After going through my posts, there really isn’t much outside of reviews. Hence, here’s a little article/how-to on making a custom case for all your pen-related goodies. I was inspired by the fact that pen cases are expensive. The nicer they are, the more expensive they get. It’s important to keep your expensive pens safe, and it’s a good feeling to have your not-so-expensive pens displayed nicely. The case above, I actually found on the curb, with a bunch of other discarded household items a few blocks away from home. It was a case with a plastic insert that was used to hold K-Cups (yuck.) for a Keurig Coffee machine. After bringing the case home, and easily cutting out the plastic lining, I was left with a nice looking case that was a great size to hold a few pens. The foam is a high density foam that I was able to take home from work. I measured out the spaces needed for the pens, then used a razor blade to carefully remove the sections I had marked off. I have yet to try it, but Pelican Cases makes a foam with 1/2″ pre-scored cubes that can easily be ripped out to accomodate whatever you want to put in there. Amazon has these sheets of foam available in a bunch of sizes/configurations for a reasonable price. I feel much better having these pens in a case than I do floating around in a pen cup, or put away in their original packaging/boxes. Total cost for this case? $0.00. So really, keeping an eye out for a box at thrift stores, and cutting some foam yourself is a really cheap and effective way to keep your collection safe.
Post up pictures of your pen storage in the comments!