Want to know the best part? The total cost was zero!! You'll probably find most of the supplies needed to make these pencil cups laying around your house.
Here's how we did it!
Template (we used this website for the polygon and re sized it in illustrator (3rd PDF on page, top image) you can download our resized version HERE, browse here for more ideas, we just measured and cut for the L pencil holder)
Craft glue (we like aleene's fast grab)
Wood Filler / Sanding Block
1. We printed the shapes needed on a piece of paper.
2. Then we taped the pattern to a piece of mat board and cut it out. (tip: cut out a few small holes in the center of each shape and place a piece of tape there as well - this helps keep it from slipping)
3. Next, we glued it together. To get the angles right, we used painters tape and secured a few together and then adjusted so they were even prior to the glue drying. You want to use a thick glue that grabs fast, but is still workable.
4. Since the shapes weren't cut on an exact angle, we used wood filler to fill in the gaps.
5. Once dry, we sanded it smooth with a fine grit sanding block.
6. Then we painted the outside coral and the inside gold.
and that's it! Pretty easy, right!? The possibilities are endless!
I had all of the materials on hand, so total cost was ZERO!! My favorite kind of project!
Also, I love how the light gray printer blends in! (though a warning for Mac users, it was a little tricky to install and we had to reinstall it once .. I haven't had luck with printers recently!)
sources // gold geometric lamp // black and white stripe chair // x leg desk // lucite tape dispenser // lucite stapler // coral - behr cool lava
* This post was in collaboration with Tiny Prints, I was provided with products, all opinions are 100% my own :)