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:

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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? (^-^)

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Materials:
Five (5) boxes measuring ID: 5.375 x 8.625 x 1.625 (according to the box)
Scissors
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.

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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!

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To be sure the lid would close the insert boxes were cut somewhat shorter than the top instead of keeping them flush.

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*NOTE*: Be sure to cut the boxes so the adhesive end is still intact. This makes it much easier to close the box.

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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.

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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.

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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…

~ Kristen

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About Three Handed Mommy

Mother of one, wife to one. Hoping for more children in the future but so far I'm a three handed mommy. One hand is in school, another in loving my family, the last is on here (and all that comes with it). I love origami and I doodle once in a blue moon. Maybe I will share some drawings, both old and new. I have a slight obsession with Hatake Kakashi, Batman, rubber duckies, pandas, and Pokemon. Then again, my obsession may prove to be more than slight on more than one occassion...don't judge. :P Since this is new and all to me, please bear with me while I find my rhythm and posting habits. Hope you enjoy what I put up here! Feel free to pin anything unless stated otherwise in a post. :)

Posted on January 25, 2014, in DIY and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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