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Wooden Desktop Pen & Pencil Holder

Wooden Desktop Pen & Pencil Holder
May 2004

(Great Gift For Dad!)

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These projects are for your personal use only and may not be republished or copied.

Materials Needed:
  • Assorted Pieces of Split Wood Logs that are approx. 2 to 3 inches in diameter with at least one of the split sides being flat.
  • Hand Saw
  • Drill
  • 3/8 inch Drill Bit (or larger for special wide width pens)
  • Sandpaper
  • Photos for personalized decoration.
  • Print-outs of words or stickers for personalization.
  • Scissors
  • Decoupage clear coat medium.
  • Paintbrush

Prepare the Holder:

  • Using your saw, cut a 2 to 3 inch piece off of your split wood log.
  • With sandpaper, smooth the ends cut by the saw.
  • Set the wood on its flat split side (that will become the bottom of the holder with the rounded bark end up at the top of the holder).
  • Decide how many pen and pencil holes you want in your holder.
  • Drill that number of holes into the top of the holder (through the bark) at least 1/2 inch apart.

Personalize the Holder:

  • Cut out the pieces of your photos and the words that you want to use to decorate and personalize your holder and decide where you want to place each piece.
  • Using your paintbrush, brush one coat of decoupage clear coat medium over the front (one of the smoothed ends) of your holder.
  • Then carefully attach the photo pieces onto the holder by brushing a little decoupage clear coat medium on the back and then sticking them in place.
  • Stick any words into place by just sticking them onto the wet clear coat.
  • Completely cover the design* and the whole front side with decoupage clear coat.
  • Let dry completely.
  • You may choose to cover the front with one more coat for a better finish.

(*Hint: When covering any print-out words in clear coat, cover them with a full brush of clear coat in one or two strokes so that you do not cause the ink to run.)

A Great Gift for Dad or the Outdoor Fan who is stuck at a desk for work!

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