I’m combining sequins and wood veneers into one post because they are both pretty short and simple.
My Sequin Storage
*Updated 6/25/2015 – I added a new post showing how I am storing my newest sequins which you can find here. I am using both methods now.
*Updated 4/24/15 – The Craftmates Pop ‘N Lock Ezy Locking Caddies that I use are no longer available but this product is very similar. Click on the image for more information or to purchase. I’ve replaced all of the links in this post/page with the url to this new product.
I use the Craftmates Pop ‘N Lock Ezy Locking Caddies which have 28 little compartments which each have a lock mechanism so there is no chance of spilling them! (much needed for someone like me).
And I keep the caddies two deep in a drawer in my Alex unit from Ikea. It also houses my big brush markers and a few other things. Here’s a look inside my sequin drawer (It’s a little messy) You can see the little individual jars of sequins in front of my caddies, those are shaped sequins like characters, hearts, balloons, names, etc. I have a large selection of sequins.
Wood Veneer Storage
*Update 5/15 – If I were able to redo my wood veneer storage today, I would use these XL Ezy Lock Caddies from Craftmates – they take up MUCH less room than my current storage solution, however, it costs a little bit more. (not much – one case is $3.98 with free Amazon Prime Shipping and has four separate sections)
My wood veneer storage solution may not work for everyone, I happen to have an extra drawer in my Alex Unit from Ikea so I filled one of them with wood veneers! I store my smaller veneers individually in these little plastic containers I bought from the $dollar store (and ebay).
I take one of each of the wood veneers and with a glue dot, I stick it on the lid so I know what’s inside. Like this:
As you can see in the photo above, my larger wood veneers such as borders, etc. are just housed in their containers loosely in the drawer. In the back of the drawer are medium sized veneers in larger containers with blue lids. I glue one of each of the veneers to the lid just like I do with my smaller ones. That way I know what is in the container.
If you do not have drawers or room to do what I do, your wood veneers can also be stored in these 12×12 Iris containers as shown in the photo below. I used to keep mine in one of those until I outgrew the case. Here is a photo of the wood veneers that fit nicely in the 12×12 Iris containers.
As you can see, the little containers can work well if you travel and scrapbook because you can just grab the ones you think you may use and take those with you as opposed to having to carry them all to a crop!