Log In or Sign Up

About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • •
Time
8h00

Recycle your phonebook
Do you have an old dusty phonebook and are thinking of throwing it away well dont insted make a pencil holder with it. Oh I was not sure about the time because it took 3 hours to dry the first time and 3 more the second time.

Posted by Conti from Puerto Rico • Published See Conti 's 5 projects »
Tags

PrintEmbed
  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    First gather your materials like you see here.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Second trace a line by the very half of the phonebook and start to cut taking 10 pages at a time do this as straight and even that you can. Well I lost my patience and I used a cutting blade jajaja,dont do this it wont work as well. Well it might work for you.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    See the picture I had a hard time and my daughter help lol.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Third divide your already cut phonebook in to five equal parts use clothespins.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fourth glue a pencil to the spine of the book like you see here. As you can see my glue gun that was in first step was misbehaving and I had touse my wife´s pink gun lol.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now fold backwards to glue in place.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fifth glue the edge of the pages and fold inwards to make a petal shape.
    Put clothespins to hold in place.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 8
    Step 8

    After that glue a little more higher and use another clothespin.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is what it looks like ugly right lol.
    Let it completly dry before the next step.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 10
    Step 10

    Here it is dry.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 11
    Step 11

    Six get a cardboard or an old box like I did and trace the shape of the
    pencil holder.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 12
    Step 12

    See thats the shape.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 13
    Step 13

    Seven cut your shape lol like you didn't know that.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 14
    Step 14

    Eight glue the cardboard to the bottom of the pencil holder.
    And let it dry.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 15
    Step 15

    You are done this is what it looks like you can leave it like this or
    paint and decorate it.

    Put your pencils or stuff in it.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 16
    Step 16

    I painted mine.

  • How to make a pencil pot. Phonebook Pencil Holder - Step 17
    Step 17

    My finished work.
    Now let me see your version.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

woooow this is an other great recyling project of yours, awesome!!!!
such a smart idea!!!! love it;-D xxxx

Reply
Conti
Conti · , , Puerto Rico · 5 projects

you could use something else a wooden stick it help you close it and yes you could use binder clips.

Reply
Marcdana A.
Marcdana A. · Bridgeport, Connecticut

this is very useful especially since i'm going off to college in the next school year! Question: Is the pencil in the middle needed? and 2 can I use binder clips instead of clothes pins to hold them together?

Reply
JennBunny
JennBunny · Hudson, Florida, United States · 1 project

Good use of those old telephone books~

Reply
Conti
Conti · , , Puerto Rico · 5 projects

thanks for the idea ! :-)

Reply
Ciara  M.
Ciara M. · , , Ireland · 1 project

Just a suggestion, you could use toilet rolls instead

Reply
Conti
Conti · , , Puerto Rico · 5 projects

:-)

Reply
Alf
Alf · , , Puerto Rico · 17 projects

Cutting blade (segueta) jajaja

Reply