Above you can see he inside of the green "drawer". Some of the stackware came with the 3 compartment inserts...but not all. I'm not sure why but they only give you enough for a few of the drawers. The snapware I bought after Christmas on clearance didn't include any of those compartments. That's okay though...I have a solution for that.
As you can see in the orange drawer above I put some rubber shelf liner on the bottom to keep things from sliding around.
I keep baker's twine in small zippered baggies found in the beading department at Wal-mart. The little boxes actually are used to store microscope cover glasses. I ordered them from JDTtwo on Etsy. She is a wonderful seller who is great to work with and ships fast! You get a ton of these boxes. They fit perfectly in these snapware containers allowing me to separate brads, eyelets, buttons etc. I prefer these over the zippered bags. You can find her boxes here. Oh and pictured above is the brown "drawer". I don't have many embellishments or ribbon in brown and black so I just store them in the snapware instead of in my jars as shown in my ribbon organization post.
I love white embellishments! I can easily color them to match my projects with Copics. So I have a ton of white embellishments. They are stored in the top drawer of the plastic storage container that holds 12 x 12 paper. The bottom two drawers have my most neutral card stock in them. Hmm some of those flowers look pretty sad...I think I need to donate them to the kids!
This storage system is great for showing you what color of embellishments you are lacking. I went nuts with the pink when my daughter was born so there isn't much more room for pink things. However, red is lacking! So I now know when I see that totally cute pink glittery flower that I should back away and reach for the red one! Another great pro to this storage system is that it's a "snap"...(tee.hee..pardon the pun) to take to crops. Just make sure all the levels are snapped together and grab the handle..never worrying you'll leave something behind!
Oh and I apologize for the poor photos. I did take them outside in natural lite and edited them in PS but they still don't look that great. Hopefully, if you click on them to enlarge them they will give you any details you need to see.
Items needed for my embellishment storage:
small zippered bags or small plastic or metal storage containers (optional...you can just throw everything in the "drawers" and not separate anything if you wish)
rubber shelf liner (optional...keeps smaller containers from sliding around when you travel)
I am going to show you a few specific ways to store specific embellishments in the rest of this blog post. I am only going to highlight some unique ways. You can see more on my Pinterest board here. I will continue to add to this board as I find new storage options.
Okay that is all for today...I think this post is long enough! I hope I gave you some ideas on how to store your embellishments! Thanks for stopping by! Check back again...I'll have some inventory posts for you...sometime in the future!