Well, sometimes we have to make due with what we have, right? Try to recycle and save money...well that is what I did with my new Copic marker storage solution!
I have 2 Copic Wallet Organizers... but hated that I had to carry around 2 of them when I was working...and it never failed... I always opened the one that didn't have the colors I needed... such a pain!
Quite some time ago, I scored these really great storage organizers at my local Tuesday Morning store. They are not colors I would normally pick out if I was using them for home decor or anything...but they were 80% off at the time..so I just snatched them up figuring they would be great for my scraps and stuff. Im sooo glad I got them!!
Then it dawned on me... my Storage containers from Tuesday Morning. I have various sizes and styles..but settled on the catch all with the handles..so I can easily carry it from room to room. So that settled that...but HOW was I going to keep the markers in there?
Then I came across a lighting crate at Home Depot. Its about $12 and pretty big in sheet size. I knew we would have to cut it down to size..but I also realized that if my collection grew larger..at least I would have left over crate to grow as I needed!
So I gave the puppy dog eyes to the hubby and asked him to cut the crate to fit within my carry tote. It took a matter of 5 mins probably! The SKETCH markers fit in here nice and snug (angled)..the Ciao Markers wiggle a little..but who cares... I can easily see the marker numbers and easily grab the ones I want to work with!
So what do you think? Not to Shabby for under $17 (yep the crate was $12 - with extra to spare to make about 4 of these babies and the tote was $5)....sooo all in all..quite the bargain.
I paid way more for ONE Copic Brand Wallet!!
I hope this gives you some ideas or inspiration to organize your Copic markers!