5 minute upcycle: empty can to pencil holder... |Keeping it Real

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

5 minute upcycle: empty can to pencil holder...

...using self adhesive paper and washi tape.




So, today I bring you a really quick project that everyone can make. All you need is an empty can, self adhesive paper (or regular wrapping paper & glue) and washi tape (or some ribbon & fabric glue, if you don't have washi tape around).

Start with any can you don't need any more. The one I used was an empty tea can that would have been sent to the recycling bin otherwise.



Measure around the can and cut a piece of self adhesive paper big enough to cover the entire can. Glue it in place.


Then cut two pieces of washi tape, also long enough to go all around the can, and glue one on top...


...and the other at the bottom:


Now fill it with pencils and enjoy!



Have a great week!



Joining in on #CreativeCraftChallenge over at 2crochethooks.com





14 comments:

  1. Sometimes these quick little updates are the best, and make a huge difference!

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    1. So true. And they make us feel a lot better for actually creating something new!

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  2. We've tried this idea, my daughters and me, but not with this kind of result! I love it, though, you know. Made with love and all.

    *Glad I found you through the Let's Get Real linkup.

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    1. The self adhesive paper makes all the difference. I have tried it before with regular paper and glue and I've never gotten such a neat finish. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Great idea, Teresa! I would to have one of these myself.
    Thank you for joining #WednesdaysWisdom!

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  4. Ah, the joys of washi tape! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday!

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    1. I've never worked much with washi tape before, but I think I'm going to become addicted to it. The possibilities are endless!

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  5. I love upcycling!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! Love having you!! Pinned!!!

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    1. Thank you Elaine, have a great weekend!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this great upcycle with us at the Creative Craft Challenge!

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  7. fast, cheap and easy! woot :) Lovely idea for a pencil holder or could hold doo dads or about anything! personalize easily too! thanks for sharing with us at the creative challenge. You still have ohhhh about 55 minutes, let's see more! :)

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    1. Thank you...Let's see what else I can come up with...

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