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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

CRAFTING TIP #3 HELP...I have lots of tiny embellishments & they have gone rogue!

Hello Crafters!
Today's tip has to do with organization. For those who have small embellishment packages scattered about and those wondering what you can do to get a handle on grouping smaller packed items this may be helpful.
I discovered a while back that metal round rings which are often used as a binding for mini albums can be used for storing small packages.
Just make sure your packages have a punched hole or opening at the top and thread them through the metal ring. When it feels snug clip it shut and just hang it off a surface
in your craft space- wherever that may be. If your packages don't have a hole to thread the ring through, punch one with a hole punch, a crop-a-dile or even just use a basic pair of scissors.
These rings can be found at most big box craft stores like Michael's, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby & JoAnn Fabrics.
Heidi Swapp offers a 10 pack of small ones for just $2.99 retail, 7 Gypsies offers several size varieties and colors which run from $3.99-$6.99 retail. You can also just find plain silver ones at the stores indicated above where the sewing products are found.
It is an inexpensive way to get those small packages of embellishments corralled in one spot and tame the clutter.
This idea is great for those with limited space to scrap or when taking supplies with you to a crop.
Check out the TIP PICS to the right of this post.
Happy crafting everyone!

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