Apple Pencil Holder (#TBCCrafters) 3


So I know that a lot of you are enjoying “Back to School” time and I thought this would be a great craft that could be used as a treat for the teacher.  My son actually started school over a month ago and I can’t believe he’s in junior high this year, where does time go?  Our school obviously starts a bit early…must be for snow days and all of the Monday’s they give kids off, huh? ha/ha  I saw this craft on SmartSchoolHouse‘s web page and thought it would be adorable to re-create and have as a gift for a teacher.

Let me know if you have kiddos in school and what you love most about this time of year.  Please also be sure to share this post on Twitter, Pinterest and wherever else you wish!! 🙂  Hope you enjoy!!

“Apple Pencil Holder” Craft
Materials Needed:
  • Round Plastic or Glass Bottle
  • Red Paint
  • Thin Rope or Craft String
  • Greenery for Accent
  • Pencils (or whatever you wish to put inside)
  • Glue/Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • & Time


Start by making sure the bottle you’ll be using has been cleaned and dried throughout.  Remove the label and any extra glue, etc.  I was using a kid’s flavored water bottle, so taking the label off was really easy.  If you’re using a glass bottle, than you’ll probably need to soak it and then remove the label and glue and let dry.

Once your label is off, pour some red paint inside of the bottle.

Put the lid back on the bottle and shake the paint around until all areas are covered.  I used a very small bottle of paint, and had the shake the heck out of it for everything to be covered.  If you have more paint, add more, if needed.  I have read that some people actually add acetone to the paint to make it go around better and be thinner.

Once you have the inside completely covered, turn the bottle upside down on a paper towel for it to drain the excess out and let dry completely.

After it’s completely dry, start wrapping your twine around the top of the bottle neck.

When you have a bottom layer, insert your greenery piece and wrap more to cover the ends.

Now you can insert anything you like inside of the bottle.  I decided on pencils, since it’s for the “Back to School” theme and would be a great teacher gift.  I hope you like it and I pray that your child’s school year is blessed!

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” 
Proverbs 22:6

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Dawn Pruitt
10 years ago

Too cute and easy to make! What a great gift idea! Pinned and Tweeted!

10 years ago

What a cute fall craft!

Rose Powell
10 years ago

What an adorable teachers gift! Awesome!