I have been doing some research lately on punch storage as I gear up for the arrival of my new scalloped punch collection. I only have four right now, which are sitting neatly in a little drawer. There definitely won’t be room in there for the other 16 members of the family when they arrive! I though I would share a few of my findings, in hopes that you could find the information beneficial too!
tweetb shared this clever curtain rod storage for her punches. I love how inexpensive this is and how easy it would be to install. In addition, I could pick it up from Wal-Mart TODAY instead of paying shipping and handling and having to WAIT for some special order system. I loved how sararedman used the same strategy, but painted hers black. Maybe I should paint mine? But what color?!?!
stampgeek utilized a gutter system to store her punches. Very economical (and sturdy) solution. She was also able to use the same system to hold ribbon perfectly. Two birds with one stone!
jenmaca used strap iron for her wall mounted system. My favorite part of this solution is that if you had different types of punches, they would all lay flat against the wall since the hinge is inserted in the "punch slit". The other invented storage systems I listed above would hold the different brands of punches in varying ways, depending on how their handles/levers were shaped.
kreed32 used a closet door organizer for her punch stash. This would definitely be an inexpensive option as well.
I found these storage options directly from a couple choice websites. These could totally be re-purposed for punches…
wooden spice rack from Stacks and Stacks
rail system from IKEA
storage shelves with rods from Pottery Barn (a little out of my price range, but one can dream, right?!?!?)
chrome drawer pulls from Restoration Hardware could be installed in orderly rows, one for each punch.
I’ll let you know which option I decide to use and post a photo when my punches arrive! If you have any other ideas, please be sure to share!