For storage of embellishments and other small items, I have a store-in-drawer cabinet. The cabinet contains 30 small transparent bins–a scrapbookers dream! It is so much fun storing sequins, confetti, tiny flowers, brads, etc. Because the drawers are transparent I didn't bother labelling them. I find that I tend to move the bins around, placing the ones that I use the most, at the top.
I have a rather decent collect of buttons. When my grandmother passed away, I inherited her button collection. The collection came in a tin cookie container. As a kid, I was fascinated with all the different shapes and sizes. Above my work station, I have a simple wooden shelf. On the bottom of the shelf, I screwed in six lids to baby food jars. I then filled up the jars with the buttons and screwed in each jar to a lid. I purposely didn't sort out the buttons. Whenever I want to use one, I find enjoyment opening a jar, emptying it onto my counter top and finding that perfect button. What's on top of the shelf? A framed scrapbook page containing a picture of me playing with the buttons when I was about four years old, sitting at my grandmother's feet. A very precious memory.
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Whether you choose to invest in a wall unit, a recollections storage cart or simply create your own way to organize your bits and pieces, the scrapbooking process will become much more enjoyable knowing where everything is! If you begin with the scrapbooking storage units described above, you'll discover that most of your storage needs will be taken care of. You might still want a caddy for your scissors or special furniture designed to hold your bigger scrapbooking tools, but these four items are a great start.
Topic: Scrapbooking Storage