Friday, March 20, 2020

Day 2 - Another Use for the Ocean Medallion Box

Back for Day 2 of Deb's Pic a Day Part II. Whew, that's a mouthful! Today I found a new use for the Ocean Medallion Boxes I've had sitting around. Typically I would have tossed them but they are nice, sturdy boxes and I knew I'd eventually come up with a way to use them. 

Anytime I have a spool of fabric getting close to being finished, I use it to fill a sewing machine bobbin. Have a spool of thread smaller or larger than the rest in my collection? It goes into bobbins. Thread I've had around for a while and want to use up? It goes into a bobbin. It works great because no matter what project I'm working on, I already have plenty of bobbins ready to go. But bobbin storage can be problematic.

I've been looking for a new way to store my bobbins after I got rid of my storage boxes on one of The Friday 15 days last year. I tried:
  • having several little containers, each with their own bobbin color. I found it to be too messy for my taste. 
  • a big divided plastic container but didn't like having to open and close it each time I needed a bobbin. 
  • cutting cardboard strips and placing them in a drawer to divide the colors. Every time I bumped the drawer, the bobbins jumped the cardboard strips and made another mess. 

I've now found a new option. I took some of my Ocean Medallion boxes from last year and cut off the lids.
Turned the lids upside down, and filled them with the bobbins.
Perfect fit.
Glue sticks are residing in the bottom of one of the boxes. The other two bottoms are empty, waiting for my next idea. Ready, set, GO!