Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How-To Tuesday: Make a Stamp Organizer... For Free!

Happy Tuesday! My favorite day of the week :) Today I'm going to share a very easy, and free, idea for organizing all those clear stamps.

Just look at this lovely organization!
If you've read any comments I leave throughout the bloggy world, it is very obvious how much I hate the storage of my clear stamps. Until last week it meant they were all stacked on top of one another on a shelf. Which was sooooo annoying. I could never find a good solution for my small-space situation, and also because I really don't have that many stamps, but enough that I needed to do something about 'em.

I present to you, the Coke Zero-can-12-pack-box-turned-stamp-holder! Let's get goin...

Step 1:  Find those 12 pack boxes out of your recycling. Depending on how many stamps you have, cut the box through the middle where the little handle spot is.

Step 2:  Use left over cardboard from the box to tape a new edge, so the box is closed on the sides. Also cut off the top part of your box.

Step 3:  Find some pretty paper to wrap up your box like a special present. I had some wrapping paper I bought during those after-Christmas-sales that I really liked

Step 4:  Decide how you want to organize your stamps (theme, object, company) and make labels. I measured the height of my box and created labels that would just hang over the edges. I also organized these clear stamps by company. (Some packaging I had to trim down a tiny bit to fit the width of my box)

Step 5:  Fit your stamps how you want them in your pretty soda box, and you're finished!


Extra Step:  I also needed to also organize all those pesky little dollar stamps. I found this plastic container at Michael's for $2. Lucky me, it was the perfect size for these single clear beauties. I organized these by object/theme

Remember when I told you I had space restrictions? This single cubby shelf (Expedit from Ikea, love) is home to all of my stamps, so this organizing system had to fit in this 12"x12" hole. maybe I should do something with all those Cricut binders next...? 

I've only had this new set-up for one week, and it has already seriously made my stamping more enjoyable. Now I know where everything is and I can grab it in seconds!

Happy Organizing and Happy Tuesday!

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<3 RWK
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  1. What genius idea! Very cute too! you are awesome!

  2. Wow! Great idea :). I have a drawer that i use for all my stamps...clear, cling, wooden etc :) its a MESS in there :). I hope I'll have time to make one of these! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. This is a great idea! I have my stamps in a box made for stamp storage, but the inserts are black...can't see what they are without removing them...I am going to try this as soon as I get another 5 hours in the day.
    I am a new follower!! Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!

  4. Way to recycle and repurpose! It's nice to be here and discover your blog! I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll be mine too! Creative blessings, Brynn (flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com)

  5. Oooooo I love that idea! Terrific recycling!

  6. Oh great idea.I have just redone my craft room and need something for all my clear stamps. I started putting them in cds and dvd holders. I realized I will soon run out of space. I love the small plastic container for the $ stamps. F?or some reason I always end up with some of those on every trip to Joann's. So tempting while waiting in line. tfs Tami

    Tambo's Creations

  7. Great idea! I love how you repurposed a soda box :) TFS


  8. Very clever! :)

  9. Wonderful tips. thank you so much
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