'Free' storage for beads, buttons, brads and other things
by Vee StJohn-Byles
I have found that I now use the empty supermarket brand herb jars for shaking glitter as well as for storing brads; 2mm 3mm 4mm 6mm beads and brads as well as eyelets.
They will not need labels as you can see straight in through the glass! I then store these in a shoe box or other box that will take as many as I have.
For larger things I use the empty supermarket brand of sprinkle cheese (the sort you shake all over your spag bol hehe)
These are plastic, I wash them and then just cover with a piece of paper you like add some washi tape either end and there you are - a pot that is sealed and convenient.
Extra large yogurt pots with plastic lids - great for embellishments, like paper flower and the larger soft things, bows : do as above with the cheese shakers - cover with a paper you like or even fablon (sticky back plastic) and add whatever you like.
Check out lids on deodorants, eye sprays, and other things to see if you can use these in different sizes to use as stamps - you can make circles, or use them to create bubbles in larger and smaller sizes too
Christina says ...
Some really good tips here for storing smaller items that can litter up your craft room. And if you can see through the jar that is an added bonus.
Most crafters have a clean up every now and then ... put things away, stack all the papers and card, vacuum the glitter... and to have storage jars handy will make you do it more regularly.
I use the smaller coffee jars to store some of my items in and all the blue lids stand in a neat row along my work top.