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DIY Colored Pencil CaseNot sure how to store your stash of colored pencils (or pens) to keep them neat and portable? How about a custom-made binder!

I don’t have time to write a full tutorial here today, but I wanted to share an idea I saw on the Coloring for All! Facebook group. The idea and pictures came from Marcie Wiseman (with her permission).

If you are a coloring addict, then you will understand the problem of having too many supplies and having trouble figuring out the best way to store them. Especially with coloring, you usually want something portable so you can color in bed, on the couch watching TV in the evening, at the kitchen table while dinner is in the microwave, in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, during lunch break at work… well, you get the picture.

Marcie came up with a great, DIY solution. She bought a large, zippered binder. Then made pages for the binder out of foam core board, fabric and elastic. Using scraps of fabric from her stash, she sewed on elastic, sewing at one-inch intervals. She then glued the fabric to the foam core board. If you are more of a sewer like me, I would probably sew three sides to make a sleeve that could slide onto the foam core board. You’d still have to glue it securely.

Here’s a bigger version of the thumbnail above. I’ll try to update this post with individual photos later.

DIY Colored Pencil/Pen Case

I could see making something similar to this for other types of activities, for example, knitting needles.

I hope to make one of these for myself, so when I do, I’ll give you an update with more details and pictures.

Thanks again, Marcie!

 

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