Scrap Storage Organization – Affordable Penny Candy Jars

Penny Candy Jar - Fabric Scrap Storage Organization
I’ve always adored the people that organize their scraps in colorful jars but never jumped on board because… well have you looked at the price of large glass jars lately? Even the pretty apothecary jars cost an arm and a leg. I’m not lucky enough to stumble upon a whole bunch at a thrift store so I’ve been blindly searching off and on over the years to see if I can find anything somewhat affordable. Well I finally found something that looks great and doesn’t cost a ton! These are the Core One Gallon Penny Candy Jars and depending on how many you buy at a time, they can be had for less than $6 each. Compare that to other jars that are upwards of $17 each and you can easily get two or three at the price of one jar! These gallon jars are HUGE and hold a ton of scraps.

I’ve never ordered from a restaurant supply online store before but this site shipped quickly and my purchase was protected by Google so I felt okay trying it out. They arrived *mostly* unharmed, you can see some of the lid handles are a little worn. Nothing was broken (these are REAL glass and heavy) and they come in boxes of four at a time.  I don’t mind the worn handles overall though, it kind of gives them a vintage feel. I feel like I got what I paid for. One jar for each color (I might get a few more for neutrals, not sure yet) and one jar for my selvages! It’s nice having a selvage jar.  Definitely happy with my new scrap storage solution!
Penny Candy Jar - Fabric Scrap Storage Organization

Penny Candy Jar - Fabric Scrap Storage Organization

Penny Candy Jar - Fabric Scrap Storage Organization

Penny Candy Jar - Fabric Scrap Storage Organization

Comments

  1. So pretty Katie – love that it’s functional and beautiful.

  2. Love it! I have a big blue ikea bag stuffed under my cutting table full of scraps. If I had enough space I’d do something more visually appealing like that. My big question is why do other peoples’ scraps always look better than our own?

    • I think others look so much better because they did not come from our fabric. Sometimes we are just sick of certain fabric and want it totally gone.