Picture of Pencil Holder Using Empty Duct Tape Rolls
Empty duct tape rolls: everyone has them! They are something you just don't know what to do with, but decide to shove in a box and save for later, because you just know you will find some way to use them, eventually. Well, here is a chance for you to take those empty rolls and put them to use! In this instructable I will show you how to make a gorgeous pencil holder for your desk, using two of those empty rolls. It is a fun instructable to make, and the result can be used every day.

  • 2 empty duct tape rolls
  • 1 roll of decorative duct tape (I used polka dots)
  • 1 roll of a contrasting solid color duct tape (I used green)
  • Pencils and pens to fill the holder when you are done!
Time Needed: 10-15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
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Step 1: Stack and Tape

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First, take 2 empty duct tape rolls and stack them. Rip off a strip of decorative duct tape the length of one circumference around an empty roll. Then stick it, making sure the tape is covering the crack where the two rolls meet.

Step 2: Tape the Whole Thing

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Now, tape the entire outside of the holder with the decorative duct tape. (To make it easy on you, actually you only need two strips of the circumference of the duct tape roll, since there are two stacked).

Step 3: Make the Top Rim

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To make the rim for the top of the holder, rip a piece of solid color duct tape about the length of the circumference of the empty roll. Stick the piece with just a little bit of it showing on the outside, then fold it over and stick it on the inside. Make sure it covers the whole rim.
Nice reuse :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
Jessie Marie (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks! :) I will!