Hi ya’ll! These DIY Tin Can Pencil Holders are a great way to save money, as well as add organization to your office space. I recently was able to convert one of our bedrooms into an office so I have been finding ways to add organization without breaking the bank.
Tin cans can be used for just about anything. From kitchen utensils to flower planters. But today I’m going to show you how easy it is to use them as pencil holders.
What you need to make diy tin can pencil holders:
- Tin Can(s).
With label removed, as well as washed and dried.
- Spray Paint.
Your choice of color.
- Clear Gloss Spray Paint.
- Rubber Gloves.
Spray Paint and decorating tips:
If you are wanting a “natural” look try one of Rust-oleum’s textured, cement, or stone finishes.
Or if you are looking for something more “playful”, feel free to add glittered dots or foil washi tape!
How to make a diy tin can pencil holder
Peel the label off of the tin can. Then wash the can inside and out, being sure to remove any glue or paper. Dry thoroughly.
Spray paint the tin can with your favorite color. Then allow it dry.
Once it has dried feel free to add a clear gloss coat for added shine. (Especially if the “color” is matte.) However, matte looks very nice as well!
**TIP**– I like to wear rubber gloves while spray painting. This way I can put my hand inside the can and rotate it while spraying. This keeps the paint from running and I’m able to get a closer look so I don’t miss a spot.
Once the paint has dried you can add your pencils, pens, and Sharpies!
You can group your cans together on your desk or space them throughout the room. (e.g.- shelves, desk, craft stand.)
And that’s all there is to it! DIY Tin Can Pencils Holders are probably the easiest tin can upcycle you can do!