Junk Pockets

October 26th, 2008 in member junk     
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I'm always trying to keep my craft room organized in a junky sort of way so made up some junk pockets that would inspire me to put things away. I used pages from a music book, pieces of rusty things and inspiring words to embellish plain file folders. I have been looking for a wire dish rack to organize things in since Sue posted the one she did, but have had no luck. This is an old brass record holder that I painted black. I have a few and they are great for organizing scrapbook papers.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Junk Style
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Comments (11)

LMG62 writes: Your photography is showing off your projects so nicely, good job! Posted: 6:17 pm on November 10th
bluejean writes: I hate filing but this project gives me inspiration. If I can look at beautiful files it will help me not drag my heals when it comes to putting things away. Thanks for such a great idea. Posted: 2:03 pm on October 28th
shabbychick writes: What an "inspirational" way to get organized - love your junk pockets! You create such a unique look with your projects - thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:54 pm on October 27th
fellowjunker writes: Definitely black thread (or white). I don't buy in any other colors!!! (just joking).
xojanis Posted: 9:27 pm on October 26th
MimiToria writes: Nice additional information about the stitching up the sides. Did you by chance use black thread? Very cool! I love what you've done. Posted: 8:46 pm on October 26th
CottageElements writes: Beautiful job! If I could only be so organized! Thanks for once again inspiring us all!

Lani Posted: 7:33 pm on October 26th
fellowjunker writes: You guys are sooo sweet...your comments always inspire me to do more....thanks. Gretchen, I too, saw this as an idea using scrapbook paper, but wanted somehow to make it a junky project. I forgot to mention that I sewed up the sides of the folders with a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. That way they are true pockets, cause the problem I have with file folders is that every thing falls out of them.
I'm working on a set for my niece with pages and illustrations from an old Alice in Wonderland book I found. Posted: 11:11 am on October 26th
MimiToria writes: Janis - once again you've posted a beautiful, useful and awesome project. How you get so much done with working part time and raising 3 boys amazes me.
I love these! The sheet music and rusty skeleton keys are so me. Love! I've seen this done before with scrapbook papers, but I so much more love the vintage use of the sheet music you've chosen to use. Now where did I put that extra sheet music??? I definitely need to reorganize my work/craft areas. Yikes! That could take 3 mos. of a time slot.
Thanks for sharing again. You're a great asset to this site.
Gretchen Posted: 10:23 am on October 26th
suewhitney writes: Hi there,

Here is yet another fabulous idea from a JUNKMARKET Style member. These folders are music to my ears. Not only because they are junkfully beautiful, but if you saw my creative room right now you would know the other reason I love them so much. Thank you for sharing this...way to go fellowjunker!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:30 am on October 26th
LuAnn writes: What an organizing idea. The skies the limit when it come to outside decorating. Will have to try this for all the junk ideas I've ripped out of magazines.

LuAnn Posted: 7:58 am on October 26th
junkinhart writes: Beautiful!!! Making do with what you have and making them beautiful too!! I've always had the problem of everything else in my house nice, but the craft room was always left alone.......I changed that and it sure does help alot to feel like being in there and keeping it organized. These are just great! Thanks, Sharon for posting -- I think I can beautify some file folders to keep projects organized better!!

Happy junking,
Cindy Posted: 3:39 am on October 26th
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