare time (do housewives have any?) I sew, make albums, paint, craft, cook, bake and read.

My husband and I have our own business, so I have to “work” as well.

Actually, I’m a winemaker and my family owns a small winery on the West Coast. Therefore, we spend a lot of time at the beach house where I keep myself busy by sitting on the “stoep,” drinking wine and thinking up new ideas.

I blog to motivate myself to do more and to record my achievements.

My little word is “ENJOY” (because I’m so serious) and therefore I have decided to relax more in 2015.

Come on, join me and “Play as u Go.”

Thanks, Hazel!

(Having been to Stellenbosch, I agree – it is beautiful. Oh, and the wine’s amazing too! I’m thinking a CSI crafting retreat is in order – what say you, ladies?)

 

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Kim Skinner (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Kim Skinner

Kim Skinner – New York, USA

Kim says:
“I am a full-time physics teacher in my 26th year of teaching and I have a papercrafting blog and YouTube channel.

I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I received their Rising Star Award for 2014.

I’ve been married for 30 years and we have two “children!” My daughter is 23 and in grad school working on a PhD in Robotics at the University of Michigan. She has a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton. My son is 21 and will be graduating in May from Marist College with a degree in Computer Science. We are a family of geeks!

I have been a crafter since I was a child.  I love all kinds of papercrafting.  I started as a scrapbooker and it morphed into anything involving paper and ink!

I love sewing as well, and I dabble in other mixed media crafts just for fun.

I am not über-organized and I don’t aspire to be a perfectionist about it. I consider myself to be organized enough to find the stuff I need and to keep my space tidy…most of the time!

Right now my craft room is a mixture of leftover used furniture from other spaces in my house or thrift stores…my secret wish is to have a beautifully designed and organized craft room.

Now that we’re done paying for college, a beautiful craft room is at the top of my list of things to do!

I also love making crafting videos for YouTube!”

Thanks, Kim!

(Now I know who to call should I ever end up on that game show where contestants call for help with tough questions that win them the big bucks! :) I promise to split the winnings with you. And we look forward to seeing your new craft room too!)


What a great team we have, right?!

I love how diverse our team is (not all are über-organized, and that’s a good thing!), and I especially enjoyed the “What would be people be surprised to know about you?” shares!

Hey, I have an idea –
why don’t YOU share a surprising or interesting fact about yourself
so we can all get to know each other a bit better?

Add a photo too!

O.K., I’ll go first to break the ice…
I was a “metal-head” in the 80’s
and I’ve been to trapeze school.

Then:

Craft Storage Ideas' Editor & Owner in Her "Metal-Head" Rocker Days! (image)

Craft Storage Ideas‘ Editor & Owner in Her “Metal-Head” Rocker Days!

Come on, tell me YOU don’t have a picture of yourself
with big ‘ol 80’s hair!

Now:

Craft Storage Ideas Editor & Owner - Stephanie Hackney (image)

Craft Storage Ideas Editor & Owner: Stephanie Hackney


Your Turn!
Share a bit about yourself,
and a link to a photo if you’d like,
so we can get to know you better.

 

I am, personally, so appreciative of everything this talented team contributed to CSI before I took over ownership and we can’t wait to share with you what we’re working on now…and moving forward!

Our July calendar is set and you can expect quite an assortment of fun storage and organizing ideas and solutions to come your way.


Have ideas about what you’d like to see here at CSI?

Please share them in the comments –
we’d LOVE to hear from you!


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Thanks for being a loyal CSI reader – we couldn’t be successful without you, our wonderful audience!
Steph & The PCC Team

 

 

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets
Craftroom organization solutions round-up – you’ve got sticker sheets, we’ve got storage!

An overwhleming number of alpha, phrase and image sticker sheets got you wondering how you’ll keep track of them all and find what you need, when you need it?

Or, maybe you’re just starting your “collection?”

Well, whether you’ve got sticker sheets coming out your ears or you’re just now inspired to go find some for your papercrafting endeavors, we’ve got solutions to suit your current, and future needs.

And, they’re all super reasonable!


We’re sharing a collection of storage options that I recently spotted at Target and there’s a style and look for everyone!

And, I made sure to include the price labels so you can see how much each option will cost.

Don’t have a Target near you?

No worries, these types of containers are available at other retailers, both brick-and-mortar stores and online.


