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25 Apr 12 at 12 pm

This week on MakeKind, I’m sharing a DIY pencil holder that doubles as a mini office organizer. Made from cork trivets, this project is easy to create and super functional – bonus!

MATERIALS // 6 cork trivets, power drill, 3/8″ drill bit, glue

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STEPS // 01  GLUE TRIVETS  Using the glue, adhere two trivets together by stacking one directly on top of the other.

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02 //  STACK TRIVETS  Continue gluing each trivet to one another, making a complete stack when all six trivets are used. Press firmly when finished. (helpful hint: place a heavy item, like a book, on top of the stack when finished and allow to dry overnight)

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03 //  MEASURE FOR DRILLING Measure about 2/3 down the stack of trivets and note the measurement. (Mine was 1.5″). On your drill bit, make a mark (I wrapped tape around the drill bit) of the same measurement, so you will know how far to drill into your stack.

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04 // DRILL THE HOLES Using the power drill and 3/8″ drill bit, make several holes in the cork. I put one in the middle and six surrounding the middle, for a total of seven holes. You can certainly choose to make more or less holes depending on your preferences.

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Fill each hole with a writing utensil and there you have it!

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The added bonus? Because the pencil holder is made from cork, it doubles as a memo board! Enjoy!
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tags: diy  crafts  decor  handy  organization 
This week on MakeKind, I’m sharing a DIY pencil holder that doubles as a mini office organizer. Made from cork trivets, this project is easy to create and super functional – bonus!
MATERIALS // 6 cork trivets, power drill, 3/8″ drill bit, glue

STEPS // 01  GLUE TRIVETS  Using the glue, adhere two trivets together by stacking one directly on top of the other.

02 //  STACK TRIVETS  Continue gluing each trivet to one another, making a complete stack when all six trivets are used. Press firmly when finished. (helpful hint: place a heavy item, like a book, on top of the stack when finished and allow to dry overnight)


03 //  MEASURE FOR DRILLING Measure about 2/3 down the stack of trivets and note the measurement. (Mine was 1.5″). On your drill bit, make a mark (I wrapped tape around the drill bit) of the same measurement, so you will know how far to drill into your stack.


04 // DRILL THE HOLES Using the power drill and 3/8″ drill bit, make several holes in the cork. I put one in the middle and six surrounding the middle, for a total of seven holes. You can certainly choose to make more or less holes depending on your preferences.


Fill each hole with a writing utensil and there you have it!

The added bonus? Because the pencil holder is made from cork, it doubles as a memo board! Enjoy!(Source.) 
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28 Dec 11 at 6 pm

Keep In Touch

Need a better way to keep track of your business cards? Rather than throwing cards into a drawer, contain them in a leftover mint box. It’s the perfect size for keeping all of your contacts in one place. Don’t know what to do with your own cards? Organize them in a separate container.

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tags: organization  decor  diy  handy 
Keep In Touch
Need a better way to keep track of your business cards? Rather than throwing cards into a drawer, contain them in a leftover mint box. It’s the perfect size for keeping all of your contacts in one place. Don’t know what to do with your own cards? Organize them in a separate container.
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