If you have leftover Duck tape, use it to create a DIY pencil holder. Throw in some chalkboard paint to make it extra fun!
I did a few Valentine’s Day projects using Duck Tape – and I had some left over. I didn’t have much tape left after my project, and I wanted to use it up.
It just so happens that I also have a drawer of wood surfaces ripe for the pickin’ . . . and one of them happened to be a wood heart pencil holder.
Add in a little bit of paint (including chalkboard paint) and you have the DIY pencil holder seen above.
This method can be used for any skinny/tall wood box to turn it into a pencil holder. It’s so easy, even kids can do it! Learn how to make it below.
DIY Pencil Holder
Gather These Supplies
- Heart shaped pencil holder
- Duck tape – Cheetah Kisses
- Acrylic paint – white
- Chalkboard paint – Black
- Craft knife
- Paint brush
Here’s the wood pencil holder I had – I was close to giving it away.
Paint the entire pencil holder with several coats of white paint.
Once that dries, coat just the back of the pencil holder with chalkboard paint. You’ll want to give it about three coats and let it dry.
Decorating the front is about as easy as it gets. Just press the tape on the front, on the diagonal, and overlap as you go.
You can trim on the front or flip over and trim on the back. It’s up to you (whatever is easier). If you can believe it, that’s it!
You have a pencil holder that you can not only use for – guess it – pencils and pens, but you can also write on the side with chalk. Wonderful, right?
For another great Valentine’s Day tutorial for kids, visit these heart shaped photo magnets from my friend Amanda!