Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simply Organized: Ideaology & More

I found this gorgeous box with a magnetic flip lid at the thrift store.  I'm not sure what the box was originally used for, and wasn't sure at the time what I would use it for, BUT it was only $1 so I bought it.  Turns out it makes a great organizer for my Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces, and a bit more. 

I was going to make my own boxes to store inside it to sort my odds & ends, but instead I ended up repurposing a few sturdy jewelry boxes with their lids that I'd been saving.  I even used some of the original packaging as dividers, and of course saving other bits of packaging for use on another project.  Anyway...see what you think. 

Jewelry box lid contains some gears, metal corners, ornate bookplates, key
Tin box lid w/packaging dividers contains jump rings & brad varieties
Ruler ribbon & slide mounts fit neatly in front of the tin lid

Another box lid contains facets.
The tin box contains hinge clips & D-rings,
and nestled underneath is white ATC size sticky back canvas.

The bottom of the box has loads of goodies!  On the far left are journaling tickets.
The left box holds two small jewelry boxes with memo pins & game spinners,
as well as 2 boxes of alphabet brads in silver & antique, and some timepieces.
The box on the right holds another lid with philosophy tags, & filmstrip ribbon,
also a variety of fragments are included in this box.

And finally, against the back of the box I was able to fit in:
journaled slide mounts, sanding grip refill,  & 3 different masks
 I chose not to embellish the box further, as I like it just the way it is.  It's both a lovely decorative piece for my desk, as well as being quite functional.  I have a bit more odds & ends I'd like to fit inside (believe it or not), but on the whole--I'm quite pleased with the outcome of this repurposed project!

Thanks for popping in!


  1. Stunning organizational Piece. I love it.Fabulous that it is so deep to keep all yr goodies together.

  2. Oh, I love this gorgeous way to store the grunge! What a brilliant idea!

  3. Beautiful storage, wonderful that it is such a deep box. Thanks for your comment on my teacup card. I love chai tea too. I will have to try the recipe. thanks for yr email too!take care, gerri

  4. First I want to thank you for all yr beautiful comments this week. Yr question about the paper for the unicorn paper piece...It was regular white printer paper!I just dont use alot of water with my paints, you can see that the paper does buckle, but I like that. I have tried watercolor paper too, I just make sure I use the heavy weight paper setting on my printer...Hope that helps, take care, gerri


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