I don’t have a large beautiful craft room, but I do have an area where I craft and some simple drawers for my supplies. At some point I decided to get all the distress oxide inks, but I didn’t have a plan to organize them, and they were just thrown into a drawer.
Note: There’s a video at the end of this post showing this procedure.
I had an idea to create something like a display mount for my drawers, and I was lucky enough that it was a good idea and worked on the first try.
It’s so simple and cost me nothing. Not only did this allow for better organization, but allowed me to fit more visible ink pads in one drawer.
- Heavy Weight Cardstock
- Score Board and Bone Folder
- Hot Glue
- Paper Trimmer
Big list, eh. Ha!
Grab some heavy cardstock and trim it to 4.5 inches X 8.5 inches. The 8.5 inches-length is used for the width of my drawer. Of course this can be altered for any size drawer you have.
Score at 1.5 inch, 3 inch, and 4.25 inch. Fold at each score line and press with your bone folder.
I used double sided tape to adhere my mount together but any strong adhesive will do. Add adhesive to the .25 inch flap, as this will be used to connect to the other end of your paper.
Fold the paper to create a triangle and adhere the .25 inch flap to the 1.5 inch side. Now you should have a triangle tube.
I used hot glue to adhere the mount to my drawer, because it’s sturdy but easy enough to remove if I need to. Make any measurements needed to space out your rows and add as many as will fit in your drawer.
I’ll also note that my blender domes are attached to the back of my ink pads and these mounts allow enough clearance for them to sit at the top of the pad while stored.
That’s it! Done.
My ink pads are now facing up and I can easily organize them based on color.
Before and After
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