DIY Pencil Holder You Can Make for Almost Nothing


Looking for an inexpensive art supply storage idea? Save one of those medium sized Pringles cans and turn it into a cute little DIY pencil holder.

Hey y’all, it’s Cat from Mary Martha Mama.  I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for inexpensive storage and organization solutions. We have a heap of art supplies around here for our kids and so recently I made some DIY pencil holders to help organize their art supplies.

pencil holders with pencils and markers in them

This is a bit of a variation on the idea of using tin cans or mason jars to store pencils. I prefer this to using the mason jars because of the hazards of the glass and the possible sharp edge of the can.

How to Make A DIY Pencil Holder

To make these you are going to need some empty Pringles cans so your first step is really going to be to eat some chips.

What you need: 

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1. Prepare the Containers

After you eat your chips you will want to clean out the containers of any crumbs and wipe them out.

materials needed to make a DIY pencil holder

2. Cut the Paper to Size

Measure your Pringles container’s height and circumference. That will give you the dimensions you need for your paper. For example, my DIY pencil holder measured 4.5 inches tall. I cut my paper so that it was also 4.5 inches tall and wide enough to go all the way around the can and overlap itself a little.

2. Attach the Paper

Draw a line of hot glue from top to bottom on the container and press one edge of your paper onto it. Press down for a bit to make sure it’s cool and set before you continue.

gluing the scrapbook paper onto the chip canister

Wrap your paper around the container and draw a vertical line of glue on the back of the paper near the edge. Then press it down firmly on top of the container so that it’s wrapped around nice and tight.

pressing the other edge of the paper onto the container so that it is glued down

Now you’re all done!

DIY pencil holder with pencils and markers
DIY Pencil holder with pencils

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