This nautical pen holder is a great gift for anyone with an office. It is also easy, inexpensive and fun.
Start with a washed can. I think this one held black olives, but a soup can would work as well. Be sure to use a can opener that does not leave sharp edges when it opens the can.
Paint the can with acrylic paint or spray paint and make sure it is completely dry. I let mine dry overnight.
Once dry, add a strip of Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape around the bottom of the can.
Then wrap twine around the base.
Next, apply glitter to the Peel-Offs. You can see how to do this, here.
And color them with Copic markers.
Add some to the backside as well.
Cut a piece of Velvet Adhesive Sheet to fit the bottom of the can.
Since these sheets are adhesive backed, they attach easily to the bottom of the can. It gives the can a finished look and keeps it from damaging the tabletop!
There are lots of other gift ideas on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today … check them out.