Free Embellishment Storage!

This embellishment cube has 48 containers for beads and embellishments and the best thing is that I made it for free!

 

Let me clarify, I used a 5 cent glue stick. Also I used a craft knife I already had and some paper from an American Crafts pack a friend gave me, so nearly free 🙂 My brother-in-law works at a paper mill and the electrical tape they use comes in these little round containers (pretty wasteful if you as me but not if you pass them along to a crafter!) I should have taken step-by-step photos as I made it but I thought of it too late. Below you can see the box the containers come in:

 

I took the box and cut one side off each then glued 4 of the cut boxes together. I turned each one so there would be an open row of containers on each side because I thought it looked nice but you can set it up however you like.

An adaptation…

I realize that you might not be able to get these awesome tape containers and boxes BUT you can still make something similar. You can buy a 10 pack of mini square or round food containers  at the dollar store. If you buy 4 packs that would give you 40 containers to put in your cardboard shelf (4 column of 10 containers.) You can make custom boxes from cardboard and tape, it is really sturdy and if you cover it with pattern paper it is beautiful. I’m telling you, most of my storage in my craft room is made from cardboard (or foamcore) tape and hot glue. It’s good stuff, not to mention nearly free!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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13 Responses

  1. You just never stop amazing me Lindsay! Not only did you use the containers but you found a way to use the boxes too! Now thats Frugal!

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    • Thanks! I have a ton of these little boxes stuck to my filing cabinet with maganets but I was running out of room on the metal surface so when I got 5 boxes of these containers I had to think of something ad this only took 15 minutes to make!

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  2. As usual cool ideas!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous storage containers! You could do the same with empty detergent boxes for bigger containers but just put 2 back to back!

    I’ve gone to the decorating store & asked for old wallpaper books – they mostly thorugh them away & some have fabric samples you can use for a lot of things!

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    • great ideas! I’ll have to visit my local wllpaper shop, it would be great for my free kid’s class I teach at the library!

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  4. Who would have ever thought! I’m sharing this with a friend.

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  5. wow, this is really a good idea. I wish i had containers…lololol

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  6. that is a really nice idea, you did great

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  7. WOW, what a great idea. I am going to try to duplicate that. Thanks

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  8. This is really clever! Don’ you love when you create something like this 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

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  9. What a great idea! I have the small containers from the dollor store in a plastic drawers now! I am going to look around for boxes today to try this! I think I even have a lazy susan to stick it on, left from when I cleaned out the spice cabinet. Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Somehow I missed this post when it came through my email. This is another one of your magnificent ideas, Lindsay!!! I so appreciate all of your ideas, but the thrifty ones are very favorite. I don’t think I can make this in 15 minutes like you did, but I do think I can make it. 🙂 I’m a slowpoke crafter. lol

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  11. Wow this is so awesome. Love it!!!!

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