Pen and pencil holder

Fun school crafts made from cans

Want to give your kid's teacher a back-to-school gift they'll actually use? Skip the apples and cookies, and instead, make them a cute DIY pencil holder from cans you probably have at home.

These super-cute pencil holders are made from things you probably already have in your house and take just 10 minutes to create. For some added back-to-school charm, add a chalkboard label on each so your child can label them however they'd like. Who knew pencils could be so cute?

Supplies:

  • Plain glass jar (circular) or can
  • Fun patterned paper
  • Plain paper label
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Chalk
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Directions:

1

Cut and tape the paper to the cans

Measure the paper around your jar and mark where to cut so it fits perfectly.

Step 1 Cut paper

Once cut, carefully tape it together so the ends meet up and it's stuck on the glass jar.

tape paper to cans

2

Paint labels with chalkboard paint

Remove your labels from their packaging and place them on paper.

step 2 Apply labels

Carefully spray-paint the labels using the chalkboard paint. You need at least two coats for the paint to become a chalkboard.

Step 2 spray on chalkboard paint

3

Dry and stick them to the can

While the labels dry, attach the fun floral accessories (or bows, etc.) to the can using tape.

Step 3 attach the fun floral accessories

Step 3 attach the fun floral accessories

Once the labels have dried, stick them onto the jars.

Step 3 Once labels have dried, stick them onto the jars

Fill your jar with pencils, pens an other school supplies and enjoy! (Or give them to your kid's favorite teachers!)

Step 3 Fill with pencils pens or whatever and enjoy

More DIY back-to-school crafts

Back-to-school crafts for kids
Chalkboard quote tutorial
How to use chalkboard paint

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