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Inexpensive, yet beautiful ways of organizing your pens, markers and pencils

by respaced on January 20, 2012

Ikea jars ($4.99) and a label from a label-maker is all it takes to make your craft room “writing implements” go from tools to functional decor. I love this idea. I also love this other idea below. I’ve published it below on this blog, but I think it’s worth publishing again since we’re talking about organizing pens, markers, etc.

This set-up is actually from an art supply store, but you could do something on a smaller scale in your craft room with PVC pipe. Either method of organizing your art supplies will provide a visual punch to your room, which has the added benefit of inspiring you to keep it organized!

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Emily @ Make It Happen Mama January 21, 2012 at 8:12 am

I love this so much I had to pin it!

Definitely going to have to head to IKEA this week – thanks for the inspiration 🙂


respaced January 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Thanks for the pin! I love this look, and had a certain client and her craft room in mind when I posted it.


Katie P January 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I love the IKEA jars. I use them for my money but I might switch them to organize my desk. Brilliant idea! Thanks.


respaced February 1, 2012 at 2:45 am

I think anytime we can make organization fun and beautiful as well as useful, we are making it easier on ourselves to maintain our organization because we are inspired to maintain that beautiful look. Glad you liked the idea, and thanks for commenting!


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