Now let’s take a look at each storage option…

Option One: Canvas Media Bin

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solution Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Canvas Media Bin (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Canvas Media Bin

These stacking units are not only a perfect shape and size for sticker sheets like Thickers, they’re sturdy and attractive.

The grey bins are perfect for blending into most craft rooms.

Of course, you could also paint or dye them to match any decor.

Break out the mists!

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solution Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Canvas Media Bin, Inside (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Canvas Media Bin, Inside

You could also stand these on end and store a variety of other craft supplies in them!


Option Two: Woven White Plastic Bin

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solution Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Woven White Plastic Bin (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Woven White Plastic Bin

This unit is perfect for larger/wider sticker sheets, and for 6′ x 6″ or 8″ x 8″ paper pads.

And of course white goes with ANY decor!


Option Three: Plastic Utility Tub

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solution Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Plastic Utility Tub (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Plastic Utility Tub

These are super affordable and their clear nature would make finding exactly what you’re looking for quick and easy.

I’ve used this type of unit (in clear) for other crafting supplies and I love them.

What do you think, are these for you?


Option Four: Itso Canvas Quarter Storage Bin

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solution Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Itso Canvas Quarter Storage Bin (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Itso Canvas Quarter Storage Bin

I love the look of these – they’d fit in well in a craft room or most any other area of a home.

No dedicated craft space?

These could blend right in in a living room, dining room, den or guest bedroom.

They’re also very lightweight and could easily be hauled off to a crop of other crafting getaway and placed on your work area, keeping your sticker sheets or other supplies right at hand.

The only downside to these is that they angle in at the bottom, meaning only more narrow sticker sheets will fit in them.


Option Five: Rubbermaid Medium Bento Box

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Rubbermaid Medium Bento Box (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Rubbermaid Medium Bento Box

This unit is super sturdy and has wonderful adjustable dividers inside (see the image below).

It’s a bit wider than standard sticker sheets, meaning it’ll hold wider sticker sheets.

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Rubbermaid Medium Bento Box, Inside (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Rubbermaid Medium Bento Box, Inside

And, like a previous option (shared above) these could be painted or dyed to match your craft space decor or theme.

Mixed media project anyone?


Option Six: Small Lined Basket

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Small Lined Basket (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Small Lined Basket

Since my craft room is filled with black furnishings, with splashes of other colors (and soon some of my Disney memorabilia!), this was one of my favorite options.

I like the fabric liners and could use these not just for sticker sheets, but for embossing folders, stamp sets, large dies and small paper pads.

How about you – do you like this option?

And if so, how would you use it?


Option Seven: Media Bin Basket

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Media Bin Basket (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Media Bin Basket

These baskets are even nicer in person!

If you’re going for a natural, cozy look, these might be a good choice.

These could also be hung up and used for storing a variety of other supplies.

Create a few cute tags and tie them on to the handles and you’ll never have a hard time finding your favorite crafting supplies.

One caveat: I wouldn’t recommend these for storing delicate items, such as fabrics or fibers, because those items could get snagged.


Option Eight: Striped Canvas CD/DVD Box

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Striped Canvas CD DVD Box (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Striped Canvas CD DVD Box

The handles on these would make it easy to retrieve them from high shelves or cubbies, and the look is casual, yet polished.

If you’re crafting in a dual-purpose space, this style of bin would enable you to store your stickers (and other supplies) without the space having an “identity crisis.”

Keeping your clear or cling-mounted stamps in CD or DVD cases?

This solution is ideal for storing them!


Option Nine: Striped Plastic Utility Tub

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Striped Plastic Utility Tub (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Striped Plastic Utility Tub

OK, this solution is a bit unlike the others in that it comes with a lid and is a bit wider than the others, but it would also work for storing stickers.

And if you have shorter sheets (or sheets you’ve cut down after using some of the stickers), you could store these with the lids in place and stack them, meaning more efficient use of space.

These come in several color options too!


Option Ten: Sterilite White Utility Tub

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - Sterilite White Utility Tub (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – Sterilite White Utility Tub

OK, this is a very simple (more utilitarian) bin style, but it does have a nice spot for labeling on the front (great for those who easily forget what’s inside storage containers).

And, it’s an ideal size and shape for sticker sheets, like the Thickers alphabet stickers from companies like American Crafts.

