Back to school: 16 Awesome DIY Pencil Holder Designs

Although some of us have started to forget how it’s like to be in school and to feel the pressure of a new school year approaching and getting closer and closer with each day, there’s no reason not to try to make this more fun with a few DIY projects. For example, a pencil holder is a simple thing to start with.

Vintage Pencil Holder.

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All scratched and damaged, this piece once was an Israeli Army food container but you can use it as a pencil holder on your desk. You don’t even have to change a thing about it because every little scratch gives it character.Available for 19$.

Terra cotta pot.

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This is a handmade pencil holder and a version designed for the teacher. However, it can be personalized in any way you want. Start with a terra cotta pot, some paint and epoxy and it will all come to you.Available for 15$.

Rustic.

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For a rustic touch on the desk you could have something like this: a pencil holder carved from a piece of wood. It’s also something you could use at the office to make the desk look a little more interesting.Available for 19$.

Recycle cans.

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Tin cans are very versatile and useful in many different ways. You can spray paint a can and decorate it with yarn or string. You can even add a lovely tag and your pencil holder is ready to be used.

Painted mason jars.

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You can similarly recycle other objects as well. For example, you can make a pencil holder out of a mason jar. Paint the jar and you’re done. If you want you could also decorate it a little.Available for 19$.

Kitchen grater.

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Be creative and repurpose items you usually find in any home. For example, you could use a grater as a pencil holder. It already has holes so each pencil will have its own place inside.{found on site}.

Cork.

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If you’re feeling crafting maybe you’d like to try something a little more complex. For example, you could make a cork pencil holder. Glue several pieces together and drill holes in them at the end. The item also doubles as a memo board.{found on site}.

Recycle floppy disk.

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You remember those old floppy disks? They used to be useful at one point. Now they can be used in other ways. For example, 5 of them can make a pencil holder for the desk.Available for 13$.

Ingenious idea!

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For the artists that have large collections of colored pencils we have a special project. You can use the containers from cleaners, cut a portion out and they turn into pencil holders. Make one for each color.

Knit & Crochet Pencil Holders.

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If you want your pencils to be cozy, why not knit a sweater for them. Wrap an old can or container in it and you’ll just love to look at it. It’s cute and you can do it while you’re watching a movie.{found on blog}.

Buttons jar.

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If you decide to use a simple jar as a pencil holder, there’s no reason why you can’t make it look nice. A few buttons and a piece of elastic will easily do the trick and the decoration is easy to attach.{found on morningcreativity}.

Toilet paper tubes.

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Empty toilet paper rolls can also be recycled. With a little paper glue you can make them look lovely and then use them as pencil holders. You’ll need more than one if you want to organize your pencils properly.{found on morningcreativity}.

Burlap touch.

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If you want a pencil holder that looks chic but it’s also easy to make, try making a cover for a tin can. Use burlap-like material for a nice vintage look. It’s so simple and so lovely.{found on ashleyschulman}.

Pencils wrap.

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Here’s another interesting idea: use pencils to decorate your pencil holder. It’s a nice idea if you have a few old colored pencils you no longer plan on using. Glue them to a tin can and you’re done.{found on clarescraftroom}.

Drill few holes.

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A simple thing like a rectangular piece of wood can also make a great pencil holder. All you have to do is drill a few holes in it. If you want, you can also paint it or draw on it.{found on astepinthejourney}.

Coca Cola Can.

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An empty Coca Cola can also makes a nice pencil holder. Remove the bottom part and you’re done. To make it more fun, you could find a collection can or one with a special type of design.{found on simplydeanna}.