Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Biscuit Tin Organizer and CHA Preparations

I've had a couple of vintage biscuit tins sitting around just looking pretty. I knew they made great storage solutions but with a bit of luck I discovered the perfect use for them.

If you're a paper crafter then you know that some scrapbooking supplies come in 12"x 12" sizes. Papers are easy to organize by theme or color but what do you do with things like 12" Grungepaper or 12" stencils or 12" chipboard alphabet sheets?

I discovered that they will fix perfectly in a biscuit tin. The larger sheets are in back and the smaller, bulky items fit in front.

My biscuit tin is sitting on a wooden stool that was my chair when I was a toddler. I like that it places the container higher so that I can tuck some sewing supplies underneath.

The two strawberry canisters hold vintage millinery supplies. On the wall to the right are some of my Tilt Bins holding items like acid free drawing ink and Glimmer Mist. I'm slowly but happily organizing my studio.

On a personal note: I finally completed the two catalogs, 47 packages and three booklets for Tim Holtz's new Sizzix lines for CHA {Craft and Hobby Association trade show} this weekend. This should explain why I haven't had the energy to do very many creative projects on my blog recently. I love working with Tim but his "creative genius" brain keeps me hopping. {Luv ya t!m} Hopefully I'll get my studio organized and be back making projects soon.

And in a few days I'll be at CHA in Anaheim, California and have a chance to meet up with some talented friends from the crafting industry. Hopefully I will get some great sneak peek photos of what is new and trending in the crafting world. It is very exciting!

This is linked to:
Coastal CharmIt's a Very Cherry WorldMod Vintage Life, Savvy Southern Style, Tales From BloggeritavilleThe Thrifty Home, Thrifty Decorating and Very Merry Vintage Style


  1. very cute idea! i love using vintage items to make storing things pretty :) Kate x

  2. Great storage idea. Your vintage tins look beautiful!

  3. I really like the idea of using items in other ways than they were planned to from the beginning...! This storage idea is really cool!
    Greetings from Denmark ♥

  4. Not only organizationally good, but looks good too! I have been addicted to using metal picnic and bread boxes to use as storage.

  5. Oh now I know what the tin that I have sitting on my patio was used for - a biscuit tin! I picked it up last summer at a garage sale for a dollar.

    I may have to let bring it inside for storage once the snow melts and it dries off.

  6. WOW! This is fantastic! I'm going to keep my eye open for vintage biscuit tins next time I go junking!

    I can't believe CHA is this weekend! I'm heading to Anaheim tomorrow! So many orders to place in such a small amount of time! xo

    -pamela :)

  7. that is a great idea! I have 3 of them!!


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