Organising and Storing Loombands

{The Organised Housewife} Loomband Organising and Storage

As much as these Rainbow Loom Bands drive me nuts with finding them all around the house I really love that my girls are being creative and amazingly most of the last school holidays they were happy to loom rather than watch TV!  Both the girls have their own loomband kits but they like to sit together, I noticed that it was quite the ordeal for them to carry and set up the many little craft boxes that they have accumulated.  I wanted to make a kit up for them that was easy for them to carry yet keep all the colours separated.

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Miss 11 and I created this little video to show you her new Loom Band Storage

Initially I was looking for craft containers at Spotlight but couldn’t see anything large enough.  I found this Tactix Interlocking Organiser at Bunnings, was less that $20.  This set comes with two organisers that lock together on the sides, which makes it great for transporting and easy carrying. {The Organised Housewife} Loomband Organising and Storage 1

side clips lock both the organisers together

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clips at the front to keep the lid secure so the loom bands don’t fall everywhere

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The compartment sizes are a great size for storing full packets of loom bands and the hooks

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The orange dividers can be removed if you need to make larger compartments

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really easy for the kids to carry, Miss 11 is thrilled with her new Rainbow Loom Band Storage as she can loom inside or outside really easily.

{The Organised Housewife} Loomband Organising and Storage 4Are you kids in the Loom Band craze?

I would love to see photo’s of how you organise your loom bands!

 

 

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26 comments

Angela Moore August 6, 2014 - 12:42 AM

I made my kids a loom band storage case – got the pattern at http://www.noodle-head.com/2014/01/road-trip-case-pattern.html. The kids love them but it was a fiddly sewing project!

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Alicia Melbourne August 6, 2014 - 6:50 AM

I bought my son a container that is basically the same as the one you showed. It was $10 from Cheap As Chips (you’ll find them in the tool section).

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Liz McRoy August 6, 2014 - 7:14 AM

This is great, my girls have quite a few little organising boxes and they carry them around and they fall out of their hands and then there are loom bands everywhere. I really like this idea, thanks Kat.

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KYLIE August 6, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Your girl looks so happy, love the video showing us how it all works, your a clever chook Kat.

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Alyce Blyth August 6, 2014 - 7:56 AM

That’s so cool!!

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Belinda August 6, 2014 - 8:55 AM

Thanks so much Kat, my daughter is into the loom band craze & I have 3 small craft organisers but it isn’t suitable now I know just the thing to use!

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Katrina August 6, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Belinda, some ladies on facebook are also suggesting fish tackle boxes found from KMart, BigW and the like 🙂

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Kat - The Organised Housewife August 6, 2014 - 9:19 AM

Oh Thank ladies! They are very useful we love them too.:)

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Miss Maudy August 6, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Despite loom bands being banned at our house, they’re still all over the place! The kids were making them at out of school care and bringing home their creations. (I have no objection to loom bands themselves in the slightest and think they’re great and creative – HOWEVER, we have a small dog who thinks the bands are delicious. She’s not big enough to cope with them being a regular part of her diet, so it was a family decision that the boys don’t have a kit)

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Katrina August 6, 2014 - 8:58 PM

That’s understandable Miss Maudy, our cat goes crazy when she finds one on the floor pushing it around and poncing on it, never eaten one that I know of?? yet.

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Tennille Ritchie August 6, 2014 - 8:30 PM

I got the other tactix box from bunnings about $12 with the removable containers. This way I can take out the ones they want and remove 1 small row for the loom ( perfect fit). Especially when you have 4 kids trying to get bands out of 1 box. We have 3 now and the bands are sorted neat and tidy and best of all lock tight so you don’t worry about them mixing or falling out.

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Katrina August 7, 2014 - 8:48 AM

Sound great Tennille, and so inexpensive too, I was surprised at the price, especially the set I got having two in it, was under $20.

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Susan Green Tonkin August 6, 2014 - 9:51 PM

This is just what we have been looking for. Off to Bunnings on the weekend. Thank you

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Superfoods for Kidz August 6, 2014 - 11:51 PM

great idea – I got a tackle box from Kmart which was around $15, that way she fits her whole loom kit into it as well … as we now have a few different types of looms

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Julie August 7, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Yes my son and daughter both are into the loomband craze and they have been using the compartment storage boxes for theirs for awhile now my husband got them from Super Cheap Auto for $10 each and they both sit together and make their creations as well

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Katrina August 7, 2014 - 2:27 PM

What a good hubby you have Julie!

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DONNA August 7, 2014 - 1:02 PM

We bought a 3 tier plastic one from Kmart in the craft section $10. If you buy 2 they can all join together. Lots of little compartments.

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Katrina August 7, 2014 - 2:27 PM

ooh that sounds like a good one Donna, will keep an eye out when I am next there!

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Kaz Hanlon August 8, 2014 - 12:11 AM

I just bought my daughter one but this one I picked up is in a carry box which store three individual units she needed two lots (yes it’s a problem lol). It’s great as she can carry them around the house. Wish we could come up with ideas on ways to keep them off your floors.

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Desleigh August 8, 2014 - 4:24 PM

We raided dad’s fishing tackle and found a great tackle box he wasn’t using. Works great and very sturdy.

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Katrina August 9, 2014 - 9:08 AM

love how things can be repurposed!!

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Katrina August 11, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Fantastic idea Desleigh!

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Valentina August 9, 2014 - 9:15 PM

The first thing bought was a clear fishing tackle box to hold all the loom bands. My girls loved that they could have more colours this way (Cost $7 for tackle box)and got to buy more bands!! Their friends were a bit green with envy especially since they had the Original Loom band kit which couldn’t hold as much. Like my kids know, it’s about how to get what you’d like at a bargain, than having to spend big on the same or similar item.

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Katrina August 11, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Valentina, a tackle box is also a great idea and works just as well. Great idea.:)

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Melanie February 3, 2015 - 4:49 PM

My partner bought our daughter the exact same containers from Bunnings a few months ago for her loom bands. I hadn’t even thought of looking at Bunnings. We love how the 2 interlock together. Definitely a practical loom band storage solution.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2015 - 9:17 AM

They are fantastic for storing!.:)

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