Monday, August 17, 2009

Upcycling Cans!

I have been saving all of my old cans so that I could make them into cute pen/pencil holders! These are great to store anything from pens and pencils to buttons and brads. They would also be a great gift for a teacher!! Here is a basic tutorial on how to make the base of your pencil holder.

Step 1: Choose a can that is big enough to hold some pens and pencils. (you can take off the paper wrapper or leave it on. I did it both ways.)

Step 2: Measure the length of your can and mark it on the paper you will be using to cover the pen. Then cut it to fit the can.

Step 3: Apply a layer of Mod Podge on the paper that you just cut out and wrap it around the can and then seal the edge with more mod podge.
Step 4: Decorate with buttons, ribbon, and other embellishments to make it your own!


Lillian J. Banks said...

oooh, what a great Idea!

TwoHeartsTogether said...

0ohhh I love this idea! I have seen so many variations and I love your examples :)