Organization Tips

Recently SRM introduced a new container product that has taken the industry by storm; clear TUBES!  These multipurpose, food-safe TUBES are offered in three sizes – Mini TUBES, Standard TUBES and the Magic Wand.  They can be filled with candies, confetti, potpourri or you name it!  They’re perfect pick-me-up gifts for friends, family, teachers, etc., and best of all they’re fun to alter.  And they are perfect for organizing!

The Designers at SRM love to use clear TUBES for storing scrappy items.  We are thrilled to show you just a few of their ideas!  You’ll discover one great idea after another and fall in love with SRM’s clear TUBES.  Did we mention that SRM Stickers and clear tubes are a perfect match?  The stickers seamlessly cling to the tubes!

SRM Emeritus Designer, Nina Brackett, altered regular-sized tubes to keep her mini flowers neat & tidy.


SRM Designer, Rae Barthel, created her own color-coordinated button storage system.


SRM Designer, Virginia Lu, cleverly developed a way to store her scrappy ‘sharps’ (paper piercer, craft knife, etc.).

SRM Designer, Melanie Jarocki, created a handy baker’s twine storage/dispenser in a few easy steps;

1.       Cut 3 wooden skewers to 6.5 inches. Wrap twine around each skewer leaving one end loose with about 3 inches free to thread through hole in the cap.

2.       Trim 2 cardstock strips to 6.75 x 1 inch each and score lengthwise down the middle. Fold each strip along scoreline and adhere one half of one strip to another half of the other strip (so outside fold of scorelines are touching. This provides the 3-way divider). Place divider in tube.

3.       Punch 3 holes in the clear cap, placing them in the middle of the sections. I punched mine with a hammer and nail, then used a paper-piercer to enlarge the hole.

4.       Add twine-wrapped skewers to the tube, placing a skewer of twine in each of the divided sections. Thread the twine through the holes and place cap on the tube.



SRM Stickers is giving away an assortment of  8 Tubes, 8 Mini Tubes, and 8 Magic Wands – a total of 2 dozen to one lucky winner.  Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!


You can also visit SRM Stickers at their Blog for inspiration every Monday through Friday.  To find SRM Sticker products, check out their online store.

-Susan McShirley





SRM Stickers,  established in 1979 by Susan McShirley, has long been associated with scrapbooking for every theme, for every occasion, or just because.   SRM Stickers are popular with scrapbookers and card makers alike because of their versatility, crystal clear application, and fun designs and have been described as the ‘little black dress’ of paper crafting – they’re a crafting staple and you’ll find yourself grabbing them time and time again for your layouts, handmade greeting cards, and altered projects as well.

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137 Responses to Organization Tips

  1. Lynn Ramsey says:

    I love the way these tubes can organize everything from buttons to bling! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  2. Monica Woodward says:

    Wow, these are awesome… with hundreds of ideas on how to use them! Great new product!

  3. Sonia Pitts says:

    These tubes are so cool!!! I saw some the other day at my LSS all decorated and they were adorable!!! Sadly they didn’t have any left to buy in the size i wanted.
    These are gonna be fun!!!!

  4. mandi says:

    Those are too cute.

  5. Pamk says:

    nice. I especially love the twine idea.

  6. Pam Cook says:

    I am thinking of so many uses! very cool!

  7. Alice W. says:

    wonderful storage ideas. love Virginia’s idea of putting the craft knives in it. no more accidents! thank you so much for sharing!

  8. RamonaP says:

    I love the clear tubes. I have a few spice jars that I am already using.

  9. Anne-Marie says:

    That looks awesome! What a great idea!

  10. Gina M says:

    These look like a fun idea to try. Very cute!

  11. Debbie L. L. says:

    Oh my goodness….SO cute….the ideas are endless!!!!! Hope I win!

  12. Laura B says:

    What a cool little TUBE! I’d have to buy a lot of them, so I could keep some and give some away.

  13. Carmen says:

    Love them!

  14. Stephanie DiSabato says:

    I just love the baker’s twine idea!

  15. Nicole says:

    awww I love these tubes. What a great way to organize lil things. I LOVE this idea.

  16. Pamela J says:

    This is a great new product. Who couldn’t use more ways to organize beautifully?

  17. Nicole says:

    Cool Ideas!!

  18. Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy says:

    Oh how cute. I have a few so I will be doing the twine and button storage!

  19. Carrie says:

    Those tubes are way too cool and lovin’ all this twine!

  20. tape says:

    Love all the ideas here! Fun, fun, fun!

  21. {vicki} says:


    Thanks for the chance

  22. Steffanie S says:

    These tubes are so cute and so versatile! I especially love the one with the Baker’s Twine!

  23. Jodi says:

    These would be so awesome to use!!

  24. Janet L. says:

    What an awesome idea, love the tubes!

  25. LCJinRoslyn PA says:

    Wow! What a versatile item — love that you can see into them so you know what and how much of it you have! Would love to use these!

  26. Mom2Rascal says:

    I love the baker’s twine in the tubes! What a clever way to store them!

  27. Rebecca B. says:

    Wow, what a crafty little ‘must-have’! I can think of several items I could store in these clever little tubes. The designers projects are VERY inspiring!!!

  28. Kritos says:

    Love it! So useful!

  29. Keesha Cooper says:

    What a great idea! This would be an awesome way to sort by color!

  30. Becky says:

    Wow, these are so cute and useful–my favorite combination!

  31. Ilze says:

    great ideas :)

  32. helenrae says:

    Great!!I have used this as a gift for valentines Day last year with a special tag on each one for the staff where I work. They loved them…I didn’t know there were different sizes!

  33. Ange says:

    Those look like a super fun way to organize!

  34. Wendy says:

    I am just re-organizing all my supplies – these would be great for brads, buttons, flowers – you name it. Where can I purchase them?

  35. Karen Care' says:

    What a great new product. Your designers are so creative and inspire me to think outside the box! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. mamie says:

    I went to a card making class a few days ago and they incorporated the tube with candy in it for a holiday gift project. I like the idea of storing craft knives in it as well. I usually carry all of my small embellishments to a scrap in zip loc bags, but I am thinking these would be perfect instead! Thanks for the ideas!

  37. Trudy Harper says:

    I would love to own some of these, they would make life easier in organizing my craft room.

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