Rainbow Marker Holder

this post is part of the Michael’s Makers team – all opinions are my own

Back-to-School is in full swing!  Are school supplies already taking over??  I have a great solution – make your own Rainbow Marker Holder!  This is a fun and functional project – the best kind :)

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Last year I made a crayon organizer, which is great, but now the markers needed organized.  I love this because you’re no longer loosing the lids!

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I grabbed the supplies for this project from Michael’s and knew it’d be a great back-to-school project.

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Let’s get started!  You will need:

–block of wood (in the unfinished wood section of Michael’s)

–pack of markers

–paint if desired

–drill and bit the size of the marker, ruler and pencil for marking holes

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First up, mark your holes.  Mine are spaced every inch:

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Next up, drilling!  All our stuff is in storage since we’re in the middle of a move, but Trevor was nice enough to pull the drill press out.  In the dark storage area.

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We used a 1/2 inch forstner bit, which means it drilled a hole with a flat bottom, but a regular drill bit and drill would work as well.


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Next up I wanted to add some interest to the wood base.  I probably would have painted it, but I forgot to grab craft paint at Michael’s, and all mine is in storage.  And then I though stain – also in storage.  I rummaged around and found some whitewash, so that was the winner.  I couldn’t find my masking tape, but duct tape worked to tape off a slanted line:

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You can come up with tons of fun ways to personalize the base.  This is just one idea of a million.

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Now, this is optional, but if you want the lids to stay in the base, you can generously fill the hole with hot glue and adhere the lid.

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Use, and enjoy creating with your markers out and accessible and neatly organized!

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If you like this project, you might also want to check out the Rainbow CRAYON Holder Organizer:


And check out the other projects from the Michael’s Makers Bloggers:

Thanks for Reading


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