If you feel like you could be on an episode of Hoarders because of all your lettering pens, you’ll love these ideas for Easy and Inexpensive Marker Storage for Letterers!
I have to clean out my office about every 3 months because I’m always acquiring new things. I don’t know where these things come from…they just appear. I will throw out or give away most craft things, but Lettering pens and markers? No…that would be a crime against art. Since I had them stashed everywhere, I could never find the markers I needed, I decided to find a better solution. You don’t have to look for a solution because I have it right here for you with these beautiful Marker Storage Ideas!
I mean…look at how beautiful this is.
So where might you find these Marker Storage Solutions?
Let me tell you. Certain brush pens work better in different storage containers. It depends on the size of the brush, and how accessible you need it to be. We’re going to categorize everything by marker or pen type, but here is a quick list of everything I use for marker storage:
- ArtBin Deep Case with Storage Tray
- Caliart Marker Carrying Case mine is the 80 marker, but you can also get one that holds 120 markers
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen Desk Stand
- Desktop Storage
Tombow Dual Brush Pens Storage
Dual Brush Pens are too tall for the Artbin or Caliart storage. I know, it’s a bummer…but the upside is that the ink lasts forever in your Tombows. I use a caddy on my desk since they are the brushes I use the most. It’s great to have them easily accessible, so I use a Storage Caddy <–this is the cutest one I found. Mine is also cute, but no longer available 🙁
As I get more markers, though, I will most likely upgrade to one (or five) of the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Desk Stands. They’re made specifically for the dual brush pens, so they would be awesome for organizing them by color!
Caliart Storage Case
I got one of these for my daughter in purple and I loved it so much, I HAD to get one for myself. We decorated hers using my Unicorn SVG Files and the Cricut Maker with gold glitter iron-on. The EasyPress worked really well with the fabric on this case. I usually don’t use a protective sheet, but I did for this type of fabric.
The holders in this Marker storage case are perfect for my Ecoline Brush Pens. It would also work great for Sharpie Brush Pens or Copic Markers. Apparently, it works for lipstick, too…but I don’t wear lipstick so I wouldn’t know! Just remember this case works best with thicker markers and brush pens.
ArtBin Marker Storage
I have multiple Artbins. I use the smaller ones for my 12X12 paper storage, but these are perfect for every marker that isn’t a dual brush pen. Here’s everything I carry in mine:
- Sharpie Brush Pens
- Ecoline Brush Pens (when I only had four…I had to buy the other case when I bought a larger set)
- Cricut Pens
- Fabric Markers
- Tombow Fudenosuke
- Twintone Markers
- Chalkboard Markers
- Koi Brush Pens
- Zig Brush Pens
- Pentel Aquabrush
What do I love about the Artbin? It stores easily in my closet or cabinets. I just stack it with my other bins. I also love how beautiful everything looks when it’s all organized by color. It’s so easy to find what I’m searching for because I organize them by marker type. You’ll also notice I leave spaces between a lot of my markers in case I buy more. Because we all know I’m going to buy more!
The only complaint I have is that the insert makes it so it bulges out at the sides a little, making it somewhat hard to close. It’s not a huge deal for me, as the pros far outweigh the cons.