Thursday, January 24, 2013

Did someone say Copic?

Because the one thing no one tells you when you get addicted to these markers is how expensive the storage is when you start to buy these gems. If you start small no problem but seeing as they have over 300 colors in the arsenal you quickly realize they need their own space.  At first, I was just using a galvanized tin with beans to hold them. That quickly became too full and I had to look into alternatives. Pintrest to the rescue. ( How we ever survived without that website is beyond me!)  I put the hubs to work and here is my new Copic holder. 
We got a 16l very useful box from office max ( yes,that is truly what they are called)  and some lighting grid from home depot. Hubs did the measuring cutting and super gluing of it in place and when I came home form work all I had to do was add the markers. Now that's my kind of project.
 I have somewhere in the 80-100 range of markers but as you can see there's room to grow. The only down fall to the box is I can not use the lid because the copics are smidge too tall.  I am ok with that because I don't need them to be portable. ( I just jinxed myself.)  I have seen people use some of the very nice boxes from Michael's as well. You know the d├ęcor kind you can find near the baskets?
But I am curious. If you have the whole collection of markers (IE Jeanne) how do you do store them? I never thought to ask.


Queenie Jeannie said...

I totally just LOL'd!!! Yes, I have the whole collection. Guilty! Well, I take that back. There are four collections of grays (Warm, Cool, Neutral and Toner - I have the warm and cool), and fluoresents - I would never use those. Apart from redundant grays and icky day-glows, I have 'em all.

I have two large trunk boxes and put the acrylic cases into those. When I color, I take the tops off the cases, but leave the bottoms holding the markers in. Works great. You can see it here:

Denice said...

OMG, maybe your hubs could sell some of these on-line...what a fab idea! Great organization!

Years ago I bought a super large metal silverware caddy in blue for my son's graduation party for $6. That's where I store all of my Copics. It works great and has a handle in the center of it, allowing me to take them with me when traveling. I'll post a pix in the next couple of days.

Bridgett Owens said...

I love the storage unit! I do not have very many but I am always looking for great ways to store them! :) Hubby did a great job!!

wendy hewings said...

Wow great idea for your marker storage, saved yourself a small fortune also.

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