A pencil holder for the messy crafter

I love its details
I have an old (pencil) holder. This is an antique piece. Originally it was a cigar holder with ashtray. I don't know, where does it come from. Has some colonial spirit, right? I got it from my hubby. He collect antiques and bought it in a fair. I love this holder, I love its a little bit mysterious feel. I mean how did it get to Europe to my hometown??? It is a secret for me... :)

And now let me to introduce you my most useful craft tool on my desk. I have an other pencil holder, a DIY one. This is also a pincushion, a 2 in 1 stuff. It is so perfect for a messy crafter, like I am. I really try to be well organized, but I am not that type... So this reused jar is so perfect for me. 

Primarily I wanted to make a pincushion when I crafted this holder. It is a really easy project, you just need a jar, a sock, thread (if you want), glue,  scissors and 5 minutes.

Purl it back and fix a little glue, if you find it necessary.

Stitch or just glue it together.

What kind of useful tool/properties are your favourites in your craft place? Do you have lot of self-made stuff around you in your craft room?

Happy crafting!

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  1. Anonymous1/17/2012

    What a clever idea to use a sock and jar as both a holder and pin cushion. Love it. xx

  2. that is just too cute! what a great idea!

    Would love you to share this at my linky party, Inspire Me Fridays!
    I think others would enjoy seeing it!

  3. This is such a great idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, UPcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  4. What a great idea!! I am a messy crafter too. I LOVE the 2 in 1 feature. Thanks for linking to Link It Up this week.

  5. Great repurpose idea.. I can dig out some baby socks of my son for something cute like this..
    Thanks for linking up!

  6. what a cute way to beautify your space - if I only had some adorable socks to cut up...

  7. Hi. This is lovely. :)

  8. Great idea! We'll have to try this!



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