DIY Pencil Holder

diy pencil holder

If you happened to find some paper cores or paper tubes from your kitchen, toilet, badminton court, craft room or writing table, please don’t throw them away, … recycle them into these yarn wrapped pencil holder and get back to school!!!!

There are many sources that you can get the paper tube for free, just to point out a few….. from your cling wrap, aluminum foil, or kitchen paper towel in your kitchen; toilet paper roll; shutter cock tube after your badminton match; yarn tube, fabric roll tube found in your craft room; even thermal paper roll of the fax machine!!! Turn the trash into treasure and help mother Earth in reducing the dumping load. I got mine from the raffia yarns I made for the recent crochet straw projects, i.e. beach bag, sun hat and the daisy brooch.

yarn wrap pencil holder

I made them for a recent charity event and all of them were sold during the pre-sale. Many came back to me and asked for more…. so I made a “come back” but in a DIY way. This is so simple to make and if you have the materials on hand, it costs nothing!!!!

diy pencil holder

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  1. Thank you for this tutorial! You are so full of great ideas! Keep on going!

  2. This is such a great idea!! I’m gonna have to make a few of these for my desk at work….I’m so tired of having the same ol boring black plastic garbage :o(

  3. Excelente tutorial y bello reciclado, ya se para no tirar los tubos y hacer para regalar en navidad. Muchas gracias por tan bellas ideas.

    Translation (by Google):
    Excellent tutorial and beautiful recycled, and is not to throw the pipes and make a gift at Christmas. Thank you very much for such beautiful ideas.

  4. Soooo cute Joanne! I love them!

  5. its looking so cute…you have done it nicely…great…

  6. I did something similar with a tin can I grabbed from the recycling bin. Worked great, but you have inspired me to spruce it up from just jute twine!

  7. These are great! I’m going to link to this at my international blog linking party (remember it? you were there months ago!) and would love to see you too! All the best!

  8. wouw I love the idea, these are so cute… thanks for the tutorial!

  9. What a fun idea to use up leftover yarn ! Must try it sometime.

  10. thanks for this great idea and tutorial.
    really fantastic!

    i’m linking.

    many greetings, doro.

  11. This is perfect! I have 7 large, plastic yogurt containers that I have been using as storage that I wanted to decorate in some way. This is perfect for it. I am not sure craft glue will hold onto the plastic. I will try hot glue instead.

    Thanks for this awesome idea!

  12. Very good selection of such a beautiful website, thanks for sharing and keep adding more and more websites.

  13. I really like these! What they need is some flowerpens to go in them. You should check out my website to find some that match.

  14. OMG… this is so creative. I am dying to make these, and love the idea of using it to stash yarn.
    I am totally addicted to your site.I am on a vacation right now, and still going through your blog.. lol.


  15. What a trash to treasure idea…gorgeous, absolutely fantastic… I am going to make some I have these type of tubes .. thanks a lot for sharing
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  16. I am linking it to my FB page Thanks

  17. Your post is really wonderful..thanks for posting…

  18. very very nice) i like it)

  19. soooo cute i like this very much i am going to do this for my little project

  20. Marvelous! Thank you for this tutorial!


  21. These are pretty! And so useful for all those little bits and bobs that somehow accumulate around the house!

    I have found that if wrapping the yarn becomes tedious (with younger kids it will…) one can wrap part of the tube with a scrap of fabric instead. In my experience heavier fabrics like velvet and felt are best, because the glue doesn’t leak through them.

    Oh, and I have also found that food tins and the tubes that certain brands of crisps come in are great for this – they already have a bottom!

  22. a very great idea. these pencil holders look fantastic!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

  23. Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them. 🙂 If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  24. I like it and thank for your good idea.

  25. I spent a rainy afternoon making this with my 8 year old daughter Poppy and we were thrilled with the results! We used a pringles tin so didn’t need to add a base. We already had all the bits in the house, so free to make – looks amazing – and is so much better than any plastic tacky thing we could have bought at the shops! Thank you!

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  28. very nice …………………. for me

  29. Hi! I am mentioning this tutorial in my blog post. I have linked to your page here. Hope that is ok? Will send you the link to the post as well.

  30. I love it, even my friends uses your idea and put it in the kitchen.

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  33. I LOVE IT!


  35. If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them.

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  37. Awesome DIY. Perfect for a girl who can hold there own little things 🙂

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