Today is the fifth post in the Sort, Store, Organise series. Yesterday, January’s treasure hunting post featured all kinds of storage ideas and today’s post shows you a very thrifty way of storing and displaying your small bits and bobs.
Jam jars are very popular in my house, if they aren’t being filled with homemade jams and chutneys then I am squirrelling them away and filling them with all sorts of things. Jam jars are not only a thrifty way of keeping your bits and bobs in order, they also let you create a display of your favourite things so that you can find them easily.
I pick the jars with brightly coloured lids and patterns on the glass and fill them with buttons, labels, my homemade stickers and all sorts of other essential supplies. If you like the jar but not the lid then you can easily cover it with some nice paper and good old PVA glue. To show you how, I’ve covered a lid with paper from Wrap – a fantastic illustrated, design led magazine which you read and then use as wrapping paper!
Draw around the top of your lid onto the wrong side of the paper. Draw a larger circle around that and cut notches which meet the smaller circle. Use a paintbrush to cover the smaller circle with PVA glue, this will ensure even coverage.
Place your lid onto the paper and smooth it out to get rid of any air bubbles. Pop a bit of glue onto each tab, fold it up and stick onto the side of your lid. Repeat this all the way around.
Cut a strip of paper which is the same depth as your lid and is long enough to wrap all the way around. Stick this into place with PVA, smoothing down as you go and overlapping the ends for a neat finish.
Leave to dry, then store lovely things inside!
On it’s way tomorrow is a review of a great book that I have discovered called Inside the creative studio.