Hello Some Odd Girl Fans!
Kimberly Wiener here!
I frequently get together with other crafters in my community, and we put kits together for each other to make. I also attend card classes at least once a month. Traveling to another location to craft is sometimes challenging.
I found a great use for up-cycling plastic drink containers. They are the perfect size for a handful of Copics! With a lid, and the fact that they can lie on their side and stack, even better! Depending on the type of drink mix, there can be an oval shaped container or a rectangle shape. Both fit 13 Copics easily, and you can pull them out easily as well.
If you decorate your container and fill it up, it can be a great starter gift for the new crafter, or someone new to Copics or other alcohol markers!
I “corral” the same color families together to better blend and stay organized. When I arrive to craft at card classes, I can pop the top off and grab a full container of colors as I need them. Keeping the lids on until I am using them will deter them from “walking away” on me. Since I keep 12-13 per container I can easily see if any are missing.
Here are some of my Copics. The ones to the left are sealed with lids and the open ones are the ones that I am currently using for a project. And my cute little red hedgehog, “Hedgie” – well he is a kitchen pan scrubber I found that helps me clean some of my hard-to-clean detailed rubber wood mounted stamps!
I hope this inspires you to look around your home for ideas to up-cycle unexpected items into your everyday crafting, and help you stay organized too!
Have an ODD day! -Kimberly.