Thursday, May 14, 2009

Organizing with Recyclables -- Pencil Holder

This decorative pencil holder is great for organizing pencils, paint brushes, pens, and/or markers. We used chalkboard paint, and a little ribbon to give new life to an empty baby formula canister!


This is messy, so you might want to do the painting part outdoors. We used a water-soluble non-toxic chalkboard paint. You can find chalkboard paint at a craft store. We removed the paper label from the baby formula canister, and Emily covered the outside with the paint. It takes about two coats. 


Once the paint is dry, glue some ribbon around the top and/or bottom edge of the canister. Emily loved drawing on hers, erasing it, and drawing again!


Fill with pencils, paint brushes, markers, and/or pens. Isn't it great to be organized?

14 comments:

Steph said...

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Stephanie Griffith said...

Cute!

Valerie said...

Thanks, Steph! That is so sweet of you!! I'll head over to check it out. :-)

Sharon said...

Great idea!! We're BIG into chalk paint right now....it's SO fun! Thanks for the idea!

Buffie said...

That's so cool. I love the idea.

Sharinskishe said...

Wonderful Idea. And fun for the kids too.

Thanks for sharing.

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Wow, I love this one!

sunnymama said...

What a good idea to use chalkboard paint!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Perfect for classroom supplies as well. Muchas gracias from Texas

Melissa @ A Child at Play said...

Great idea! I need to get me some of that chalk paint.

jennwa said...

The pencil holder looks great, a very fun idea.

Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!

Denise said...

Very cool!

Sarah said...

The uses for that chalkboard paint are endless. I've always wanted to try it. Thanks for linking the adorable project to Kid Friendly Friday! Enjoy your weekend~

alecat said...

Very neat!
I was actually considering using a similar canister for my kitchen utensils.
Great to see the children getting in and enjoying themselves. :)

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