Hi Papercrafting friends!
Today I thought I would share my thoughts on organizing the little things that we use in our scrapbook and project life albums. The things that we get in kits for just one page or the little things that don’t seem to have a home in our scrapbook space.
I am a papercrafter that, if I don’t see it, I won’t use it. So I have been on the lookout for an idea or solution to fix this problem with the little things. Now this idea is really customizable to whatever your needs are. You could be looking for a way to store all your flair, or your sequins, even things like embossing powder or glitter! For me I wanted something where I could see all these little things. Little die cuts, wood veneer, Flair, sequins, even a roll of washi tape I know I want to use soon.
Want to know the best thing about this little storage idea? It’s really inexpensive! What started the idea, was when I was grocery shopping I saw these little disposable condiment cups by the foil and plastic bags.
They were $2.99 for 50 cups. I wasn’t sure if it would work but I thought at worst I could use it for the kids lunch box when school starts back up. Then I wondered how I would store these in my scrapbook area. My first thought was a flat serving tray I got from Ikea a while back but really that would just take up too much space and not make it very visible.
So I went to wal-mart (target and other stores have these too or check online at places like amazon) and I found a K-cup holder that actually was JUST the right size to hold these little cups.
I was surprised at how little space it took up and sits right on top of a half cube penholder/drawer unit I got at Michael’s a while back. It holds 25 of these little cups.
I like the fact that I can take out the little cup and set it with a project I am working on. Once it’s empty i can fill it up with the next thing that comes in a scrapbook kit or that doesn’t have a designated place.
I think its great that it’s completely clear so I can see completely through it without having to open the container and poke around. If I ever need to replace any of the containers then I can easily grab more because they are so inexpensive.
So in total this project cost me under $30 and it is already helping me use the little things I might have overlooked if these little bits were tucked away somewhere else.
Happy (organized) crafting!
31 thoughts on “Organization and Storage Solutions: The little “bits””
such a cute idea, it’s functional and colorful!
Cute! What a fun idea!
Great idea.. I think I will go pick up the k-cup holder right away to use it for all my sequins. I already have the cups.. can you say jello shots?
Love it! Nothing is as good as being able to use your storage for something yummmm 😀
this is a great idea! tfs
This is such a cute and clever idea!!
This is a really great idea and I love how everything is visible.
Wow! I’m so glad I follow your blog and get to see all of your awesome organization ideas! Now to see if we have these in New Zealand 🙂
If you find them, please let this fellow kiwi know! I”ll have a look at Moore Wilson next time I’m there and will tell you if there’s anything I spot that would work.
I’m in the wops in the far north so I’ll have to try finding them online 🙂 Are you in the NZ PL FB group?
So cute, great idea 🙂
WOW i LOVE this idea 🙂
Great idea!! I think I’m gonna do this! Tfs!
This is genius! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my this is amaZing and it looks so cute! LOVE! I think I’m going to have to go snatch one of these holders up!
What an amazing idea
Totally brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing!
So very cute and innovative. I don’t have the flat space to have this, but I plan to purchase this week and gift it to a friend when I go to crop at her place on Saturday.
Such a brilliant and beautiful organizing solution for the little bits. I dream of putting die cut bits in something like this, soon. 🙂 Thanks!
can you please tell us what store you bought the plastic cups?
Pam, I got mine at Safeway but others have said that wal-mart carries them.
Thank you so much, I love clever ideas for storage!
This is fantastic! Fabulous share!
Great idea! So much better/prettier than a clip it up! lol