Storage Tip for Small Items
Since I've been quilting, I've become somewhat of a hoarder. You know the feeling... you see something cool and you think, "I might be able to use that in a quilt." It might be an old piece of jewelry, a bottle cap, a sea shell,....you get the idea. It would defeat the purpose to go out and buy a storage container for all these "doodads." So here's my solution.
I started saving the plastic containers that our coffee comes in. I buy coffee at Costco, so the containers are roomy. I keep on hand a can of black spray paint that works on any surface, including plastic. Once sprayed, I have a sleek, round bin with a snap-on lid. A white paint marker could be used to label it, or just stick on an adhesive label.