Craft Tips and Answers
Customer Submitted Tips
We love when our customers come up with great ideas and ways to use the organizers. Here's what one customer says…
Submitted by: C.P - HENDERSON, NV
Still love your products. I find I'm constantly reorganizing and repurposing the drawers. I have found a new successful use of the 1" drawer and paper trays. I line them with inexpensive adhesive magnetic sheets and they work perfectly to hold my spellbinders nestabilities, bordabilities, etc. I can get 4-8 sets in each tray. I organize by shape, ie: all circles in one tray, all label shapes in a different tray, etc. I like the fact that I can see so many of the sets at one time. The dies stay in place when not in use because of the magnetic sheets. Helps to save time and increases the flow of ideas. I label the trays/drawers as to their contents for quick location of the dies.
Here's a tip when working with our ribbon dispensers!
(NEW TIP: You can also use glue dots instead of the whole strip of adhesive. This will minimize the access stickiness on the dispenser)
As pictured below, place a strip of double sided tape along the bottom of your dispenser. Then attach the tail ends of each ribbon to this double sided tape. This will prevent your ribbon ends from winding back into the dispenser. When you are ready to use one of the ribbons just remove the tail end from the adhesive pull the length desired and cut.
--Just another way to make your crafting easier.--
Submitted by: S.H of Athabasca, Alberta Canada
I am looking forward to completing my collection of Best Craft Desks and Organizers soon. Below are some pictures of what my craft room looks like so far.
I have added a restaurant chit rail under the hutch to hold my pictures, notes and paper bits. I also use my top 1" drawer in my desk as a garbage. I just sweep away the bits and snips while I am working.
When I go to weekend crops I pack my drawers into cardboard banker boxes and transport them with ease. At the crop, I turn the boxes on their short side and slide my drawers in. This helps keep them from toppling everywhere.
Organized Crafter Single Pedestal desk used for my sewing machine and die cutter.
Crafters Desk and Hutch with a Triple large Cabinet in the corner.
Two Crafters Desks one with hutch. Single Mini Stackable in between.
Make your Paper Shelves slide!
Do you like the way the paper shelves store your 12x12 scrapbook paper but you don't like that they are stationary? Now you can make them to slide in and out of your unit.
Simply purchase a pair of drawer rails for $2.00/pair (plus S&H) and convert your paper shelves to be able to slide. Buy Now.
Install the drawer rails upside down and then slide your paper shelf on top of the rail. When inserting the drawer rails the right hand rail will now look like a "7" when inserted. The paper shelves will not have a stop on them and will be able to pull completely out.
Also, the paper shelves must be double spaced in your unit not single spaced, therefore, insert your upside down drawer rails into every other hole in your cabinet. Make sure not to load the paper shelf past the front lip. This may cause the paper shelf to bow in the center.
Use the 2" Insert as Ribbon storage. Simply flip your insert upside down and with an x-acto knife cut slits in each compartment. Now roll up your ribbon and slip the end through the slot cut in the compartment.
Once all your compartments are full of ribbon take your 2" drawer and flip it upside down onto the 2" insert. Carefully flip right side up both the drawer and insert together. Now all of your ribbon is organized and easy to see and dispense.
By using a 1" and 2" Insert in the 3.5" Drawer you can obtain the maximum storage space and still keep all your little items organized. The inserts are stiff enough that you can pull out the 1" insert easily to reveal the 2" insert below.
By using the White Cube with 1", 2" and 3.5" Drawers in my bathroom I was able to get rid of my clutter and mess and keep all of my stuff organized, easily accessible but hidden away from view. I love the difference it has made in cleanliness of my bathroom.
I put a Mini Stackable with all 2" drawers in my closet to hold all my "intimates". Now I don't have to dig through a big messy drawer to find what I am looking for. Plus everything is closed from view. Thanks Best Craft Organizer for creating a product that I can use for all areas in my house.
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