Creative Colored Pen Organizer (Makeover Monday)

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I am happy to share with you today my very favorite (and simplest) makeover project ever! This one is simple, resourceful and downright practical. Years ago when I began scrapbooking I wants to have an accessible storage option for my pens. One that allowed the pens to stay on my desk, and stored horizontally. I also did not want to rummage through a pen case to find the color or style pen I wanted. Well, I had hung onto a shower gift container that I knew would come in handy “some day” – I KNOW you know exactly what I mean. Well, sure enough it did, and with a few tweaks, I had the best pen holder ever. I decided for makeover Monday, I would clean it up, update the paper, and share it here with you. I hope it inspires you to look around your house, be resourceful and make something useful with stuff you already have! Good luck. Who knows, maybe you still have your own baby shower caddy gift holder stored in the closet!

So, here we have a Re-Purposed Baby Bath Caddy project for Makeover Monday… enjoy!

I used this caddy which originally held baby bath products. Also six plastic cups, leftover from a holiday party.

I used this caddy which originally held baby bath products. Also six plastic cups, leftover from a holiday party.

I chose some pretty scrapbook paper (it's actually called Southern Belle by Daisy Bucket Designs. SO pretty!

I chose some pretty scrapbook paper (it’s actually called Southern Belle by Daisy Bucket Designs) SO pretty! It really is easy, I cut the 12×12 paper into 3 even pieces and glued around the outside of the container. The old covering is pictured as well.

I actually am a very simple, crafty chick. I am not too picky. I added a bottom -which I did not have before.

I actually am a very simple, crafty chick. I am not too picky. I added a bottom -which I did not have before.

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My new pretty covered bottom. I chose not to glue these cut pieces down. They just fit nicely. I can switch out if I desire.

Like new, and prettier.

Simple, practical, functional. Well, what do you think?  Are you ready to make your own or what?

Simple, practical, functional. Well, what do you think? Are you ready to make your own or what?

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. annb48
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 17:02:21

    Cute Idea Dawn!

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  2. Sam
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 21:02:04

    I do something similar; use a 4 cup coffee tray from the coffee shop and place 4 lg. bright plastic cups in it– organize pens/markers/pencils/paintbrushes. The middle holds paperclips if you wish. =)

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  3. shortybear
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 08:26:33

    Awesome, glad you shared.

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