Why Glitter? Why not! {and storage too!}

I recently did an overhaul in my craft space and built a nice big scrapbook island with lots of cubbies, storage and display areas. You will be able to see my craft room redo in the June 2012 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts! So after my article was written and the photos shot and sent off to the editor I came to the realization that some of my prettiest supplies were hidden away in a drawer! And you all know what happens if we can’t SEE a product…we don’t USE it! Even though my glitter drawer was labeled it was not being opened unless I was stashing a few more tubes of the sparkly stuff. Well, I can’t have that now can I? I grabbed a large lazy-susan that I rescued from a yard sale and got to work making my spinning glitter organizer, ohhh, so pretty!

It spins so well and since all of the storage is shallow I can easily see what I have, retrieve it for a project and just toss it back when I am done. For the really small bottles, baggies and tubes I grouped them together in small mason jars.

 I like the mix-matched look but if you must have everything uniform you could store your glitters in spice rack jars or salt shakers or test tubes…stop me before I reorganize my glitter again! :D

 

Now, I am not kidding when I say I have not glittered anything in over a year! (Oh the shame!) so, to put my new storage to the test I made this quick card:

 

Can you believe I had a stamp that said “shine & glow”? Yep, you probably can;)

Gosh, it’s great to be organized {at least in the craft room} and keeping it visible means you will remember to use it. Look around your house and see what you can repurpose for crafty-storage…maybe you can liberate a lazy-susan from your kitchen cupboard! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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9 Responses

  1. Congrats on the upcoming publication Lindsay! Love your glitter idea, out of sight out of mind!

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  2. Works for me! Now I need to find one of those! Thanks for the great idea!

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  3. Jeepers Creepers when I grow-up I want 2 B JUST like U:) Now that Ur done, how would U like 2 come and…(It could B a NEW life-time Vocation??Actually some do hire them selves out do this sort of work.
    Hey didn’t U just Luv that craft Island diane’s Hubbie made 4 her??
    CONGRATS on the Publication of Ur Awesome Idea!

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  4. I love this idea! Now I have to figure out where to fit a lazy susan in my crafting area. :0) I know I don’t use glitter very often because I don’t see it.

    Your card is fabulous!

    Have a great week!

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  5. Love the ideas! so glad I came across your website :o)

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  6. I love it! I can’t live without my glitter. I can’t wait to see your new space. Why do we have to be tortured and wait until June? :D!

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  7. I love your ideas of this art and craft. I feel that i can also do it as well as these are very easy and attractive to do all this. Thanks for sharing.

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