I’ve seen these wooden stump pencil holders everywhere. I’ve seen them for sale in many educational stores and I’ve also seen a few images on Pinterest. I couldn’t help but make some for the girls for our craft room. Just in case you haven’t seen how to make these yet, it’s quite simple.
Along with the gumnuts from the craft last week, I took a couple of little stumps from the neighbors yard too (with permission). I couldn’t let all that wood go to waste!
How to make the Wooden Stump Pencil Holder
What you’ll need:
- A nice chunky log or thick branch
- sand paper
- Drill with a 3/8 drill bit (best to measure your pencil/pen thickness first)
- Pencils or pens
How to make it:
- Cut the log to length. I made mine 10 cm tall.
- Smooth out the top and bottom of the log with sand paper.
- Decide on the number of pencils you’d like in the pencil holder and draw dots on the top of the log, spacing them evenly.
- Drill the holes. You can make the holes an even depth by making a mark on your drill bit and only drilling down to the mark each time.
- Give the top of the stump another light sand with sand paper.
- Place the log on some felt and trace around it. Cut out the felt and stick it onto the bottom of the log. This will reduce scratching to your table surfaces.
- Add your pencils to your wooden stump pencil holder!
It’s wonderful when your kids can see all the pencil colours available to them. They love taking them out of the pencil holder, you’ll just have to make sure they put them back!
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