I really like the Tim Holtz blending pads and the pads are reasonable but buying multiple tools just isn’t cost effective and well I would rather use that money on other Tim Holtz goodies 😉
So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a dowel rod that was 1′ diameter and 36′ long ($3.59)
My awesome husband cut it at 3′ pieces which gave me 12 (you could cut them smaller or larger depending on the comfort fit)
I had some Velcro which to each side
I now have 12 Blending tools with 24 blending pads for all my ink pads
As I use the pads I will write the color on each end, so I don’t get them mixed up.
I’m still working on a way of storing these, at the moment I emptied one of my containers I kept for jewelery supplies, this works for the time bing and I even have enough room to add my mini distress pads.
Have a good day and I hope I save someone some money 🙂