Hi there crafter's
Sorry I have been absent for a while.
It is the first anniversary of my mum passing last year
and it's been a difficult time,
but i,m back and hopefully raring to go.
Although the 11th will be a testing time ,
so please bear with me.
Well yesterday I was busy creating this Promarker storage unit.
I wanted some sort of system that would
allow me to see all my colours in one go.
Rather than having to root in a box
for the right colour and risk the tops coming loose.
A friend on facebook suggested a metal case
that could go along with her to workshops etc.
So I got to thinking how could I achieve the same effect
but with the things I already had.
This is what I came up with.
I started with a strong cardboard type box with a lid,
with no slots, just a plain box.
A pack of slim CD cases, some small labels
I had managed to find in Bridlington early this week.
And of course my Promarker pens.
Oh yeah some strong card from an old packaging box
and some double sided tape.
I cut the cardboard into strips 13cm x 2 cm and stuck them together
in pairs so that they would be thick enough
for the CD case to sit on without falling.
I then stood the CD box on end as in the picture
and stuck the board to the bottom side edges.
I then placed a CD case on the top and continued in this
way until I reached the top.
It's surprisingly sturdy to say its only from
an old cardboard box.
Next I coloured a dot for each pen
and attached it to the end of the pen with wet
glue to make sure they didn,t all come off .
I then arranged them into colour tones and found
out that I had quite a few repeats.
So these will now go into my next box.
Yes I,ve started on number two!!
Well I do have more colours to buy
and some Aquamarkers to house!!!!!!!!!!
The good thing about this is that it has a lid.
So while working at home the collection stands
in its correct position to ensure good visability and accessibility.
Then when I want to take the pens to
Jayne's workshops etc all I need to do
is lay the box flat , put on the lid and they
will transport easily without them all falling out.
Thanks for the inspiration Loraine
From this view you might be able to see how
I have fitted in the cardboard supports.
Why not have ago yourself!!
I was proud of my work and showed my husband
the finished article and he turned round and said
"well thats a waste of Cd cases isn,t it!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Huh men what do they know !!
Yes I,m still married but only just lol