Piping Tip Storage........what Does Everyone Use?

Decorating By KHalstead Updated 14 Jan 2010 , 2:38pm by KHalstead

KHalstead Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:12pm
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Ok, Ive had it with piping tips and having them fall all over the place!! I had the wilton tool caddy, pain to pull out and open and then I wind up flipping the stupid thing all the time because the lid is heavier than the box!

Then I just bought the tip containers that hold a nice amount and have the lid, but again.....the tips don't stay put, they jumble around inside of it (even with the lid shut) and I have to search and search through all the tips to find the one I want.

I want to get one of those containers with the tons of drawers in the front so I can put tips in and label each drawer with the tip number (I have multiples of each tip) so this seems perfect for me

BUT what are they called????? I think I'm gonna have to settle for the containers you use for embroidery thread/beading which might be ok.

What do you all use?

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TexasSugar Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:15pm
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I've used the embroidery thread containers. I liked them to a point. I had my seperated by types so I still had to pull them out to find the one I wanted. I also thought about using a bead container. There was one that had enough compartments in one thing that I could seperate them out more.

I use the Wilton Tool Caddy now, but that is probably mostly because I am a WMI and it is just handy to have all them in the same place.

AngelaM Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:31pm
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I have one of the tip holders made by Ateco and I don't have any problems with the tips jumbling around like they sometimes do in my Wilton caddy.

jenng1482 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:49pm
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Something like this?
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sweetcakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 10:01pm
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i too use the wilton tip cases, the ones that hold 50 so tips. i have 7 of them, in one i keep all round tips, another stars, another petals, another leaves, another flattips like basketweave/#150 and such, one has specialty and the last one has a selection. . I stack them ontop of each other and the case is marked on the outside edge. it is very easy to pull the right case out and get the tip i want. At one time i counted all my tips and i had close to 700, lots of duplicates of course. This takes very little space in my cupboard, and its easy.

KodiM Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 10:20pm
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I know exactly what you are talking about. It is usually in the hardware department and holds nails and screws. I actually found mine at Wal-Mart in the hardware aisle and I think it was about $10. I love it. I even used a label maker to label the drawers so I know exactly where everything is. It makes finding and putting things away super easy. Mine is black with clear drawers and it probably has 20 smaller drawers.

cylstrial Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by jenng1482

Something like this?




Yes - that's exactly what I need. Both of my Wilton tip cases broke the same week. I had tips everywhere!!!!!!

KHalstead Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:08pm
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jenn, exactlly what I'm talking about.......what are they called?

KHalstead Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I've used the embroidery thread containers. I liked them to a point. I had my seperated by types so I still had to pull them out to find the one I wanted. I also thought about using a bead container. There was one that had enough compartments in one thing that I could seperate them out more.

I use the Wilton Tool Caddy now, but that is probably mostly because I am a WMI and it is just handy to have all them in the same place.




That's what I was thinking of when I said embroidery thread case, was those things they use for beads. Then I could put the tip number on the top of the case and have several of each tip in each compartment (same number tip)...I have too many tips to store in the wilton tool caddy...tried that, even marked where each tip should go (which did make it quicker to grab them) ...but I kept dumping the thing over all the time and it drove me absolutely NUTS!!

TexasSugar Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:41pm
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Did you stack your tips in the caddy? Since I have to carry mine back and forth to the store I have dumped them a few times myself. You can get a piece of foam to put between the lid and the tips so that if the box does get knocked over the tips stay in place. Or course that only works when the lid is closed.

I do like the organizer pictured above, and if you have a room that you do everything in that would be nice to have on the wall above a work surface.

What is the name/brand of it, Jen? Store you can get it at?

artscallion Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:53pm
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AverageMom Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 6:06pm
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I use a plastic drawer set that I bought at WalMart. Each drawer (there are 5) is only about 1.5 inches deep. I stand the tips inside, and each drawer has a different type. It's all my OTHER cake stuff that is a pain to store!

sherrycanary62 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 7:23pm
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I use this, because I had it...keep it covered with a kitchen towel. Its mounted to the wall above my work area
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KHalstead Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 7:30pm
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artscallion..........that's exactlly what I'm lookin for!!!!!!! THANK You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

prterrell Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 8:35pm
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I use something like what artscallion posted. Bought it at the hardware store.

pattycakesnj Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 8:53pm
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sherrycanary, love your rack. Where did you get it and what is it called?

KHalstead Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 2:38pm
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that is a spool rack or spool holder...for thread spools. I saw one at Joann fabrics for $3.00....held I think like 50 spools or something it said.

I thought of that too, but it didn't solve my problem of me knocking my tips over....I'm such a clutz!

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