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Wooden Pencil Holder

SORRY MARIE KONDO you’re magical. But there are times my inability to declutter has served me well. Take for instance, this semi-large piece of thin wood that I just could not throw away. A piece of garbage really, except for its natural, smooth grain that worked well with paint or on its own. I made a clock with it, a little shelf for Caroline’s toys, and the pencil holder you see above.

For the pencil holder, I simply had my carpenter friend cut three equal pieces to make all the sides, I glued them together using wood glue. Finally I filled in the corner gaps with wood filler, and then sanded the living daylights out of them. This pencil holder is a totally hard-working member of my desk right now and will remain so in the future.

Get the step-by-step in the downloadable September issue of Hopefull Magazine, where this DIY appeared first. And here’s the little shelf I made for Linny.

Thanks guys!

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