As a teacher, I can never have too many pencil holders. I tend to have one on my computer desk, one on my kidney shaped table, one at the front of the classroom, and one near the front door. I’m sure I could find more places to put them come August!
Today my husband and I went to the Dollar Tree to buy poster board for our yard sale signs. As we walked down the aisle I stopped when I saw the Washi Tape with the ABCs on it! HELLO! This tape screams TEACHER!!!!! I had to buy it (only $1!!!!!) and come up with a way to use it. By the time I got home I knew what I wanted to make: a soup can pencil holder!
DIY Upcycle Pencil Holder
- clean, empty soup can (large or small)
- Washi Tape
Start the tape at the top of the can just under the metal rim. Make sure to push out any air bubbles.
Cut the Washi Tape and start a second row. I chose to start in the same place each time. I also overlapped the tape about 1/4 inch.
Depending on your patter you can overlap the tape on each row. I was able to overlap slightly. The hardest part was the last row. It didn’t fit perfectly, so I had to put the tape over the bottom metal piece. Still looks good!
My can has a slightly sharp edge on the inside, so I decided to put Washi Tape on the inside as well…just a single row. Try to line it up with the edge of the can.
Within 5-10 minutes will have your very own Pencil Holder!
Notes: You can spray with clear spray or cover with Mod Podge to ensure the tape doesn’t peel off.