How to display art pencils in your craft room for easy access, and to keep them organized.

If you have read my Bucket List, you will know that one of the things that are high on my priority list is to finally finish organizing my craft room and office space.

One thing I really wanted to do was organize my art pencils, the ones I use for watercolor, fabric, and craft projects. If they are with all of the other pencils in my craft room, the kids will just grab them for school projects or coloring pages, so I wanted to have somewhere special for them to stay that they are off-limits except for special projects.

wall mounted pencil holder

The first step was to purchase a long piece of maple from the hardware store, along with a drill bit that was around the size of my pencils.  We cut the maple into three equal sections and drilled evenly-spaced holes across the top of each.  Then it was just a matter of attaching them to the wall above my work table, keeping them evenly spaced, while still allowing enough room for me to take pencils out and put them back.

Now instead of cluttering my craft table with tubs of my art and fabric pencils, I have the perfect place to store them that is within reach.


Note: the pencils that I love to use for projects are these from Faber-Castell. 



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How to make an easy wall mounted pencil organizer

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Tonya Staab January 8, 2012 - 8:05 pm

I just wanted to have them somewhere in reach of my art and craft table, but that wasn't cluttering up the actual workspace.

They are the Faber-Castell Aquarelle Watercolor pencils.

Kenzie January 8, 2012 - 7:48 pm

I really need to make one of those instead of storing my pencils unorganized in drawer haha.
Also, may I bother you and ask what type of pencils those are? I remember using the same ones before, but I can’t quite remember the brand they are. 🙂

Kevin - DIY Dork January 12, 2012 - 1:49 pm

What a cool way to display and organize pencils! I’ve got all mine just shoved in a desktop container … but I like yours better. It would make me feel more creative every time I looked at it. But I’m weird like that. haha 🙂

Rachel Hutcheson April 24, 2012 - 11:45 am

this is so pretty, but i could never do it! i’d spend so much time putting them in order in the little holes, that i’d never have any time to actually use them! a container that i can sift through works best for me!! =)

Brian March 21, 2014 - 12:46 am

That’s a great idea. I found this searching for drill bit storage. Looks like I’ve got 2 projects now!


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