Welcome to Week #21 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and StampinBuds Studio tour. Did you miss last week’s topic? I talked about a Mini Stamp Organizers, so be sure to check that out.
This week I’m letting you into my cuckoo world of Embellishment Organization with…
Week 21: Craft Jars
I’m in love with these adorable little Craft Jars from Close To My Heart! They are a great way to store all kinds of Embellishments… even with a tinge of OCD in me.
First of all these sturdy clear plastic twist top Jars come in a pack of 3. They are 2¾” diameter and approximately 1¼” tall. Plus, a total of 8 to 10 jars can fit into the Mini Stamp Organizer boxes! Simply remove the divider that runs left to right to squeeze in those extra two jars.
Now, here is where my cuckooness comes in. I like my embellishments separated into individual jars based on either size or color. For example…
Let’s look at these Black & White Enamel Dots… I use 6 jars to separate these embellishments. Three jars for the Black Dots and three jars for the White Dots. I then separate them out by size. This way I don’t have to sift through ALL of the dots sizes to get to the size I want.
Since the carrier sheets that each Dot comes on won’t fit into a jar, I will cut them in half as much as possible. Does that make sense?
I also store things like Sequins, Loose Gems, Acrylic or Wooden embellishments, and even my Foam Dots by size and thickness, just so I always grab what I’m looking for.
PLUS, having them in the Storage Boxes make them easy to carry to crops and retreats. Always important, right?
The other great thing about using these boxes to store embellishments in is that unopened (extra) packs of embellishments can fit right behind the jars so you always have a back up. Plus, as talked about last week, it keeps plastic eaters, like my Juju Kitty, out of my stuff. I hate it when I find chewed up bags – lol.
Do you have Paper Crafting Organization questions?
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