Upcycle Floppy Disks Into Pen Holders & Desk Accessories

Now that floppy disks have gone the way of the dinosaur, many are finding out that these once long-standing pillars of digital storage had a long-ordained destiny: Made into a cube, they're the perfect size and shape to hold all your desktop goodies.

We previously showed you one DIY project that took ancient floppies, bound together with garbage ties, to create cube organizers for a collection of colorful Sharpie markers.

And now, another guy with far too many markers is using floppies for physical storage—making us think this is the perfect project for experienced graphic designers: They're usually up to their ears in both disks and pens.

The new cube takes the project up a notch, adding extra floppies inside the cube to keep dozens of markers in line in their little cubbies.

He also found a few extra disks to make a cube with a hinged lid for his ridiculously huge collection of erasers. I think we may have just found the Foursquare Mayor of Office Depot.

Via Lifehacker

(Images: Flickr user Vokabre under license from Creative Commons.)

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Taryn is a writer, maker, designer, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She lives in an apartment in Atlanta with her fiancé, their Boston Terrier and lots of serving dishes.

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