Easy Teacher Plaque Pencil Holder

Zest it Up
by Zest it Up
5 Materials
30 Minutes
We are SUPER excited to share a few posts in the next week that are teacher related! My sister in law, Jenny has been teaching High School English for 13+ years and is making the big move to Middle School English. With the scary but exciting jump we thought her new classroom could use some zest! You may remember when we zested for her previously, well now it’s time to bring it up a notch. We wanted to make the room inviting and warm so we brought in some narwal wood elements (stay tuned for more next week) but here is our first zesty project. We made a personalized little name pencil holder out of an old scrap block of wood we scored. What some may call trash, we scream treasure!!

Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
First grab a chunky block of wood, it’s okay if its not perfectly cut it adds more character in my opinion. Then decide what will be the “front” of the plaque.
Then take a drill with a bit large enough to fit pencils or pens and drill holes into the top of the block. We used a 5/16 for pencils. These holes can be randomly spaced.
Now let’s personalize your block, we used regular white acrylic paint and got too scribing and painting her name on the front….
Time to put it into action! Jenny LOVED this personalized little name plaque and organizer, we hope you do too!
Happy Teaching!
Suggested materials:
  • Large, chunky block of wood
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Allison Newby Allison Newby on Apr 30, 2018

    I love it. How in the heck did you paint her name so pretty? Did you print it out and make a fuax carbon copy to paint it on the wood? Just wondering.. lol it looks Lovely!

  • Bonnie Green Bonnie Green on Apr 30, 2018

    Same question as first question. How did u do the lettering? .

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