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Old 02-23-2020, 11:35 AM
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I recently started a new hobby. I paint wooden cutouts and decorate them with glass mosaics ó see attachments. My 5 yr old niece loves it too! My problem is organizing everything. I have lots of tubes of acrylic paints, tons of small bags of glass mosaics, different sized wooden cutouts, paintbrushes, gem stickers, etc....Iím looking for a creative way to organize the stuff so that when I want to work on it I can easily bring it to the kitchen table.
I thought about maybe a fishing tackle box for the mosaic glass not sure though. Right now I have all the paints in a big plastic bin with all the colors just jumbled up and it drives me crazy.
Please let me know if you have any ideas for how to organize this. Thanks!


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Old 02-23-2020, 12:20 PM
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Michael’s sells rolling carts in varying colors that would work well with small containers on each level for supplies.

https://www.michaels.com/mint-lexing...SABEgIBffD_BwE

They have some other great options as well...

This one is wider:
https://www.michaels.com/white-hudso.../10591998.html

And this has organization built in:
https://www.michaels.com/mobile-craf.../10109501.html
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For mosaic glass storage
Old 02-23-2020, 12:28 PM
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A friend introduced me to mosaics. Her garage was converted to a sort of studio with shelving and storage for all the necessary equipment. She kept the smaller mosaic pieces sorted by color or shape in tall plastic jars. She said she tries to keep the smaller glass pieces all in the same size jars. I think she buys them in bulk from Amazon. Her larger glass pieces are sorted by colors and kept in plastic shoe boxes. All her jars were placed on narrow shelving along the walls for easy access. The smaller boxes are in another area on wider shelves.

For myself, I bought lots of small plastic storage jars from Michaelís craft store. (Evidently they were intended for slime since thatís what the sticker on the jar said.) I use plastic shoe boxes for larger pieces. I keep the large glass sheets (12x12) in plastic scrapbook cases that Michaelís sells to carry when I go to class.
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Please post a picture of a finished product.
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Old 02-23-2020, 02:22 PM
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I would use a rolling cart with 12x12 drawers to store the wood cutouts . Add another rolling cart that would have roll out drawers that contained jars of materials arranged by material and then color. Have fun with your hobby


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Old 02-24-2020, 09:14 AM
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I love the rolling cart idea. I have one in my craft room.
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