Monday, January 24, 2011

Organizational Tip to Inspire Creativity

A couple of months ago I bought some old muffin tins at an antique store planning on using them for storage of some sort (though honestly I was more likely going to store them in a pile with all the other stuff I collect from antique stores and thrift shops!). They sat there until last week when while cleaning up my studio I got this great idea to use those muffin tins to collect items of similar colors to create sort of an inspiration "board"/palette thing (I'm not sure what to even call it) Sort of a jumping off point for a project. I figure if I can organize the items into c
olors I am currently inspired by and keep the tins on my desk I may just use them! So I did that with red/teal/yellow color palette I'm really into lately and a tin of neutrals - kraft/white/brown/metals. It's a great in
expensive way to organize and inspire you to use some of those items you have laying around! Now all I have to do is find some paper and I will have all the matching embellishments already picked out!
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14 comments:

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nice it's so amazing how crafters can take regular - house hold item and use then in out creative insipration rooms...

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a cute idea!

Tina Bailie said...

Great idea!

Teje said...

Hi, you have found very good idea for those lovely antiques! Beautiful and practical!

robindefender said...

THat's a cute idea... and it's always nice to have your embellies where you can see them and be inspired by them. I wish I could do something like that, but a tin like that would just be an invitation to Spike the kitty. She'd think they were there for her to browse and plunder at her pleasure!

Leslie said...

what a fun idea.

dodley said...

two of my favorite things, organization and crafting! you've been added to my reader, i'm a fellow richmond craft girl named carley, nice to meet ya!

Faith said...

Fantastic idea!

Kathy Martin said...

How fun! Great idea! :)

my4blessings said...

What a creative idea! Those are really cool tins.

Tina said...

a girl after my own heart...I do this too...I think it's a love of vintage finds (muffi tin) and a need to hold more embellishmnts...great idea and love your color combos..

tina
mommy scraps alot

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Francine said...

What a cool idea! I'm pretty sure I will do something simialr today!

This will be up on Craft Gossip today too :)

Francine

carla66 said...

This is a fantastic idea! bye bye ^-^