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Apr 19, 2012, 09:09 AM
GreenDonna
Gel Pen storage
I made this with pvc pipes,my son is a plumber and this was left over scrap from a job he did,,so it was free! I used my scrapbook paper to decorate and used mod podge to adhere the paper to the pipes.I then used hot glue to glue it all together.I made a bigge one years back,you can see it in the back ground of the picture,,that one holds larger markers etc. I like getting the pens out of a drawer and up on my counter where I can see them better,more organized also. Thanks for letting me share!


By lefeldmd at 2012-04-18
Apr 19, 2012, 01:16 PM
craftycookie
Great idea!


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Apr 19, 2012, 01:48 PM
granny3641
Now I know what I want to hold all my pens. After I bought several container with drawers. gotta find a plumber who has scraps. Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

Jean


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Apr 19, 2012, 03:49 PM
GreenDonna
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You can purchase pipes at a home improvement tore,they will cut it also.BUT,,having a plumber in the family is a blessing in many ways!LOL
Apr 20, 2012, 04:20 PM
perk
What a clever and pretty idea. TFS
Apr 20, 2012, 05:32 PM
mira'smom
Great idea and love the papers.
Jul 11, 2012, 09:22 AM
percyow
This is great. You can also use varying tube/pipe sizes. Also, aluminum foil cardboards can be used.

* Your kids can also a mini-version of these. another variation is stair-stepped and placed vertically. Verticals can splash on tassels and laces.


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Aug 08, 2012, 10:12 PM
Pebbles03b
Great idea you could also use the tube cans from pringles also.
Oct 31, 2012, 09:20 AM
laurastewart
That is so cool and it is really worth.
Aug 29, 2013, 08:10 AM
Pickadonk
That is really cool and quite inventive. That is exactly why you don't through out old stuff that could come in handy. I bet that is really useful too.


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Sep 05, 2013, 01:38 PM
mira'smom
Crystal light containers might work as well!
Sep 09, 2013, 09:58 AM
PatV82
Love it!

Love the story that your son had a hand in it. ModPodge can do anything - almost as good as duct tape.

Interesting that the pens are on their side. I have stored pens vertical - makes me rethink my own storage stuff.


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Nov 09, 2013, 10:46 PM
purpleromo
Thank you for this great idea! I have a bunch of gel pens that are just in a box. Sometimes it's such a hassle to find the color I need. Time for me to organize!