DIY! Restyled Pirouline Pencil Holders


A new school year is right around the corner! Get excited for back to school by personalizing your workspace! Katie Smith of Punk Projects shows us how to transform a recycled Pirouline can into a fun, eye-catching pencil holder. It’s sure to bring a pop of personality to any desk space! Read on to learn how.

Restyled Pirouline Pencil Holder KatieSmith_Supply Tins_02 (1)Created By Katie Smith

Hi everyone! Katie here with my first project on the May Arts blog and I am thrilled to be here! One of my favorite types of crafts are recycled projects. I love upcycling and restyling things that may have otherwise been thrown away, so for this project I used empty Pirouline Cookie tins. These tins are perfect for holding school supplies and crafting tools, and I love the fun prints from May Arts Ribbons. Just follow these few simple steps, and you’ll have beautiful new school supplies to show off on your desk!

Step 1: Run a strip of adhesive around the top outside edge of the tin using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Runner, and wrap a piece of ribbon around the tin, trimming off extra where the ends meet.KatieSmith_Supply Tins_03 (1)Step 2: Repeat step 1 all the way down the tin, applying adhesive and wrapping ribbon around the tin until you reach the bottom. 

KatieSmith_Supply Tins_04 (1)KatieSmith_Supply Tins_05 (2) Step 3: Use the 1″ Adhesive Flag Banner Ribbon as trim, by adhering it along the top of the tin.KatieSmith_Supply Tins_06 (2)KatieSmith_Supply Tins_07 (1)And voila! Your new pencil holder is complete! Repeat these steps on multiple tins to create the full effect below.

KatieSmith_Supply Tins_02I hope you enjoy this new addition to your workspace–thanks for stopping by! – Katie 

Ribbon Used:

  • May Art’s 3/4 Inch Ivory Canvas w/Print Ribbon in “Tape Measure” (SKU 413-34-07
  • May Art’s Dreamcatcher Trend – 3/4 Inch Ivory Canvas w/ Print Ribbon in “BLACK/BROWN FEATHERS” (SKU 413-34-25)
  • May Art’s Dreamcatcher Trend – 3/4 Inch Ivory Canvas w/ Print Ribbon in “BLACK/BROWN SPARROWS” (SKU 413-34-26 )
  • May Art’s 1 Inch Adhesive Flag Banner in Navy (SKU A486-1-03)
  • May Art’s 1 Inch Adhesive Flag Banner in Fuschia (SKU A486-1-22)

Other Supplies Used:

  • Empty Pirouline Tins
  • Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Runner



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