When you’re a DIYer, the thought of getting rid of any piece of scrap wood makes you wince. You always tell yourself, “I’ll just store this in some random corner of my already-cluttered house because I know I’ll need it someday!” (Fess up–you do this, too, right??)
Well, in the case of this project–GASP!–I actually followed through! (Imagine that….). 🙂
Several months ago, I made these little DIY snowman pencil holders from scrap wood I had left over from a project!
Or you can use this wooden dowel from Home Depot.
I’m quite aware that the pencils are a bit ghetto-fabulous, but hey– this is Thrift Diving, yo. Not everything is going to be Pinterest perfect. You’re just going to have to overlook that part and focus on how much fun these are to make. And the fact that they make awesome teacher gifts! 🙂
Okay, back to the project–
But first, here’s the video tutorial for all those video learners 😉
Watch the Video – How to Make Snowman Pencil Holders
STEP 1: Get round wood.
In my case, I used the left over scrap wood from when I turned my son’s changing table into a desk. This is what I was left with:
But in your case, you can go to Home Depot and get a cheap wooden dowel like this for just under $8.00. With the amount of wood you get, you could make a lot of these pencil holders to give away as a set!
STEP 2: Paint the body.
Paint half of the body white, the other half any color you’d like.
STEP 3: Wrap twine around it.
Get some twine like this from the craft store. Using hot glue to secure it, wrapping it around to cover the seams.
STEP 4: Drill the holes.
You can drill the holes before painting and adding the twine. I’m just usually backwards like that. LOL. Use a 3/8″ drill bit, and be mindful how far you’re drilling down so you don’t drill down all the way.
STEP 5: Add the googley eyes.
Use hot glue to keep them on.
STEP 6: Add the mouth.
To make the mouth, I just cut out black stickers, but you can also draw on the mouth. You can also dress up the front of the snowman pencil holder, too, with these sticky pearly dots.
And that’s it!
Other Sizes You Can Make
Home Depot has lots of wooden dowels in varying sizes, so you can make whatever sizes you want!
This one with the black edges are the largest they have:
You get a long dowel, so you could make DIY snowman pencil holders for a lot of people! :). Not bad for under $8.00!
Or you could use the size next to it, which are a little less fatter. It’s whatever your choice! 🙂
I just happened to make mine from scrap wood, but at least you have other options if you don’t have scrap wood around!
These snowman pencil holders are a great crafting gift to do with kids. And don’t forget their teacher this holiday season–they make great gifts! Just don’t be ghetto like me and use ugly pencils to put inside. 😉 HA!
So there you have it! What do you think?!