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In an effort to de-clutter, organize, and basically freshen up my work area I’ve been on the prowl for projects I can do that require no money on my part because they use up the supplies I already have. Yesterday I was going through my supplies and cleaning things up after a project and found that I was out of little plastic organizers for my embroidery floss. These little guys are so helpful in keeping my floss box (as I fondly call it) neat and organized, but they cost money. Using salvaged cardboard and one of my plastic organizers as a template I created a simple and easy replacement that saved me a couple dollars, and I made it entirely with supplies I already had lying about the apartment. Not to mention they now have that ‘me‘ flare and my floss box feels more personalized.

1. Cardboard (the best is from soda cartons or dry food boxes)
2. Embroidery Floss
3. Rubber Cement
4. Pencil
5. Scissors
6. Scrapbook Paper Scraps
7. Floss Organizer (for template) or draw up your own design!
8. (not pictured) Hole Puncher-optional
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Step 1:

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Trace your template onto your cardboard. I try to fit as many as possible onto one piece. This limits your waste and gives you the highest return on pieces. Make sure to leave a little room between them to allow for the next couple steps.


Cut the pieces out into squares. I like to wait till later before cutting them down to their actual shape. This makes the next few steps easier.

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Using your rubber cement (or any other adhesive you have lying around) afix your cutout with your tracing facing out. This helps you know where to cut. Make sure you let the glue dry fully before proceeding to the next step.

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Cut out your template a second time, cutting as close to the cardboard as possible to maximize your scraps and minimize waste.
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
zamrin1 year ago
Nice! Where did you get the organizer template?
rgens1 year ago
What a great idea!
drwebster2 years ago
These are great! I like that you added the scrapbook paper. :D
thistleandleaves (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thank you! :D