Thursday, November 13, 2008

Faux Clip it Up

I know this is in no way a new thing, but I finally just got around to getting all the bits for one and getting it up. I just did an little article for the WeScrap newsletter about this, so I thought I post it here as well!

This is a fairly simple project and you don't need much in the way of supplies, but if you're like me and like to have things in front of you, then it's a project well worth doing!

I got everything I needed at IKEA:
- a shelf that will hold a reasonable amount of weight (and check to make sure it holds what you're going to need!)
- a bar of some kind to mount on the bottom of the shelf
- hooks with clips to go on the bar

It's pretty simple really. Just add the bar to the bottom of the shelf where you're going to want it and then mount your shelf to the wall. Add your clips to the bar and start organizing! I did get some other clips for this (at Zellers) that I think I like better than the small IKEA ones only because they turn and you can add more stuff on the bar than with the IKEA ones. And that's it - you simply start filling it up with all your wonderful scrappy stuff and it's right there in front of you!

Well, I'd better go run and get some things done here since we have a full day planned with school for Kyle this morning to start. I need to do a load of laundry and get lunches ready before I pick him up too. Mum is coming sometime this morning and then we're off to drop the boys at my in-laws and go for tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company - an annual tradition!



Pat said...

Colleen I love how you did this!

Heather Lough said...

That is very cool Colleen.

Gatsby said...

I think I might just try this, has an eccentric look to it.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

Great job with that... they really hold so much in very little space!

Darlene said...

VEry cool! I have something similar to that but for my ribbons. I just throw them over the dowel and voila!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

love it so creative

Kim said...

this is great!!!!!!!!!!!!

toni said...

oh, man, Colleen, I love this...I'm glad you posted it...I've got to show DH because I do believe this would be better for what I want. Wish I had seen this earlier. Got to ask though,
what kind of clips/rings did you use? We dont' have a Zeller's here.