Here's my free storage container, made with items already in my house!
- several empty frosting tubs (I used five. I also think Crystal Light containers would be great but I didn't have any to try. Just make sure your containers are tall enough that the markers will stay inside when the containers are held sideways.)
- hot glue gun with glue sticks
- something long and about 1/2" to 1" tall to act as a support at the front of the bottom so the holder slants (I used two plastic knives sandwiched together, though a dowel or scrap of wood would be preferable.)
Total cost: about 4¢, the cost of the two plastic knives I used. The frosting tubs were saved from recycling and the hot glue gun and glue was from my grandmother's house. (Do they even make oval glue sticks any more?)
If you make your own storage solution, I'd love to hear about it. Leave me a link so I can see your most creative storage solution. Bonus points if you made it, repurposed it, or upcycled it!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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