Cute pen pots

Pencil holder ideas for inspiration at work

Unique, handmade accessories add a cheerful touch to any desk and help to create an inspirational workspace. This cute pencil holder, with its eye-catching design and humorous motifs, is easy to make yourself. The edding 1200 colour pens are the perfect pens to have around if you want to express your creative side and decorate your pencil pot with your favourite motifs. There are a total of 24 vibrant colours to choose from, plus six soft pastel shades with delightful summery names: honeydew melon, berry lavender, apple sorbet, cherry blossom, sweet mint and silver grey. This pencil pot idea doubles up as a lovely recycling project because it can be made from an empty milk carton. Empty tin cans are also suitable, but more about that later.

Colouring and Zendoodle
School and desk
Fibre and felt pens
Paper, carton and cardboard
A bit more challenging
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Small milk carton (1/2 litre)
  • Strip of white paper
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue (e.g. UHU Twist and Glue)
  • Ruler
  • Circle template (optional)

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