DIY Pen Caddy
I seem to have a small obssession with pens. Okay, maybe it is a bit more than small, but I digress.
For all the pens and markers and pencils and- sorry got a bit carried away there. For all those great writing utensils just lying around the house I needed a pen caddy to keep them organized. Being the semi-crafty mom that I am, I found some boxes at the local Post Office and an Enfamil box that housed three refill pouches and made one. Here is what it looked like in the end:
Now, I’m not one for decorating. So you will see some very undecorative things on here. It’s not that I don’t enjoy something fun looking, it’s just that my little one usually has impeccable timing and wakes up just when I am about to begin that stage. So I have learned to live with plain, undecorative pieces of work. At least it is a finished product, right? (^-^)
Five (5) boxes measuring ID: 5.375 x 8.625 x 1.625 (according to the box)
An Enfamil 3 pack refill box (I found this one at Sam’s Club)
The boxes don’t have a snug fit so if you choose to you may glue them together. I found they don’t move around too much in there, though.
I measured by eye how high to cut the insert boxes and kept the leftover piece of the first one as a template for the rest. Save the other leftovers for later!
To be sure the lid would close the insert boxes were cut somewhat shorter than the top instead of keeping them flush.
*NOTE*: Be sure to cut the boxes so the adhesive end is still intact. This makes it much easier to close the box.
The lid shuts just fine! I fit 5 boxes inside. You may rearrange them in any fashion you see fit. Now remember I told you to save those other leftovers…did you? Great! You can cut them up to make internal dividers.
You can see the front has one dividing the markers and the pens. I rather like this since there aren’t too many pens and the markers fell all over before I put it in.
As a bonus cut up one more box the same as the inner ones and glue it to the side for extra storage. Maybe for paper or a notepad?
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! Until next time…