Pen and Pencil Holder Ideas

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November 14, 2018

A mug holding pens on a countertop.Let's face it. Mugs and cups are sooooooooooooo universal. I have used mugs for pen holders a lot. But then, I wanted to sell them and oops, there are pen marks inside. You either have to bleach them or scrub them. Sometimes they are a lost cause.


Today an idea literally "fell into place". I was reorganizing the pantry and this lid fell into this cup. I thought, "how cool is this that pens can leak and mark all they want, but the cup will still be nice and safe to drink from".

So here is the tip. Line a cup with a lid that will protect your cup and still come out when you want to use it for drinking, selling, or giving.


A lid inside a mug that will be used to store pens.
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July 8, 2013

Turn an ordinary galvanized mini tin bucket into a penholder for your favorite teacher, and show her some appreciation for all her hard work.


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July 29, 2014

I love sunflowers. I found a really cute cup to put my pens and scissors in on my desk. When I got it home, they all fell in too far for me to see.


So, I found a little cosmetic jar that dropped right in and didn't tip.

Customizing a Pen Cup


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December 19, 2017

I had a lot of ribbon holders and tulle rolls left over. So I painted them red and white, glued them together and put pens in them and stuff.

Using old decorated ribbon rolls as a pen holder

February 18, 2016

This cute Easter themed pen holder makes a great gift to decorate a desk or other workspace. This is a page about bunny bottom pen holder.

Bunny Bottom Pen Holder

January 4, 2017

Use buttons and broken costume jewelry to decorate a pencil holder for your desk. This is a page about making a button and jewel pencil holder.

A pencil pot decorated with gems and buttons.

September 4, 2019

Having a magnetic holder for pens and pencils can be very handy. They are a perfect solution for use in a school locker or on your refrigerator. Here are some great homemade ideas to try.

Making a Magnetic Pen/Pencil Holder - pen holder next to note pad on fridge

May 20, 2019

This fun project for your workspace begins with a mini tissue box and 4 Post-it note pads or clones from the dollar store. Follow the instructions to make one or more for yourself, friends, or co-workers.

Post-it Note Pen Holder - closeup of note pads

January 27, 2019

A personalized pen holder you can make dad for a desk reminder of how much you love him. This is a page about making a dressed up pen holder for Father's Day.

Dressed Up Pen Holder for
Father's Day  - pens inside the can

February 14, 2017

By decorating or painting a clean soup can you can make an attractive and useful pen holder for your office or craft area. This is a page about recycled soup can pen holder.

finished pen holder

September 30, 2016

This is a page about making a Lego pen holder. Make a cute Lego head pen holder using recycled jars.

Lego Pen Holder

November 2, 2015

This is a page about making a magnetic locker pencil holder. Keep your pencils handy and off the floor of your locker with a magnetic pencil holder.

Making a Magnetic Locker Pencil Holder

April 23, 2013

This is a page about making a decoupage pen holder. Decoupage is a popular paper craft that can be used in many different projects.

Decoupage Pen Holder

January 14, 2013

This is a page about wedding pen holder ideas. When planning a wedding the bride often wants to have a memorable wedding book display area that fits in with the overall theme.

Wedding Pen Holder

April 22, 2012

This is a page about unique pencil holders. Look around your house, thrift store, or yard sale and you can find many unique options to buying a pencil holder. This is a page about unique pencil holders.

Glass frog pencil holders.

November 7, 2022

Here is very inexpensive way to organize your markers and pens. This product is advertised showing just paint brushes and colored pencils for $1.25 at Dollar Tree.


However, I found it to be great to hold up to 49 markers or pens too!

A collection of markers in a round container.

November 1, 2022

I had nothing to do with an old newspaper insert so I decided to create a simple pen organizer out of it. It will take a little longer rolling the paper, but it's actually fun to do.

Newspaper Pen Organizer - pens, pencils, glue, and marker in organizer

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