I don’t know about you, but I try to recycle or upcycle as much as possible. I keep 6-pack carriers, pasta jars and disposable tupperware because I know I can use them for other things, like storage.
A few months ago I made a travel case for my sketchbook, and I love it, but I can’t carry a ton of pens in it. Sometimes, I like to work on colorful drawings that require a variety of pens or pencils, so I decided to make an organizer from an old 6-pack carrier. I don’t plan take it outside of my house, but it will be nice to have all of my tools in one place and not strewn across the table as I work.
It should only take about an hour to make. All of the instructions are below if you want to construct your own.
Upcycled Artist Organizer Materials
Duct tape the edges of your carrier to keep the it from folding flat.
Measure (or trace) the sides of the box and cut out scrapbook paper pieces to match those dimensions.
Brush some Mod Podge onto the carrier and firmly press the paper down. Repeat this process for the rest of the carrier.
Then, brush thin layer over the scrapbook paper to seal it. Don’t forget the edges!
Step 4 (optional)
Cut out the top left segment so that a sketchbook can fit in your new organizer.
When you’re done, drop in your drawing tools and enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed my artist organizer.