Wednesday, 11 April 2012

My New Pen Storage

Hey Everyone

I hope you are all having a good week.

Before I continue with this post I just want to say a great big "THANK YOU" to all you lovely people out there who have become new followers - I am so totally flattered and there just aren't any words to express my feelings (me blushing!).  I promise I will get around to seeing and thanking each and every one of you individually.

I've been lucky enough to have a couple of days off this week - yep it's my fault the weather is rainy (lol) - and I decided that I wanted to make some form of pen storage system for my Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prisma pencils and this is what I have created:


So what do you think?  I took my inspiration from the Copic Cubbies that you can no longer buy, but for those of you who don't want to make your own and are in search of some form of storage cube for your pens make sure you check out Vixx Handmade Cards where there is a link to some wonderful storage ideas for you.

Those with of you with beady eyes will see that I made the middle one a little smaller; this was my prototype and I decided that the cubbie holes just weren't big enough to hold a set of pens with the same colour shade, particularly the Promarkers and Flexmarkers, so I made some bigger ones instead!

I can't believe the amount of desk space I have recouped, it's massive as I used to have my pens stored in little plastic storage boxes on top of my desk.

Got to say I'm pretty chuffed with the results; its amazing what you can do with a bit of foam board and a hot glue gun!

Well that's it from me for now - may even get a card made tomorrow.

Thank you again for your amazing comments.

Toodle pip

42 comments :

Tracy said...

Now that was a surprise to get to the end of your post and discover your boxes are made of foam board! WOW! I think I could do this. Now if I only had a craft desk. I don't think my family will let me set it up on the kitchen table. LOL Hugs Hazel!

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Hazel, you clever thing. This is amazing hun. Well done you.

Donna x

mags said...

This is brilliant Hazel. I can see i will have to get myself some foam board lol. Great job.
Mags
x

Star said...

Hazel you are a wonder. Fancy being able to make that yourself. Wish I had a desk to work on,but my computer desk and then all the cupboards my stash is stored in take over my dining room and I work on a small table in the sitting room in front of the tv (not that I watch much but I do get to listen.)
And lovely to see someone who is more of a pen addict than me.
Well done
Eileen x

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh all your pens look fab, well done you.....

Tags said...

You have soo many pens! :P they look great :) I need to start looking at storage for mine as well :)

Tags xx

Wendy said...

This is brilliant Hazel, well done...My hubby is making me one with MDF, now seeing your white one, so clean and fresh looking I want a white one too.
Wendy xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What an amazing storage system Hazel - love that, love your pens!
Sylvia xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Great job...I would hate to think what I would do with foam and hot glue...but this looks great!

Cheryl said...

What a fab idea love it x

Caz said...

Fantastic idea Hazel. Well done.
Hugs
Caz x

Sharon said...

Oh my word Hazel, I am absolutely gobsmacked!!! This is an amazing job... well done!!!! I wish I lived closer so that you could help me make one too...LOL A super job. You have an amazing number of pens. Love it my friend!!! Love and hugs, Sharon xx

Ani said...

Wow! What a lovely collection you have! I like the storage you've got for them!

Maria Therese said...

Wow that's a lot of pen's.. Awesome storage ♥

Christine L said...

Wowwwwwwww clever girl you!!! Such fabulous pen storage and out of foamboard? I NOW WANT some foam board!! I bought a unit from Vixx a while back now and it's fab.... but unfortunately my pinks are overflowing the pink hole!! hehe

Hugs
Christine x

rachel said...

Wow Hazel - are you sure you didn't just go into a shop and photograph the sales box? That's amazing - fabulous storage and so many pens - I now have a touch of the green eyed monster!!! LOL! Hugs Rachel xx

Lisa Jane said...

Brilliant idea - looks fab and very tidy lol ( unlike me)
Lisa x

chrissy xx said...

My Goodness!!!! It looks like a shop lol......
Chrissyxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW how clever! love your super storage boxes.
Love, Mel. xxx

Debbie said...

Fantastic storage Hazel.Now that's some collection of pens dearie - you lucky thing.Fab job.Love Debbie x

Pat said...

Well then who's a clever girl, looks absolutely great Hazel.

Pat xx

Kat said...

Wow Hazel this looks amazing. What a clever girl you are. I've got mine in Persil and Tesco washing capsule boxes!

Kat xx

Betty said...

Fantastic Hazel you can make me one in your free time lol. I have loads but never seem to use them, cos time I've sorted out what i want I've lost the plot
Bettyxxx

Susan Flynn said...

This is so brilliant Hazel you are so clever to have done it heavens knows what I would make if I were let loose with a hot glue gun and foam board (??) I think a molten mess springs to mind lol!! xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Hazel,
Fab storage idea :) x

enrica said...

Hi Hazel!!! your new pen storage is beautyful, is a great idea!!!! and is a dream for me!!!!!! bye bye!!

Shazza said...

very impressive!!!! Lovely cards on top too x

Shirley said...

This looks great. I envy you the amount of pens you have.
Have a good day.
Shirley xx

marion said...

This looks so organised !! Thanks for the inspiration. HUgs, Marion

Sharon said...

Wow wow wow! Fantastic storage Hazel. Very clever. As for Vixx Craft Storage, I thoroughly recommend them...I recently bought one of their ink pad storage racks and took delivery of it (and filled it with my inkpads!!) within 2 days! xx

Christine said...

Very impressive Hazel looks soooo neat think we ALL need one..lol

smiles Christine x

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks awesome Hazel - fabulously organised! :)

Hope you have a smashing weekend,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Kizzy said...

Wowww Hazel, this storage idea looks just stunning! It is so clever! And that with foam board and a hot glue gun? Absolutly amazing!!
Hugs Kizzy

Claire Murphy said...

Wow, this is amazing storage, love it!! Hugs, Clairex

W.M. Cards and Crafts said...

Wow Wow Wow, such an amazing storage unit! looks absolutly amazing, well done you. Val xxx

Karen said...

I thought this was one of Vicky's - that you had painted it white! I'm amazed you can do that with foam board - now I have some ideas that I would like to try hugs Karen x

Samantha said...

AWESOME!! xx

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

What a cool storage! I love it! My 75 Copics are still in its case, lol, perhaps have to wait till I have a contena of Copics and have a custom made storage like yours. Thanks for visiting me Hazel. Love your blog and I'm following you =D
Hugs,
Asmah

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

What do you think, you ask??? I want one just like it! But alas, will be traveling the US for the next few years with hubby, so had to scale back to a small footprint for the journey in the "mobile craft room" - LOL. Wendy xx
p.s. come visit me - two candies up for grabs :)

darcy48 said...

Wow Hazel wish I was so organised my daughter laughs at mew when I try to colour sort my buttons etc this is fab!Love Arlinex

СВЕТЛАНА said...

Вот это даааааааааааа! Шикарная коллекция маркеров! Такому можно только позавидовать! Браво!

~@ngie~ said...

excellent storage... unfortunately my desk isnt big enuff lolol xXx