Last Wednesday one of you lovely ladies mentioned you were watching a video on how to make a glue gun holder.  I was intrigued and checked it out here. I also checked out Jen’s blog and found directions for a Distress Ink Storage Unit on her sidebar.


And just like that, here’s my version. It’ll go on a lazy susan and be wonderful.  🙂

I made a few modifications to Jen’s design.  Mine will hold all 48 current colors and also holds my little ink applicators.

Also, I changed around a few of the process steps, making construction more streamlined.


My first thought was that scoring 48 individual pieces sounded painfully tedious.  Since each of my boxes was a 3″x12″ strip, I first scored the entire 12″x12″ sheet.


After scoring, you fold and then glue 1″ strips of cardstock over the gap.


Make your crease…


… and now cut this into 3″ segments.  Much faster than doing all 48 singly.


Then follow the rest of Jen’s steps as she shows them, first gluing the boxes together into stacks.


Here it is, with the spinner.  I had to do some rearranging to make space, but this will be great for now.

Have you noticed these shelves are getting extremely full?  I did put in an order with my custom cabinet builder husband for bookshelves for my sewing room, but you know how that kind of thing goes.  🙂

By the way, you can find that handy-dandy Distress Ink chart here. It’s nice to have a visual reference of what the colors look like, especially compared to each other.  I need to make two, one for my purse, so I don’t buy duplicates, and one to keep for reference.

So, that’s what’s on my workdesk today.  If you’re wondering why I’d think anyone cares, actually lots of folks care.  Just go check out What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia’s and you’ll see.  You might even get hooked, too!

Happy creating.

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20 thoughts on “WOYWW – Distress Ink Storage Organizer

  1. Ok that is totally amazing. I saw something on the Silhouette store a while back but don’t think it’s as impressive as yours. I love it. And to think you can make it any color you want. What a great idea. I might have to try it myself.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a blessed day!
    Belinda (44)

    1. Hi Belinda,

      Yes, it’s very satisfying to have made it just with things I already had. I do have to go out and buy more craft glue, as I used it all up, but that’s all. 🙂

  2. that is a fantastic make and I get the feeling that a lot of us will be taking up the challenge to make one of these as most of us have distress inks. I have seen MDF cabinets but they are so expensive and most of us would have to think twice before parting with that amount.
    Thank you so much for sharing this and the link to it and more
    Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

    1. I want to see your version, too, Julie Ann. Just as I improved on Peg’s design, I’ll be interested to see what further improvements other make.

  3. Sweet Lil organizer! Course, it’s not so little is it?! 🙂 But nice to have the ink all in one place and easy access! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25

  4. What a great organizer, and I am so impressed that you made it. Way to go! Thanks for stopping by my place today. Happy Woyww. Ann 108.

  5. Oh great storage!!! As someone who has only two (yes two!) TH distress pads I won’t be needing one just yet sadly. Hope you had a great WOYWW! Karen 98 x

  6. I thought I left a reply and following up just to make sure and no I can not see my reply, I think you are really clever to create a storage unit like that and revamp the original design. Excellent storage and thanks for visiting me, I am sorry I have not replied until now.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

    1. Thanks Eliza! Doncha hate it when replies get lost in the internet ether?

      I’m loving my Distress storage so far. It’s great how easy it is to get at whatever I need.

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