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Creative Reuse of a CD Holder for Marker Storage


Since I’ve learned about Operation Write Home, I’ve also discovered the joy that are alcohol based markers. Copics are the big, well know ones. They’re also, imho, insanely overpriced for someone who is just using them for making a card or two.

Spectrum Noir are an affordable alternative. Most craft stores sell the twelve packs of six markers that make up the basic set for $12-$15 a pack. I’m a thrifty girl and never like paying retail. I’ve purchased eleven of these sets so far using coupons, paying about $8 per pack. I’d had them in a carousel holder but then learned that they should be stored horizontally. A display rack is made for them but, again, I’m not paying that much to hold some markers.

I’m a thrift shop afficianado so started looking around at one yesterday, trying to see what I could use instead. I had a VOILA moment. I found a sturdy CD holder and a pack of thin CD cases.

I can fit 7 markers per “shelf” and there are 18 shelves. That’s 126 markers in one holder and I can get a second to stack on top if need be. I spent about $4 for this set up. Quite pleased with it. 🙂