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Friday, October 15, 2010

Dawn's metal die storage

Metal dies are all the rage, and the storage of those dies is a hot topic here at Crafty Storage.

Dawn over at My Favorite Things has a great idea for DIY die storage. And it's eco-friendly too!

She used a cardstock, leftover acetate sheets, and her sewing machine to create these simple and yet very practical die storage pockets!
(photo courtesy of Dawn at My Favorite Things)

Each die slips easily into the pocket, but is easy to see (thanks to the acetate). And if you read Dawn's blog, you'll know that a plain plastic basket won't do to store all the pockets - Dawn loves vintage, and has an amazing eye for style and colour (note how the colours of the cardstock coordinate with her blog!) - so she stores them in a vintage loaf pan. Cute and simple!

(photo courtesy of Dawn at My Favorite Things)

It's obvious how well this solution works with solid, larger dies, but it can be easily adapted to work with smaller dies (use a smaller piece of acetate) long, skinny dies (sew the pocket down the middle to hold two on one card), and even multiple stacked dies like Nestabilities (cut a thin magnetic sheet to hold the dies together and then slide it into the pocket.)

Check out Dawn's blog for more details on how she created the pockets. Love this idea? Let us know if you try it out, or if you have your own way to store metal dies (or other crafting tools.) We'd love to hear from you!

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Unknown said...

Wow this is soooooooo clever x Leigh x

Dawnll said...

Off to check out Dawn- such a fun idea I can't resist checking out more.


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