Pens everywhere and not one that works!
I know that I have a pen/pencil problem … there I said it … isn’t admitting the problem the first step to recovery? It has been going on for YEARS! You should see the cup of pencils on my desk at the office. I use mechanical pencils every day I am at work and know if one is missing and not in its appointed place when the day is over… everyone has something right… I have pens & pencils…
The trouble in the craft room started when I when to use a sharpie that had been stored on its side in a box of pens (kind like my ‘scraps’ it was a mess!) well, you can imagine that it didn’t make a dark mark like it should have… if it had been stored up-right on it’s head! I had seen a few pins on Pintrest about how to make all kinds of projects with toilet paper tubes… Now, I’m not one to spend months collecting TP tubes to make a flower art piece for the living room wall … but I found an idea for a pen/pencil holder. So we commenced to saving TP tubes and even paper towel tubes… I’ll explain in a minute…
When we had saved a tidy stash of the paper tubes I went to work. the tubes in the center I wanted to be higher or taller then the ones around the outer edge. I cut the paper towel tubes in half for this… the TP ones where the perfect height for the outer ring… I wrapped each tube with a nondescript plain piece of paper (mainly because I didn’t want to see the little bits of TP that you can’t get off the glue they use on there!)
Once all the tape and paper had been applied the end product was pen nirvana! Now ALL of my pens and pencils have a home and are with easy reach while working on the desk there in the craft room… and they all work, too!
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