How are your scraps doing? Still running all over you? Well, I'm on vacation this week, but I have been doing a little poking around on Pinterest, and I've found some interesting ideas for storing those scraps. You've probably seen some of these before, but now that you're thinking about your scraps, maybe you'll see them with a different eye. And yes, I know the purpose of having scraps is to use them - but if you don't know what you have, how can you use them? So let's look at some ways to organize all that lovely loot you have!
Personally, I can't imagine having so few scraps that they would fit in a mason jar, but isn't this pretty? And I could use this idea for my crumb scraps - hmmm... maybe I should hit the store for some mason jars!
This is a lovely way to store your scraps AND enjoy the pretty colors too - a good solution if you have more than will fit in a mason jar. It would also be a great way to sort your strips by color!
This is so basic, but sometimes basic is best! Clear plastic containers sorted by color. It appears that these could be stacked on top of each other underneath the bottom shelf, optimizing all the space available for storage.
Do you have doors in your sewing area that are just blank canvases? I love this idea - storing larger pieces of scrap by color. I also use this type of storage for my thread cones.
And isn't this the cleverest idea? If you have old file cabinets, what a great way to utilize them. Take hanging file folders and steal the hanging bars. Insert them in a fabric "basket" and hang the basket in the file drawer, using them to sort your scraps by color. I love this idea!
And I read a clever tip about using wire baskets for scraps - instead of dumping the scraps out on a tabletop to pick out your scraps of choice, just reach through the wire and pull it out! I have these particular wire baskets - they come from Target and fit perfectly in the Rubbermaid brand Cubicles, also available from Target. (No, I don't get any money from Target - it's just a useful place to find these things!)
You can see more ideas and check out the sources for these pictures on my Pinterest board, Scrap Storage Ideas.