One of my biggest organizational challenges is my scraps. I never really thought too much on my scraps until I got my Cricut. Now not only do I have tons of scraps but I want to use them! Originally I took 2 shoe boxes and had solid scraps in one and pattern scraps in the other. That worked until I started having larger size scraps that didn’t fit in the box. So then I had a 3rd drawer for the larger scraps and… my solution was no longer working.
As with most things I’ve realized that I search for colors, be it solid or pattern, so again I sorted my scraps by color. This time the solids and patterns stayed together and the storage is big enough for 12″ paper. I found the Your Fairy Craft Mama blog through Pinterest on how to make these paper holders. It was a little tricky but I’m so happy with my scrap storage. I’m currently in the process of decorating the fronts to show the color. I cut all my scraps to squares or rectangles and then put in the correct colored holder. When I need paper I search here first and I quickly find what I’m looking for or know I don’t have it in my scrap stash.
I still have a little more work to finish the paper holders, but I have been using this system now for several months and it works for me.
Other options for sorting your scraps are:
- Accordian folders
- Hanging file folders
- Binders and sheet protectors
- Sterilite storage drawers
- Over the door Shoe holder (if you only save small scraps)
We’d love to hear how you store your scraps!