Tuesday, October 23, 2007

WFMW - Organising your craft supplies

Now that I'm making these beaded bookmarks all the time, I needed to have a cheap solution that took up very little space and kept things organised.

I took a box and used 2 ice-cube trays from a set of 3, and used the partitions to keep all the beads and my other bits and pieces separate. The box is quite deep so I can easily put another layer or two of trays on top of a piece of project board as I get more and more beads (although I am not keen on just buying and buying).

BTW, if you look on the left of the box, you'll see the gorgeous purple ones that I (almost) don't want to sell. I am crazy!

For the moment, this really works for me. I can see at a glance when I'm running low and I can see which I need to make more of :)

I actually need to declutter as well (don't laugh) because I bought some big bags of assorted beads and I can see I'm not really into some of them so will donate to my friend's daughter.


How do you organise your crafty stuff?

6 comments:

Org Junkie said...

Wow you are really going to town on your bookmarks, that's awesome!!

Do you find it relaxing it to do?

Ali said...

what a great way to store your beads!!

Marcia said...

Hi Laura

I do find it very relaxing. And now that I'm doing so much, I can do them much faster. It's very satisfying to see something I create. And the prettiness helps a lot. I found some new stores and the beads are GORGEOUS!

Ali, thanks - it works for me ;)

Kathleen Marie said...

Excellent idea. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Markham said...

This is a great idea! I have our beads in boxes that I purchased and a craft store, but I bet your idea is a lot less expensive! Plus whenever, I try to flip the tops off, the beads try to spill out.

MeganS said...

This is great... I am a fan of color too (sorting that is...) but I know some crafters who sort by size.

To me it just looks prettier!

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