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Craft Project: Decorative Pencil Holders

Tranform basic tin cans into cute clutter collectors

By Pamela Acuff Posted July 28, 2009 from Ty Pennington at Home; Volume 2

Craft Project: Decorative Pencil Holders

Photo: © Aimee Herring

Corral pens, pencils and scissors into cute, yet functional holders by following the directions below. This project is easy enough for the kids, too!

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials

Tin can; sandpaper; tape measure; pencil; printed paper, such as gift wrap or an enlargement of a color photograph; scissors; spray adhesive

NOTE: A recycled can is perfect for this project. Sand the upper edge first!

Directions

1. Rinse and dry an empty tin food can. Sand the upper edge to smooth interior surface.
2. Measure cup circumference; add 1⁄2 inch. Measure cup height. Measure, mark and cut a piece of printed paper to these measurements.
3. Spray adhesive on wrong side of paper, then smooth onto sides of cup, working from center out to eliminate air bubbles.

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