Apr 14, 2012

Scissors Storage

This is a super easy Pinterest project for using a coffee mug tree as scissors storage. The hardest part was that it took a few months of searching to find an old mug tree at a thrift store. I finally found one for only $1.75. As I typically do, I forgot to take a before photo, but it was stained brown and looked similar to this one.

It was too cold outside at the time to spray paint, so I used white homemade chalk paint and painted it with a brush. I did not sand or prime first. (I have two or three homemade chalk paint recipes on my Craft Techniques Pinterest board.)

 And voila! My scissors stand. The chalk paint is tough as nails and hasn't chipped or scuffed.

I love having all my scissors right on my table at my fingertips. 

I have multiple pairs of the same kind of scissors, and I write what they're for on the handles with a Sharpie Pen. Fabric, Paper, and Crafts. I think this keeps them sharper longer. I also have scissors that cut different patterns, and I even have a pair labeled misc. for cutting thin wire, hacking off the glue dried on the top of the bottle, prying open jars, and all that stuff that will wreck your good scissors if you're tempted in a moment of frenzied weakness to grab for them. 

Happy organizing!  

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  1. Great idea! I've never thought of using them for all the scissors. I just picked up one of those two days ago while thrifting. They are hard to find! I like to use them for small hanging items I sell at my holiday boutiques.

  2. What a great idea! I also love the jars in the jar holder you have pictured. What a cute spot for crafting and creating! ~ Jamie

  3. Firstly, this is brilliant and I will be on the lookout for those darlings of the 70's kitchen, the Mug Tree. Second, labeling the scissors is such a wonderful idea, I'm stealing it right now! (I knew my Hubby was the man for me when early in our marriage, he picked up a pair of scissors and asked, 'Are these paper or cloth?'. His mother had trained him well.)

  4. GFreat post! I love that scissors storage idea! Thanks for your visit. Wishing you a great weekend!

  5. What an adorable idea and I like how cute it looks with all the scissors. Love the wire basket mason jar organizer as well... lovely way to organize and looks so pretty too:) Thanks for sharing this and visiting me. Have a wonderful day!~Poppy


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