Welcome to the next installment to my organizational series. I do hope you have made some head way with your ribbon. If you missed the ribbon organizing post you can check it out by clicking here. Today I am going to discuss with you how to store glitter glue, liquid pearls and paint. You can easily line these up on a shelf but if you start collecting many colors you may run out of space. Plus glitter glue and liquid pearls are best stored upside down to prevent those nasty air bubbles from ruining your project.
here. I do not live near a craft store therefore often I make due with supplies I can find in my hometown. So I have some Stickles but I also have Studio G (which I think are just as good as Stickles) and even some glitter meant for craft foam I found on clearance). This storage method is perfect for me since I have various sizes of bottles...I can just space them out as needed. I love that they are all visible and within reach of my desk. I don't have any liquid pearls but you could store them just as easily using this method.
I used my high temp hot glue gun to apply the magnet buttons to the bottom of the glitter glue. I purchased them at Wal-mart in the kids craft section. They are 3/4" in size. I did try some larger 1.7 oz bottles of swirl glitter glue and they kept falling down but rest assured these particular magnets do hold the average size bottles (.5 to 1 oz) perfectly.
Materials needed for my glitter glue, paint and liquid pearl storage
Metal surface (ie. magnetic shelf, magnetic strip or cookie sheet)
Magnets (3/4" button magnets) available at WalmartHigh temp hot glue or other strong liquid glue
If you don't have a magnetic shelving unit you can use a cookie sheet as seen above. Check out more info on Bea Originals blog here.
Velcro works in much the same manner as the magnets. Mariposa used an acrylic picture frame and velcro to store her bottles. More info here. You could easily place velcro anywhere you want to store your bottles even on the wall or inside cabinet doors.
There are several products on the market specifically made for storing these items. I believe though my money is better spent making homemade and frugal storage solutions so that is how I chose what to present on this blog. I'd rather spend my money on actual crafting supplies. I do have a few other options on my Pinterest site. Click here to see my board. If you aren't a member I'd be happy to invite you just give me your e-mail address.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join me next Monday for the next item I get organized.