Friday, October 26, 2012

Pen Holder

Hello and good morning everyone, Karina here today. Few days ago we had to move from one building to another at the company where I am working. At the new place we have new white furnitures, and I had an old ugly brown plastic pen holder from my old desk which I really didn't like to move. 
First I wanted to go and buy a white or transparent one for my new place, but then thought why not creating something by myself. Thought, done... 
I collected some tins, two small one that had cat food inside, and a bigger one that had Ravioli inside :o). I cleaned them and covered them first with white acrylic paint as the papers I wrapped the tins with white and blue/silver papers which was a bit transparent. And I didn't wanted the label shining trough.

Here below you can see the finished pen holder. After wrapping the tins into papers I decorated them with some lace and twine. Take card that you don's have some too keen edges! Then I glued all tins together.

Add some thick cardboard to the ground to give them a better hold.

I added this sweet birdy called 'Birdy Love', coloured with a mix of Distress Inks and Twinklings, and some flowers as well.

 Doesn't it look so lovely filled with stuff? I added things I had at home to take a photo, but this holder will get a place on my working desk.

Really very easy to make and a wonderful idea to receycle some trash. I hope you enjoyed your visit here and I was able to give you some inspiration. Thank you so much for your visit!

Hugs, Karina


  1. wow!!! i like it so much ;) have a nice day :*

  2. Wow! It is so beautiful. I absolutely love the colors!

  3. Gorgeous idea and what a nice colours.The little bird is a nice touch,greetings Miranda

  4. looks very wonderfull, fantastic idea!


  5. Wow This is so beautiful ! Loved the fresh blue color and the cute birdie too !

  6. This is beautiful.. Great idea

    Hugs kelly

  7. Waw thank you for the idea, so beautifully embelished. Hugs! Mojca

  8. Excellent idea.. And so very pretty!

  9. hello what a nice idea,love the colours and it looks good. love bluebell-flowerwood.


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