DIY Bead and Small Item Storage

Category Crafts
Small containers, whether recycled coffee containers or lidded boxes from a craft or discount store, can be invaluable in organizing your small craft supplies. A description of one crafter's storage solution is offered below.


Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

This might not pertain to you, but if even one of you out there needs help fitting all your "bits and pieces" into containers, I have done my job! This will let you stay home in style. Result of cabin fever!

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 drawers from a craft drawer unit.


  • 11 International Coffee tins
  • 23 mini plastic oblong containers


  1. Because this isn't an actual "craft", but a DIY instead, there aren't any supply shots. Instead, there are shots of the number of containers I can fit into my drawer unit, simply by changing which direction they are going.
  2. Advertisement

  3. The first one is just 10. But wait...there's more! By reconfiguring them, I can fit one more in the same space.
  4. Same with the tiny containers I get 10/1.00. By putting them upside down, I can of course see what is inside. But the first way only fits 20.
  5. By turning just one row the opposite direction, I can fit 3 more.
  6. When you are configuring things into a tiny space I hope this helps you to "think INSIDE the box"!!
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

Organizing CraftsMay 20, 2020
Back to School Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Pest Control
Summer Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-18 23:08:54 in 836 msecs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question