Good morning! Today I’m sharing with you how I store some of my crafting supplies. This is what has been working for me. It has changed over the years. I’ve tried several different ways to organize my papers and embellishments. It really is all about trial and error. You need to find what works for you and your space.
Let’s start with embellishments – my apothecary jars hold washi tape, buttons and bakers twine. Buttons are the one thing that I have a weakness for, I don’t get rid of retired buttons – they just get dumped into this jar once they retire:)
This is the first drawer to the left of my crafting area. I picked up these drawer organizers at the dollar store and they hold our little embellishment containers perfectly. These are mostly current accessories so the drawer is pretty empty at the moment:)
The next drawer over holds my current ribbon – again the drawer organizers are from the dollar store. Our rolls of ribbon fit perfectly – except for the burlap ribbon. I forgot to take a photo of the way I store my scraps but in one of the Expedit cubbies above this drawer I have a tray with a bunch of jars and in the jars are my scraps which I have by colors (orange and yellow in one/blue and green in another etc.).
My punches are stored on IKEA’s picture shelves. They hold the new style punches perfectly. I only have a few of the old style, my most used ones are laying down (upper right) and the rest I have in drawer.
Full sheets of cardstock (both 12×12 and 8-1/2×11) are stored in these paper storage bins. I have them stored by color family with the in colors doubled up at the bottom. That’s what works for me, as a demonstrator, but I know many crafters prefer to do it by color.
My scraps are stored to the right of where I craft so they are right at my finger tips. I sort them alphabetically with whisper white and very vanilla at the front because they are most used. It doesn’t look like I have many scraps at the moment because I make a point of purging at the change of every catalogue. Big scraps get donated and little ones get recycled. This helps keep it manageable.
Current patterned paper gets stored in this bin which sits in one of the Expedit cubbies. Again it isn’t very full at the moment because it’s the beginning of a new catalogue. By the end of the year, it’s pretty full. This isn’t the way this will remain, I plan on picking up some 12×12 storage trays that fit the Expedit so that they can store flat. But that will happen down the road…
Retired and non SU! patterned paper gets stored in these plastic bins in the bottom of my pantry cupboard. When I’m doing my own personal scrapbooking, this is where I head first because I’m not concerned with what I’m using and if it’s still available. You can see I also have my retired 12×12 cardstock there – I rarely get rid of 12×12 cardstock. It’s always nice to have lots of color options for scrapbooking.
The IKEA drawers are nice and deep so it’s great for storing stamps. I don’t have any rhyme or reason to the organization, they are just added to the drawer. I have one drawer for holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween etc.) and then this one for everything else.
I think I’ve covered most everything, except maybe Big Shot stuff. I will cover that another time, I just realized I forgot to take photos of it. Hopefully, this has given you some ideas on how to organize your crafting supplies.
Have a creative day!