Monday, 31 October 2011

Recyled Pencil Jar

Here's something quick and easy I made to pretty up my desk.

Here's what I did.  Got an old glass jar.  This was a jar of olives from the supermarket.  Soak the label off and clean it.

Tie some ribbon around the jar.

Add some embellishment.  I used a clay tag I had left over from when I made the clay tags for my gallery wall (see post here).  I stamped the clay with a clock face while wet, then rubbed it with a burnt umber paint wash when it was dry.  I attached it to the ribbon with beading wire.

Then I added my pens and pencils and placed it on my desk next to an old toast rack I use to hold inspiring pictures.

Simple and stylish.


  1. Simple and stylish that is for sure. Love it! x

  2. Who would have thought an olive jar could look so fabulous? Great job! ;)Sharyne

  3. I wonder if I could buy one and throw the olives away...? Very cute.

  4. Very stylish Kylie, I'm also loving your toast rack idea!

    Your desk is looking very organised. Love it!

    Have a great day. x Jode

  5. Very pretty! I love the clock tag too:) God bless x

  6. Thats a great idea and I love the simplicity of it!

  7. Simple, lovely and useful. I love it. Thanks for sharing it.


  8. Hi there! Just wanted to let you know I saw your link on Restore Interiors & I'm now your newest follower! Love the pencil jar, can't wait to see more from you.


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