My easy DIY storage for craft papers

All those craft rooms on Pinterest make me realise that I seriously need to start organizing my junk. I can call it Junk, cause it’s mine, you get to call it stuff, or crafting paraphernalia.

First off I needed to sort out my paper stash. They were all over the place: in paper bags, plastic packaging bags, in the book shelf, on the stack of drawers. Everywhere. So I saw this beauty on scrap-a-doodles.

It’s so pretty. All clear and neat…and expensive! at R695 for 10 trays, that’s almost R70 a tray. I’m saving up for a melting pot – there’s no way I’m forking out that much cash for a plastic tower to HOLD PAPER. There has to be an alternative.

Say helloo to the Large Pizza Box. 12 x 12 inch paper fits inside perfectly. I got a pack of 20 boxes from a local packaging company – Some assembly needed. Not sure of exact price, because I got a pack of 50 plastic sleeves with adhesive for my cards as well. All and all  for R100.

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It might not be clear, but at least it is neater.


Recipe: Pampoentert / Pumpkin Pie (crust-less)



You will need:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 250ml coconut cream
  • 260ml sugar
  • 5ml salt
  • 250ml milk
  • 125g margarine, melted
  • 250ml flour
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 750ml cooked (leftover) pumpkin – Butter-nut works best


Heat oven to 180C. Mix the pumpkin, sugar and salt together. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix eggs in the coconut cream and add to the pumpkin mixture.  Spoon into prepared pie dish. Bake at 180C for an hour. Enjoy!



Space saver – Easy blackboard on a door!

Something I’ve never gotten around to getting Lili is a blackboard – easel or otherwise. I like the portable ones, but that will lead to it being deployed  directly in my 2am kitchen path. I swear enough as it is, I don’t need more encouragement to add to my daughter’s vocabulary.

This same vocab that  I didn’t use when our contractor didn’t buy the 4-6 panel room doors that I had in my home-ideas-scrap-book; instead he got 2 panel doors. Which I’m grateful for now. I can paint the two panel’s of Lili’s room with blackboard/school board paint! I’ve had the tin for months just waiting for a project or two.

The *two* paneled door

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