Back-to-School Pen and Pencil Holder

Make this pen and pencil holder to organize your supplies for the school year.

Photo: Pencil holder


  • Container with plastic lid
  • Single hole punch or scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • Wrapping paper
  • Stickers, markers, photos, or any other decorations


Take the plastic lid off of the empty container. With the help of an adult, take the single-hole punch or scissors and make holes in the lid. Glue or tape the wrapping paper onto the container. (
Note: If you want a white background, there‚Äôs no need to buy white wrapping paper. Flip over old holiday wrapping paper and use the white side.) Decorate the container. Once dry, place the lid back onto the container. Add pens and pencils.

Text and photograph by Lyssa White