Don’t you feel that your Dad could have a pencil holder that is stylish and just fits him?
Do you think that your father’s already existing pencil holder is dull and boring?
Do you just want to make a gift for him with an idea in mind that you can let go free and make something that not only looks great on a desk but looks fun instead of boring?
Or….do you just want to make something for him that looks quirky and fun?
Oh, I don’t just mean a holder that is just an old pot and you can shove all of your pens and pencils into. I mean a pencil holder which is an expression of yourself where you can exercise some of your creative talents and imagination.
It can be a great present for your father, especially if it is for his birthday or even for father’s day when it comes around again.
Pencil holders to some are just functional and boring items for people who don’t have the time to dress them up, personalise them and make the holder something you’ve made for your father. Sure, you can have something like an old mug, but they can be cute, fun, and quirky items on your desk in your office either at home or at work.
The best thing about pencil holders is they can be made from virtually anything and you can find the materials around your home. And judging from the photograph of the pencil holder with the tie and buttoned suit to add a bit of fun, professional looking quirkiness for your father if he works in an office.
DIY Pencil Holder
– Can or little bucket
– Two different pieces of fabric (in my case white and blue)
– Two buttons
– Hot glue gun
For the first step, take your can or bucket and start wrapping it with the white fabric. In this way you are going to measure how much fabric you will need. Also, when you a picking the fabric that you are going to use, please have in mind that maybe you would like to cover the can or bucket completely, so try to find some fabric that you can’t see through it.
When you are going to cut the white fabric you have to glue it using some hot glue gun or other glue that you think will work. Before gluing, measure one more time if you have the right piece of fabric, just to make sure that you are not going to make a mistake.
When you finish with gluing the fabric around the bucket you will get something like this.
Now, take the other piece of white fabric, the harder one, measure how much you will need, cut it, fold it on half and glue it on the upper side of the can or bucket. This will be the collar.
Take the blue piece of fabric and cut one piece in shape of tie. Also you would like to leave one stripe at the top. If the piece that is planned to be a tie is wider than you want, you can always cut it a little or you can fold it on the inside. For the tie I’ve chosen blue color but you can always choose another one. It depends of your taste.
Glue the tie on the upper side between the space of the harder white piece, or in other words you are going to glue the tie under the collar in the middle. Just like it has to look like on a regular shirt.
When you finish with this step you would like to add two buttons on the corners of the harder white fabric or the collar. I’ve used grey buttons but you can use any color by your taste. Also, for this step you would like to choose smaller buttons since this whole decoration is little so you don’t get the buttons to cover you whole collar.
A few additional advices. You can add a few more buttons in the middle under the tie, on my pencil holder the tie covered the center part so I’ve decided not to use more buttons. Also, you can make a bow instead of tie. If you make a bow then you can use additional buttons.
And voila, you have your pencil holder finished, perfect gift for father’s day.
My name is Phoebe, and I reside in Santa Ana, California. Whenever I go through a day that’s been full of nothing but stress, I like to unwind by taking part in various types of crafting, which has always been one of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy crafting as a way to simply pass the time whenever I don’t have anything else going on.