Good Morning, I had the pleasure of doing a Podcast interview with Lindsay Weirich, the Frugal Crafter this week. We discussed craft room organization and this was one of my ideas. I made this organizer for my Letraset markers out of a wine rack I purchased at Salvation Army, it is an inexpensive one that expands or contracts to lay flat. I measured the openings, they were a little bigger than 3"x3" so that is the size I made my boxes. I made the boxes out of 12"x15" Flexible Chopping Mats that I purchased in a package of 2 for a dollar at Dollar Treasure. Very easy to make, I scored the mat with scissors and a ruler every 3". I then cut the mat into 3 pieces: two 6"x12"pieces and one 3"x 12". I used the 3"x12" to make the bottoms of the boxes and used packaging tape to assemble them. You can also find glasses to fit into the openings, I originally used the POM ice tea glasses but they did not hold as many markers as these square boxes. I divided my markers into colors and I also have a box for Spica Atyou glitter markers and other unusual markers. I made a 3 sided box for the bottom to hold my Souffle pens. This sits on the top of my desk hutch so it is out of the way, yet still in sight. I can pull a box of colors down to the desk to work with, or just grab them 1 at a time.
I know you will enjoy listening to Lindsay's Frugal Crafter Podcast, she offers 1 every Friday and they are always packed with awesome ideas. Well, thanks for looking and hopefully also listening this week. ~Diane
PS, you can hear me on Episode 3, Craft room organization below.