Hi there friends! It’s Noelle here with my first post back since I went to CHA! I had a wonderful time. It was great to get to experience the Show and to represent Craft Storage Ideas. I shared a room with former Craft Storage Ideas Contributor Anita Scroggins and made some wonderful new friends, too! Here’s Anita and I:
Today, I’d like to share with you some new trends and great ideas that I saw in the way of storage. Some are actual products for sale (I’ll link you up wherever possible) and some were just great ideas the craft companies had used for displaying products they were featuring. So, lets take a little journey and I’ll share with you some things that really resonated with me.
Pinterest Inspired Storage:
One trend I really picked up on was the use of vintage/found items to display crafts on. Some of them were vintage inspired new items.
I like this shutter memo board you will be able to get from We R Memory Keepers. It’s not released yet, but I have a feeling it will be very popular once it is! It comes in several colors and they are already distressed, as shown here. Wouldn’t this be a great way to show off your latest cards or pages? I have seen very similar reclaimed shutter memo boards on Pinterest, and isn’t this great that all the hard work is already done for you? This comes in 6 colors, very fun and I love how pretty this is.
Additionally I saw many manufacturers using vintage crates or reclaimed pieces to display their product. Here’s some cool crates I spied…..
I saw some gorgeous decoupaged storage at CHA. Particularly Kaisercraft and Graphic 45 were featuring their papers and accents decoupaged onto wall shelves, magazine holders, and mini drawer sets. They were all so pretty, I must have stopped by each of those booths 3 times just to take in more of the visual candy that was going on! It was a good reminder that you can always take an old shelf or tray and dress it up with some gorgeous papers!
I saw some lovely wood & chipboard trays that you could alter however you liked. These were so versatile in that they could be used for storage, or for decorative uses. You could decoupage, stamp, paint, and dress these up with embellishments like ribbon, brads and hardware.
Configurations at Tim Holtz: They are now offering these in a shallower version that what is shown at that link, but both would be great for storage!
Clear plastic and acetate storage:
Totes geared toward specific uses continue to be popular! It seemed as if turquoise and teal with fun prints were the “now” colors.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this virtual journey around CHA! Advantus Corp has generously offered to send me some storage products to review, so you will see some great product reviews coming soon!
Have a crafty day!