DIY Magnetic Marker Holder


Ever met someone who remembers everything and nothing? They can remember what they ate last month or the name of someone they briefly met a year ago. This same person can’t remember what they did last night or what they are supposed to be doing right now. Yep, that’s me and I’m sure its a lot of other people out there too.

One of the best things that I can do to help myself out is write down in a very conspicuous spot my to-dos. For me that spot is my giant whiteboard. This thing is awesome.



The one problem I have with it is that the little pen holder there at the bottom doesn’t actually hold anything. Markers slide right off onto the floor where they become a doggy chew toy.



That black marker can’t even stay still for the picture.

To solve this problem I’ve come up with a simple and cheap diy project that should take ten minutes tops. Cute little boxes held to the board with magnets.


  • Old food cartons —  I used a spaghetti and a quinoa box
  • Pretty Paper — stationary, wrapping paper, etc
  • Magnets
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Super Glue


Step 1

Cut the tops off the boxes. I left about 3″-4″ on mine.


Step 2

Take your paper and tape it to the outside of the boxes.


Step 3

Super glue the magnets to the back of the box.


Step 4

Put on your white board or fridge. Fill the boxes with Markers, towels, charging cables, whatever!



All done. A super easy project to help keep you organized in a snap!



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8 thoughts on “DIY Magnetic Marker Holder”

  1. izzy - May 18, 2015 4:35 AM

    Haha I’m definitely one of those people that can remember everything and nothing. I can remember all the lyrics to songs I haven’t heard in years but nothing for my exams. I loved this idea so much it’s so creative xxx

    1. - May 18, 2015 6:09 AM

      Lol. Glad you liked it! This project is super easy but so helpful!

  2. Lilia | NAPPY HAIRZ - May 18, 2015 8:19 AM

    This is so handy, thanks for the tip! xo

    1. - May 18, 2015 1:03 PM

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Jenessa - May 19, 2015 10:26 AM

    Great post, I am excited to try!

    1. - May 19, 2015 10:28 AM

      Thanks! Hope it goes well for you!

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul - May 20, 2015 11:15 AM

    What a great idea! I always need to write my to-dos down!

    1. - May 20, 2015 12:05 PM

      Thanks! Always having a marker available makes it just that much easier :)


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