Storing and Organizing Your Felt Die Cut Shape Collection

When you're passionate as I am about crafting with felt die cut shapes, it's easy for your collection to grow over time. As your assortment expands, it becomes increasingly important to have an organised storage system that allows for easy access and keeps the quality of your cherished shapes.

So today, we'll explore some practical and creative ideas for storing and organising your felt die cut shape collection.

  1. Sort and Categorise: Before diving into storage solutions, start by sorting your felt die cut shapes into categories. You can organise them based on shape, theme, size, or any other criteria that makes sense to you. This initial step will make the organising process more manageable and efficient.

  2. Clear Plastic Containers: One of the most popular storage options for felt die cut shapes is clear plastic containers. These containers come in various sizes and are stackable, allowing you to maximize your storage space. Consider using dividers or small plastic bags within the containers to keep different shapes separate and prevent tangling. I particularly like the Really Useful range as I feel the lids clip on well and they are sturdy and easily stackable.

  3. Drawer Organisers: If you have a dedicated crafting space, using drawer organisers is an excellent way to keep your felt die cut shapes neatly arranged. These organisers typically have adjustable compartments, making them ideal for storing different shapes and sizes. Label each compartment to quickly find what you need.

  4. Filing Systems: For those who prefer a more unconventional approach, consider using a filing system. Use hanging file folders and label each folder with a specific shape or theme. This method works particularly well for larger die cut shapes. Place the folders in a filing cabinet or a sturdy box for easy access.

  5. Pegboards and Hooks: Pegboards are versatile and can be a visually appealing storage solution for your felt die cut shapes. Attach hooks of various sizes to the pegboard and hang your shapes individually. This method not only keeps them organised but also serves as an inspiring display that can double as wall decor in your craft room.

  6. Portable Storage: If you attend crafting groups or workshops, having a portable storage solution is essential. Consider using a craft organiser tote with multiple compartments and pockets. These totes often have adjustable dividers, allowing you to customise the space according to your needs.

  7. Binder Systems: For smaller felt die cut shapes, using binder systems can be a practical and space-saving option. Place your shapes in clear plastic sleeve protectors and organise them within a ring binder. This method allows for easy browsing and protects your shapes from dust and damage.

  8. Wall-mounted Shoe Organisers: Repurpose a wall-mounted shoe organiser for storing your felt die cut shapes. The clear pockets provide visibility and accessibility, while the vertical design saves space. Hang it on the back of a door or on a wall near your crafting area for quick and easy access to your collection.

  9. Mason Jars or Small Containers: For those who enjoy a rustic or vintage aesthetic, mason jars or small decorative containers like interesting jam jars can be an appealing storage solution. Sort your shapes by theme or colour and display them on shelves or in a craft room cabinet. This method not only keeps your collection organized but also adds a charming touch to your crafting space.

With a well-organized storage system in place, you can spend more time crafting and less time searching for the right felt die cut shape. Whether you opt for clear plastic containers, drawer organisers, pegboards, or other creative solutions, finding the storage method that works best for you is key. Embrace the opportunity to showcase your collection while ensuring that your precious felt die cut shapes remain protected and easily accessible.

Happy crafting!

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