Friday, August 29, 2008

Organizational {Friday}

Hi everyone! I am back for your Organizational {Friday} posts! This month has been crazy with being on vacation for 17 days, then family arriving the day after we got back, and then starting to homeschool my girls this week. I have been busy, busy to say the least!

I don't have anything too earth shattering for you today but I really like what I came up with and hope that you will too. Today, I want to talk about organizing those colored pencils. I think most pencils are sold either by the box or by the tin. I personally didn't like keeping my pencils in a tin so I bought this really cute bucket from Michael's this week for $1.79. So far, I think I have about 60 pencils in here plus my blending stumps, and there is still room for more. Now, that storage idea in itself is nothing new to most of you; however, did you see what is hanging off of the side of my bucket?Yes, my pencil sharpener! I wanted to keep it with my pencils for easy access and sharpening. So, I created a little tab with doubled-over cardstock and an eyelet. I glued the tab to the back of my sharpener with my favorite KI Gloo. Then I attached a binder clip to the side of my bucket, added a little ribbon and a pink chain, and attached my sharpener.

The tab does not get in the way when I sharpen a pencil. It works great. I just take the sharpener off of the chain to use it, and then put it back when I am done. I really like how cute it looks too. I hope you will like this idea and be able to use it too! It's all about being cute and functional! :) Well, have a joyous weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

~Wendy Tunison said...

One word for you...GENIUS!

Laurie Wilson said...

That's fabulous! So cute too, I had been wondering what to do with mine!

Ally0005 said...

You always have great ideas!

Lori Craig said...

I'm gonna let you come on over and have your way in my work area... Love all your organizing ideas!

Tanis said...

Oh super cute!!!! I might just have to do that :)

Niki_Meiners said...

I have that same little tin. Might have to do the same thing. Especially the pencil sharpener.

Debbie :-) said...

Hey, I have that same tin! I love that you attached the pencil sharpener!! Brilliant idea!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

I've been thinking about something like this. Yours is adorable, and I love the sharpener

Tammy said...

That is sooooo cute, I'm going to put one together tonight!

Heather said...

How darling - and way more convenient that that tin!

Mandy said...

Very clever!!

Queen of Paper said...

This is SUCH A CUTE IDEA!!!! LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!

Sue M said...

How cute is THIS! and I love the pencil sharpener idea! very clever. Thankyou for showing this to us. = )

HapEMomE said...

Hi Patter!! You always amaze me with your great ideas! Love the pencil sharpener idea! And who doesn't love Prisma??? :) CUTE!!
~Chelsea

jakey said...

Oooh.. I know where I can get some tins like that... :-) Love the sharpener idea - that would help to keep it in this room! ;-)

Heather said...

Seiously Patter you and me are carbin copies of each other. Check out my BLOG and under my new photos of my creative space you will see little buckets (the exact ones) with my kids homeschool pencils and markers on my wall!! Too funny!!

Anonymous said...

Wah its a brillant idea. where do you get the tab and how to tie it?

Beka said...

Thanks for posting this, it was such a great idea!! I finished mine tonight! I love it so much better then the tin that they were in :)

Avantica said...

Wow...the pencil sharpener idea is super cute! You are sooo organised!

Anonymous said...

Today was my first time on your blog spot, and I just wanted to tell you how much I love, love, love, the faith journaling. It is truely awesome. I found the whole blog to be truely awesome.
Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Suzanne

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