Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Double-Pointed Knitted Needles Storage

My DPNs frustrate me.  The current storage solution is to put them in jars on a shelf, all sizes mixed up.  I tried putting rubber bands around them with little tags containing the sizes on them to sort them, but I quickly nixed that idea upon realizing that I would almost immediately lose the rubber band with said size label after one use.  Being organizationally challenged, I realized that I need something that is simple, that I can just grab and use at a moment's notice, and that is equally easy to put away.  I also wanted it to look good.  Thus, the following project:

 3 for a buck at Dollar Tree.  I bought fifteen.  Anyone need an extra toothbrush?  I seem to have some extra at the moment...
 This spray paint is awesome, by the way. 


They are currently drying.  I took yarn and closed the cases over it so I could temporarily paint them and let them dry without having to touch them and get fingerprints on them.  I got enough drips with my impatient painting technique that they're already a bit rough-looking.  They're just going in a drawer, so as long as they look good from a distance, I don't really care.


 (I can only imagine what my poor husband thought I was doing as a new home decor project!)   

Here is their new home once they dry and have needles in them, sorted by size.



Here's the numbers I found to label the cases.

I will update once they are finished, I'm currently waiting for paint to dry!




Here's the Reveal:




5 comments:

  1. I am so going to make some of these tomorrow. totally awesome. thanks for sharing.

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  2. how cool is that. I'm going to have to do that with my crochet hooks

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  3. what an awesome idea thx for sharing

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  4. Thank you for a great idea. Going to have to purchase some.

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  5. Brill!! I'm going out tomorrow to get some. BTW I put clear nail polish over the sizes on the wooden needles so they don't rub off.

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