Friday, August 29, 2008

More Craft Room Pictures

I thought I would share more pictures of storage solutions that I use in my craft room.

This is a large cork bulletin board that I use to display my collection of shape scissors and hand-held punches.

I was storing them in a container before and I found that I didn't use them that much. I like to see my craft supplies so I don't tend to forget what I have.

I found these crates at a small local home decor store and I had no idea at the time what I was going to do with them, but I really liked them.

I finally decided to use them to hold my acrylic paints. I smeared a little bit of paint on each lid so I could see the color without having to pull out the bottle.

Good use for a pants hanger, huh? I can't take credit for this idea though. I saw this idea in an issue of Stampin' Success (a SU demo magazine). They only used it for wheels in their example.

If you want to use one of these to store your wheels, be sure to remove the black plastic material that is encasing each bar or your wheels won't fit. I used a knife to scrape it off, and it came off very easily.

I think I will be finding a different storage solution for my ribbons though, and just use this specifically for my wheels.

I don't know exactly what this thing is called, but you can find them in the hardware section at Walmart. Do-it-yourselfer's use them to store nuts, bolts, screws, etc..

I thought it was perfect for small embellishments like brads, eyelets, buttons, etc. I did have these stored in a bead holder, but again, I didn't like it because they were out of sight and out of mind.

These can be hung on a wall or stacked.

This is another one with larger drawers to hold larger embellishments.

I didn't realize when I took this picture that some of my labels have fallen off. How funny, I will have to make some more :)

Thanks for looking !!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Punch Display Board

My youngest daughter and I made this Punch display this weekend. I have seen several examples online of people using towel bars to display their punches and I have always wanted to do the same thing in my craft room. However, I live in a rental so I had to come up with an alternative where I wouldn't have several holes drilled into the wall.

Cost to make this display was minimal....