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Dollar Store Silhouette Vinyl Organization

My craft room is pretty much a certified disaster zone.  I won't scar you for life with pictures, but just know my husband has contemplated buying a hazmat suit for when he has to enter.  It's not that I'm a messy or unorganized person, it's just there's always 1405 projects going on at once, stacks of products to test for my favorite 'students', kids waking up from naps at inopportune times...and it all leads to a bit of an unorganized craft room.

There is one thing that put me over the edge though...and that was my growing stash of vinyl.   I spend good money on that stuff and the last thing I wanted was for it to get ripped, crinkled or walked on and just end up as a pile of waste.   So it was time to find a way to organize my vinyl.

A few months back I scored these large plastic buckets at the dollar store. I picked up three of them for a buck each and used two of them to organize some of the kids toys.

The last one has just been waiting to be called into service.   When I realized it would be perfect to hold my vinyl stash, I was totally inspired to finally get organized.   Here's how my vinyl was looking 'before.' Don't judge....

So, the first thing I did was get some bakers twine that I had on hand - string, yarn, jute, rubber bands - they'd all work, too.  I cut the bakers twine into about 6-8" pieces so they were at the ready.

I rolled up each piece of vinyl.  If one end was cut and uneven, I started rolling from that end so it was on the inside and the exposed, straight end was on the outside.  This just helped ensure, that once tied, it would stay rolled up.  Then I tied the bakers twine around the roll to keep it rolled up.   If I had any little scrap pieces of the same color and type of vinyl, I rolled them as much as possible, and stuck them inside the larger roll.

The nice thing is you can slide the bakers twine on and off without untying each time.

Once all my vinyl was rolled I made a vinyl label to stick on my bucket.  I'll have the tutorial on layering vinyl tomorrow...but until then - get rollin'! 

I'm also thrilled to announce that Silhouette School is now a proud affiliate! Get wholesale vinyl for your Silhouette, shop for vinyl by the sheet and get Silhouette supplies!  Plus, there's always free shipping on orders over $75!

Vinyl Sheets for use with Cricut & Silhouette

How do you organize your vinyl and other Silhouette supplies?  Leave a comment below...I need inspiration and ideas!!

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