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Keep your crafty bits and bobs neat and tidy with these clever ideas
By painting the lids and adding pretty embellishments, such as ribbons, twine and buttons, you can turn ordinary lidded jars into glorious crafty storage! A sparkly ribbon set such as Luxury Collections Wired Ribbons can add a sense of glamour too. For extra tidiness, why not even colour code your jars for the types of things you put in them?
Create an adorable peg board to hang up in your laundry room or space, with a little sign saying ‘Sock Seeking Matching Pair’ – it’ll be a charming addition to the room, and keep you from putting odd socks back in the drawer. How neat!
Stacking old wine crates to turn them into a side table is a fantastically thifty idea, and a superb way to store books and display your craft gear. You can then paint it with pretty colours, such as Tim Holtz Distress Paint Collection, or cover it with a wash of watered down emulsion, so the natural wood pattern shows through.
If you have any old books lying around, you can easily turn one into a sewing case by carefully removing the pages from the spine, covering it with fabric and attaching a zip to the three open sides. The spine will help the case keep its shape, and creative essentials can be tucked away safely, ready for an impromptu stitch sesh.
By stitching together a chain of six granny squares, and leaving the tops of three open, you can create a cute wall tidy with three pockets. It’s perfect for storing the yarn and hooks that you’re using in your latest crafty project.
If you’ve got extra space on a sewing thread rack, or have an old one that you’re not using anymore, you can turn it into a holder for your pretty collection of washi tape and ribbon rolls. You can then decorate the rack, with vibrant paint or decoupage, to suit the lovely rolls that adorn it.
With a love of sewing comes a lot of fabric, so it’s handy to have somewhere special to keep it. An old CD tower can often be found in charity or secondhand furniture shops – simply give it a pretty coat of paint or decoupage, using a sealer such as Mod Podge Matte and Gloss Set, add some sweet bunting to hang from each shelf, and the result is fabulous.