Accessorize Your Desk // DIY: Color Block Leather Pencil Holder

I am so excited to have Jen (Stone Textile intern + craft genius) on the blog today for our first little DIY project.  Since the Stone Textile Stationery Collection launched only a few weeks ago, we wanted to create another cool + modern accessory for your desk to accompany your stationery.  Jen really stayed true to the Stone Textile aesthetic (mixing textures and color blocking) to create a very chic piece for your desk.

DIY_Stone-Textile-2View Jen’s full post to see the step by step process on how to make this leather wrapped pencil holder + gold pencils….


Materials Used: 

-one soup can

-metallic gold leather cord (about 12 feet)

-black book binding cloth (1 sheet)

-3 gel super glue containers


-tape meausre

-painters tape

-gold spray paint (for inside the can)

1.  Measure your black book binding cloth so it fits around the entire can.

2.  Bind with glue leaving a small part at the bottom edge free.

3.  Place one end of your gold leather cord under the free edge and secure with glue.

4. Start wrapping + glueing until you reach your desired stopping point and secure the other edge.



I bought some number 2 pencils and decided to spray paint them gold too (I’m sure your can buy gold pencils but, I love a good DIY and any chance to use spray paint!)

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