Good evening! It’s finally time for another storage Sunday! It feels like it’s been forever since I wrote a storage post for you so I’m super excited and a bit scared due to the huge theme; embellishments. I opened my closet and tried to figure out how I store my embellies and I realized they are everywhere and what I have most of. This will be a long post! Get your snacks ready and make yourself comfortable. Here we go!
So, embellishments, what is this? What should I cover? I guess it’s buttons, ribbons, enamel dots, rhinestones, brads, decorative flowers, wood vener, stickers and more. Decorations more or less! Ghee, that sure is a huge theme! Anyway, back to topic; Most of my embellies are stored in this drawer unit from a hardware department at a store similar to Target. I have labels on them and they are also slightly transparent. I usually have baskets standing in front of the drawers, the lower ones contain things I rarely use. These drawers contain flat paper flowers, metallic items, cutouts, 3D stickers, floss, some wood veneer, tiny doilies and other random things.
On top of the unit I keep some random stuff and boxes with brads. Some brads are also stored in the unit itself. These boxes were also found at the hardware department and at craft stores. I keep them sorted by color and size, the brads in the drawer unit are in various shapes or patterned.
I recently purchased a bit more enamel dots than I think I’ll ever use, but they were on sale and oh so pretty! So I had to rethink my storage for slightly taller sheets of decorations such as these enamel dots, bling swirls and my beloved glitter stickers (and similar). So I found out that this basket was the right size and they are pretty easy to browse through. I usually have this one standing in front of the drawer unit.
My other sheets with pearl stickers, rhinestones and smaller sheets of enamel dots are stored in this 6×6 box I purchased a few weeks ago. It’s a bit messy but I try to keep the sheets in their plastics (I haven’t always done this so some are kept without it) to avoid the stickers sticking on to other sheets. I’m quite careful when I browse and I know most of the sheets I have so when I need something I usually know where to look or how big the sheet is. Some manufacturers use smaller sheets and I keep all of these in a drawer in the unit mentioned earlier.
I love wood veneer, maybe most for keeping in my stash rather than use so my collection is relatively big. I found this box on a sale (I have a few more to store beads in, love them!) and it’s perfect for my veneer. Actually I think it is the very same box Jennie use for her veneer! Great minds think alike so this must therefor be the ultimate storage solution for wood veneer, right? RIGHT?
I have a small stash of buttons kept in a small plastic box. These are my pretty buttons (the not so pretty ones are somewhere else, can’t remember where).
I also keep some random sheets of stickers, chipboard and more stickers on a hook on one of my doors. I do this in hope of using them more frequently, it is not working very well to be honest but I try to think more like Jennie does: “Out of sight, out of mind”.
I keep decorative paper flowers (the less flat kind) and ribbons in transparent plastic boxes (from smart store, the same boxes Jennie mentioned last week). They are not sorted what-so-ever in these boxes so there is always an adventure trying to find the right color or type. Typically something I should improve.
To sum things up, I mostly keep my embellies sorted somehow in different transparent boxes or drawers. All of them are easy to reach from my work space which is pretty important as I tend to take much time figuring out which ones to use. I know most of the things I own and that makes it a bit easier when looking for something, I don’t find myself searching for one specific embellishment very often. I also do believe I have a lot of room for improvement regarding some of the things but this works well for me and my limited space for now.
If you happen to have a great solution for how to store embellishments or some of them, please let me know! I would love to get some inspiration for how I can improve my messy crafting closet!
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