DIY pencil holders18/10/2013

diy pencil holders, makeup brush holder, minimal style fashion, minimal fashion blogs
diy pencil holders, makeup brush holder, minimal style fashion, minimal fashion blogs
diy pencil holders, makeup brush holder, minimal style fashion, minimal fashion blogs
diy pencil holders, makeup brush holder, minimal style fashion, minimal fashion blogs

Although those “back to school” posts are way behind us, today’s DIY pencil holders tutorial can be useful for everyone and any time. Never in my life have I bought containers for my pencils, I always used regular cups, glasses or empty packaging I already had in my house. Decorating them was a fun way to pass the time between studying sessions and even though I’m now done with school, the habit stuck. Recently I was cleaning out my painting supplies, throwing out dry gouache tubes, markers and brushes I can’t use anymore, so I thought it’d be nice to have a simple storage for all the rest. In my latest “paint-everything” fashion, I took empty Nescafe cans and spray painted them white. I really like how silver edges look on crisp white cylinders. Of course, you can let your imagination run wild and play around with different decorating techniques.

I’m using these to store pencils and brushes on my desk, but I’m planning to make few more for my make-up brushes and jewelry. They would look amazing in the kitchen too, painted with chalkboard paint so that you can use chalk to write what’s stored in them. This is so easy and you can have so much fun with them while spending nearly nothing! Why buy when you already have it?

PS. In need of a simple jewelry organizer? Check out my tutorial on how to make one out of egg carton! Find other DIY posts under the ‘DIY‘ tag!

12 THOUGHTS ON "DIY pencil holders"

Olivia Law 18/10/2013 - 4:37 PM

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These are so sweet – I absolutely love the simplicity of them xo

Sara Nena 18/10/2013 - 4:44 PM

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FAKKE FAME 18/10/2013 - 7:43 PM

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It’s amaizing how you always make it clean, simple & beautiful!

Luciana 18/10/2013 - 11:07 PM

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Great Idea :)

Jaeger 19/10/2013 - 3:25 PM

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Jade Gillett 19/10/2013 - 5:47 PM

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13 fridays 20/10/2013 - 1:19 AM

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cute diy!
love your blog, followed!
VISIT / 13 FRIDAYS

Style Servings 20/10/2013 - 8:34 PM

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What a great idea, I love the result!

Stephanie G 21/10/2013 - 12:52 AM

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such a great idea for upcycling!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

melissa 21/10/2013 - 6:28 PM

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Very easy and sleek. I personally just use jam glass containers, it looks minimal as well.
xx
M

Ilona de Vries 22/10/2013 - 8:15 PM

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This idea is so simple but perfect! And I agree the would look so great in the kitchen and put a little basil plant in it or something!

Lisa 06/12/2013 - 12:32 PM

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Looks beautiful!

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