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Customized Magazine Pencil Pot
Credit crunch art for your desk!

I had no money and lots of pens, so used what I had lying around to create a funky pencil holder to go with my room and help keep it nice and tidy!!

Posted by Scarlett Hews Published See Scarlett Hews's 10 projects »
  • Step 1

    First of all you need to clean the jar thoroughly, and remove the label.

    I did this by running the jar under hot water, then gradually peeling it off.

  • How to make a jar. Magazine Pencil Jar - Step 2
    Step 2

    I realised that the jar was too tall for my pencils. So i stuffed some paper balls in the bottom to work as a booster!

  • How to make a jar. Magazine Pencil Jar - Step 3
    Step 3

    I ripped out several cuttings from magazine. I went for lots of different colours and textures.

    By ripping them out, it gives a nice uneven texture, and makes the design alot more quirky. I dipped each section in a pva glue / water mix (roughly 3:1), then laid each section on bit by bit.

  • How to make a jar. Magazine Pencil Jar - Step 4
    Step 4

    I then covered the whole jar, leaving the bottom bare. This was so I could leave it to dry in the sunlight without damaging my rental property!!!

    I also pasted some cuttings into the mouth of the jar, as I could see into it, and it looked a little odd!

  • How to make a jar. Magazine Pencil Jar - Step 5
    Step 5

    Leave the jar to dry in a warm area. Once it was dry, I cut out some images i liked and glued them onto each side of the pot to make it extra personal!

    And voila! Your pencils never looked snazzier!!



Coraline · Cullman, Alabama, US · 4 projects
I'm going to try this Happy
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
lovely looking, i does me thinking of the early seventies, we did this with everything including the fourniture.LOL love it.

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