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Friday, September 24, 2010

9/23 Gracie Ann's mini embellishment storage

I thought of sharing this simple tutorial on how to make a mini embellishment organizer made of cardstock. It's a creative and resourceful way of using scrapbook materials to create an organizer for our small embellishments such as brads, eyelets, buttons, pins, etc.

Mini embellishment organizer

Materials needed:
1 pc.- 8 3/16 x 5 1/2 cardstock
2 pcs- 5x5 cardstock
Glue or double-sided tape
Patterned papers to decorate boxes
2- Buttons
2- Brads
Score tool

To create the shelf :
1. Using the 8 3/16th by 5 1/2 inches cardstock, scored each side 2 inches from the edges.
2. Cut vertically up the folds towards the middle (2 cuts going up on the bottom and 2 cuts coming down from the top)
3. Fold and adhere edges to form a rectangular shaped box.  See photo for cutting and folding reference.
4. Decorate the shelf with patterned paper

To create the drawers: (Do this for the 2 pieces of 5x5 cardstock)
1. Score 1.5 inches from the edges of all sides of the 5x5 cardstock
2. Cut the paper along the vertical fold only until the middle3. Fold and adhere edges together to form a square box
4. Decorate the drawers with patterned paper.
4. Insert the brad inside the button's hole and then insert the two in the middle part of the drawers. These will serve as their handles.

Fill your mini drawers with small embellishments. You can also create more shelves with boxes and stack them on top of each other. There you have it. Your very own embellishment organizer. :)


Jo said...

What a cute idea Gracie Ann!
and very useful ...
Thanks for the idea and shared it with us!
Jo, from Italy

jonaks said...

great idea!

Gracie Ann Tan said...

Thanks ladies. Go ahead and give it a try. It's pretty simple to make too. =)