I’m on a creative craft supply storage kick! With all the new crafty goodness that has recently joined the ranks in my studio I’m running out of space to put things. Why not kill two birds with one stone by creating craft supply storage while creating with new supplies? Genius…I know Today I’ll be sharing how you can create a simple storage box for Stickles and other Ranger Ink supplies like Liquid Pearls and Enamel accents.
You can use any box you like for this project. Depending on how extensive your Stickles collection is you may have to adjust the size. I used a Caboodles insert for my project but you can up cycle a cardboard box, tin or thrift store find and get the same result!
DIY Stickles Storage
- Favorite Stamps (I used Stampers Anonymous “Tiny Things”)
- Distress Embossing Power (Black Soot)
- Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Distress Paint
- Metal Flashing Tape (available at most hardware stores)
- Baby Wipes
- Floral Foam
STEP 1: Measure the perimeter of your container and cut a piece of metal tape to fit. (I’m lazy and just wrapped the tape around and cut it)
STEP 2: Stamp images on metal tape and emboss with Distress Embossing powder.
STEP 3: Apply Distress Paint over embossed image.
*TIP* Be sure to let it cool and remove the “Release Crystals” from the image. If this is your first time using Distress Embossing powder check out this video from Tim Holtz.
STEP 4: Using the corner of a baby wipe gently remove wet paint from embossed image. You MUST do this while the paint is still wet! Work your way down with one color at a time and remove paint from image immediately.
*Tip* For small hard to reach areas use a slightly damp q-tip.
I used almost every color of Distress Paint in the 24 color set to create my embossed foil tape. There’s just something magical about Distress Paint on metal don’t you think?
STEP 5: Fill the bottom of your container with thin pieces of floral foam. I buy my floral foam at the dollar store and cut it with a steel edged ruler. Attach with hot glue or your favorite adhesive.
STEP 6: Create holes in your foam using the top of a Stickles bottle. This will hold the Stickles upside down and prevent them from flopping over.
STEP 7: Wrap Foil Tape around container and burnish with a bone folder. Do this gently…the burnishing will remove some of the paint but it gives it a nice distressed look.
Now simply insert your Stickles into the pre-drilled holes and enjoy not having to squeeze the life out of them on your next project! You see that? Craft storage doesn’t have to come from a big box store. All you need is a little paint and imagination to create custom crafty storage solutions for Stickles and more!
I’ll have plenty more DIY craft storage solutions to share with you soon…I’ve been at the Thrift Shop, “Poppin’ tags!” I found a “Come up” or two so stay tuned for that! Also coming up later this week is Featured Product Friday…this weeks theme is Embossing Powder. I have some friends joining me for this weeks featured product Friday and you won’t want to miss all the embossing inspiration we have in store for you!
Have a sparkly day!