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?


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!