1) How could something so warped and twisted…
2) …be so cool?!
I love it when my boys draw, but I don’t love tidying up their felt-tip pens afterwards (most of which are normally on the floor). This week’s 5 minute craft project, a rather psychedelic looking DIY tin can pen holder, will hopefully encourage them to tidy up their own pens – I can live in hope!
As you can see, from the photos above, I was trying to give the impression that the bottom of the pens had warped and twisted. I’m not sure how obvious that illusion is, but I think the design is still striking in its own right. In fact, I like it so much I’ve been toying with idea of printing it onto a mug, stay tuned!
How to make your own psychedelic DIY tin can pen holder
If you’d like to make one, I have made the artwork available for download (link below). All you’ll need to do is print it out and wrap it around an old tin can. You may want to add a false bottom to lift the pens a little higher, it helps with the illusion, just follow the instructions below!
1) Collectable instructions – useful and they look good
2) Colour artwork – just print it out and stick it on
543 downloads so far, thanks everyone!
I’d like to say a big thank you to Sister Diane from Craftypod – she ran this very flattering post a few weeks ago. Diane has been a tremendous support over the years, a sort of blogging mentor. You must go check out her website, she offers awesome advice to crafty bloggers!