It's the end of October and, in some parts of the world, the gardens are coming to an end. Some of you may use plant or row markers in your gardens. Plant markers can be made out of anything, but I found this package at the Dollar Tree.
Five plant markers and the erasable pen came with it...all for $1.00.
Well, you know I won't be using these in the garden. So, let's see how they can help in the craft room.
We all have projects that are "works in progress", because we steal our crafting time in bits and pieces. Most of us don't work on just one project either. We keep our minds busy with different creations. If we are bored, we move on to the next...leaving behind the UFO or Un-Finished Object.
We take out our craft, sewing, quilting, scrap booking projects and work on them for a short time. When our time is up, where do we put them until we can steal those few minutes again? Some store them in piles on the table or shelf. Some store them in bags, boxes or baskets. No matter how you keep them until the next time, labeling them is important. If you know what's inside, they won't get left behind.
In my sewing room I have a shelf, in the picture below, that has the black and white polka dot boxes. These boxes are my "Works in Progress".
The boxes are just cardboard containers that water bottles come in. You can use anything though. I covered mine with fabric strips. I used spray glue for the fabric, but found that hot glue on the edges worked great.
The shelf is high and I'm a shorty, so I can't see in the boxes. Lol
Here's where the plant markers come in...
One marker per box to mark what's inside.
I just taped mine to the inside. You can hot glue or tie your marker to your storage system.
Plant markers are usually erasable, so this is perfect for the ever changing array of projects we go through!!!
You can use anything to mark your "Works in Progress", if you can't find these plant markers.
- tongue depressors
- popsicle sticks
Here's a quick picture of the clothespin idea to label a box, bag or basket.
Write on the stick and then it clamps onto the box.
Just use anything that will help you stay organized. When you are organized, you can accomplish anything.