Monday, August 28, 2006

Sharpies storage solution

this is what I did to store all of my markers and gel pens and still keep them where I can see them and within easy reach
I use a tube from plastic bags recycled from where I work but you could use Pringles potato chip cans or shipping tubes,
I measured my markers and cut the tubes about a quarter of an inch shorter than the markers. then I glued them together using clothpins to hold them in place till they were dry , Painted with black paint added a back of matbord placed on my desktop and filled.
works great .


Cuore di Luna said...

Carolyn, you are brilliant!! I'm going to do this, since I know I need to store all these pens horizontally, but didn't know how to do that until right now!! I knew I was saving those Pringles cans for something. :)

Your collection o' markers and pens makes my mouth's a rainbow creativity center. :)

Hugs to you,


PS. Sharpies are on sale at Michael's this week, I think.

Jennifer said...

Love it!! And it could be added to as needed ... I'm going to have to start collecting some tubes LOL!

Robin said...

I didn't realize I should be storing these horizontally...I'm going to have to come up with something like this! Good idea!

AnnieElf said...

What a fabulous idea. Thank you. Thank YOU. I'm stealing this fast. I bet you knew that would happen. Annie

JerseyTjej said...

This is a great idea!
My husband has some PVC tubing that I think I could reappropriate!, LOL!