Are you tired of losing your pens and pencils all over your desk? Say goodbye to the clutter with these fantastic DIY pencil holder and pen pot ideas!
Unleash your creativity and make your pencil holders that are not only functional but also fun and stylish. DIY pencil organizers also make fun homemade gift ideas for teachers, fathers and mums.
From repurposing tin cans with a fresh coat of paint and cute decorations to using cardboard tubes for a unique and eco-friendly option or adding a touch of rustic charm with decoupaged mason jars– the possibilities are endless!
What Can You Use To Make A Pencil Holder
You can use many materials to make pencil and pen pots, depending on your preference and creativity. Here are some ideas:
Tin cans: Empty tin cans, such as soup or coffee cans.
Cardboard tubes: Tubes from paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls can be cut to your desired height and covered with decorative materials.
Mason jars or glass jars.
Wood: If you’re handy with woodworking, you can create your pencil holder from wood.
Clay or polymer clay: For a more artistic approach, you can sculpt a pen pot using clay or polymer clay.
Recycled materials: Get creative with recycled materials, such as plastic bottles, milk cartons, and old plant pots.
Fabric – such as denim and stiffened cotton- sew a portable pencil organizer.
Remember, the key to a successful DIY pencil holder is to let your creativity shine and make it reflect your style. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials and techniques to create a unique pencil holder!
DIY Pencil Holder & Pen Organizer Ideas
Grab your paintbrush, scissors, and some decorative materials. Let your imagination run wild as you transform ordinary objects into personalized pencil holders and pen pots that add flair to your workspace. Get inspired and create the perfect pencil holder that reflects your unique style and keeps your writing utensils organized!
Brighten up your desk with these cute fruit mason jar pencil holders. I love the fact that each fruit has a cheeky face. The Kiwi with the moustache is my favourite. You don't have to use mason jars, but you could use upcycled food jars of a similar size.
The maker of this rustic pen holder thinks it looks a bit like a birthday cake with candles when filled with coloured pens. I'm not sure about that, but I know it's probably one of my favourite DIY pen holders in this collection.
Use wallpaper samples to make designer pen pots for your home office. These are made with Marimekko wallpaper samples, but you can choose a design to match your home decor. Many interior shops provide wallpaper samples for free; the most challenging thing is picking just one design.
When I first saw these, I thought they were yarn-wrapped tin cans, but they are, in fact, yarn-wrapped cardboard tubes. These pencil cups can easily be made by repurposing both types of household waste. The felt flowers on the front are a lovely decorative addition.
Wow, so many wonderful ideas. I have been dabbling with things that would normally find their way into the trash and have had so much fun working on these projects. I have been saving a milk carton, hmm... maybe my next DIY. :)
Wednesday 26th of April 2023
Thank you, yes I like the milk carton idea it looks very simple just some decoupage with pretty paper.