Magnetic Pen Holder

About: I am retired and have been for 13 years. Love to fix bikes, golf, play pool, fish, bike ride, travel and build things. I have been married, to the same woman for 41yrs, have three boys, and three grandchil...
Have you ever needed a pen or pencil in your shop and had to spend some time looking for one? I have, so I came up with this idea to make sure I always had one handy. It is so simple to make and oh so handy.


1 - Plastic soft drink bottle
1 - Old speaker magnet
Gorilla Glue
1 - 2 X 4" metal hanger bracket
Couple of screws.


Take the plastic soft drink bottle and cut off the top. Now take the old speaker magnet and using Gorilla glue, glue the magnet to the bottom of the soft drink bottle and let it dry completely. Once it has dried, fill the bottle with pens, pencils and markers. So very simple and yet so handy. You can now put this on a metal cabinet or tool box, either on the top of the side as shown in the photos.

This is optional if you want to put your newly made pen holder on a wooden shelf. Take a metal 2 X 4" hanger bracket and cut it in to about a 2" piece. File the cut edges smooth. Make sure you utilize the pre-driilled holes for screws. You will now have a flat piece of metal that is bent at a 90 degree angle (see photo). Screw this to your wooden shelf and you can attach you magnetic pen holder.

Any questions, just email. Enjoy



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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! I'll be making this one tomorrow. Thanks for putting this one up. I've been wanting a better pen holder on my workshop. This will be great!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    HI, thanks for looking and commenting, so glad you like it, that is what this site is all about.