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!

You Might Also Like


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



Let's Eat

Favorite Restaurants:
1. Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA
2. Arnaud's, New Orleans LA
3. Antoine's, New Orleans LA
4. Doe's Eat Place, Greenville MS
5. Root, New Orleans LA
6. Chez Fonfon, Birmingham AL
7. Taylor Grocery, Taylor MS
8. Ninfa's on Navigation, Houston TX
9. Lusco's, Greenwood MS
10. The Dinner Bell, McComb MS

Blog Archive