Inspired by Ingrid Nilsen’s DIY Upcycled Spring Décor, the girls and I decided to make our own pen/vase/note/toothbrush holder.
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.
In less than 5 minutes, we were done! Here’s our upcycled pen holder.
You can also use it as a vase for flowers.
Or an instant note holder.
Here’s the other version using gelato plastic container and glittery washi tape to add a little bling. 🙂
Makes a fun toothbrush holder too! 🙂
We love to see your version of this upcycled project! Make sure to share 🙂