Small Space Solutions: Punches

We’re welcoming talented scrapper Michelle Lanning to the blog today. We came across her clever idea for storing punches in a small space, and asked her to share it with you. Thanks Michelle!

Hi there!  My name is Michelle Lanning and I am so excited to share one of my favorite storage tips with you.  I am lucky enough to have a designated scrap space, but it is a very long and narrow closet and I have had to become very creative in how I store things.  One of the first worries I had was how to store my punch collection.  I have many punches and use them regularly so they needed to be in an accessible place.  I had an extra shoe organizer on hand and decided to use it for some of my supplies.  Well it quickly became obvious to me that it was the perfect punch organizer. 


The easiest way for me to label these was to use kraft paper and punch the design in black.  It makes it really easy for me to “see” what is inside the pocket. The pockets are pretty deep and hold up to four punches.  As I collect more I move them around a bit and add punch sample to front.


It is such a simple way to organize your punches and a definite space saver.   I hope this gave you an idea for your own creative space!

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9 Responses to “Small Space Solutions: Punches”

  1. Awesome idea….I’m going to have to try this!

  2. OMG!! great idea with using saftey pins on cardstock to show the punches! i saw this idea where someone had a clear/see through shoe hanger. all i could find was a cloth one. Thank you for sharing this great way to show the punches!! =)

  3. This is exactly how I store my punches…except I never thought to add the tags…that is absolutely genius!!

  4. Love this idea!! I recently bought some clear “shoebox” style plastic containers just for that purpose and quickly discovered that they just don’t hold enough! I have a couple of hanging craft organizers that have clear pockets. I’m going to give those a try! Thanks!

  5. Great idea with putting the labels on the outside of the pockets.

  6. I LOVE this idea! I’m currently gathering info to create a craft room and I’m definitely going to use this one!
    Thanks for the idea. :D

  7. What a great job! Thank you for sharing! I was going for clear ones, now I can get any kind because you showed me it can work!

  8. This is how I store my punches, too. I stopped looking for new punch storage ideas when I started using this one!

  9. I also had seen punch storage in plastic see-thru hanging shoe storage. I love that this solution uses cloth shoe storage (easy to find) plus you can probably find one to coordinate with your color scheme. This article and storage solution is a “10!”