Welcome Sunday! I think most people strongly dislikes Sundays due to the following Monday, can’t say I’m a fan to be honest, except for these fantastic storage series! It’s been a windy day here in Stockholm and I’ve spent most of the day in my crafting closet working on a special gift which still is sort of a secret! Anyway, I’ve been busy busy but I thought I’d share how I store my alphabet stickers. I have been using them very frequent lately, this is not something I usually do so I’m happy to see my stash shrink (and grow, I realized I needed more white thickers and yeah, I think you can figure out the rest!).
So, back to the topic! I keep my alphabets in two pockets on my hanging door thing from IKEA. One of them is full of foam stickers from Panduro which come in like 6 sheets, sort of like a pad. This is actually great, lots of characters for not so much money, they are not very big of course, each letter is about 1 cm (a little less than 1/2 inch) tall. I have one of each color they’ve sold (pink/purple, brown, white, black, glittery red/gold/white) and the only bad thing is that they take up quite some space and sometimes I want bigger letters.
In the pocket below I keep the rest of my alphabet stickers, unfortunately these pockets can’t store 12 inch paper and the few I own are kept elsewhere (I don’t know exactly where to be honest, I’ve completely forgotten about them). It looks quite messy but it is easy to browse between the sheets (at least for now). I keep most of my thickers in a plastic folder among all the other sheets and this is because the harder ones, like chipboard and such, often fall of the sheet when moved around (why, oh why, did I throw away all the plastic folders they came in?).
Sometimes I pull some sheets up a bit to make them more visible, usually the colors I’m currently working with or some sheets I’ve forgotten about or want to get rid of. I have a few I’m not sure why I even got in the first place. Typically something from a crafting club kit (but the cheaper kind and not as fancy as the manufacturers kits). I’m so glad I quit, my stash will never run out of cheap crap from that club.
I sort of try to keep the sheets in a size order, the smaller sheets in the front and taller ones in the back. This way no small sheets will disappear in the mess! I used to keep all the sheets in a plastic cover with folders/pockets inside and stored by color but I got frustrated while browsing so I’m very happy for this “new” way.
So that’s one solution for how to store alphabet stickers, don’t forget to check in again next week for another awesome episode of our storage Sundays! There will be a specific theme for the next two weeks!
p.s. This post has also been published on stuckintheglue.com. Skip on over and have a look if you would like to have a look.