Are you still as addicted to Pinterest as I am?
There are so many fantastic crafts, ideas, recipes, and so much inspiration.
I truly think I could browse the pins for hours!
So...the idea for this project originated at Pinterest. (I will share a blog link at the end of this post)
Basically...I wanted a storage solution for my Copic sketch markers. But I also wanted my storage to be something that I could pack up and take with me.
Here are the directions for how I made my copic storage box.
I got my box at Michael's for 50% Off. LOVE a good sale!
Be sure to take a copic marker (or at least the measurements) with you with you when you go shopping for your boxes. There are lots of options for your storage box (as you will see in the blog link later in this post) so choose whatever you think will work best for you. I liked the pretty decorative box I found.
The next item you will need is an "egg crate ceiling light tile". My husband found this one at Lowe's or Home Depot. (you could easily make 2 or 3 copic storage boxes with one) I measured how large the inside of the box was and then cut the ceiling tile to size. You will need two layers for each box. One layer of the ceiling tile will lay flat against the bottom of the box. The second layer will be elevated to create a nice stand for the markers.
The ceiling tile cuts very easily with wire cutters. Just lay the cutting edge flat against the spot where you want to cut.
In order to elevate the second layer of the ceiling tile my husband had the idea to use pieces of the ceiling tile to create a "shelf". Cut four "shelves" to look like the picture below.
The picture below shows the shelves inserted in each corner. The bottom of the shelf will slide down on top of the bottom ceiling tile piece. And the top shelf will be where the top ceiling tile piece rests. Be sure to insert these "shelves" so they only block the four corners of your ceiling tile.
To make it a little prettier I decided to add a little bling to the shelf that showed through each four corners. I put some Instant Krazy Glue CRAFT on the part of the shelf that showed through the square and then added the bling. I also used this glue to glue the top ceiling tile piece to the shelf. You don't want the top ceiling tile piece to pull away when you are removing your copics. While you are gluing squirt a little glue between the shelf and the box on each corner. Again, just to be sure everything stays in place.
All done. My copic markers fit in the ceiling tile grate perfectly! They are all organized so I can see exactly what I have. And in my box there is a little space in the front where I can slide papers and projects that I am working on. FABULOUS! It stands nicely on one side (the lid is kind of a "kick stand") so I can use it on my desk.
What a great storage solution. And CHEAP too. The ceiling light tile is very inexpensive. And the box itself was a great price on sale. SO much less expensive than the copic marker wallets and bags.
Thanks so much to Helen for her blog post that gave me a great "starting point". You can see her blog post here