Saturday, 30 July 2011

Promarker Storage

I recently 'made' a storage rack for my Promarkers and have been asked several times for piccies so decided to blog it.
I can't take the credit for this idea, loads of crafters have blogged their versions. I searched for ages to find a cheap DVD rack that I also liked the look of. Lots of people have used this one from Ikea
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50093308
but they don't sell it on line and I don't have an Ikea near by. Then one day when I was searching Ebay (as you do!) I came across a wooden DVD rack with a starting price of 99p. It also had a buy it now price of £5 which I would happily have paid. I sent a message to the seller asking for the measurements but they were away and didn't answer for a couple of days. By which time someone had started to bid on it so I couldn't do the buy it now. I eventually won and paid the huge sum of £1.71! The postage was £4.41 but it was a bulky, heavy item so that didn't both me. When it arrived the seller had paid over £7 postage! So I was really pleased with what I'd paid. So this is what it looked like:



I also used these:



Double sided tape, small circle labels, brown paper from my stash and really cheap (and nasty looking) DVD covers. The DVD covers were from a pound shop 6 for £1 so I bought 2 packs and covered the DVD covers with the brown paper. I printed off a Promarker colour chart and coloured in the ones that I have and stuck it to the edge of the DVD covers. The circle labels were stuck to the Promarker chisel nib cap and coloured in. I had to buy the labels from Ebay as I couldn't find any white labels anywhere. They only cost £1.42 for a pack of over 600.
This is what the finished item looks like:



I had a couple of spare 'shelves' so used them to store my inkpads (Stazon and Ranger Distress Ink pads). I'm really pleased with how it turned out and it looks great on my craft desk. And the best bit is that it cost me less than a tenner!

4 comments:

  1. Looks great - and so much tidier and easier to use than my shoe box!

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  2. Looks brilliant Pamela - well done. Very creative.
    Hugs
    Carol
    xx

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  3. Looks great Pamela, you got a bargain there. Much easier to use than my Klip n Lock container.
    Hugs
    Christine xx

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  4. Fantastic! Am off to ebay to see what bargains I can find :D x

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