DIY Pencil Holder

It may be my architecture background, but I absolutely love colored pencils. I keep an over-priced set at my desk for sketching and doodling so I fell in love with this DIY pencil holder shared by Andrea of Strawberry Chic. You can bet I’ll be making one of these as soon as I can score the perfect piece of salvaged wood to make it happen. Of course, you can use this for more than just colored pencils – all of your pens and pencils would be happy hanging out deskside in a pretty holder.

Supplies –

  • Hand saw
  • Small slice of wood either from a large branch or tree base (mine is a piece of poplar about 6″ in diameter)
  • Drill (with a drill bit size of about 7/16″)
  • Sand paper

Step 1. Using a hand saw, carefully cut your wood piece to the desired height.

Step 2. Drill holes into the top of your wood piece. You can drill in a pattern or randomly.

Step 3. Sand down the edges and add pencils. (It’s that easy!)

{DIY project + photos by Strawberry Chic.}



I am obsessed with this!! Such an amazing idea.

I LOVE this project. So pretty and simple and truly DIY. I just remembered that I have a rectangular piece of wood from Home Depot that I can use as the base. Will make it this weekend if not tonight ;)

This is such a cute idea… love the colorful pencils they used to illustrate this with.

How cute! I’m really loving so many wood things right now. Had to add this to my to do list! Thanks for sharing.


I love this idea!!!I collect wood (slices, drift wood, trunks, etc.) and I cannot believe I’ve never thought of this!!! I’m on it ASAP and will post a photo on my blog!! Thanks for sharing andrea’s neato idea! : )

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Fabulous – just fabulous!!
I know a wood designer who showed me his pencil board once and told me that it was so easy to make. Unfortunately, I’m a bit afraid to use drills or any other machinery for that matter, but maybe I should try it.

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