If you’re familiar with my work over the years, you likely know I’m a craft-storage junkie. I can’t get enough of the topic of getting our crafting supplies organized. So I thought I’d introduce the topic of storage to our weekly exchanges from time to time. What do you think?
Since my overall goal is to share trend-related posts, I thought I’d tie this topic in by sharing ways to organize some of the trendy products on the market at the moment. Today, that means...paint brushes & sequins! Woot!
With the popularity of watercolor and brush-script stylings, many of us are loading up on paint brushes. So let’s brush up on clever ways to store these tools.
1. It’s Log!
A bitty log?!? Get out of town with how cute this is. Sure, this is holding make-up brushes (also cool), but you could just as easily incorporate this approach into your crafting area.
2. Embrace the Embroidery
I’ve really enjoyed using embroidery hoops as decor in my craft area, but I’ve yet to modify one to extent Erika Ripley has here. It is shown holding crochet hooks, but you know it would work for paint brushes too.
3. Canning Cuteness
Cosmo Cricket is definitely the star of the jar, and I adore what they’ve done with their Show Toppers in this image. The sell both the jar lids and the sconce, making it easy to grab the dynamic duo and get your brushes in business.
4. Can It!
No, I’m not trying to offend. Instead, I’m suggesting you decorate and stack a series of soup cans to create an affordable DIY brush display, like this one from Little Stamper.
Sequin Storing & Sorting
It’s a sequins sequence! Check out these colorful ideas for organizing the newest bling on the block.
1. Sequin Slots
I put a small wood tray I picked up at Michaels to work as a sequins sorter. I adore this approach, because my sequins are at my fingertips, where I can use them often.
And since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share a little greeting I made using a few of those sequins. I simply stitched them behind a clover I made from tracing paper to create this shaker card. *pinch pinch*
Bonus Idea: Scrapbooker Smitha Katti has another idea. She suggests using one of the small Prima wood trays that their wood wood veneer pieces come in as a way to sort sequins and other small embellishments. Great thinking!
2. Now Serving
Move over coffee brew cups. Thanks to The Crafty Pickle, we now have a new use for this this tree! Use small cups with lids as your sequin container, selecting cups that will fit a coffee caddy like this, and you’ve got a sequin sorter that will offer more get-up-and-go than any cuppa joe could.
3. Message in a Bottle
The message is loud and clear here: bitty bottles make amazing storage solutions. Especially when the item you’re st seeking to store is sequins, like these from the adorable Torie Jayne. Don’t they look beautiful?
4. Testing, Testing, 1...2...3...
I’ve mentioned these cuties on the blog here before, but I couldn’t conclude a blog about sequin storage if I didn’t reference them again—the Hazel & Ruby sequins. They come in these groovy test-tube bottles that look so pretty when bundled together, and they’re sold in sets of three. Open the package, and your storage is ready to rock.
What up-and-coming supplies have you recently added to your stash and want to know more about? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my list. After all, I aim to please, especially if that means seeking out storage solutions for you! Thanks, all. Happy spring cleaning. :)
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