How to make a DIY pencil holder?

How to make a DIY pencil holder featured

Gather Materials

The first step in making a DIY pencil holder is to gather all the materials you will need. You will need a cardboard tube (such as an empty paper towel roll), glue or tape, scissors, and decorative paper or fabric. You can use any paper or fabric that you like, but make sure it is durable enough to hold up as a pencil holder.

Measure and Cut

Next, measure the cardboard tube to determine how much paper or fabric you will need. Cut the paper or fabric to the appropriate size, leaving enough excess to cover the top and bottom of the tube. Use the glue or tape to attach the paper or fabric to the cardboard tube. If using glue, apply a thin layer evenly around the tube to ensure the paper or fabric adheres properly.


Now it’s time to get creative and decorate your pencil holder. You can use stickers, markers, paint, or any other craft supplies you have on hand to decorate the outside of the holder. You can also add embellishments, such as buttons or ribbon, to make it even more unique. Let your imagination run wild!

Add Compartments

If you’d like to create separate compartments for your pencils, you can do so easily with a few simple cuts. Using scissors or a craft knife, cut slits into the top of the cardboard tube, making sure to leave enough space between each cut for a pencil. Once you’ve made the cuts, gently fold the tabs inwards to create the compartments. If you prefer, you can also glue small pieces of cardboard or foam board inside the tube to create dividers.

Enjoy your New Pencil Holder

Once you have finished decorating and adding compartments, your DIY pencil holder is complete! Place your pencils inside and enjoy your new creation. You can make several pencil holders in different colors or designs to match your desk or office decor. Share your pencil holder creation with friends and family, or use it as a fun and functional gift idea.

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