Storage for small embellishments

Hallo, it’s Hazel and today I have a storage idea from my own cupboard to share!!

This year, I decided not to buy ANYTHING new. I will use what I have on hand, recycle and repurpose in my quest for less clutter. The biggest problem was – I didn’t know what I had on hand!!

So, after searching through a whole plastic tub to find a “cat” paperclip, I decided to do something about it.  Here is my solution:


From my local hardware store and before you think that I’ve bought a whole stash of these – I used 2 left over from my hubby’s garage upgrade last year.

I love these as the dividers can be moved around. Much easier to clean (I wash them in the dishwasher!!) and if you have awkward shapes, you can fit them as well.

And here is my sorted paperclip stash:


Stacked and ready to go into my craft cupboard:


I just stack them as the lids close firmly, even if they should fall, they will stay intact in their little cubicles.

I think you will agree with me – I made a good call when I decided that “enough was as good as a feast” – this stash will last me a lifetime!

Last but not least.  While browsing Pinterest I stumbled upon this idea for stacking your containers:

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I have a birthday coming up and I think Hamman HQ needs one of these. I’m off to show my hubby.

Thanks for sorting paperclips with me today. It has been fun.  If you have ideas you want us to feature, send us email or leave a comment.  We’d love to see what you do.

Love and Sunshine from Sunny South Africa.














Happy Fourth of July from Craft Storage Ideas!


Don’t Forget!

To treat yourself to some new Silhouette goodies now through July 5! I will be taking advantage of this great deal myself! Cannot wait to get cutting. :) Our code is STORAGE to get this pricing you need to use our discount code. Have a wonderful 4th!




Our New Contributor Team!

Hello! I just wanted to share our new team! We have two wonderful new members and two returning members as well as Shelley and myself.

Our first new Contributor is Suzanne Webster-Lowrie! 



A little about Suzanne;

Hello, my name is Suzanne Webster-Lowrie, but my friends like to call me “Scrapbooking Sue.” I live in sunny, Southern California with my husband of 20 years (high school sweethearts!) and two wonderful children. I am a Registered Nurse, Educator, and an avid scrapbooker, stamper, card maker, and paper crafter.

Although I have been painting, stenciling, and decorating for as long as I can remember, I began scrapbooking in 1998, after my first child was born. My mother-in-law gave me a simple scrapbooking kit with beautiful printed papers and stickers, and after my very first page, I was hooked! Since my scrapbooking style has changed over the years, and my desire to create additional types of paper art has blossomed, I have moved from a crafting “space” to my very own craft room / studio! Keeping my ever-growing stash of crafting supplies neat, organized, and properly labeled has turned into a hobby of its own.

In 2003, I joined Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant. Although life had me take a couple of breaks to return to school, I have enjoyed running a business that focuses on memory preservation, and the long history I have had with this company. I am back in the swing of things again and started my own personal blog, dedicated to paper crafting, earlier this year. You can find me blogging daily here. Since I love to get involved in social media, you will also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube as Scrapbooking Sue. Come by, say “Hi,” and let me know that you found me through Craft Storage Ideas (CSI).

After being a fan of CSI for a long time, I am very excited to be part of the CSI Contributor Team! I look forward to sharing with you over the coming months, and meeting you both here, and at my blog!


Next we have Sharon Curtis! 

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and here is a bit about Sharon;

I’ve been papercrafting seriously for about 12 years now.  It started with my sister’s wedding invites and snowballed from there into an obsession!    Although I’ve dabbled in all sorts of papercrafting, I’ve settled on card making as my ‘thing’.   I’m part of the Daring Cardmakers challenge blog DT, and I also design regularly for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.   I live in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in the UK with my boyfriend Andy who lets me get away with taking over the place with craft supplies as long as he can play golf as much as he likes :)   I’m just about to start building my dream craft space in our garden, since I can’t actually fit all my supplies into our spare room! You can read my blog here.

We are also welcoming back Hazel Hamman! 



….and Cicily Lesher!



