Are you drowning in Vinyl scraps? I am! I love to use my Cricut machine to create all kinds of crafts, but find myself with so many scraps that I don’t want to throw away! Today I’m going to share with you some fun and colorful craft room organization ideas, along with a tutorial for a project you can make to organize your vinyl scraps.
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As much as I love to make fun t-shirts and other projects with my Cricut Maker one of my favorite things to make with it are labels to help me organize things around the house.
My kids are almost 18, and one thing I’ve learned over the years is that if a bin/drawer/plastic tub is not labeled then it’s not going to stay organized. Even IF it is labeled it might not stay organized either, but at least there’s a better chance it will stay the way you want it if it’s got a label.
I’ve used my Cricut to make labels to organize shelves in my pantry, drawers in my kid’s closets, and glass jars for holding everything from buttons to ribbons. Since I’ve been using my Cricut machine more I find myself absolutely drowning in vinyl scraps! I have been keeping them on my craft table in a basket but I’ve grown tired of always sorting through the basket to find exactly what I need.
Cricut Vinyl Scrap Storage Ideas
The dreary winter weather has me craving color so I thought it would be fun to create a colorful stack of trays to keep my vinyl scraps organized. I know that many crafters prefer to use drawers to keep vinyl organized, but I don’t have space for a set of drawers. I do have an empty spot on my craft table and thought a set of trays that I could stack an unstack would be the perfect way to wrangle my scraps.
To make the set, I purchased simple wood trays that would stack on top of each other. My original plan was to store my scraps by color, then I decided it would be better to store them by type. I painted each tray a different colorful candy color and then created labels for the trays based on the types of vinyl that I use the most.
If you’d like to make your own set of stackable trays here’s how you can do it.
How to Make Colorful Wood Storage Trays for your Vinyl Scraps
Unpainted Wood Trays – purchased at Target
Acrylic Paint in Various Colors
Wax or Lightweight Varnish
To Begin; Paint your Trays
The first thing you need to do is decide on a color scheme and paint your trays. I recommend taping off parts of your tray with painters tape. If you are stacking your trays, they may stick to each other if the top and bottom edges are painted. So you’ll want to run a bit of painters tape over the top rim to keep the edge clean.
Using a foam brush, paint your trays. It may take a few coats to get the right color. After you’re done painting seal the paint with a bit of wax or varnish.
Create the Labels:
If you’d like the same labels that I made, you can just hop on over to Cricut Design Space and use my file. I’ve made it public so I can share it with you. Measure the height of your trays and simply type in the word you want into Desing Space. Size it so that it’s not too tall for the tray. Repeat until you’ve created all your words.
When you’re ready, cut out the labels with your Cricut Machine from white Permanent Vinyl
Apply the Labels:
Peel off the excess vinyl from your labels. Cut a piece of Transfer Tape a bit bigger than your labels. Apply it to the front of the label, then peel off the backing.
Apply it to the tray, use a Cricut tool to adhere it, then peel away the transfer tape.
That’s it! Now just stack and organize all of your vinyl!
More Fun Projects to Make with your Cricut:
DIY Ballet T-Shirts and Warm-Ups
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