underspace storage

by kath_red on 02/02/2010

in Green Crafting

Francesca wrote in telling us about her underspace storage idea:

The concept involves keeping jars, repurposing them as craft supply storage containers, and storing them away (and in the case of a small house: out of the way) by nailing the lids onto the under space of a shelf. Whereas this is not an entirely original concept, (I first saw it in a friend’s shop for storing hardware) I’ve used it in the house to store craft supplies, and I’m even beautifying the jars for display by engraving them with a Dremel tool.

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1 Lynn in Tucson February 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm

My grandfather used to keep odds & ends above his workbench like this. But imagine how cool the jars would look decorated with etching cream and stencils!


2 xmoonbloom February 3, 2010 at 4:16 am

these are great, we made these back in girl scouts.


3 Melissa February 3, 2010 at 8:51 am

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. :) Melissa


4 Lia February 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

ooo these are so cute :)….great for buttons :) and knick knacks :)


5 Becka February 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

The crafty gentleman who owned our house previously had a variation on this. He made a rotating jar storage system with all the jar lids attached to a big tube. It hung above his workbench and you could spin it around to get the bolts or thumbtacks you wanted. We thought it was so charming we kept it exactly where it was and use it still.


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