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3 DIY Pen and Pencil Holders

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Are you feeling kind of crafty? How about creating a pen ‘n’ pencil holder with a little charm? Here are some ideas…

• Use leftover wallpaper or contact paper as tin can (coffee can, soup can) camouflage.

• Dig out from your cellar or purchase a mason jar (available at any store that sells canning supplies). Spray paint it for an old country-store look.

• Grab an old Slinky or order one online. Simply link the ends together so that it sits like a donut. You’ll be reminded of the hours of fun the simple Slinky design provided for you as a child!

Note: Store pens with the points down. They will last longer (and poke you less) than if they’re stored with the points up or lying down in a drawer.

Thanks to Lilluna.com and RealSimple.com for help with this tip.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips. Date: April 12, 2016
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