If plastic and simple are what you’re looking for, this may be a good option.


Option Eleven: iDesign Clear Plastic Bin

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up - Sticker Sheets - iDesign Clear Plastic Bin (image)

Craftroom Organization: Storage Solutions Round-Up – Sticker Sheets – iDesign Clear Plastic Bin

OK, this solution is one I LOVE!

I love that these can be easily labeled and pulled out from where they’re stored.

Yes, many of the other options above have these same features, but the fact that these are clear means you can see, at a glance, exactly what’s inside, without having to pull them out or remove a lid.

And this company makes bins in a variety of shapes and sizes, meaning your room can be filled with a coordinated storage solution “style.”

That makes my heart happy – how about yours?

Well, that’s it for this round-up of sticker sheet storage options.

We’d love to hear your thoughts,
and see what you’ve chosen to use for storing sticker sheets.

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.


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Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby, Take II

Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby, Take II
Unique Storage Ideas – more ideas for your craft room and craft supplies!

How many of you have enjoyed our Unique Storage Ideas posts?

Are you looking for something “unique” for your craft room or art studio?

A single item to add some character or to inspire the “theme” of your creative space?

Or, maybe a collection of items to create a fresh look and feel for your space?

Well, we’ve got more!

 

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Cigar Boxes (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Cigar Boxes

We’re sharing more non-traditional storage solutions, all in an effort to help you love your space and make you more productive when you’re in it.

How do great storage ideas help with productivity?

Well, when you love your space, you want to be in it, right?

And when you can easily find – and put away – your tools and supplies, you have more time for creating!


The following items were spotted at a Minnesota Hobby Lobby I visited during my travels and I thought you might like to check them out.

Perhaps they’re just what you’re looking for and you can find them at your local store.

Or, maybe they’ll spark an idea – perhaps a way to re-purpose something you have on hand, or to inspire you to start hunting for a similar solution, one that’s ideal for what you need to organize and store!


Now again, we know there’ll be at least a few of you who don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, or who may not be able to find these exact items at your local store.

We’re sharing these simply to give you ideas about how you can use unique storage items and furnishings that are not specific to craft room and/or crafting supply organization, items that could liven up your space, give it a little pizzazz!

And if you do have a local store that carries one or more of these items, and it’d/they’d be ideal for your needs, well that’s even better!


Along with each item, I’ve again shared my thoughts on what would best fit in that type of organizational unit, as well as characteristics of the unit so you can look for these same qualities in products and furnishings you might come across where you live (and bargain hunt!).

I’ve also shared potential “cons” to using this type of unit for particular items, if there are any.

And, because we had a request from one of our readers (that’s YOU!) to include the prices when we share items such as these, the prices are also included.

Yup, we listen!


And now, let’s take a look at each storage idea and chat about how it could be used…

Option One: Wooden Storage Bench

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers

This unit is ideal for storing lots of different items, and providing seating, or a storage platform for crafting machines and tools (die cutting machines, cutters, sewing machines, etc.).

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers , Inside (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers , Inside

The drawers are quite large and would be great for the following: folded fabrics and sewing or quilting patterns; idea or pattern books; tall stamp sets, embossing folders or die sets; small paper pads; jewelry findings in clear plasic containers; fibers and yarn; and, so much more!

If you’re limited on space in your craft room and need to “spread out” beyond your craft room walls, or you don’t have a dedicated craft space and you have to find a way to incorporate your stash into your living space, this could be great for stashing the goods in other areas of your home.

Potential Cons:
Now I will share that the drawers are a bit rough inside, so you’ll need to line them if you plan to store delicate fabrics or fibers in them.

And if you strictly adhere to a policy of only using acid-free papers in your papercrafting projects, then you’ll want to avoid storing your papers in wooden storage.

Price: $181.99 (That’s a bit steep in my book – you may be able to find a similar unit for less.)


Option Two: White Shabby Chic
 Wooden Drawer Unit

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - White 5-Drawers Wooden Unit (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – White 5-Drawer Wooden Unit

This is another unit that provides quite a bit of storage – and it’d look great in a shabby chic room!

My first thought was to use this for dies and embossing folders, or small pads of paper, for papercrafting.

