Monday, November 8, 2010

8 Pencil Cups to Organize Your Desktop

pencil cups, colorful, made from recycled plastic

Looking for a pencil cup that's a bit out of the ordinary? Don't want to simply use a spare coffee mug? For a green approach, take a look at these pen holders made from recycled plastic.

pencil cup made from a coconut

And another eco-friendy option are these pencil cups made from coconuts! Update on Jan. 22, 2012: The company making these has ceased production.

wood pencil jar / cup

Digoto makes pencil jars from reclaimed trees - trees cut by the city. Update on Jan. 22, 2013: The site selling these doesn't have any now; it's not clear what will be sold in the future.

pewter pencil cup

This pencil cup from Match pewter was handmade by artisans in the north of Italy.

soapstone pencil cup, blue, with pictures of animals

And this soapstone pencil cup comes from Kenya.

pencil can with words such as obedient,kiss, mutt, and man's best friend

Dog lovers might enjoy this Dog Words Pencil Holder Can - one of a number of such cans by Making Time TC. Update on Sept. 8, 2013: This specific pencil holder can has sold, but there are still many others to choose from.

turquoise pencil cup - pottery

Dorothy Domingo has a couple of turquoise pencil cups. Update on Jan. 22, 2013: Dorothy Domingo is no longer selling pencil cups. 

clay pencil / pen cup

And finally, Tanya Besedina has some stunning organizers for brushes, pens and pencils.

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MarySees said...

Wow! I love them all! :)

Pauline Wiles said...

I'll take the pewter, please!

Jeri Dansky said...

Thanks for the comments, MarySees and The English Organizer. It's always nice to know when someone else admires some products as much as I do!

Anonymous said...

I love your Organizer collection!
Really great !
And Thanks for including my Winter City!
Tanya Besedina.

Jeri Dansky said...

Tanya, thank YOU for creating such beautiful things!

Kayla Nordling said...

How do you make the one with the plastic bags? I am an art teacher and I know that my students would love to make one!

Kayla Nordling said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jeri Dansky said...

Kayla, I'm sorry, but I have no idea how they were made. Those pencil cups are products being sold by The Spiral Foundation.

13th Child said...

I love the green coconut! Thanks so much for sharing all the great finds!