Saturday, March 23, 2013

Don't Toss It, Re-Purpose It- Store Display Bags

If you're like me you probably enjoy finding new ways to get organized and recycle useful things.  With our recent move, we've come across lots of opportunities to do just that.
One of my favorite new discoveries has been re-purposing the store display bags that curtains and valances come in.  These bags make perfect storage containers for small craft and sewing projects.  See a few examples below.

I use them to keep my embroidery floss organized and clean
I use them to store complete kits


and everything is located in one safe place

I save the giant zippered storage bags that comforters and blankets come in too. I use those bags to store unfinished quilt kits in.
Do you have a favorite recycling/storage solution???

Please link up and share.

I am sharing this little craft idea on my favorite blog hop for crafters at Dolly's Designs.

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The Creative Blog Hop

And my FAVORITE blog hop for FARMGIRLS AND GUYS...
The Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #103

15 comments:

  1. Heidi,
    I kept those bags for years and never found a use for them. Now I have uses and thanks for the ideas girl..I thank you for linking up too! Have a good week!

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    1. Hi Dolly. Thank you for hosting this awesome little blog hop for crafters. I intend to find lots of new ideas to get my creative juices flowing again...

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  2. Heidi I do this too!!! I'm hopping over from Dolly's and following your lovely blog. Hugs

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    1. Welcome Katherine. They're awesome little freebies. I am hopping over to follow your blog as soon as I finish saying hello to everyone that left me a message this morning.

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  3. Oh yes! I love these bags. I like the really big ones for out of season comforts and coverlets. Keeps them fresh. (always store clean covers)
    :) Pat

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  4. Thanks for the bags. They will work great for so many things. I have already used three of them for holding my fabric scraps.

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    1. I am so glad you're finding them useful Michelle. Thank you for spending the week keeping me company while Jerry was on vacation. You are great company and a big help.

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  5. This is a great idea! I also like the idea of using larger ones for extra blankets, etc. Thanks for the ideas ladies!

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  6. I have cut mine up to make luggage tags. I have it posted on my S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot. I love your tip on storing embroidery floss.

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  7. Newly inspired I am by you and your ideas. Always knew these had a reason beyond their first use. You've given me the nudge toward the right line of thought. I'm off and running. Hooray!!!!

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  8. Darn it, I just threw on of these away! Wait, the garbage man has not come by yet. Going dumpster diving!

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  9. Great idea. I use mine for a variety of storage uses. I'm with you, why throw anything away!!

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  10. OH! I throw those away and always hate myself for doing it. We have a teency house, so I can't afford to keep 'empties' around, but this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

    I'd like to invite you to share this post and up to two others at Farm Girl Blog Fest #28, which is live right now. You would be a great addition to the wonderful posts that are shared!

    Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest #28

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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