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Here is a quick and easy way to make a Pen Holder. Helps prevent misplacing all those pens you have. You can even use the can for any other use as well.

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need
First let me start off by saying this is my first Instructable. I had already made the my Pen Holder then decided hey why not make my first simple Instructable and just do it again so I could take pictures.

I know this is very simple and to some it's worthless but I found it useful.

What you need
-Soda can
-Can opener (empty but whatever makes you have a better time making this)


That's really easy thank you very much

firenza_t3 years ago
Great idea with the can opener! I was trying to find a good way to get the edges nice and smooth! I plan on painting mine... got the idea from this guy's site. So cute!
We used the same idea when we ran out of cups at a party. We gathered up a bunch of cans, took the tops off and ran them through the dishwasher, problem solved.
Johnsusu6 years ago
good idea for the environment! just put coins in as weights!
My parents wont let me use this, they say the edge will be too sharp
This instructable is great. I have made a bunch of these pen holders. Good job.
o and u can try weighing it down with hot glue at the bottom
hehe u said thrash can i think it is supposed to be trash can
For weighing it down, you could stick some magnets on the bottom, or glue some pennies or washers to the bottom.
Havok S14 (author)  TheOneGreatX7 years ago
I thought about magnets as well but I have mine near too many electrical components and its right next to my monitor =\. I'll try it out with the washers though, thanks.
A lump of Das Pronto (or other dense modelling clay) in the bottom will help keep it upright.
ensjesse7 years ago
This is so cool! So many uses! I didn't know that you could use a can opener for this. But now that I did it, it makes sense. I used an 8 OZ Mini can and the edges came out clean and smooth. Thanks.
jam17337 years ago
im voting for this one nice job (x
Gjdj37 years ago
Simple idea, but it's cool looking. I think I'll try this. Nice job!