Monday, November 18, 2013
Hi friends! I've got a pretty busy week this week, so since I won't have a ton of time for creating, I thought it would be a fun time to share some organization from my new craft room!
Today’s storage idea is one that I brewed on for quite awhile. I generally use electronic die cutters for most of my crafts. But there were some things that I just really wanted manual dies for, and I already had a Cuttlebug, so I just went and bought a set of the long plates and I use them for my dies. But, how to store all these random dies? There was such a variety of sizes, that I couldn’t find a good way to keep them.
I spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking through different ideas. In the end, I bought a cheap 12x16 frame from Michaels and used a 50% off coupon- so it came out to $5. On Amazon, they sell rolls of magnet in various sizes- I bought a 12x24 sheet. I had to smash it under a heavy box for a few days, but it unrolled pretty well. Then I adhered the magnet to the cardboard backer from the frame. I had to cut off the excess magnet, which I’m sure I’ll end up using for some crafty thing down the road.
I took the glass out of the frame, and just put the cardboard backing with the magnet back in. That’s it! Now my dies stick to the magnet, and since I don’t plan on getting too many more manual dies this is a great storage solution for me. If you have a ton of dies this wouldn’t be as good of a solution. For example, some day I would love to buy more Lawn Fawn stamps, and many of them have matching dies now. If I did that, I think I would keep those dies on magnet sheets in with my stamps or something, because there would be too many for my board. But for now, even my stamp-coordinating dies are on the board (I have a set of Paper Smooches dies that go with my clipboard stamps) because of the low quantity.