If you are already thinking about back to school or just want a unique pencil holder on your desk we are sure you are going to love this Dachshund dog paper roll pencil holder by Easypeasyandfun.
Save up those paper rolls (kitchen paper towel, toilet paper rolls or craft rolls from the store) and make an impressive DIY pencil holder for your home or for the classroom.
our printable template (you can color it in or use it as a stencil) – get it here.
paper (heavier print paper is best)
paper rolls, lots of them (toilet paper rolls, kitchen towel paper rolls, store bought craft rolls)
glue (we suggest glue gun, if not white school glue)
Crayons, markers or paint
Print out template. Color or paint the template as desired.
Depending on the length of your DIY pencil holder you might need to glue it down to a cardboard base to give it more stability.
Paint your paper rolls brown. You can also wrap them with brown paper.
Glue the paper rolls together in a straight line. We used white school glue and it did the job but a glue gun will do it way quicker.
If you too are using white school glue, we do recommend you use clothespins (or similar) to hold the paper rolls together while the glue dries.
You need to let the glue dry completely (that’s why we prefer a glue gun). We left ours to dry overnight for it to really really set.
Cut out the template pieces.Apply glue one the dog head as shown on the image bellow. Press the other half of the dog head on this one (glue them together).
Apply glue on the “flaps” on the head part.
Glue the head on one paper roll.
Allow the glue to set. Glue on the dog ears.
Glue the paper roll with the head and the paper roll with the tail on the end of the toilet paper roll body.
Glue on the legs.
Your pencil holder is now finished.
Now fill with school supply essentials.