Friday, August 29, 2014

Organizational {Friday} Enamel Dots

So, I was in a new antique store in town, and I found two wonderful sewing cabinet drawers. I knew one of them would be perfect for my enamel dot collection.


First, I divided all of my enamel dots by color. And yes, the packages that contained multiple colors, I cut them apart by color. I then made dividers for each color section. To make the dividers, I used heavy cardstock and measured the drawer. I cut the dividers to fit. For this particular drawer, the dividers measure 3 15/16" w x 4 3/8" high. I then used my punch Jenni's Label punch by Fiskars to make the tabs. Next, I labeled the tabs with an enamel dot for each colored section. 

I have plenty of enamel dots, and the colors just look so pretty! Now, it is very easy to see what I want to use. And since they are in this drawer, it makes them easy to grab, use, and then put away also. 

This was simple to do and certainly functional for me now. I hope you enjoy it! Blessings,

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE IT!!! :) Great idea! (Where do you buy your enamel dots?)

Thanks for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Gina Sparks said...
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Gina Sparks said...

Thank you so much for always giving us such detailed instructions for your organizational ideas. I truly believe that unless your scrapbooking items are organized you can never be sure of what you have. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher!! Your triplets (and your readers) are truly blessed by the way you give instructions/ideas because you make it so easy to follow along:) May God bless you richly!!

Love,
Gina S

Patter Cross said...

Jennifer, some of my dots I get online from various stores as they have them on sale. One great place is scrapbookpal.com. They have the Queen & Co. pearls for $1.19.

http://www.scrapbookpal.com/search.php?search_query=queen+%26+co+pearls

The majority I have gotten from a group buy that I did with a bunch of girls. :)

And glad y'all like this storage. Enjoy your day!

GLOANN said...

You've come up with a pretty and very functional way to store the dots. Love it.

Ashley Calder said...

Great storage idea!!! I have lots of sewing machine drawers and lots of enamel dots but never thought about combining the two! Thanks so much! Pinned!

Bernii Miller said...

this is BRILLIANT!!! I spend so much time just looking for the right colour!! So this would save me so much time.. thanks so much for sharing your tip :) ♥

Emily Adams said...

Fun!! I love antique stores and thinking up new uses for items.

DBMM said...

That's sooo cute!!!

Erica said...

Ahhhh! I must do this. Never thought to cut them apart! Thank you for this.

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