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« on: February 04, 2013 07:20:31 AM »

January always feels like the perfect time for a spring clean. We moved the rooms round, the dining room gained a snug area with sofa and bookcase, the living room took in the array of instruments we have, leaving the well lit (but small) music room for me to move my craft into. The craft room? Its now a laundry/office/spare room - clearing all our clutter away for now Smiley

The upshot of all this is I ended up dismantling the top part of our office desk - complete with redundant CD rack. When I threw these into the utility room they landed next to my disgusting shoe "seed store" - and a quick eyeball told me that they would fit inside perfectly. Goodbye old icky seed tray I don't want to look inside, hello garden inspiration...

I started by fitting in a plastic lining made out of old shopping bags.

I stitched in the cd racks and plastic liner then used stashed card in bright colours to cut out dividers, and popped these into the cd rack - I left more space for busy planting months, like March, April and September. Cutting a curve into these dividers means they can be seen behind each other in the tray. Cover with pretty paper and the left over card and you're ready to start on the lid..

What if you also saw some chicken wire the exact perfect size for a soil sieve? Wouldn't you make a multi-purpose lid?? I did! I measured out the  chicken wire, cut out a slightly smaller rectangle from the lid, and stitched in the wire. A project created entirely from stashed supplies  - and here's the lid in action!

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013 08:11:21 AM »

The top of the box is very clever!!  Love the dual purpose...you can see inside and still use it to sift soil...genius!

And, repurposing a cd holder...great idea...you are well organized for the year of planting!

« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013 10:09:27 AM »

Super cute! I love how useful the lid is.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013 12:00:05 PM »

wonderful repurpose!  great job!

« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013 12:29:10 PM »

What a great idea. And love the double-purpose-lid.

« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013 12:41:02 PM »

Way cooler than a diorama (like everyone was talking about in the discussion thread for this challenge) but I may be biased because I prefer function to form. Good work! The lid is GENIUS!

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013 12:42:36 PM »

oh my goodness, I HAVE to make one of these!!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013 04:40:19 PM »

This is the smartest shoe box I've ever seen! Great idea!!

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Thank you so much everyone for the lovely comments  Grin You're making my day

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013 06:52:46 AM »

How clever and useful! I love functional crafts!

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