Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Making my mark

I look forward to Tuesday every week. Why? Because it's Trash to Treasure Tuesday! So for heaven's sakes get on over to Kimms place @ Reinvented and link up. Come on I know you can be just as trashy as the next gal. I am also try out a new one. Diane's second time around Tuesday on her blog A picture is worth a 1000 words.
This will be my last 2x4 post for a while. So enjoy!
I didn't measure the length of the board. Just use a small scrap of 2x4. You can cut a template like I did or just eyeball 10 holes. I used my cricut for the template, the holes are two big. It was just a guide really. I couldn't find the right bit. So, I had to use one that was too big. Did this make me mad? Yes, just a bit. giggle
Stain or paint. Don't worry about getting the paint down in the holes.
For the next part you will need a box of 10 Markers. Note: There should only be one marker manufactured and that is the washable kind. I bought these long before I learned this valuable lesson.

Grab your glue gun and fill each hole a little more than half way. Place marker cap down in the glue as you go. Some of the glue will go up into the hallow of the cap, so be sure to use plenty of glue. Let dry.

Viola! Now your caps won't wander away from you marker.
Wrap this bad boy up with a pad of paper and you have a great gift for a child you adore.
If you have a chance take a look at my previous post. It's a real treat!


MelanyTN said...

Great idea... I'd seen these before but didn't realize how easy they were to make. Thanks for sharing!!

MiMi said...

I couldn't figure out where you were going with this one, that is AWESOME! : )
I agree, they shouldn't make unwashable markers.
And, I'm jealous you have a cricut. : (

Vivienne said...

So cute! I couldn't figure out where you were going with it either? Candles...? Little sign...? Cute and so untilitarian!

Sharon said...

Fantastic idea and SO frugal delish!

Dawn said...

Bravo!!! That is a fabulous idea!

Susie Q said...

And did you know that if you leave washable markers on the door in the kitchen for more than, say, 24 hours, they are no longer washable? Yep.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What a great gift idea...thanks for sharing it!


Xazmin said...

Okay, THAT is freakin' genius!

I'm so making this!

The Griffin Crew said...

that is a great idea I love your blog!! look at all those followers great job!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That is too cool. What a fabulous gift idea. And here I thought it was a votive candle holder at first! :)

fanzy-pants said...

What a wonderful idea. I’ll have to keep this in mind for my classroom.