Thursday, 28 April 2016

Altered pen stand- tutorial

Hey everyone!!
How are you all doing?? recently my cousin got me a pack of zig brush pens from US. A pack of 60!!! As I eagerly waited for them to arrive, I wanted to have a nice pen stand to keep them organized too. So I started my search for a appropriate pen stand or organizer for storing them. I found a rotating pen stand with my local stationary guy and he was generous enough to give me that for free. :)
This is how it looked:

This is the final outcome:

I completely love the final outcome!! all my 60 zig brush pens fit into this, it has good capacity. It can surely hold a few more things. I am planning to store my water brushes too in it.

A few more pictures:

Now comes the tutorial part. Its my first attempt for a tutorial please be kind.
material required:
Box to alter
Pattern papers ( I have used Bob n betty's paper, its an Indian brand)
coordinating acrylic color
Step 1:
first of all Clean your box thouroughly to remove all the labels and glue. I have kept this box in soapy water and then scrubbed all the paper and glue with steel wool.
Step 2:
Now measure the dimensions of your box and cut the pattern paper accordingly. My box measured 5.5"*3". I have cut 4 papers of the required size.

Step 3:
Adhere these papers to all the four sides of the box.
Step 4:
paint the box from inside. I have used fevicryl acrylic color in contrasting hot pink pearl color. I love how it goes with the pink flowers of the pattern paper.
Step 5:
Embellish it as you like.
I wanted to give it a look of a girl in flower garden. I have colored tilda from magnolia stamps using camelin brush pens.
I adhered a lace on the edges and on the front side half paper doily to give a background where I can place my beautiful colored and fussy cut tilda.
I used a few flowers from I am roses and the butterfly is die cut using cheery lyn die. I have colored the die cut teal and applied glitter. Oh! I am completely in love with the butterfly.
I have also given some texture on all the other sides using TCW butterly stencil and viva decor Inka gold in old gold.
I hope you will like my project!!
entering it in the following challenges:
(anything goes)
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Hello and welcome to my butterfly challenge. Your box alteration is very pretty. I love your choice of paper and the gorgeous butterfly. Its amazing how many pens you managed to get it there and with room to spare. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your box will be entered into the draw twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. That's a great transformation and a beautiful addition to your desk

    Thanks for entering the Butterfly challenge this time, Kim guest DT x

  3. A lovely way to display your markers in such a lovely box. Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.