DIY Upcycled 4-in-1 Project

Inspired by Ingrid Nilsen’s DIY Upcycled Spring Décor, the girls and I decided to make our own pen/vase/note/toothbrush holder.

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What You Need:

Empty Tin Can (we used a tea can) OR any empty plastic container (we used a gelato container)

Mini clothespins/regular plain or decorated clothespin for larger container (we used 24 mini ones from Michael’s Arts and Crafts)

Glittery washi tape or any decorative tape or wrapping paper

This was a great, quick, easy project for my girls, and a wonderful way to teach them how to reuse or re-purpose old material that we’d usually throw in the recycling bin. Emmy started by attaching the clothespins around the tin can’s rim.

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In less than 5 minutes, we were done! Here’s our upcycled pen holder.

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You can also use it as a vase for flowers.

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Or an instant note holder.

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Here’s the other version using gelato plastic container and glittery washi tape to add a little bling. 🙂

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Makes a fun toothbrush holder too! 🙂

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We love to see your version of this upcycled project! Make sure to share 🙂


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