Back to School Craft: DIY Personalized Pencil Holder

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Looking for a fun back to school craft to get your kids excited about heading back for a new year? This DIY personalized pencil holder is as cute as it is functional! It’s perfect for your homework station! While nothing can make kids actually look forward to homework, you can make it more bearable by setting up a fun station that reflects their personalities. A few personalized touches, a fun command center, and a comfy chair can go a long way to setting the mood for learning.

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Back to School Craft: DIY Personalized Pencil Holder

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Items Needed:

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Directions:

1. We chose a background felt that was exciting and not just a plain color. Begin by putting a strip of hot glue from the top of the can to the bottom.

2. Place the edge of your felt along this line.

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3. Bring the felt all the way around the can and but another strip of glue and attach the end of the felt.

4. Cut remaining felt off.

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5. Next, trace the name being placed on the can in the second color of felt or free hand cut it.

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6. Hot glue each letter to the front of the can in the style desired.

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7. Next, cut your wooden ruler to the length of the can and hot glue it over the seam where the felt was placed on the can.

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8. Last, decorate your can by hot gluing your random décor. We used pencil erasers and stars.

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Back to School Craft: DIY Personalized Pencil Holder
Ingredients
  • Can cleaned, dry and make sure there are no sharp edges
  • Wooden Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Various Décor
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • 2 Different Colors of Felt
Instructions
  1. We chose a background felt that was exciting and not just a plain color. Begin by putting a strip of hot glue from the top of the can to the bottom.
  2. Place the edge of your felt along this line.
  3. Bring the felt all the way around the can and but another strip of glue and attach the end of the felt.
  4. Cut remaining felt off.
  5. Next, trace the name being placed on the can in the second color of felt or free hand cut it.
  6. Hot glue each letter to the front of the can in the style desired.
  7. Next, cut your wooden ruler to the length of the can and hot glue it over the seam where the felt was placed on the can.
  8. Last, decorate your can by hot gluing your random décor. We used pencil erasers and stars.

There are so many fun ways to really personalize this back to school craft! Just about anything goes with felt colors and decorations. Stock it with a few sharpened pencils (so you’re not racing around looking for one when it’s homework time) and set it up in your homework station! Check out these back to school organization tips for more ideas to create a fun learning center.

Do you have a favorite back to school craft that really helps get your kids excited about going back? Share in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Back to School Craft: DIY Personalized Pencil Holder”

  1. That’s such a cool idea! It’s perfect for their study table too. I like how easy it is to make and that you can ask your child to help. They love doing arts and crafts!


  2. That is really cute. A great idea if you are homeschooling too! I might make one for us, we all know there are always pens laying around the house. It would be nice to have one main place for all of it.

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