Last Monday I introduced my "Guided easy steps to declutter your home" series and we started by trying all the pens at home and discarding those that didn´t work.
There are bound to be dry pens that you don´t want to discard because their sentimental value. What can we do with those?
Option #1 for those in a hurry:
put the pen in display in front of the picture of the place/the person you got the pen from.
Option #2 for a creative weekend: a decoupaged pen holder. This one also is useful for working pens, markers and brushes.
Step 1: Start by choosing a wooden pen holder. Oh, yes! You can get creative here, buy a plastic one, put your souvenirs there and call it done. :D
Step 3: let it dry and apply a second layer of white.
Step 4: choose two pretty coordinated printed napkins and coordinated acrylic paint for the inside.
Step 5: paint the inside of the pen holder with the acrylics of your choice.
Step 7: apply acrylic varnish of your choice.
You can also go over a design that no longer serves your decoration style. Start with the white base over the previous design and go from there. :)
I´m linking this post to Paint Party Friday by Eva and Kristin
Next week: bills and other miscellaneous scraps of paper.