DIY pencil holder

Hey guys! Today I have another fun and super easy project. I’m showing you how to turn a regular tin can into a beautiful pencil holder in just a few minutes.

These are three I made for my colleagues at work. They bring a little whimsy to our otherwise simple brown desks.
IMG_6220
This is super easy to do and all you need is a tin can, a piece of designer/scrapbooking paper of your choice and some double sided tape.

Step 1: Measure the length of your tin can (in my case you can see it’s 10.3 cm.). You can use any size can you want/have, just wash it out after you eat the yummy inside :).
WP_20151105_12_11_12_Pro
Step 2: Cut your paper to match the length of your can.
WP_20151105_12_12_32_Pro
Step 3: Wrap the paper around the can to see how much you will need. Make sure you leave a little overlap and mark it with a pencil so you’ll know where to cut.
WP_20151105_12_14_05_Pro
Then cut the excess off.
WP_20151105_12_14_27_Pro
Step 4: Put a strip of double sided tape on the inside of one of the edges.
WP_20151105_12_15_42_Pro
Step 5: Take the backing off your tape, wrap the paper around and stick it down. Press well to ensure it sticks nice and firm.
WP_20151105_12_16_51_Pro
And voila! You have a beatiful piece of decor that can hold your pencils, paint brushes, pens etc.
WP_20151105_12_18_05_Pro
Next time you make spaghetti make sure you save that can 😉

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s