Saturday, 25 May 2013

Pen / Marker Storage - Bargain Solution!

Hi guys

If you saw my blog post yesterday you may remember I mentioned that I had a possible inexpensive solution to my Promarker/Flexmarker storage problem.

I've been looking around for storage for my growing collection of alcohol markers and just can't stretch to the cost of many that I've found online so far.  Until now I've had them in a couple of boxes, all thrown in together so its been very frustrating hunting through them each time I want to colour a different image.

I was recently at my local Home Bargains store when I saw these Flat Pack Pen Pots.  So tonight this is what I've done with them...

I bought 6 of these

straightforward flat pack design

I used strong double-sided tape to secure the internal flaps

Once the 6 were constructed I used the same strong adhesive tape to secure them together

and here is the finished article!

The boxes are only made of card (I'd guess about 300gsm) so the whole thing is a little bit bendy when containing the pens but its great for what I need for now.

And here's the best news of all, the whole unit (excluding adhesive) cost me...

£1.74!
Yep, each pen pot was 29p!
So, this will do me nicely for the time being.  I could do with more sections as I have some groups of colours in together but its certainly better than having them in a box.
I hope this idea can be of use if any of you are looking for the same storage solution :)
Take care

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing--may do something similar.

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    1. It's a bit wobbly but if its just to go on a worksurface or shelf it's a pretty good solution :) Just need to get myself some colour end dots for my Promarkers now! x

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  2. Great buy! And works very well....look at all those yummy markers lol x

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    1. There are so many more colours still to get! I went back last weekend and bought some more boxes in preparation, luckily they still had some! :D x

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  3. Love this, I love home bargains too!!! Well done on the bargain, Rebecca x x x x

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  4. Wow - gorgeous idea and a fabulous bargain. x

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  5. Wow thats a great idea. Time to go mooching home bargains :-)

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