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Creative Craft Storage

You can never have too many craft supplies, but finding room for the latest must-have materials, takes a little creativity! Creating Keepsakes Editor, Megan Hoeppner, shares unique ways to store the latest additions to your crafting stash.

* Washi Tape Container: Fill a straw container with your rolls of decorative tape. It's a quick way to see what tape you have in your stash while also keeping your tape protected and easy to access.

Straw Keeper Shopping Source, Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Harold-Import- Company-Inc- 7680/dp/B000WH1ZF0

* Twine Jars: Store baker's twine in sugar jars. The little spout in the lid is perfect for threading your twine and it looks so cute in these jars.

Sugar Jar Shopping Source, Dollar Store

For free, downloadable labels clic k here.

It's a Word document that's designed to print on a sheet of standard Avery address labels, which are 1" x 2.63" and available to purchase at any office supply store. Simply print them out and peel-and-stick them on the sugar jars.

* Cupcake Liner Jar: Cupcake liners are a very fun paper crafting supply. Fill a tall jar or vase with your collection of liners. It will add color to your space and keep your liners looking sweet!

Jar Shopping Source, IKEA

* Washi Tissue Paper Hanger: Mod Podge tissue paper on a trouser hanger and drape your stash of tissue on the hanger. It will keep it wrinkle free and also look very cool hanging in its special place.

Hanger Shopping Source, Target

* Button Dishes: Store your favorite buttons in oversized wood buttons that act as dishes. It's a wonderful play on a theme and a very unique way to keep your buttons at your fingertips.

Oversized Button Shopping Source, Mood Fabrics: h ttp://www.moodfabrics.com/index.php? file=categorylist&icatid=12&imsmat_id=30&posms=18&frompage=menu

* Flower Canvas: Keep your collection of fabric and paper flowers on display and organized using one of the new (and very cool) Sampler canvases from BasicGrey. Simply pin the flowers to the canvas and set it on a shelf or table for display.

Sampler Canvas Shopping Source, BasicGrey: http://www.basicgrey.com/scrapbook/shop/category/samplers-1

* Decorative Pin Book: These brand new burlap books from Canvas Corp. are perfect for storing your favorite decorative pins. It will keep the pins scratch free and easy to admire and access.

Burlap Album Shopping Source, Canvas Corp: http://canvascorp.com/

* Paperclip Keepers: Attach your decorative paperclips to a cheese grater or a ribbon board so you can easily see and admire the clips in your collection.

Cheese Grater Shopping Source: Consignment shops, flea markets, antique stores, etc., or buy new at your local kitchen supply store.

Frame Shopping Source, Hobby Lobby


To see more of Megan's creative projects, visit her blog, http://meganhoeppner.blog spot.com/. Plus, always check out Creating Keepsakes magazine http://www.creatingkeepsakes.c om for more ideas.

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