Copic Storage Solution… FOUND!

I have been on the lookout for the “perfect” storage solution for my Copics {and other markers and writing utensils}. Hubs had received a notification on his Craigslist app that there was a local place that was clearing out various things and as I was interested in one of the metal crates {more on that later}, he went and looked for me while I was working.

While he was there, he came across an AMAZING Dr. Pepper bottling crate from 1970 that I fell in love with when he sent me a picture! {see below}

Well to say it needed some love was an understatement. I gave it thorough washing and let it dry out. The next step was to figure out how to cover the holes in the bottom where the boards didn’t meet all the way. I didn’t want my markers to fall through.

I didn’t want to attach anything to the box as I wanted to preserve it’s history so I had the idea of adding chipboard into the bottom of the crate because once the markers were in the pieces would stay in place. Hubby gladly recycled and cut up a Cheerios box and placed it in the bottom one night while I was teaching at the community college. I came home to it in all it’s glory and my markers organized by the hubs! So thoughtful!

I love how it now looks all finished and I can definitely see I need MORE markers!

12 thoughts on “Copic Storage Solution… FOUND!”

  1. Love it… Great minds think alike as I store mine in a crate also… The crates are also perfect for storing rolls of twine…. hehe I had hubby mount mine on the wall as they say copics are to be stored laying down…. So it works as a fun shelf on the wall…

    • I can’t wait to get another crate (or two) and that’s good to know that twine rolls will fit in them. As far as storing Copics horizontally, only the At You Spica Glitter Pens need to be stored that way. All other Copics can be stored in either direction. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow! This is so awesome! I actually have an old coca cola crate that can be used! It’s been floating around my home from room to room trying to find a home…. Thank you so much for the idea! I know what I am doing now ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. awesome Jenn, I’ve found what I’m hoping to be my perfect storage as well, mind it looks so pathetic with just one marker, but hopefully soon I will have some more to play with… yours is much more my style but good luck me finding something that awesome here ๐Ÿ™‚


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