So hey how you guys all doing? Hopefully super super well! :)
In this installment of craft storage ideas i'm going to show you how i store the rest of my pencil sets and marker sets. There are two reasons why i needed a solution for this part. Number one, i have so so many pencils, pens and markers it's not even funny. And two, I don't want different brands to get mixed up together (hate it). I want the same brands and sets to be together at all times and accessible to me in a practical way.
I also don't want to waste time digging through draws etc trying to find the set i need each time (hate that too). So this is what i did. I used storage jars. They may seem like a way too simple storage item and they are but the thing about jars is they come in nightmarishly huge amounts of styles and sizes. Which means there's going to be a size that suits you. So all i had to do was find the right size and style for me.
The first size i used is a 500ml squat jar:
And this is how it looks in use:
So in the picture above you can see i have my Faber Castell 120 Polychromos pencils set
altogether in several jars in a row according to colour. I want them all out and i want them to be easily accessible. And since there's 120 pencils/colours in this monster set i didn't want all 120 pencils scattered in some tin nor do i want them all in one massive jar. I want them to be accessible in a practical way to me and these jars helped me do just that. You can see that not only will i easily be able to find the colour i want but it looks good too! Like it literally makes me so happy just looking at them everyday and even happier when i am using them. With ease. No more searching. Stress free. aahhh
Here are some of my other pencils also in jars:
In case you are wondering about the lids.. yeah i tossed em. Probably should've kept them i know but too late now lol
That jar was mostly used for pencils and some pens but for the rest of my pens i used another sized jar. The 230ml tall jar with silver lid worked really well. Here's what it looks like:
This jar is taller than the squat jar so its a more compact fit for pens, however it doesn't fit as much as the 500ml squat jar. I liked it for pens because it keeps them upright and pen sets don't usually contain large amounts like pencils do. This is how it looks in use:
I like how it holds the pens more upright than the 500ml squat jar which is why i felt it more suitable for the rest of my pens:
You can see all my sakura gelly permanent markers neatly in place and NOT scattered all over my desk.. so what do you guys think? :)
Next, we're going to feature the product i know you're all wondering about: the shelf carrying all these fantastic jars can't wait! :)
See you guys next time.. unleash that creativity! <3