Introduction: Cardboard Pencil Holder

Like many, I have a lot of pens and pencils that are just scattered around my house. So I had the great idea of making a pencil holder out of cardboard and tape.


  • Cardboard tube
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Blade
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper

Step 1: Gather Your Tools & Materials

The first step into building a fully functional cardboard pencil holder is gathering all of your tools and materials. So get up and bring all of the things that will be using to make the pencil holder to a table.

Step 2: Measure How Much to Cut

Take out your ruler to measure how much you would like to cut from your cardboard tube. I suggest that you measure how much you would like to cut at three inches. Once you got your measurement, cut out your cardboard tube.

Note: Be sure to repeat this process three times.

Step 3: Stack Up & Tape

Stack up your three cardboard tubes and tape it down. Now, don't think that were done already. There are just a few more things that we will have to do.

Step 4: Sandpaper Your Pencil Holder

We will have to sandpaper the pencil holder in order to make it smoother. We can't have a pencil holder that has a rough surface and rough edges. Sandpaper the outer layer as well as the inside of the pencil holder.

Step 5: Test It Out

Once you are done sandpapering the cardboard tubes, test out your pencil holder. If you are pleased with your final product, that's great! But if you are not pleased with your final product, make it better than what you have originally built so that you are pleased the next time you acknowledge your creation.

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