I feel like I have to pack a lot in this week since I'm leaving on Saturday and will be gone for almost a week. So, in an effort to blog more efficiently I thought I'd share several Bright Ideas with you from my studio.
This is photo box that I use to hold ribbon. I'm sure that some time in the not too distant future I will need larger storage but what I wanted to share with you is how I put a rubber band around the rolls to keep the ribbon from unraveling.
This wire caddy had been sitting in my basement unused for years when it occurred to me to use it to hold things on my worktable. I put 3 different size mason jars in it and used each one to hold different things: colored pencils, writing pens and markers, and coloring markers.
These were found at Michael's and are intended to organize beads. I have 2 of them to hold my brads, eyelets, etc. and I use a small label maker to label the tins with the manufacturer's name. The box has a lid that doesn't snap on so I use these large rubber bands to hold it on. There are 24 rounds inside each box and each one has a screw top lid that stays securely on. These cost around $10 but with that handy 40% off coupon it's much more reasonable.
This enamel bucket is my tool kit & I use it to hold the things I need most for my projects: bone folder, paper cutter, ruler, adhesives, hole punch, scissors, eyelet setter and corner rounder.
These hooks that I had Sweet Hubby attach to both ends of the worktable are perfect for holding a sack for trash, my tool bucket and a rag.
While I'm working, I use this picture holder to hold inspiration pictures I'm working from and the small platter is used to hold embellishments that would otherwise roll off the tabel or get lost during the creating process.
Look around with an open mind and see how you can use things differently than their intended purpose, especially those things you may have sitting in a closet not being utilized at all. I'd love to see what you come up with.