But it’d also be great for: fat quarters; jewelry-making supplies; supplies and tools for embroidery, cross-stitch or needlepoint; paints and the associated supplies and papers; drawing tools and supplies; and, even your photos, stored in sleeves or containers.

Of course you could also change up the look of this unit with a quick coat of paint – white’s easy to cover and the drawers slide out, providing you easy access to all sides of the drawers and the frame they slide into!

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - White 5-Drawers Wooden Unit, Inside (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – White 5-Drawer Wooden Unit, Inside

Potential Cons:
Just like with the bench unit above, you may need to line the drawers if you plan to store delicate fabrics or fibers in them.

And again, if you strictly adhere to a policy of only using acid-free papers in your papercrafting projects, then this isn’t the best solution for storing your papers.

Price: $209.99 (In person, this is a really nice piece and it could be re-purposed as a dresser or used as storage for linens if and when you no longer need it for your crafting supplies).


Option Three: Multi-Tier Basket Tower

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Metal Baskets Unit (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Metal Baskets Unit

The great thing about this unit is that it’s quite narrow, but could hold quite a lot!

Think about narrow, unused space that could house a unit like this – the fact that it’s mostly a metal frame means it won’t overpower a crowded space.

And, the front cross-bars could provide additional storage – simply use metal curtain rings to hang supplies for easy access.

The way this is constructed means you can easily see what’s inside each basket, which is perfect for those who need to see what they have in order to recall what they own and easily find it.

I can see fibers and yarn, rubber stamps and large ink pads, and cardmaking paper goods fitting nicely in these baskets.

What would you store in here?

We’d love to hear YOUR ideas!

Potential Cons:
I wouldn’t recommend storing items that  would be harmed by light or dust in this type of unit, and I wouldn’t recommend this type of unit if you have small kids or pets – the easy access you’re attracted to is also attractive to little fingers, curious kitties and mischievous puppies!

Price: $83.99 (This unit appears to be very well made and I think the price is reasonable – what do you think?)


Option Four: Wooden Unit With Baskets

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 8-Basket Unit (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 8-Basket Unit

This unit won my heart!

I love the size of it and the shape of the baskets – my papercrafting supplies would love to live in here!

I can imagine this as a die-cutting station, with the machine(s) living on top, the mats hung from the sides, and the dies, embossing folders and machine supplies stored inside the basket drawers – the drawers are the perfect height for most embossing folders and dies.

Into sewing or quilting?

Place your machine on top; scissors, rotary cutters and notions in the smaller drawers; folded fabrics or fat quarters in the larger drawers; and, cutting mats or quilting templates on hooks on the sides. Voila!

Creating “stations” for your crafting endeavors means everything you need for a particular type of project is all in one place – again, making you more productive!

Potential Cons:
I wouldn’t store paper in fiber baskets – it’s not “safe” (if you’re concerned about the longevity of your papercrafted projects).

Nor would I store fibers, yarns or delicate fabrics in them (they could easily snag your beloved treasures, making them unusable).

That said, you could line the baskets, or use plastic containers within them, to safely house your crafting supplies.

Price: $139.99 (This unit is well made and I think it’s a reasonable price – do you?)

 

Option Five: Wooden 11-Drawer Unit (w/Chalk-Front Drawers)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 11 Drawer Unit (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 11 Drawer Unit

O.k., first let me apologize for the bad lighting on this picture – yikes!

The sun was screaming through the store window and, after several attempts at re-positioning this unit, this is as good as it got!

Shameful photography and editing, but I had to share it with you nonetheless.

What I love about this unit is that it’d be perfect as a Project Life® station!

The upper drawers are sized well for the 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ journaling cards, washi tape rolls (organized in narrow drawer dividers) and/or photos and smaller bits of memorabilia; the lower, larger drawers could easily hold additional PL-project supplies (journaling stamps and acrylic blocks, stamp pads, cutting tools, sticky notes, paper pads, etc.); and, the top is a great size for laying open a 12″ x 12″ album so you can easily work on your PL project whenever you have a free moment.

Plus, the chalkboard drawer fronts can be easily labeled, and re-labeled as your needs change.

Have quite a collection of stamping supplies?

These drawers would hold a lot of inks pads, rubber stamps and/or small stamps and stamp sets.

I can also see this making sense in a sewing room – great storage for all those notions!

Potential Cons:
Again, the wooden drawers could damage paper goods over time.

