Saturday, 5 June 2010

More Storage Ideas - Love IKEA!

Now here's a little swishy idea for storing all your stickers, gems, decoupage and almost anything else that you can basically attach to a clip, and don't ask me how I came up with it, because I just don't know! I LOVE it, because I can see everything I have and therefore use it, before it was all hidden away in drawers and the like, and I forgot I even had it, so it never got used. Also it's all to hand just under my shelf near my desk, so I don't have to keep getting up (not that I'm lazy you understand), and the clips are really strong, so nothing falls off.

It's meant to be a net curtain wire and hooks from IKEA, but I soon changed that! You can also buy extra clips, which are a little bigger - great for bulkier items, or when you want to put a few things on a clip. For my docrafts goodies, I try and keep things from a collection on one clip, and other things I keep together such as letter stickers, rub ons, gems etc. The great things about this also is that the clips will detach from the wire and you can move them around.

The great thing about the clips though is that they are detachable so I can move them around on the wire. I would recommend though that if you are going to get something like this and you need to trim the wire, use some heavy duty wire cutters (proper DIY cutters), and not your lovely jewellery wire cutters as I did, or believe me - you will ruin them!

Finally, another obvious one, my best friend sheila bought me this cute little watering can and pail in aqua when I first decorated my room, and it's perfect for my pens! It's just the right size and allows me to see what I have. I have my watercolouring pencils and Papermania brush makers in the pail (not photographed). So cute!!!

That's all for now! Hope you're having a great weekend and making the most of the weather!

Love, Clare x


Sarpreet said...

Thanks for sharing some very unique storage ideas! these are fantastic ideas, storage cases, curtain rails, so clever. Yes I was VERY said i could not make it to the demo. I really wanted to be there! I will look out for future demonstrations and try to get there.

Fab said...

Are those the only stickers you've got ??? LOL C'mon fessup up ! :)

Excellent idea if my brother in law goes to an Ikea next time I'll ask him to get me one with the extra hooks.

chris said...

Clare what a fabulous idea, you clever lady.
can I pinch the idea?
hope you are ok hugss chris xx

Sara said...

I love it! I might have to get myself one to take back to Bermuda with me!

Messi Jessi said...

More fabulous storage ideas - you're so clever! Now I know what to do when my stash inevitably grows, and grows, and grows...!

Chris said...

You've certainly had a craft room make over and it looks fantastic! Great idea to turn the wire into embelli storage I love it and I love your new piccy too pretty lady :) Chris xx

PawwPadd said...

Hi Clare, just want to say, love this idea! It's fab! I'm going to tell my crafty sister about it also. We're always looking for better ways to organize our studios! Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Love the new blog look, & another fabby storage idea from you.can't wait to see the next one!.Denise x

-Agnes- said...

That curtain rail seems a great idea, very practical. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love your new blog design by the way, it's so fresh and light and cheerful. And the new photo is very flattering indeed, good choice!