Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY Stamp line

A few days ago I was making a card and realized that my little stamp collection had grown. (Thanks to Micheals, dollar bin section!) I was getting to the point where I was forgetting what I had. Previously I was just storing my wood stamps along with my clear stamps in a card board box, but that was getting way to messy for me! So I thought I would do something about that. Here is what I did...


Above my crafting area I have a decorative IKEA shelf I hung up a while ago. Instead of being decorative, I needed it to become more practical. Here is how I did it...


I used 22 g wire that I had laying around in my drawer, but the thicker the gauge the better.


I then strung some metal paper clips through the wire, only hooking up one of it's arms.


Took the wire and wrapped it tightly around the shelf using some pliers.


Bent the wire end up, so that I could easily access it if I need to add more clips.


And there you have an organized stamp line... now I can actually see what I have with just a glance. I love how it turned out!



Happy organizing everyone!



10 comments:

Liz - Imageremix said...

I love being organized...but usually I'm not. This is such a cool way to do it and I love that you took something decorative and made it functional. I like it with all the clips. Kinda reminds me of the dry cleaner's thingy that brings the clothes around. There you go, if you get too many more, you make it automated like the dry cleaners. Ha! I found your post at the naturally nifty link party. Love to have you stop and see me at Quirky Vistas!

Liz

Ilda Dias said...

Sure will stop by Liz! Thanks for visiting! :)

Liz - Imageremix said...

Hi Ilda, Thanks for coming by and leaving me such a sweet note. I am now YOUR newest follower.

Breena said...

I found you through Blog Hop Social! I'm your newest GFC follower :)

Blessings,
Breena
mommyknowslife.blogspot.com

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for coming back Liz! Welcome :)

Ilda Dias said...

Hi Breena! Thanks for visiting, I too am your latest follower, hope you hit your 200 mark today! Good luck!!!

Christine said...

OH!!!! Fabulous idea!! This could be used for many different types of supplies!!

Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

What a great use for a shelf! Awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Christine! Just linked up my latest project :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Jill for hosting the party and for such encouraging comments!