I thought I'd share this.
Even though I am a newbie I've always had this love of organizers. I love caddy's, containers, organizers, supplies etc. I know I am weird. So when I rec'd my Prisma pencils (72 set) and have since used up a couple that I can't remember which colors and on top of that purchased some at the store and made duplicates but didn't get the ones I needed I decided I wanted a pencil organizer. I really wanted one like the stores have but they are out of my small budget so I decided to make one myself ($20.00). Cheaply and one that doesn't take up much room. I live in small apt so going vertical is important for me and you can pick this up with pencils in it and move it in 2 pieces.
Here it is.
7-10ft pieces of 1" PVC SCHEDULE 35 (not 40)
PVC Clear Glue (sets in about 20 seconds, be fast)
Hot glue gun
Cut 132-5.5" pieces (or whatever size you want)
I first glued rows of 11 making sure edges were even. Let dry/cure while you do the others.
Then I stacked them 6 rows high alternating the placement. You have to put the glue on and work fast on that part. Let dry.
Glue 6 rows one on top of the other. Let dry.
Stand the set of 6 up on your poster board and trace. Cut out carefully then hot glue to the back.
Do the same with the second half. You can either stack like I did or place them side by side. They stay in place and no need to attach them to each other.
I would have added 2 long pieces of pipe across the bottom in the front and the back to raise it up off the table but where I set it it has to hang off the back of the table against the wall (electric receptacle), so that wouldn't work for me but it might for you. Or perhaps you can figure out a way to do it better.
You can arrange them anyway you want and of course make it smaller or larger. I think even a 3/4" sch 35 pipe would work but would be a bit harder to get the stubbies out, but not impossible.
If you make one please share your picture!
It looks large here but actually it's only about 13.5"w x 13.5"H x 5.5"D