Unique Pencil Holders

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March 26, 2012

Pencil holder using a glass flower frogI have several of these glass flower frogs that I picked up at garage sales and thrift stores. When they aren't doing bouquet duty at the bottom of a vase (they are meant to hold your flowers in place), I use them to hold pens and pencils on my desk. A lot prettier than the old coffee mug I used before.


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By ~gloria from Upstate NY

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December 7, 2007

Here is a cute idea I made for my children's teachers. This can be used as a vase for fresh cut flowers (or even an artificial bouquet) or even as a pencil/pen container.

Jar decorated with pencils for vase or pencil holder.

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January 24, 2019

I take the cardboard boxes that hold the 4 sticks of butter and turn them into useful and pretty pencil and graft supply holders.

Recycled Butter Boxes Used as Pencil Holders - boxes with pens, pencils, scissors, and more inside

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February 28, 2010

Felt pencil holders in the shape of a shoe and a boot. Print out the template as shown. Finished shoe is approximately 9 inches high.


Using template A, cut one shoe out of cardboard for the backing and one out of felt.

button up shoe

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Harlean Greathouse
April 7, 2008

Spray the can with the flesh color paint. Let dry. Add features to face with Sharpies, using picture as a guide. Start eyes about 1-1/2 inches from top of can and leave room for the bow tie at the base.

Raggedy Andy pencil holder.

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April 5, 2006

If you get tired of pencil tips breaking and ink pen tips getting messed up in your pencil holder, try this: get a cheap cleaning sponge from the dollar store and cut it to fit in the bottom of your pencil holder

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March 19, 2007

Recently, I took one old oil container, wrapped it with a beautiful coloured paper and decorated it with flowers, glitter and other pretty things. Now my pencil holder is ready.

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January 12, 2012

This is a craft that recycles wrapping paper from Christmas and a glass jar.

3D Stained Glass Pencil Holder

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July 22, 2008

I am wanting to make a pencil holder out of a canned goods can. How can I get the smell of stewed tomatoes out?

Keri from Boone, NC


July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Fill with water and a few spoonfuls of vinegar. Let soak a few hours.

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

After you clean it out with the vinegar, cut out a circle shape of it from a dryer sheet and glue it in, gives a great smell.

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By Shari (Guest Post)
July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Baking soda is great but if you add white vinegar to it it will clean and deodorize it very quickly. Just don't forget to wash it out afterwards.

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By Ker (Guest Post)
July 23, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks everyone! I'm new to making crafts and very excited about my new crafting hobbies!

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By Joyous (Guest Post)
July 24, 20080 found this helpful

I find that putting a good dose of baking soda (anywhere from a tablespoon for small container to 1/2 cup or more for a larger container) into any container, filling it up with water, shaking (or stirring) ... and leaving it for a day or two (repeat shake-up or stirring every few hours) does wonders at removing any odor (even plastic bottles).

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February 14, 20160 found this helpful

Try putting it in the freezer for 2-3 days. I know it works for plastic items but haven't tried it on cans.

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