Just 1 Tip: Use a louver/vent cover to store your stamps

Hallo, Hazel all the way from Sunny SA here today to share a great tip.  I’ve got all my wooden stamps in drawers underneath my dining room table.  Why?? Because I like to see what I have and these were the only large, flat drawers in my whole house so I used what I had.  Problem is:  the drawers are HUGE – I can’t take them out and a dining room table doesn’t look very inviting when it’s drawers are hanging open.

What do you think about this?

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An ordinary wall louver/vent cover that keeps air flowing through your home.

And now it’s a stamp rack:

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My local hardware store sells them in plastic and metal.  I actually love the white option but if you want it to fit in with your custom color scheme – just paint it.  Pretty great idea don’t you think?

My idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens and the series is called “New Craft Storage Ideas Using Unexpected Items”.  If you want to see the rest of their ideas, just click here.

Thanks for looking at alternative craft storage options with me today.  Please leave a comment if you have an idea of your own ……………… I’d love to see and hear what you do.

Until we meet again ……………………and remember, ” Keep calm and store your stash!”

Hazel

 

 

Just One Tip: Stamp Pad & Marker Storage!

Spring is here and for me that means Spring Cleaning! Well it should anyways.  This is Cicily the Pink Dalmatian Scrapper and I’m sharing “Just One Tip” with you today.

So while you’re cleaning and organizing keep this tip in mind.

The best way to store ink pads is pad side down. That way the ink stays at the top of the pad.  Some ink pads (like CTMH) flip closed so the pad is upside down. Otherwise actually turn your pad upside down. I do this with my Tim Holtz Distress pads.

This stamp storage from Organize More is perfect for either type of pad, just remember upside down.

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I’ve seen some great marker storage ideas, but think gravity again. The best way to store markers is laying down flat. I don’t have a ton of Markers so I store mine in this Tim Holtz tube, laying down flat of course! The lid has flat edges, so the tube doesn’t roll.

 

Hopefully your spring cleaning and organizing leads you to more craftiness!

 

Cicily

 

Just 1 Tip: Conquering the Fabric Pile

Hallo to U all.  Today I brought Just 1 Tip to share.  By now you know that fabric is my first love but the problem is  - 1 yard of  fabric doesn’t fold as flat as a sheet of 12×12 cardstock.

Currently my stash looks like this:

(and I can’t even boast that the beautiful quilt beneath the mess is mine!)

And the solution? ………………………… I stumbled upon this GREAT idea:

It came from Katie Brown’s blog “Smile like You Mean it”.  She actually took part of a shelving unit, added handles and wheels to the bottom and now it stores all her fabric as part of her craft closet.

Hop over to the original post and see how she did it. Just click here. Enjoy, and remember to leave a comment to tell her that we love her idea over at Craft Storage Ideas.

That’s it. I’ll be back with some more craft storage ideas. Just watch this space and all will be revealed. Remember to leave us comments. We love to see what you do!

Have a GREAT day.

Hazel

 

 

Just 1 Tip: Blog Organization

It’s Cicily with a quick tip for you today.

It seems as if many crafters are also bloggers. I am on a quest this year to be organized – my life, my  house, my scrapbooking and yes even my blog. To that endeavor I have pieced multiple printables together to create a unique 2014 planner just for me. That even includes a Monthly calendar, just for my blog with space for notes.

 

 

I will see if this works for me this year or if I will need to expand and be more detailed. Lots of options are available on Pinterest, just search blog planner!

Cicily

Just One Tip: Craft Vinyl Storage

Did you see our announcement of the winner of the seat in Organizing FUNdamentals on our Facebook page?

Justasiam is the winner!  Please send us an email at craftstorageideas {at} yahoo.com to claim your seat.  And hurry – as the class starts today!

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And now – back to our regularly scheduled program!

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Hi! Laura here to bring you another quick tip.

Many crafters now own a die cutting machine, like the Silhouette. And many of us purchase vinyl for decorating our homes, creating labels and wall designs. Why not repurpose an old wine rack to store all that vinyl? It typically comes in rolls and this is the perfect way to still be able to see it and keep it from getting crushed or wrinkled! (And isn’t this patterned vinyl fun?)

Wine rack to store craft vinyl via Joy's Life

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Tell us in the comments: How do you store your craft vinyl?

Laura

Just One Tip!

Hey there crafty friends, Lisa here today to share {Just One Tip}! I had so many ideas rolling around in my head, but I happened to stumble upon something super cute while looking for something else on Pinterest.

You’ve all seen this type of semi flat metal birdcage (Liv Furniture and Things) that can be hung on your wall right? The kind you can tuck & clip notes, postcards or photos into.

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Well how about a birdcage craft supply organizer! Isn’t this the cutest storage/organization idea? So many possibilities. You can find the full tutorial on The Silly Pearl blog. Blog owner Steph has the complete step by step how to for you. This one is as easy as it is adorable!

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Thanks for stopping by today, we appreciate your visits!

Lisa

Just 1 Tip: Oh Life

Hello fellow storage enthusiasts.  It’s Hazel from Sunny South Africa bringing you just 1 tip.

At the beginning of this year, I stumbled upon Oh Life and what a wonderful idea. For those of you who don’t know how it works, here is a short bio. You subscribe and every day you receive an email to ask how your day was. Just hit reply, write whatever you wish and you have your day recorded. How much easier can it be? And there’s more …………….it’s FREE, private and doesn’t take up ANY space!

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For IMPERFECT ME this is the perfect way to keep track of what I do.  At the end of each month, I use my info to do a monthly Project Life review.  Here you can see my September version. I don’t even retype – just cut and paste!

That’s it!! A great way to store your memories.  If you want to subscribe / read more about Oh Life, just click here.  If you already use Oh Life, please let us know how it works for you and what you do with your recorded memories. We love comments.

Thanks for looking at Craft Storage Ideas today. Please check back as my fellow contributors and I have loads more to share right here. Have a great day!

Hazel

Just One Tip: Washi Tape Storage Hanger

Hi! It’s Laura here with a quick tip for you.

I have shared before a few different ways to store your washi tape collection. If you are anything like me, once you get a couple rolls of washi tape, you soon start collecting it – there are so many fun patterns and colors to choose from – and your rolls can start over taking your space.

I like to always try to search my home for items to use for storage before I go out and buy something new.

Elizabeth at Sew Chatty cleverly used a repurposed wire coat hanger to store her growing washi tape collection! It is functional and can be moved around easily. And she made it pretty by covering the wire with washi tape!

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I love all the colors. Now I am off to see if I can round up a wire hanger!

Laura

Just One Tip: Scrapbook Album Display

Cicily here with a quick tip today.

We put so much time and effort into our beautiful scrapbook pages, often times only to pack them away.

How about using a plate rack to display them on the wall?

 

 

I have my wall picked out!

Cicily

 

 

 

Just One Tip: Using a rail system for storage (Unskinny Boppy)

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Hi all! Noelle here popping by with a quick tip for you today! I found this one over at Unskinny BoppyBeth has shown us a craft room update, where she has added an IKEA rail and container storage for some added storage. I love that this storage is pretty, yet functional. I also love that she hasn’t gone to typical wall shelving (which could have visually weighed down her light and airy room), but still manages to get a lot of storage real estate out of this! To read further about the IKEA storage, and to see more images of Beth’s lovely craft room, please head over to Unskinny Boppy.

Have a wonderful day!

Noelle