And sometimes, it’s just this simple. Urbanwoodswalker writes on Flickr:


This is a real handy holder I came up with for those delicate tools such as pin vice, delicate tweezers, sewing needles and pins. Even the stray craft blade.

I glued nine wine corks to a jar lid. And that is it. The jar is holding pens and pencils, and this tool holder keeps delicate and sharp tools right where I need them. It’s a great pin/needle holder too.


See her Creative REcycled Container set

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Elliott Fackler

    Not to get technical, but it looks like 9 corks to me. Great idea!

    • Gareth Branwyn

      Good catch. Thanks. I edited her quote.