DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holder


In hopes to decorate my office and give it a little more “pizzazz,” I put together this simple mason jar pencil holder. It’s very easy to make and for all you craft-enthusiasts out there: you probably already have the supplies to make it!

Hey there! My name is Lisa and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m a crafty contributor here on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. You can find me on my blog, Fabulous Habits, discovering colorful things and baking-up a recipe (or two!)

Lately, I’ve been on a mason jar kick and I can’t wait to show my latest creation.

A yellow DIY mason jar pencil holder with brown twine.

As you can see, I went colorful and bright for my DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holder. I’m excited to show you how you can make your own!

How to Make a mason jar pencil holder

This Mason Jar Pencil Holder adds a beautiful punch of color to your desk and is so simple to put together.

What you need: 

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Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

Supplies Needed: 

Supplies you need for a DIY mason jar pencil holder - a mason jar, paint, paintbrush and brown twine.


1. Rub the mason jar with alcohol

Rub the entire mason jar with the alcohol pad and allow to dry. This step will prep the mason jar so the paint goes on smoother and stays on longer.

Rubbing the clean mason jar with a rubbing alcohol wipe.

2. Start painting

Line your working space with newspaper or a garbage bag (this is to help avoid any paint messes!). Use your foam brush to paint the first coat on your mason jar. I only started below the rim and didn’t paint the bottom.

Painting a mason jar yellow with a foam brush

3. add 2-3 more coats

Allow 15 minutes between coats and add 2-3 more. You’ll want a total of 3-4 coats to give it its bright, colorful look.

A mason jar with some yellow paint on it.
A mason jar with 3 coats of yellow paint on it.

4. wrap it in twine

Once the final coats are applied, allow the paint to dry for at least one hour. Once the time is up, wrap twine around the center, multiple times and “layering” the wraps one on top of another. This look doesn’t have to be perfect – it gives it that “farmhouse style” look that we all know and love.

Wrapping a yellow-painted mason jar with brown twine. This will decorate it so it can be a pencil holder for your desk.

5. add a bow

Cut another piece of twine, about 15 inches long, and wrap it around your painted mason jar. Then, tie a bow. Trim where necessary.

Brown twine wrapped around the yellow painted mason jar. The brown twine is tied into a bow for a finished look.

6. add the band

Twist on the band of the mason jar lid (you can throw out the metal plate to keep the jar opened). Now, your mason jar pencil holder is ready for use – and looks so cute!

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The yellow mason jar and brown twine with the silver band on the top.
The DIY mason jar pencil holder on the desk.
A close-up picture of the DIY mason jar pencil holder.
The DIY mason jar pencil holder sitting on a desk with a desk lamp over it.
How to Make Your Own Mason Jar pencil holder.

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