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Organizing with Scrabble Tiles

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Av has been organizing the room downstairs where my crafting area is - so I decided to do my own bit of organizing and better label the bins that I keep my projects in.

Right now, most of my things are kept either in an organizer with drawers, or in plastic bins in a closet. Althought the clear plastic bins were a good idea at first, I found that when they were all loaded in the closet, sometimes it wasn't as easy to see since it can get a little dark in there.

At first I thought about using a P-Touch machine - Martha Stewart features hers a lot in the magazine and on her daytime show to label - but I decided that rather than making something really uniform, I would embellish the bins just a little bit and use Scrabble letters to better identify the contents.

Here's a bin full of wool roving that I use for felting projects:


I got out a bag of Scrabble letters (you can buy *just the letters* at the Hasbro parts replacement website here for $6.50/bag of 100) and sorted to make the word I needed:


Rather than just gluing the tiles onto the bin, I took some scrapbook paper and put Mod-Podge on the back with a little cheapy black sponge brush:


Here's how that turned out - soooo much happier and more colorful:


I lined up the tiles to make my word, and started gluing with a hot glue gun in the middle of the paper with the middle letters (to make sure I didn't get it too crooked):


All done!


Here's one for some ribbon:


...and another for metal embossing supplies:

I'm really happy with the way these turned out - now I've got *lots* more to do!

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