I'm looking for a great way to store my flowers where they'll be easily accessible for me to use. Being able to store smaller ones and larger ones together would be a huge bonus! I'd love to see some ideas. Thanks!
Here is how I store mine. I keep the flowers in ziplock type storage baggies of various sizes (like you get in the jewelry section of HL). My 4+" flowers I keep in ziplock snadwich baggies. The container they are in is about 12" long, 7" wide and 5" high (saw this same container at HL last week).
Here is an idea I borrowed from my friend Brenda (and others at my LSS). You can use whatever size baggies required. I have three of these: one for large, one for medium, and one for small flowers. I love it!
I don't have a picture of mine either, but they are plastic jars that peanut butter filled pretzels come... my larger flowers fit in the without being bent too badly. Right now I only have two jars, but I'm waiting on my father-in-law to finish off the one he's working on.
I'm into recycling when I can... smaller flowers are in glass jars that had starbucks coffee in them. You can go see my scrap room for pics of those, I think.
I store mine in little jars that look like mini candy jars from old time stores. I got them at HL for like 75 cents, I think, when they were 50% off. I also have the few colors I have the most of in apothecary jars. What does not fit in there gets put in a plastic box in the closet until I need to reload one of the jars I have out. I do not use flowers all that much, but I have a lot of them. They look so cute and colorful in my room.
i store mine in jars too, but i don't have just matching jars. i bought different sizes from the thrift store, and they work great for the different sizes of flowers i have. i have pics in my gallery, but i have sorted them more by color now, so the pics are a little outdated. i also like to have mine out on display casue they look so pretty!
I got the plastic jars - paper studio or making memories brand - can't remember which - both are about the same. I love it sorted this way. I need to take a pic and post too. I also sorted my buttons and dew drops this way. Looks pretty sitting on my cubes!
I keep mine sorted by color in jelly jars. They are very attractive on display. Now slightly off topic, I keep nearly all my assorted brads, eyelets, snaps, etc., in a tall slender bottle (like a beer bottle only clear) and simply pour a handful to select from.
About a year ago, I bought one of those large sets of flowers sold by QVC. They came in these cute boxes sitting in a tray tied up with a bow. The flowers are gone, but that beautiful wooden tray remains, filled with flowers in Ziploc baggies, sorted by colour and manufacturer (love Sharpies), and sitting out on a shelf. It's easy to find what I want to go with my current project, plus I've still got the info I need for when I post here. Maybe I'll take a photo later...
I don't have a ton of display space for jars but this is what I do and it works great for me. I use a small (4x6 or 5x7) photo accordion file and sort them by color. That way I can expand it all the way out to rifle through them and smush it closed to store. For tiny flowers you could use baggies, but I don't find the need to. It has a band and cover/flap so everything is secure. The funny part...
I thought of this idea when packing for a crop. When I came back, I unpacked. I couldn't find my flowers for over a month because I put the photo holder on the shelf and forgot they were in there. I thought I left them at the crop.
Edited by EverSoClever on 05-25-10 06:22 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.