Monday, August 6, 2012

Storage For Die-Cut Letters

Today, I'm sharing my storage system organizing my die-cut letters used for bulletin boards. I am a very thrifty person and hate to waste, so I save anything I think I can reuse.  This storage system is something I copied from Sunday School many, many years ago.

When I acquired this position, the teacher before me had placed all the numbers and letters in this Pampers Baby Wipe Container. I was estatic to find any organization at all! But, inside, all the letters and numbers were just jumbled together. It would take a long time to hunt and find the letters you needed and you would probably give up and go cut some new ones at the Ellison press.

So, I bought a cheap box of envelopes from the Dollar Store. (Make sure you get the ones with rectangular flaps instead of triangular flaps.) Each letter of the alphabet and each number was assigned an envelope. The flaps of the envelops kind of act like index tabs on file folders. The envelopes are first in alphabetical order and then in numerical order.

Here, you can see the "M" envelope contains all the M's no matter what color, size, or pattern.

Sure, you could put a cute fancy label on the front of the baby wipe box, but this is something that is stored in the cabinet and is not sitting out in plain sight. I have never wasted my time decorating the wipe box. At Sunday School, we had a big shoe box because all the Sunday School classes shared the same letters and reused them over and over. Their selection was much bigger since they changed their bulletin boards more often than I do  here in my music room.

I hope you enjoy!!!


  1. This is such a good idea! My letters end up at the bottom of my poster storage and they get ripped and wrinkled. I will have to ask for parents/staff to bring in empty wipe containers. Thanks for posting this!

  2. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I just found an old baby wipes container while cleaning today - perfect! Can't wait to get more organized! Thanks for the idea!