This is a new category in my annual listing of “Favorites”. Organization is such a large part of crafting that I thought sharing my favorite storage & organization products may be helpful so let’s get started! I want to give credit to Jennifer McGuire because many of my storage and organizational solutions either came from her or are adaptations of her ideas. If you love organization, she has some great videos and blog posts you can see here.
I have a blog post that shows in photos and detail (as well as video) how I store my stamps but these are the products I use to store my stamps.
I store my stamps on these Stamp Storage Panels by Crafter’s Companion. They fit perfectly into my altered stamp storage pockets.
I store my stamps in a cut down and punched with a thumb notch punch version of these Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage Pockets. The Stamp Storage Panels slide right into these. I have a blog post with more details here.
I label my stamp storage pockets with these Avery Easy Peel Return Address Labels. They are more cost effective than my label maker tape.
This is what I use to store my embossing powders in. I got the idea from Jennifer McGuire. They are the perfect size and I also use the clips and small spoons that she recommends. (shown below).
You stick one of these clips on the inside of the storage container’s lid and it holds your small spoons perfectly. No more digging through embossing powder to get your spoon!
Speaking of Spoons – Here are the spoons I use..Mini Plastic Tasting Spoons And Ice Cream Spoons
Pen & Marker Storage
I store my miscellaneous crafting markers and pens in these Like It Pencil Cups from The Container Store. They are inexpensive and they hold a LOT of pens/markers.
I bought the 36 piece set of the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker, as well as purchasing some extra single colors. They all fit inside this Copic Marker Wallet which has 36 slots. There is a zipper compartment on the back that holds my extra markers and a water brush. This works perfectly for me but if you have a larger set, they have larger wallets available.
Die Storage Products
I store my dies in this Interdesign Fridge & Freezer Storage Bin. It has a divider and the die storage pockets fit perfectly on each side. It can hold a LOT of dies!
I make all of my dividers for my Die Storage System using my Purple Cow’s Laminator.
Small Stencil Storage
This is the storage container I use to store my stencils because I store my Dylusions Paints in the two sections in the back. However, if you are JUST storing small stencils, this is the storage container I recommend.
This bin is smaller length wise so it will hold your stencils nicely and believe me, you can fit a LOT in there. It measures 8.5″ wide so some of your larger stencils may fit as well. To see my stencil storage in more detail, visit this blog post.
I use this repositionable spray adhesive/stencil spray adhesive to tack my stencils down to the laminated sheets of cardstock that I use as placeholders. Again, I recommend that you visit my blog post for more details.
I use my Brother Ptouch Label Maker to create labels for my Die Storage Dividers, my Stencil Dividers, as well as numerous other labeling projects in my craft room. The label tape can be expensive so I’m very careful to try to remember to follow these tips by Jennifer McGuire about using Chain Print to save tape.
There are many other products that I use for organization in my craft room but these are my favorites and most used. I hope you were able to find something of use to you. Please visit the “Organization” Section of my blog to find other storage solutions for different areas of your own craft room.