Monday, February 28, 2011

Thrifty Organization

I dream of being really organized.  Sometimes I am more successful than others. Which means I am always looking for new storage containers: places to store and organize the many (and I mean many) items that I need in my sewing room.  But I also don't want to spend alot of money. 
A sample of what needs to be stored from my most recent shopping trip.

One of my favorite blogs is Sew Many Ways.   Tool Time Tuesday is always an inspiration,  Karen has amazing ideas for using and reusing found items and hardware store finds. Reading her blog has sharpened my eye for thrifty.
Found:  Large Nut containers, seems a shame to throw them away.  As you can see I tried to peel the label off, I thought I could just put a paper label over.  But, lets be creative here...
Feeling inspired, I grab my Mod Podge, some fabric scraps and a fabric pen and went to work.

Using pinking sheers on some of the scraps for a little variety.  I then made a label from some muslin, and my fabric pens.

Ta Da!!  New storage containers.

Their new home on the shelf!!

Hope you are inspired to re-use and recycle, Thanks Karen for all your inspiration!!!


The Girl Creative


  1. Now that's my kind of storage. Simple, cheap and

    Feel free to stop by my blog for a give away

  2. I really like that, I may use that idea when I finally get a craft room.............

  3. That's my kind of storage! I also save those same containers. I have been experimenting with tinfoil on the lids of some of mine to make them more cohesive, but the matching fabric looks great!

  4. Love them! So cute! Now if only I could get motivated... :)

  5. Love the new idea! They are really cute and cheap all at the same time :)

  6. Adorable!! I love how this came out! I am visiting from Sew Chatty AND I am a new follower!

  7. I love the fabric wrappers you put around the outside! I did something similar to organize my son's sensory bin filler stuff (rice, rocks, beans, etc). The rice I purchase comes in containers like that, so I took off the labels and spray painted the lids with chalkboard paint. Easy peasy!

  8. I love these! And I love your thriftyness. Mod Podge really is a girl's best friend! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

  9. I just started sewing.... I need to get organized like that. Looks great!

  10. I love that you were so resourceful! I'm your newest follower!
    I just started a Thrifty Thursday party over on my blog and would love for you to join!

  11. what a great little project!