Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Cookie Cutter Organization

I know this has been done before, but thought I'd show how I organize my cookie cutters in hopes that it will be helpful to someone out there.
First of all I admit I don't have nearly the amount of cookie cutters that some of my cookie friends have accumulated, but I found a neat and tidy way to store them so that I can view them all easily without even opening the container. I posted it a year ago on my flickr site but thought I'd update it here as well.




Here is how I used to store my cookie cutters. Does this look familiar? I had to rummage through the whole box, or dump them out to even see what was in there.





Here is what I use now. It's a see through scrapbook case made to hold those large 12 x 12 sheets of scrapbooking paper. I admit they aren't cheap, so I buy them at Michaels or Joanne's using a 40% off coupon or wait until they come on sale.




Remember that jumbled box of cutters at the top of the page? Well here is about half of them covering the bottom of the scrapbooking case. On top of these I place a piece of poster board cut to fit inside the case. Why? So I can place another layer of cutters on top.




Here is the second layer of cookie cutters, which are all the remaining ones from the jumbled box above. Normally I use black poster board because the cutters show up better against it, but the store ran out, and these were on sale, so blue it is.
You can see where smaller cutters can be added inside larger ones.




The best part is that I can easily view my cutters through the case, and because I added the poster board to separate the layers, I can flip the case over to view the other side as well. It's so much easier now to find the cutter I need.
This is showing the black poster board in an older photo.




And here is how easily they stack. At the very top are smaller versions of the same case that I use for my mini cutters.
And that is how I store my cookie cutters.


Happy Decorating

4 comments:

  1. WOW. I don't think I've ever seen a more neat collection of cutters. Those cases are PERFECT!!!

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  2. I love the idea of using scrapbooking cases. I have to look into that.

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  3. These are so perfectly organized I love it! I will be saving coupons now..

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  4. Genial idea
    Patricia de France-Paris
    Thank you

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