Medina at Grillo Designs
Medina at Grillo Designs
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DIY Tin Fabric Pencil Holder

2 Materials
1 Hour

Rather than throw away empty tin cans, why not recycle them? You can turn them into a stylish pen or pencil holder for your kids – it’s the perfect craft idea for the kiddos. All you really need is a little fabric . Click here to see more of my craft ideas

diy tin fabric pencil holder


  • Empty Tin can
  • Fabric Fat Quarter – I bought my fabric from eBay. Herringbone fabric:
  • PVA glue
  • foam brush
  • Scissors
diy tin fabric pencil holder


First remove the paper wrapping from the tin cans. I soaked my cans in the sink for half an hour to remove the sticky residue.

diy tin fabric pencil holder

Next measure and cut your fabric. Use the height of the tin as a guide line

diy tin fabric pencil holder

Once you’re satisfied with your fabric sizing, apply glue to one side of the can using your brush start wrapping the fabric around the can, pressing down hard to ensure it sticks well.

Neaten up the edges with a knife or fold over once dried

diy tin fabric pencil holder

And there you have it.

Ive included a really clever renter friendly way to hook these tins to the wall, see my blog post for all the details

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Suggested materials:

  • Fabric
  • Glue

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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2 of 8 comments
  • Jean
    on Jun 2, 2019

    I do some fun things with cans. Paint are put contact paper. On them dollar tree store. 1.00. Cool. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Priscila
    31 minutes ago

    I use glue and let dry some minutes then spinkler some glitter let it dry for am hour ir more and repeat as many times I want until I see the results ,then with strong adhesive put some ornaments I desire

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