Organize with Metal Caddies, Buckets & Glitter Tape

Metal caddy for craft supplies.

Metal caddy for craft supplies.

My craft supplies keep growing and growing and it was time to organize them. About a month ago I was eyeing a metal caddy for utensils at Bartells, but it was $19.99 and I didn’t want to pay that much…

About a week ago, it went on sale for $9 and I grabbed one. Instead of a caddy for utensils, I saw the potential for storing supplies, pens, stamps etc. I used a roll of American Crafts Aqua 5/8 glitter tape,  ColorBox Crafter’s “Aruba” ink for wood and fabric, a small alphabet stamp set and glue.

First I started taping the top of the caddy with glitter tape. Then I cut small triangles of tape to decorate one side of the caddy. I followed the same process for the other side of the caddy but this time I divided the other side of the caddy in thirds, mimicking the space of the inside of the caddy divider.

Finally I labeled each side with the main supplies I will store in the caddy. The stamp ink for wood/fabric requires for you have to use a heat tool and once the ink was dry, the labels turned out pretty readable.

Metal caddy with aqua glitter tape stamped.

Metal caddy with aqua glitter tape stamped.

While waiting for the ink to dry I proceeded to use more glitter tape on five metal buckets I also had found on sale at Bartells for $1.50 each. Then instead of labeling each bucket with the alphabet stamp set, I designed a set of labels for each bucket. Please take a look below to see the results and materials I used.

Labels for buckets. Materials are shown below.

Labels for buckets. Materials are shown below.

Small metal bucket, Martha Stewart crafting glue, mat stack sticker paper in black. Cloud puncher and aqua glitter tape. White roller ball pen.

Small metal bucket, Martha Stewart crafting glue, mat stack sticker paper in black. Cloud puncher and aqua glitter tape. White roller ball pen.

Metal bucket with label, glittered cloud.

Metal bucket with label, glittered cloud.

Set of three metal buckets.

Set of three metal buckets.

I hope you get inspired to organize your crafts supplies or office supplies or any nick knacks you might have lying around ;)  Thank you for reading!

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4 Comments

  1. 2013/09/10 / 7:26 pm

    Very sweet! This would be fun for little helpers to help with, too! And thanks for helping to make week one of our Get Your DIY on Fall Link Party a success! Next week’s theme is fall wreaths…I hope you’ll join us again this Sunday! :)

  2. 2014/01/18 / 1:57 pm

    Love that hole punch- what a great investment. Super cute tags!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

    • 2014/01/18 / 3:11 pm

      My cloud punch has been my fave for sooo long ;) cheers! Ursula

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