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Pen stand Craft from tin

Pencil Holder from Used Tin

A used tin or can would make an antique type pen and pencil holder for your desk.

Glimpse of the Result:

Pen Stand Craft

For this you will need:

  1. A tin/can of the desired size
  2. Sheet of paper
  3. Self hardening Clay (or M Seal)
  4. Acrylic Colors
  5. Clear Varnish
  6. Glue

How To:

Step 1:

Take a used tin or can as the base for the pen stand.

You can scrap off any paper or imperfections in the tin before you start if needed.

Step 2:

Cut out a sheet of paper in the desired length and roll it over the tin and paste using a thin layer of glue.

Step 3:

Apply a coat of metallic silver acrylic paint on the paper.

Allow the paint to dry.

Step 4:

Apply a coat of black acrylic color on this. Let this be a thin coat. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 5:

Make shapes and structures using polymer clay or any other self hardening clay on the tin.

You can make designs on the clay if needed. Allow the clay to air dry for 45 minutes to an hour.

Step 6:

Once the clay is dry, paint another coat of black acrylic color.

Step 7:

Paint a couple of coats of metallic silver paint. Allow the coats to dry.

Step 8:

Conceal the paint using a top coat of clear varnish.

Pen stand Craft from tin

Allow the varnish to dry.

You can use this technique to make pen stands and vases depending on the base structure.

 

3 comments

  1. wow, this is nice idea…
    but, how to make hardening clay…

    • Hey Poonam…this clay is available in craft stores…look for Fevicryl Hobby Ideas Shilpkar clay (if you’re in India)… or you can use M Seal…both these harden if exposed to air.

  2. really nice ramya and nice way of explaining the procedure to make the articles.

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