Of course you have the sister/editorial team of Shelley Walsh…..



…. and, yours truly, Noelle McAdams. :)




We are looking forward to bringing you more fantastic content from July through December!  We will back to our “regularly scheduled programming” next week after Independence Day. And, we hope all our Canadian readers had a fabulous Canada Day yesterday! :)



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We have a winner for our June giveaway! #24!

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#24 happens to be Linda K! Linda said:  Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 5.43.01 PM

Linda, I will reply to your comment as well, but it doesn’t appear I can get to your email, so please email me at by midnight Mountain time zone on Tuesday the 1st of July. If I don’t hear back, I will draw a new winner. Thanks!



Craft Room Tour ~ Card Therapy

Hello! I come to you today sharing the craft room of one of my dearest blogging friends as my final post with CSI.  My term here has come to an end. After much thought, I have decided to step down from the team. I want to give a big thank you to Rebecca for inviting me to be a contributor and to our new sister team of leaders, Noelle and Shelley for taking the reins of the blog and doing an amazing job! I’ve enjoyed working with my fellow contributors and look forward to all of the creative ideas they have for us in the future. Now on to that craft room!

Sue Lelli of Card Therapy has a pretty room filled with Florida sunshine. She doesn’t refer to it as her craft room, it’s her card room! But Sue makes more than cards. She brings creative mixed media projects to her blog on a regular basis and throws in an inspiring canvas work of art from time to time. With a room like this how could you not be inspired to create!


I love the crisp white walls and neutral furnishings with refreshing pops of bright pink…her signature color!


She even brought a pop of her favorite color into her storage closet with these handy canvas drawers.


I just adore this beautiful bay window, the perfect place to photograph her works of art. Sue has a crafting companion on a regular basis…her cat! Take a close look at this photo and you’ll spy this little feline’s darling petal covered bed!


Check out her card wall! What an amazing idea and a pretty feature in her card room. She shared with me that some of these are her works, but many are cards from fellow card makers. I like all of her pretty ribbons on display here too!

Stop by to pay Sue a visit and say hello. While you’re there have a look around, you’ll enjoy here blog!

Farewell friends


Just 1 Tip: Paint your Raskog!!

Hallo to all my fellow storage enthusiasts.  Once again, it’s Hazel all the way from currently not-so-sunny South Africa.  Yes, winter finally arrived down under with lots of rain but in between – the most glorious days that you just HAVE to spend outside.

When the weather is not that great, I stay inside and craft a bit more. And while searching for inspiration on Pinterest I found this GREAT idea:


A white Raskog!! Ever wanted one to fit your color scheme? Cathy from “Hello. I’m a paper addict” tried it out and I love it.

Hop over to see her original post here and to get all the inside info. Now, you have to excuse me …………………………. I’ve got some painting to do.

Have a great day an please leave me and Cathy some comments. I would love to see and hear what you think and do.




June PROMOTION from Silhouette!

Hello crafty peeps! Silhouette is running a great promo this month! Just use our promo code STORAGE, and you can get these fab prices on the bundle of your choice! Plus, 30% off everything else! :) Happy shopping!





DIY Fabric Storage

Hi fellow crafters! It’s Cicily with a quick DIY/re-purpose project.

I currently have 3 cribs set up in my house ( yes I said 3!) and hopefully soon will be able to do lots of repurpose projects with 2 of them!

Lisa at Dwell Delightfully caught my attention with this repurposed crib turned fabric storage!


I have to confess I went to check out the side rail that’s collecting dust in the back of the closet to see if it would work!

Be sure and check out Lisa’s post and you’ll see how quick and easy it was to make this transformation.


JUNE GIVEAWAY from OrganizeMore!

Our friends at OrganizeMore are giving away a Craft Paint Organizer this month! Such a great way to be able to see all your colors at once!

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To win, please comment below with your favorite use for craft paint. Winner will be drawn on June 28! Your email must be attached to your profile so we can get a hold of you. If it isn’t, please include it in your comment. One comment per person, please. Winner must live in the continental 48 states. Thanks!