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Friday, 29 May 2009

My 1st tutorial

Well thought i would post a tutorial (my first one!)
Start off with 3 dishwasher tablet boxes and some sticky dots! (... all will be revealed!)
Cut off the tops to the length of the Promarker pens....

Stick the boxes together with double sided tape and add tape around the sides....

Next... with your chosen scrapbook paper (or paper/decoration of your choice) wrap around the sides of your boxes, to tuck into the box, its easier to snip 'Vs' where the boxes join, the when you stick them down into the boxes you get a lovely clean edge...

To cover the joining boxes, cut a strip the width of the box, attach double sided tape and fold over the joins of the boxes.

To line the insides of the box, cut your paper to almost the depth of the box and attach double sided tape to the sides and the top, i found it easy to put the length of paper into the 'slot' and it was then easier to attach the first edge and then start to gradually peel away the top tape...

Once you get into a corner, for a nice crisp, neat edge, use a bone folder to crease down the groove, then continue to peel away the tape as you go around the edge...

Once you have lined all the insides, your then ready for......

... your markers!!!
this is where all your sticky dots come in handy! (yes sad i know and as hubby said i need to get out more! LOL)
stick a dot to the end of each pen and colour with the pen colour, and as you can see they are all at hand and easy to find your chosen colour!

Hope you like it?
Will hopefully be posting some more tutorials, next thing im doing is some altered items!
take care


Angie said...

wow, Thank you for sharing,
Great tutorial,
Look forward to seeing the altered tin,

MARION said...

very good and very neat!!!!! NOW I have a rather large workshop in NEED of organaisation LOL xx

maddy hill said...

great idea Nicki !

yvonne said...

Oh we are getting organised, when you have finished .. come do mine, lol
Fab idea for the dishwasher boxes ... but i am still waiting for the ""other"" one , lol

Nicki said...

Thanks for your lovely comments, much appreciated xXx
Marion... you know i'll come n sort out your workshop if ya want! ya only gotta ask!
and Von... give me a chance! am working on it! lol
thanks again everyone
hugs n stuff

Wendy said...

NickGreat turorials, well done, love the pen holder

helen said...

thanks for sharing your fab idea for storing your promarkers,
helen x

Caryn said...

What a great storage idea! Fab for the planet too. Thanks for sharing.

Caryn xxx

lil-paper-pixie said...

Great idea I love it, thanks for sharing.



Michele said...

Fantastic storage idea for your promarkers. TFS Hugs Michele x