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 at an ever increasing speed. It would be nice if 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.
Ideas For DIY Pencil Holders
You could stick a lot of pens and pencils in a cup style holder like I did with this recycled drinking glass pencil holder:
Or…you could even get a little more creative using salvaged junk:
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:
Gadget Sin has a fun idea that leaves no question what the holder is for:
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!
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.
Check out the tutorial by Just Our Lovely Life!
Do you have a creative diy pencil holder idea?
I have four bun feet from an old couch, and I think that I could drill holes in the top of one
and use it to hold pencils/pens. I have been trying to think of ways to recycle/reuse these feet.
Really awesome idea! I am new follower. Can’t wait to read more and explore.
Welcome Nancy! So glad to have you as a follower 🙂
Fantastic ideas, Renee! Love the cheese grater and the log 🙂
Thank you Liz! That cheese grater is so unique to use in that way..fun and re-functional!