Maker and craft book author Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman came up with this clever way to keep track of those various projects-in-process: create a reusable “caddy” from a bulked-up six-pack beer carrier. Shawn suggests creating some permanent organizers for sharp or rigid objects (scissors, pliers, craft knife, etc) with some “tall boy” beer cans, and using a grommet to make a dispensing hole for yarn, string, or wire. I also imagine reinforcing the inside corners and dividers with some duct or gaffers tape could make these last longer.
I love the idea of a row of these lined up on a work bench or table: one for electronics/soldering, one for printmaking and stenciling, one for knitting or crocheting, etc….
Get the full how-to – an excerpt from Shawn’s book “Beer Crafts: Making the Most of Your Cans, Bottle Caps and Labels” – at Craft Foxes: