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Make a wooden pencil holder for dad this Father’s Day. This simple project just requires a 4×4 and some paint. Add an extra vinyl embellishment if you wish. You are going to love the paint I used as well so read on to find out more about that. This post is sponsored by Testors however all projects and opinions are my own. This is also a part of Craft Lightning week where we are sharing 15 minute crafts using wood all week. You can catch up with the crafts from day 1 and day 2. You will also want to scroll to the bottom of the post to see the ideas from today.
Supplies needed to make this wooden pencil holder:
- 4×4 wood piece cut 4 inches long
- Testors Color Shift Paint in Blue Galaxy
- Testors Craft Black Spray Paint
- Drill bit
- White Vinyl
- Cricut machine
- Rocket cut file
- Transfer tape
- Weeding tools (optional)
Want to see how to make this wooden pencil holder for Father’s Day? Just watch the video below!
Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? Try the instructions below!
Start with a 4 inch long piece of 4×4 wood. Spray paint it black first as a base coat.
Once dry, then give the piece a couple of coats with the Testors Color Shift paint in Blue Galaxy. You will be amazed at how the color changes as you move your piece or walk around it.
Now, all that is left is to turn this into a wooden pencil holder. Start by adding a piece of tape to your drill bit at the depth you want. I used a 1/2 inch drill bit but be sure to measure the pens and pencils that you will be using. Then measure and mark the top of your block for as many holes as you want. Drill those with your drill bit using the tape as a depth guide.
Remove any sawdust from the holes and you have a wooden pencil holder! Now I decided to add a little decoration to the front of mine but that is optional. I used this cut file with my Cricut machine and cut it from white vinyl.
Weed any excess vinyl then use the transfer tape to add it to the side of your wood block as shown below.
Your wooden pencil holder is ready for pens and pencils. Then you can add it to dad’s desk as a special present.
The color shift on this paint is amazing! Be sure to watch the video above so you can see it change. Of course, you can always just pick some up and watch it change color in person. It literally makes your craft look out of this world!
Love this wooden pencil holder and want more ideas? Try the links below!
Have a child into karate? Upcycle those break boards into wood signs with iron on like this one from The Inspiration Vault.
Give the kids something to do this summer with this large pick up sticks yard game from Meander and Coast.
Turn scrap wood pieces into a festive patriotic centerpiece like this one from Refresh and Restyle.
Need a new wreath for your front door? Make this monogram wreath in minutes with the instructions from Evey’s Creations.
Our guest co-hostess Pet Scribbles is sharing how to make this pickling washed perpetual calendar that would make a great gift for dad.
My long time co-hostess 30 Minute Crafts is sharing how to make these beachy wooden earrings that are perfect for summer.
Make this wooden pencil holder or any of these other wood crafts in just 15 minutes or less! Y’all enjoy!
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