Saturday, April 1, 2017

DIY Apple Pencil Holder

Looking for a unique teacher appreciate gift using scrap wood?  Make this super cute diy apple pencil holder for your favorite teacher, I'll show you how down below.

DIY apple pencil holder

After all teachers do for our kids the least I can do is make a pencil holder!  Grab your scrap wood and let's whip up this project today.

teacher appreciation gift idea

This apple pencil holder is a very generous size and holds a ton of pencils or whatever utensils you want to put inside.

Keep reading down below for the step by step instructions to make the apple pencil holder.


scrap wood apple pencil holder

First you will need this apple clip art pattern:

apple clip art


Supplies:

how to make an apple pencil holder

Step 1: Cut out the apple pattern from the paper printout.

how to make an apple pencil holder

Step 2: Use a pencil to trace the apple pattern onto 1/2" mdf or plywood, trace 2 apples.

apple shape cut from MDF

Step 3: Use a jigsaw to cut out the apple shapes then sand any rough edges smooth.

scrap wood parts for apple pencil holder

Step 4: Prepare the remaining scrap wood pieces as per the photo above.

how to assemble an apple pencil holder

Step 5: Attach the side pieces to one apple using wood glue and 1 1/4" finish nails.  The shorter side piece goes on the side with the 'bite'.

how to assemble an apple pencil holder

Step 6: Attach other apple piece to sides.  Use wood putty to fill in nail heads.

attach base to apple pencil holder

Step 7: Attach 1/4" plywood base to sides using wood glue and 1 1/4" finish nails.

insert stem for apple pencil holder

Step 8: Predril a countersink hole in the center of the base and dowel.  Attach stem using wood glue and a 2" wood screw.

Step 9: Paint with acrylics as desired.

Fill with pencils and enjoy!

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