I'm back again with my second post of my craft room organisation. This time it's for my Markers. Way before I was a card maker, I have been collecting random pens and markers to suit my needs. And then I found a love for Copics, and invested in a 72 markers set. And now there's the Distress markers, and whaddayaknow....I have a complete set of them. I haven't had a chance to use every single one of them though, but looking at them makes me happy (especially when I need a quick break from 3 whiney toddlers).
I've always kept them upright either in their original case, or some normal desktop pen holders. But for many of the double ended pens, this really wasn't such a good idea, so I kept these in a mini drawer along with some craft scissors. Since they are all over the place, some were never really used before because I had simply forgotten about them. Decided to put all this in the same place, so I made my own horizontal marker storage using some rubbish that I've collected around the house.
This whole thing was pretty easy to assemble. I used about 24 empty toilet rolls. Basically I arranged the toilet rolls in the shoe box, and with some additional space at the side I added some extra partition with some IKEA carton box that I had left over from making the ink pad shelf. However, I measured my markers against these toilet rolls and found that the distress markers and some of my other markers were pretty long, so I made a small adjustment and stuck them out a little from the shoe box. I used the hot glue gun to keep them all together.
The shoe box was already in kraft colour, and I liked it just the way it is. However some of the edges from the cutout carton was a little rough so I ended up covering it with some washi tape. I also wrapped around the box with some washi tape. The toilet rolls that were jutting out of the box didn't look too pretty too, so I wrapped just the exposed area with the same washi tape.
Completed marker storage
I would say it's pretty neat since it caters for what I need exactly and does not take up a lot of space of my craft table. I'm really happy to see all my markers and pens in one place where I could easily reach for them. Each of the compartment could hold about 6-8 markers. I'm planning to extend this later to include storage space for my frequently used Tim Holtz scissors and ruler, and maybe a cutter.
My Copic Ciaos are on top, sorted by the colour group, Distress markers right at the bottom, there are also my Sharpies, glitter pens, and some other random markers, while permanent markers and drawing pens on the right side of the box
Thanks for stopping by! Stamp storage will be next!