Thursday, March 1, 2012

How to hold a Pencil - Creatively

I was browsing around pintrist when I came across a unique pencil holder. So I started searching for some other fun pencil holders. Nothing.
I searched Etsy. Nothing. All I found was normal cups or tin cans covered in fabric. I could swear I've seen all these funny pencil holders somewhere in my life. It appears the crafting communities I'm privy to do not really think outside the box when it comes to pencil holders.

However a normal google search revealed many creative and hilarious pencil holder designs. I feel much better. However many of the the clever ones, like this porcupine one, are only available on a Japanese websites. grr. 
All this deep thought about pencil holders led me to evaluate my own. Man I am hardly better than the rest. Cups, jars, a plastic tupperware case. BORING!
I resolve to find better, more exciting pencil holders.

Here are some of the fun ones I came across in my search.

Hahaha that last one just kills me. Ahahahaha.

These have potential for out of the box pencil holders. The pencil holder, as in the one that only holds one pencil, cracks me up too. I can just see it on some pretentious graphic designer's or artist's desk. But I still love it.

Where do your pencils live? I understand that a pencil holder with a capacity for one is not very useful. I have a tendancy to never ever throw away pens. So I have four or five different jars or otherwise dedicated to holding my collection of pens, sharpies, mechanical pencils, chap sticks, and nail files. I don't know where else they could live! Don't pencils and pens belong on top of your counter, next to your phone, in a mug?

I do have one inventive place I keep my pens.

I found this little pyrex dish at a antique mall and couldn't leave without it. But it didn't really have a purpose or a place when I got home. So I kicked out some knicknack and put it by my back door to hold stamps and a pen. Even if it is overflowing, it is still cute.

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