Friday, November 5, 2010

Project Day - Craft Storage on the Cheap




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I have a problem in my craft room. I have loads of fabrics and notions, vintage doiley's and ribbons, I just can't stop! I needed to tidy up my act. But I didn't want to spend any money on storage items. So this week I made some free ones. You will need:
  • Empty cardboard boxes of various sizes.
  • Mismatched Fabric offcuts [mine were left over from some pillows I made].
  • Spray Adhesive.
  • Pinking Shears.
Cut the side flaps off your boxes. Measure the front part of the box [the part that will be facing you on the shelf]. Cut out your fabric to match these sizes [with normal scissors first]. Then take your pinking shears and cut around each piece [this will hinder fraying]. Press with an iron. Apply each piece to the front of the box with spray adhesive. That's it. It's gives a more quirky edge to my space too.
Have a great weekend. Simone xx

45 comments:

  1. Great organizational ideas--everyone's rooms can get out of control sometime.

    Have a great weekend!

    Melinda

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  2. Awesome little diy Simone...love it..and I love spray adhesive..its my new best friend :)

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  3. Such a cute idea for all of my materials, etc! Always looking for cute ways to organize - thanks!

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  4. Very pretty to look at on the shelf, too. Great idea.

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  5. Simone, what a lovely way of making your creative space so pretty.
    Lee:)

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  6. very pretty and easy, have a great weekend

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  7. Fabulous idea! I too am in need of some stoarge solutions, and may just be borrowing this one :) who would have thought boring cardboard boxes could look so good.... P.S Gorgeous roses, I wish my terrible gardening skills could produce something like that :)
    Lady S xox
    ~ www.ladyinresidence.blogspot.com

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  8. Ohh what a great idea they look fabulous.. I love your ideas.. Dee ;-)) x

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  9. Very interesting and nice, I lake it Simone!!!

    Kisses from Croatia.

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  10. Sure gives a whole new look to cardboard.
    I may have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. great idea! totally going to steal this idea! thnx!

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  12. Hi Simone,
    Great Idea for storage, simple and easy.
    Funny that you use Pinking Shears, I own a pair from my aunty. Thing of the past these
    days. Enjoy your weekend.
    Sue

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  13. Job well done! It's so inviting. I'm buried in jewelry and jewelry supplies over here now that you've given me the way, I just need the will!

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  14. dear simonne!!!! how simply beautifullllll !!! everything you do becomes so so lovely!!! you inspires us!!!!!muchos besos!!!!!

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  15. That's a great and amazingly economical idea! Love those fabrics :)

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  16. there is nothing better in the craft room than knowing where to put your hands on items needed. It is such a waste of fun time to have to search for something you know you have and can't quite put your hands on it. Time well spent on your containers I'd say x

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  17. i seriously never thought of that, here i waste money is buying ikea boxes... dang! thanks dear for inspiration and teaching me how to save my dollars

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  18. What a beautiful idea Simone. I love it!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  19. Lovely...what would we do without that spray adhesive?

    Friday hugs. xoxoxoxo

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  20. That's a great idea and when they get a little worn or you decide on a different look, they are so simple to update, they look so much better than plastic boxes too!

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  21. oh I do love that idea.....I think I need some spray adhesive now afetr seeing your creations. What a great way to use up scraps.

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  22. Hi Simone,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours and really admire your energy and ideas.
    Beth x

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  23. Hi Simone,
    I just read that you were put onto my blog by Catherine Shields. She's lovely, isn't she? I can identify very much with your blog - doing up old things and living on the water.
    Beth x

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  24. Another brilliant idea Simone... What a difference the material makes. Makes you feel more creative by just looking at it. Pruxxx

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  25. Thats so kool and simple - I'm going to sort my storeage boxes this weekend, as I'm in one h...ofa mess!!!!
    Thank you Simone.
    I was just about to make a comment on your super cushions when this new post appeared!!
    Please do come and visit me and I will get out my prettiest tea cups and make you very welcome!! I'm just across the pond in Auckland.
    hugs
    Shane

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  26. I just love all of your projects I have made quite a few of them,they are so clever ,I quilt so I would save my fabrics ,I will use fancy wrapping paper and coat it with clear glue,happy crafting theodora

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  27. Now I am inspired to tidy up my act! Simple, colourful and easy peasy. Love it and thanks
    Pam x

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  28. what a fun + simple idea.....thanks!!
    have a great weekend!

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  29. Great idea Simone. I read your article in the Brisbane magazine today - a little snippet about you and your home which is gorgeous. Congratulations! Have a lovely weekend. ;-)

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  30. great idea!...i have never heard of spray adhesive but I am going on the hunt for some!

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  31. "Sew" creative and sweet. : ) Happy Friday!

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  32. That's an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. You're so clever, Simone! Hope you have an outsatnding weekend. xx

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  34. Fab idea! I need to re-vamp and reorganize all my craft supplies, yikes! Lol :-)

    Have a great weekend!

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  35. I don't know how I found you...but I am the lucky one!!!!! So many ideas...my head is spinning!

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  36. that pile of empty boxes I was going to throw out just got a reprieve :-)

    & I think I have a can of Fray Stop (or whatever it's called) hanging around in the garage

    thank you for the sweet idea, Simone!
    lovely day to you, from across the big blue sea

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  37. You simply have the best of ideas!
    Brenda

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  38. I always love your little DIY projects - they're always so charming and pretty! :)

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  39. What a terrific idea! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Megs :)

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  40. I loved this idea and I did my own spin on it. I used leftover scrapbook paper. You can see pictures on my blog
    http://ramblesfrombeanie.blogspot.com/

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  41. i can't believe it! i have the same bread bin that appears in the top photo. love your projects. thanx for the inspiration!

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  42. Great idea... I've covered boxes with scrapbooking paper also. So many fantastic patterns and colors. I enjoy all of your 'crafty' ideas! heheeeee...

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