October 28, 2011

A really good idea...

How pretty is this storage for needle felting needles or extra large, long needles, like the kind I use for doll/animal making? The best part is I found all of these glass salt and pepper shakers at the Dollar Store (both for $1). So, I guess that makes it a Dollar Store craft. Of course, you will see, I use these for my glass glitter collection. If you have a few clear vintage shakers, all the better. I have some of my glitters in those as well.

To make a needle holder you will need some wool fiber or a small wad or ball of 100% wool yarn.
Stuff it firmly in your shaker and replace the lid, and put your needles through the holes on top.
Natural wool fiber has lanolin in it, which has the added bonus of keeping your needles in tip top shape!
I also appreciate the fact, that I can leave them in a safe place in between projects, yet readily available. In the past I had used cocktail straws, cut down to size, to protect them. This is a good idea for the extra needles you may have. My fingers have barb scars, everywhere.
Let me know what you think? How do you store your "dangerous needles"?

























16 comments:

  1. Love this idea, I can never find my felting needles!
    I have been meaning to return your fiber tool - I am in the middle of a family situation in Philadelphia right now so I will get back to you later in November, maybe you can come to my house for lunch one day?

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  2. Great idea, I put mine in a little box...

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  3. I just got an idea to use them for incense holders! Can't beat that metal and glass combo great for a stable base.

    Lorraine :-}

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  4. I keep mine rammed a bit cruely into a stuffed dog I got free at Victoria Secrets one day ... this idea seems much classer! I'm having a giveaway tomorrow - I really hope you will be able to join in.

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  5. Great idea! I Love your blog!!! Kisses from Venezuela!

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  6. Great idea. Mine are on a magnet strip adhered to a small box on my work table but this is getting a try!

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  7. Such a creative idea! I actually have some tiny antique salt and pepper shakers that would work for hand sewing or quilting needles. they are about 1 1/2" tall I think. I will look for them and try them out.

    Hugs, Jean (A new follower)

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  8. I had a vintage shaker fall out of the pantry just a few moments ago on my foot and picked it up and thought huh! I should use this for something and low and behold I know what to use it for! Now I just have to track down the needles! Yea cool stuff.

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  9. Melissa, so glad you made the save, with your foot!
    thank you for visiting...your witch fascinators rock!

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  10. Thank you sooo much for stopping by, good luck in my giveaway!

    Carol

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  11. Great idea! I am so copycatting this!

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  12. I just love it when I see folks using items meant for one purpose, used as another. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    JoAnn

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  13. Love this idea! I am so doing this in my studio when I get home!

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