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How to Make a Pencil Holder Using a Can

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make your own pencil holder
with a recycled can.  Are you ready?  Here we go...
First you will need these items:

* A recycled soup or bean can (cleaned)
*Scrapbook paper, wall paper or gift wrap paper
* Scissors or other cutting device
* Spray adhesive or mod podge
*Clear tape
This is what I did...

I purchased scrapbook paper which runs about 50 to 60 cents a sheet.
I grabbed a soup sized can from the recycling bin.
I Removed the wrap from the can.
I Cleaned the can with soap and water and set it to air dry.
I measured the original can wrap against the scrapbook paper with a ruler.
Made marks with a pencil and erased later.
Once I had my measurements, started cutting the paper.
I Wrapped the paper around the can, to keep it sturdy,
I took a small piece of tape and taped down one end of the sheet of a paper on the can,
then wrapped the sheet of paper around the can and sealed it with clear tape, you can use mod podge.
Hello new pencil holder and it holds magnets too!!
Be creative!!  You can add extra decor by using buttons, ribbons and other decorative items.
These Magnets available here.

Now for my short collection of random musings,  read on.

We are finally moving and I am so excited
that we will be together as a family.
I am also excited about our new home,
lots of before and after projects coming,
so don't wonder off too far and come back to check it out.

I found this great feature that blogger offers,
and that is to turn your blog into a book.
What a great idea!
 If you have not seen this yet check it out here!
I just thought I'd share that with you.

Happy Crafting!


  1. I found you on MckMama's forum and am now following you! I would love a follow back!!

  2. What a cute Pencil Holder! You sure are crafty!

  3. What a wonderful giveaway :) I also very much like your pencil holder. It is really pretty!

    I hope your move will go over smoothly and you will be able to enjoy your new home.

    Have a great week,

  4. Oh i LOVE this! I bought some scrapbook paper yesterday from a store I went to - now I have some inspiration! :)

  5. nice pencil holder, i love the fact that you chose a can that holds magnets too! :)

  6. Making your own book out of your blog is the cooliest thing ever!!! I'm gonna do it!! i plan on waiting til my son is two years old then printing it. I'm so excited!!!

    Heather from Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

  7. Cute crafty idea - I am going to have my kids do something like that for Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas...I think I use old Cottage Cheese or some sort of plastic container for the kids...But love the idea! Thank You.

    I am following you now!

  8. You idea is brilliant! I love your glass tags
    Smiles, cyndi


  10. So cute!! Saw your picture at Live Laugh Rowe and came on over. I need to raid the recycling!

  11. oooo.... I can so use this idea for my new desk area...whenever I get that:)


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