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Creative DIY Pencil Holders

I don’t know how it happens but no matter how many times I clean out my pen and pencil drawer, it seems to multiply with more of those babies at an ever increasing speed.  I wish that would happen with my wallet…..I sure clean that out enough!

Anyway…that got me thinking about organization and diy pencil holders.  There are a lot of ways to organize and display pens and pencils…which..when I think about it creatively….helps me to embrace my ever growing supply!

You could stick a lot of pens and pencils in a cup style holder like I did with this recycled drinking glass pencil holder:

diy pencil holder by rustic-crafts.com

Or…you could even get a little more creative using salvaged junk:

salvaged junk pencil holder by rustic-crafts.com

I made this one real quick and easy with a couple of salvaged metal industrial coils.  I just glued them to a thin rectangular base of wood, which I stained, with E6000 craft glue.  To finish and protect the metal, I brushed on a glossy lacquer.  It makes a fun and funky desk display!

Here are some other ideas I found:

Of course I love this rustic idea by Craft And Creativity:

diy pencil holder

diy rustic pen holder by Craft and Creativity

Gadget Sin has a fun idea that leaves no question what the holder is for:

diy pencil holder

DIY Ikea pencil holder by Gadget Sin

A pencil holder made up of Ikea pencils!

This next one is more of a repurpose than a craft but it is a great idea!

diy pencil holder

Cheese grater pencil holder by Recycle Art

Use an old cheese grater hung on a wall for a unique industrial look.

Here is another pencil holder made up of pencils.  I really like these because you can use up the access supply you may have gathered around your house!  This one uses a variety of pencil colors and lengths that have all been painted white for a uniform look.

painted pencil pencil holder

Painted pencil pencil holder by Just Our Lovely Life

Check out the tutorial by Just Our Lovely Life!

Do you have a creative diy pencil holder idea?

Happy Crafting!