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  • DIY Promarker storage

    The last few days I've been trying to find a better storage solution for my Promarkers, as they were living in plastic beakers. In a crafty magazine I saw an advert for a "Desktop Promarker shelving unit" and quickly turned the page when I saw the price, £50!? Scandalous, so I made my version with a large teabag box, admittedly it will be less sturdy than the wooden version but it cost me approx £50 less so I'm not complaining =D

    Plenty of room for more Promarkers!
    Flowery paper on top
    Fizzy Moon heart paper on the sides

    I paper-mached the outside of the box with PVA glue and some of my old magazines then applied a coat of geso. When that dried I realised the box still wasnt very strong so I reinforced the inside with cardboard from an old cereal box then added shelves made from corrugated cardboard. It seemed more sturdy so I papered the sides with floral and heart print papers and viola! Done and made from recycled materials too! I'm quite pleased with it and theres plenty of room for more Promarkers, so I have an excuse to go and buy more! =P
    Add me please

  • #2
    Well done, it looks lovely. Hmmmmm, now if it saved you £50 by making it yourself, then I think you should go out and treat yourself to some more Promarkers!!!

    My Blog - Angie's Crafting Palace


    • #3
      I love it, also like the coloured squares on the ends of your promarkers (I will be copying that idea, thanks). Currently I have to rake through a plastic tub to find the ones I want.
      I use petfood boxes, the ones that hold the wee square foil packs. They are very strong and with a covering of fancy paper look fine. I use them to store pens, pencils, embossing folders etc. Keep up the great recycling.


      • #4
        thats a great idea. looks really cute