I am finding I am getting quite a collection of crystal colors, lustre dusts and disco dusts. I even bought dupicates the other day because they are all thrown in a bin and i cant remember which I have or find them in my bin. Does any one have any helpful tips to offer for storage and organization. Pictures are always appreciated!
In addition to purchased luster dusts, I grind my own petal dusts using non- toxic pastel chalks. So, I have accumulated quite a large palette of colors. I find the easiest way to organize, and to allow me to see at a glance, is to put them all in the clear stackable bead organizer jars that I get from Michael's. They come in 5 to a stack, 6 stacks to a case. On each I stick a label with the color (and brand, if purchased) for refill purposes. I organize the individual cases with a label as to whether petal, disco, luster, etc. The colors are stacked as like a rainbow; blues with blues with those blues blending into greens, etc.
It is really easy for me to keep these small cases upright in a drawer and to see what I want to use.
It may sound repetitious to repackage those already purchased in those little jars, but in the long run it makes them much more accessible and if I write the brand info on my labels, I know what I need to replace.
I hope this helps you. Things can really get out of hand with this addiction called cake decorating!
I store a lot of my decorating stuff in a tackle box similar to this one:
I use one of the pullout cases for icing color, petal dust, disco dust, and paintbrushes. It came with little plastic inserts so I could customize the little compartments.
If you are not wanting something so big, they do sell the plastic cases seperately, in all different sizes, at pretty much any sporting goods store.
I bought one of those cases but the little inserts were JUST too small to hold the crystal colors and disco dusts. Maybe there is a bigger size i didnt see... I really love this idea and how it packs away so easily and is so mobile since I ahve a couple of places I work from.
I have also looked at those little bead containers and considered it. I just wasnt sure if it would be tight enough to keep the dusts in... good to know!
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Have you seen those pretty boxes they have a Michaels - decorative.
I have one that for gels and for dusts
For my dust they are in a different design (so just grab the box without having to open it because I know this design equals - gels, dusts, cutters, etc.) and I divide that box into three sections and put luster, petal and disc/etc into their own section. I also typed up ever color and qty and taped to the inside of the lid so I know what had or if I needed to order more.
These boxes gave me more using them and they are great.
here is the link to look at the gel box
Here is what I use to store most of my decorating tools https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150362086235948.401607.521985947&saved#!/photo.php?fbid=10150362097380948&set=a.10150362086235948.401607.521985947&type=1&theater
tips, couplers, colors, fondant tools, bags, ect
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