Friday, March 30, 2012

Poster Board?

Happy Friday Krafters!

I know you all are wandering what does foam core poster board have to do with storage?? Well let me tell you, foam board can provide storage for an array of crafty goodness! It is sturdy and can be altered to fit your needs!

 I have shared this storage tip before on my YouTube channel, but I thought it would be good to share it here during storage week. It is a great way to store your markers. All you need is foam board, pencil, hot glue, X-acto knife and long straight edge (T-square or yard stick)! It is simple to put together. Here I cut a top, bottom, back and two sides. I also added shelves for the markers which are slightly slanted to help the markers stay put. I also added middle sections to not only separate the colors of the markers, but to add support to hold the weight of the markers. It is not the prettiest thing to look at, but it does the job it was built to do!

Now I love the Making Memories Embellishment Center. However, I would rather spend my money on paper, supplies and whatnot! Again, using my trusty foam core board, I built a make-shift embellishment center. Again, all it takes is the board, pencil, glue, X-acto knife and straight edge. Add support in the middle so the shelves do not sag from the weight! I have a shelf that cost less than $5 to make! Both shelves has been up for over year and still going strong! My advice is to make sure you measure the space between the shelves to be able to accommodate all of your goodies; I miss measured on one of them *blush*. You can make one unit out of one sheet of foam board, but you may need two sheets depending on the size you desire.

There you have it J I hope you enjoyed today’s tip! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~



  1. I am so glad that you said not to use the $1 store brand 'cause I so would have have bought that! :D Great Idea and I so need more storage. I will be making some of these this weekend.

  2. Super idea and my goodness, check out that marker collection!

  3. I am seriously envious of that marker stash! And I think I have some foam board around here somewhere. Hmmm....