Pen pot.

IMG_0088.JPGIMG_0089.JPGPen pot.

   This week’s project was made with a purpose – to be given as a gift. A pen pot is a simple and affordable gift to make. It’s fairly easy and pretty much free to make as you only need 4 basic cheap materials: a clean jam jar or something similar (We use two cardboard pots as well), tissue paper, a piece of ribbon and some Pva glue.

How to make a Pen pot holder.

Level: Easy.

Cost: Little.

Enjoyment: The boys were not so keen on this as they got in a sticky mess which led to frustration. Though They did look good when finished and they were proud to be making them for gifts.

Time: Approx 30 minutes plus drying time.

You will need: 

  • A clean jam jar or something similar i.e a clean empty baked bean tin, a small card Pringle’s tube.
  • Pva Glue – water down to create a varnish / Paint brush.
  • Tissue paper and a small piece of card.
  • Scissors
  • Stamper pens.
  • Ribbon.


To make: 

  1. Wash and dry out your chosen container.
  2. Tear or cut up your tissue paper into 1cm x 1cm squares (approx). These do not need to be perfect, it will still look good!
  3. Place some glue on some of your jar, stick on a piece of tissue paper then paint over with glue ( If you are familiar it is the same as the Decoupage technique)
  4. leave to dry.
  5. Once dry create a label out of card and use a stamper pens to write a label ‘pens’. cut and stick to jar.
  6. re-varnish jar and label with Pva if you wish to have an extra glossy finish – extra protection.
  7. Superglue a ribbon around the top of your jar.
  8. Keep or give as a gift.

Enjoy – emmas xxx



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