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. This is beautiful.. Great idea

    Hugs kelly

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

  7. Excellent idea.. And so very pretty!

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


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