And, drawer labeling done with actual chalk (rather than chalk markers) could be accidentally erased.

Price: $118.99 (This is quite possibly the best bargain in the bunch!)


Option Six: Wooden 18-Drawer Unit

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 18-Drawer Unit (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 18-Drawer Unit

If you’ve long been lusting after a vintage library cabinet and it’s just not in the budget (they can be pricey!), then this just might suffice.

Like the unit above, this unit could be great for papercrafting projects like Project Life® and stamping, as well as for sewing notions.

But, it could also be a great place to store jewelry-making supplies, stored by type, size, style, color, price or manufacturer, and easily labeled using the nice metal frames on the fronts of the drawers.

I have a similar unit in which I store office supplies, business cards, small empty tins, zip-top baggies and metal findings (my Tim Holtz findings enjoy a dedicated row of drawers!).

What do ya think – is this one for you? And if so, how would you use it?

Don’t forget: a quick coat of paint could completely change the look of this little baby! 

Potential Cons:
The drawers on this particular unit were a bit wonky – you’d want to check all the drawers in a similar unit to make sure they slide in and out easily.

I swapped a few around and was able to get a good fit on each drawer – an easy fix!

Price: $139.99 (Again, reasonable, but I would want a little bit better finish for the price, or lower price for the level of finish.)


Option Seven: Wooden 5-Drawer Unit on Casters

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 5-Drawers Unit (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 5-Drawer Unit On Casters

I would love a unit like this for my adhesives!

I have quite a collection of different types stored in a similar unit, but my unit isn’t mobile so I end up running back and forth a lot during project creation (not efficient use of my creative time!).

Ding!

Idea Time: I may just add casters to mine!

This unit would work well for anything short and/or that can be laid on its side, as long as you can quickly and easily see what’s in the drawer without a bunch of shuffling of items.

After all, we want to make it easy on ourselves and spend our time creating, not searching or rearranging, right?

These drawers could work well for supplies for embroidery, cross-stitch and needlepoint; or quilling; or, for pens, pencils and art markers used for art journaling and/or drawing.

They’d also be ideal for jewelry-making tools and beads and findings, as well as your finished creations and the supplies to price and display them.

How would you use this type of unit?

Potential Cons:
Because of the way the drawers slide into the frame, you’d need to make sure your stored items lie flat and clear the upper edge of the frame so they don’t get caught when you push the drawers in and pull them out – not a problem, just a consideration if you’re not neat in the way you replace items after using them.

Price: $97.99 (Reasonable considering the quality – comparable units may be available for less. What do you think?)


Option Eight: Multi-Colored Thin-Drawer Unit

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Thin Colored Drawer Unit (image)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Multi-Colored Thin-Drawer Unit

Oh be still my heart…again! I so wanted to take this home with me!

It’s a good thing I’m traveling (and it wouldn’t make sense to pay to ship this) ’cause I’m a sucker for this type of drawer unit – you too?

I must have owned a print shop at one time because I love printers trays and blocks and this type of drawer unit.

This would be perfect for setting up “color drawers,” drawers in which papercrafting embellishments of all types are sorted by color, making it easy to see at a glance every type of embellishment you own in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, etc.

This would also work for storing: wood-mounted stamps and ink pads; sheets of specialty papers; knitting needles and crochet hooks and the accompanying accessories (stitch counters, etc.); paint brushes; art pens, pencils and markers and accompanying supplies (erasers, sharpeners, stubs, etc.); tubes of liquid adhesive; adhesive runners and refills; spools or bobbins of thread (organized in drawer dividers or baggies); and, anything else that doesn’t require much drawer height.

And finally, how cool would this be for jewelry-making supplies and finished pieces? PER-FECT!

Wjat do you think – is this the type of craft storage unit you’d immediately fall head over heals in love with, just like I did?

How would you use this drawer unit if you had one?

Well, that’s it for another round of unique storage items.

We’d love to hear your thoughts,
and take a look at YOUR unique storage items.

Please share your thoughts and links in the comments below.


Thanks again for joining us, and don’t forget, we’re looking for you to share your thoughts about what we post here at Craft Storage Ideas.

Simply leave us a comment on this post or on our previous post titled, “Craft Storage Ideas: We Want To Hear From You!“, or send us an email – we look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Organizing,
Steph & The CSI Team

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