ISSUE 73  |  Color Therapy

DIY: Dip-Dyed Painted Pencil Holders

May 20, 2013 6:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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A friend of mine uses tin cans with votives for outdoor lighting in the summer (the reflection of the light on the tin makes for a good glow). We like this iteration too: pastel color painted tins used as instant pencil holders. Easy enough for even the DIY averse. See below for details.

Above: Dip dyed cans via Frkmayasloft.

Carefully peel off the label of a tin can and make sure to completely remove the glue bit where the label is attached. Dip the tin into a can of your favorite colored paint and set out on wax paper to dry.

Above: Here are a couple of pastels from Olympic to try: Parchment Paper (L) and Pale Petal Pink (R).

For the pastel-color inclined, here’s another DIY project: Pastel Painted Chopping Boards. See more of our Pastel Posts