Monday, 27 August 2012

Turning Junk Items Into Pen Stands for your Desk!


A great idea for those who love experimenting with Junk and throw-away items. I had a lot of stuff lying around the house especially old CD's, leftover toilet paper roll cardboard (had kept it in just in case I want to make something out of it) and some old boxes, which i knew I would use someday. 


With limited time and materials at hand, I managed to pull off 3 pieces. The first one is a pen stand made out of an old plastic bottle. What I've used for this piece:
  • Old CD (as the base)
  • Plastic wine bottle (for the pen holder), cut into half to get a wide mouthed stand.
  • Fine jute twine,lace and some ribbon ( for decorating the pen stand)
  • Acrylic Paint ( to paint the base)
  • Glue - I've used Fevibond & Fevicol in this case. Fevibond - to stick together the stand and the base (since its a stronger glue base) and fevicol - to stick the twine around the stand.
The skeleton:
Twirled with a fine jute rope and decorated with a strip of lace and a red ribbon, this surely makes a cute and a rustic piece for the desk. 
The final product:

The second one is a piece made out of the leftover cardboard from the toilet paper roll. What I've used:
  • Cardboard from the toilet paper roll (as the stand)
  • Old CD (as the base)
  • Colored Paper twine, Felt paper roses (for decorating the stand)
  • Acrylic Paint (to paint the base)
  • Glue base - same as the first one.
The skeleton:
The CD base is painted with a similar color as the paper twine so that I could use a contrast for the extras... 
The Final Product:

A cute little piece to add some color to your desk!

The last one is a piece made from leftover cardboard of an old shoe box. Its texture is such that's it easy to fold in and play with shapes in different ways. What I've used:
  • Cardboard from a shoe box (as the stand)
  • Old CD (as the base)
  • Jute Twine, Oval shaped colored stones (for decorating the stand)
  • Acrylic Paint (to paint the base & the stand). In this case I've also used metallic acrylics for the base.
  • Glue base - same as the first one.

The cardboard is folded in cylindrical shape to serve as a stand. 
The Skeleton:
I got the twine coiled on the CD base to give a more rustic feel to it.
and the stand painted in a vibrant purple color. The base is painted with a gold metallic color. 
Finally, decorated with twine and some colored stones, this is what the final piece looks like... Love the way the colors have turned out! 
The final product:


A very cheap and an Eco-friendly way to make stuff for the home or your office space. If you have a lot of junk stuff lying around, this would be a best way to get rid of it! Yeah! I mean in a creative way! 

Karen

9 comments:

  1. Very creative Karen! u have a nice blog.

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    1. Thank you Misha.Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. they are completely amazing...!! thx for such beautiful ideas..!

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  3. Hey Sagarika. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your most welcome. :)

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  4. these ideas are fabulous..!!...i have tried that penstand and it loooks wonderful!!..:)
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    jiya

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    1. Thanks Jiya. Would love to see pics of your work. Do Share them.

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  5. Hey Karen.. You have great creative ideas and i like your blogs. Can you help me with this... which brand acrylic colours are good??

    Mamta

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    1. Hey Mamta, thanks for visiting my blog. I would suggest fevicryl acrylic paints. They're easily available in the market.

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