Picture, Art or Mirror Frames - I wrote here , here , and here about varied projects I've completed with frames .
Ornaments - From any holiday are a wonderful addition to be kept in your crafting box . You never know when it'll be just thing to add to a frame , wreath or even gift wrap . Usually after a holiday you can find them on clearance for pocket change .
Baskets , Boxes & Other Varied Storage Containers as well as Empty Cookie , Coffee , or Pop Corn Tins are wonderful for painting and repurposing - A few ideas can be found here , and here .
Empty Jars or Bottles like Wine Bottles , Pickle or Condiment Jars , & Glass Candle Containers - Some inspiration can be found here.
As long as it can be washed out well enough to remove odor , remnants , etc. then it's worth keeping . I also suggest keeping a baggie or container of little odds and ends such as ribbon, buttons , jewelry pieces that may have fallen or broken off , barrettes , etc . You just never know how handy they may be for a project like this one made by my friend Sarah .
I may be a crafting hoarder, but I find having a rubber maid full of this stuff stored under a bed is far more convenient than running to the store every time I need a little something when creative inspiration hits . What are some MUST HAVES that you suggest keeping on hand for crafting , repurposing , home and gift decor ? Where do you store your crafting supplies ?