Monday, November 2, 2009


Cans are good.  Yes, cans are very, very good things especially for storage.  And you can even make them shabby chic and pleasing to your eye.  Plus you can impress all of your liberal friends by telling them that you are the "greenest of green".  Actually, I do not like the idea of filling up our landfills but I don't like the idea of someone making huge amounts of money off of my raw goods (trash, recyclables, etc...) and charge me exorbitant rates to pick it up it in the process. But that is another blog entry.

You can use them to store things like paint brushes, colored pencils....

 You likey the finish?  Remember the previous post about the American Light Buttermilk and gold stippling over that?  That's what it is...easy as pie!

Q-tips (for art projects)

Pliers and Rulers...hey!  those rulers aren't trash!!!  Guess I better change my tag.

But workbox tags?  Cans are not so good!

Hence my solution?  A clear notebook style case that I got several years ago on Target's Dollar Spot.  (I'm getting my money's worth out of that bulk supply of velcro dots dontcha think?)


And look how nicely it stores on the shelf.


Sheri said...

crafty crafty. Very nice. I have a huge 3 Ring binder for all my WKBX cards-I now just need to buy stock in the Velcro companies. I simply laminated some card stock, punched out holes to plop them into the ole binder and there we go. Your version is very nice too!

Have a great week!
What's in the Box?

Dawn said...

I really enjoy visiting your blog...I visit it alot ;). I am also homeschool mom of three that workboxes, scrapbooks, and does very creative things very "cheaply". I am in the process of trying to start my own homeschool blog but am no good at computer stuff. I just wanted you to know that your blog has been such a blessing to me I am trying many of your wonderful ideas and can't wait to share some of mine and invite you into our home one day via internet. Untill then I hope God blesses you in a very special way! (He has used you to bless me many times!!!)Here is my email and I am also on facebook if you would like to contact me :-)!
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Melissa said...

Love the idea for hanging all your workbox tags in that 'binder.' I need to do something like that. I have mine in a little clear 4x6 holder, but it takes to long to dig through them. Glad to see what's working for you! Really enjoy your blog : )

ami said...

Love the way you store those workbox cards! We won't discuss how I store them. ;) It's awful. I might try your thing. :) Ami

The Ties that Bind Us said...

what a great solution! i love your pictures too.

HeartofWisdom said...

I need to get to Target to see if they have anymore. Whats the name of them in case I have to order online? Target is an hour from me.

I made Printable Workbox Tags you might like-- my boys ASKED for weekend tags to make week end schedules. Do you believe it?

joelle said...

Oh yes, I love cans too. I love all your pictures and ideas. Thanks for sharing them.