Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Repurpose What You Have

In the quest to find the the perfect container for my supplies, I realized it was right in my hand.  I was sipping from my frappuccino bottle when I had that a-ha moment... this bottle would be perfect for button storage.  After that, I started looking at everything in a different way.  I tried to take decent pictures to share, but can't seem to get rid of the glare.  I think you'll get the idea though.

I discovered the CD rack sitting in the basement, empty and dusty, and decided to haul it up to my scrap room.  The canning jars fit perfectly at the top and the frapp bottles nestle nicely below.  The rack was also perfect for storing all of my bulk ribbon rolls.  Pretty and functional, could I ask for more?  Well.... yeah... :)

 A few years ago I found these shadow boxes on clearance and thought they would be perfect for displaying a current layout or set of cards.  Well, that lasted a little while before I would forget to switch them out or I would leave them empty.  One day I picked up a re-inker and wondered if it would fit inside. The fit was perfect... a few shelves later and another pretty and practical solution was born.  The back of the frames has a piece of plexi so I can put a decorative paper behind the bottles.

So, that's a glimpse into my crafty world.  I plan to get the rest of the room in order over the next few weeks.  I will share when I do.


  1. Great ideas! You are sooo organized!

  2. I love both of these ideas... they are going in my idea folder for my new scraproom!

  3. These are great crafty solutions Sue! The display looks great! I am impressed with all of the frappaccino bottles you have! :)