Wednesday, December 23, 2015

DIY Pen Stand

With Christmas around the corner I thought I could create something with colours related to Christmas. So came up this idea of a DIY easy pen stand.

The materials used is a tin can (used condensed milk can), chart paper both for covering the can on
the outside as well the inside, some ribbons ( they can be any colour combination), permanent glue and a few beads.

I used the red chart paper to cover up the can an the green to cover the inside. The golden ribbon was cut out in shapes of petals (I used a total of six). Folded them length wise in half and again folded them into half. Then glued all the petals in the centre with permanent glue. Added the red beads. Finally, tied a green ribbon around the can and a bit around the top.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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  1. Hi Shantana, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
    I love when people do crafts! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
    Warm regards,

  2. Well done, indeed! The crafts made the corner look bright and inviting.

  3. That is creative - I love to reuse some items - and yours is a great and festive DIY!
    Wishing you very Merry Christmas!

  4. Nice idea!
    Thanks for linking up at
    Happy new year to you!

  5. Adorable little arts and crafts project.

  6. Nice idea !!! Happy new year🎈

  7. Very cute! Thank you for joining us at Little Things Thursdays!

  8. What a great idea! I'm going to have to remember this for my students to make next year. Thanks for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

  9. I have been discarding all my condensed milk tins! No more now. These are too cute. I'm making one soon!

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