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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Craft storage idea

Hi blogfriends

I just thought I'd do a quick post to share my craft storage idea with you

I was flicking around the TV channels a few days ago and happened to see part of a programme on Create and Craft about mobile craft storage  - and they were showing a craft pull along with differnt compartments and yes it did look nice and was a pretty pink or purple I think wiyh zips and bags and stuff.  What wasn't good was the price - I think around £120!!- it might have been by We r memory keepers - though I'm not totally sure on that.  Anyway it got me thinking about sharing what I use which has more strorage and is a lot more substantial than they were showing and at around a quarter of the price!!  Its a Stanley tool storage box meant for work tools but is great for crafty stuff. 

 I like to craft at the dining room table in the evenings so I can watch TV along with the family and craft at the same time - but my hubby gets annoyed if I leave my stuff all over the table, so this is the perfect solution. I can load all my stuff in there that I'm going to use and a lot of it like scissors, glue, sticky pads,inks stamping blocks blenders - you know those odds and ends you reach for all the time, well I just leave it in there in the removable tray and everything is handy.

Its on wheels and has a handle to pull along 

and lots of little compartments that fold out  I put charms, my perfect pearls, cosmic shimmer glue, guilding wax - all sorts of little containers in there.

Then the in the top compartment it has a removable tray - handy for pens and pencils, blending stubs, paints and brushes and reels of twine and ribbons etc.  In the compartment under there I tend to keep my glues and scissors, stamp blocks and change around according to what I'm making at the time

This top box clips off and the bottom box is a large deep box.  I keep my copics in wallets in there that I'm using and that's where I tidy everything away into when I'm finished ready to put back into its home back in my craft room - stamps, dies, punches, papers stuff like that - here you can see all three separate compartments of the box - In the bottom box there are wallets with over 200 copic pens in, a box of pencils and glue spays and a large pencil case - you can see the dies and stamps on top of those - all just ready to clip together and wheel off - or just stand to one side ready to use next day - it takes very little space

It keeps me from getting into trouble for making a mess - though I confess it doesn't keep my craft room tidy!!  It would be great to use if you're going to a craft class.  I have the box by the table c and my guillotine and portable die cutting machine on the table and it really is a portable craft room!!

Now for the best bit : ) - it cost £24 when I bought it at B & Q a couple of years back - I looked around an found it on Amazon HERE  for just £27.50 with free delivery - its  still in B&Q for £28 HERE  - and you can collect in store or have it delivered - I would totally recommend it!

Just want to say that I'm not being sponsored or paid in any way to recommend this, it is not even meant as craft storage, but it works for me - just sharing a great idea  mainly because its a whole lot cheaper than the craft alternative!



Bad Kitty said...

great storage idea

Daniele said...

what a great storage box, so many compartments of a useful size
hugs x

Sue B said...

This is fab for your storage Judith… I bought a couple of smaller Stanley boxes off Amazon for my flowers… I chose them because they had small compartments in to sort my flowers into colours! they were reasonably priced too.. really love them!
This is especially great with the handle though… as it is easy to move around… I might have to get one! at the moment I have my stuff in stacked boxes but I can't lift them… think this would be better because of all the compartments and also the handle… thanks for sharing a great tip! :-)
Hope you have a nice evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

cotnob said...

This looks perfect for the job Judith and far more substantial than most of the custom made mobile storage units, thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

Fab storage box Judith, looks perfect for the job. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Judith this is fantastic what a brilliant storage solution I NEED one so I am off to order one now, thank you so much for sharing
lorraine x

Natalia Smith said...

What a great crafty storage, thank you for sharing x

KT Fit Kitty said...

AWESOME! I'll have to check this out! By the way, your kitties are adorable - and so is your very handsome dog!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

I remember seeing these in B and Q and thinking they would be great for crafting. You have utilised yours brilliantly Judith! Susan x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This looks great Judith, thank you for sharing. Hubby always says if you put the word Crafting in the title the price is doubled. Lol!!! In this nearly 4 and a half times as much.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is so cool! Love that idea, the little semicircular tray is a fab feature. I'm always bringing bits upstairs to be close to the kids and end up a right mess up here. So this is fabulous. Must hunt out a Kiwi counterpart. Hugs, Wends x

Gio said...

Fantastic storage box Judith ! :)