Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday what I know

what I know is that 

Necessity is the mother of invention
and a crafter with an idea and some supplies can do remarkable things

In my recent obsession to organize my craft room
I knew I had to come up with a better way to store my stamp pads
I have searched online and found a few but with shipping charges they were just more than
I wanted to spend.
So with a little though a few pre-cut boards and voilà
need one more board have room for one more shelf
and I am going to label the inks so I can see which one is where.
left little space for my reinkers 
I may section off the whole top shelf and put my stickles there 
I got boards 2' by 4" wide at Lowes  cut one of these in half for the sides 
used some wood glue and some small nails to form a box
at Ac Moore I got a piece of 2'x1" balsa wood and cut into 4 inch sections
and used these to space the shelves as I nailed them at the top and bottom
I also got a few 2' by 3" boards and put nailed them from the top down so 
the shelves are sort of staggered hope that makes sense

Really proud of myself on this one  :)



  1. "Really proud of myself" and so you should be. As you say when we want something and we can't get it why not make it. I made a bow maker the other day cost me $2 and a bit of hubbys time to drill:-) TFS

  2. very clever and so much more awesome because you did it yourself. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is so awesome, Karen!! You should be proud!! It looks fabulous :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. OH WOW!!! Looks Fabulous Karen, pats on the back girlfriend, nice job:)
    Have a SUPER night!

  5. Impressive! I wish I had more space to get organized like this. My stamps are in a big bucket and I have to search for the color I want...not fun! Enjoy your new storage system.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  6. You should be proud Karen as this is amazing.Great job and TFS.
    Jayne x

  7. What a GREAT idea!!! love that you did it on your own :)
    TFS...I am always looking for storage ideas!!

  8. WOW!!great idea!!!Awesome job!TFS

  9. Ohhh, good for you, Karen!! My stamp pads are stacked and it's such a pain!

  10. Love this idea Karen! I might have to start working on mine ;) Thanks for sharing!
    Have. Great dy!


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