Here's a clever way to store nuts, bolts, screws and other small hardware pieces while saving counter space. The system uses glass jars with the jar caps nailed to the ceiling or wood frame so the jars can be screwed into them.
This DIY nuts and bolts system also makes it easy to see and find small parts. (You might want to screw the lids to the wood frame instead of nailing them, however, just in case).
DIY nuts and bolts storage system [Mario Sanchez Carrion]