When I started organising my office space, the first thing I struggled to find was desk accessories I liked. Even if it is only a pencil cup, I still wanted one that was unique and reflected my personal style.
Now, before you cringe at the thought of using a vinyl table runner/tablecloth (let’s face it, most of them are rather hideous) this stuff actually kills it in the craft department. I bought half a yard of it just before Christmas and it’s almost all gone. I’ve incorporated it into a couple of projects (of which you’ll get to see too) and am still coming up with ideas.
Clear pencil cup
Vinyl doily runner
Step 1 – Measure the circumference of your pencil cup and cut the vinyl to size. As it’s important to match the finishing ends as close as possible, you can always trial wrap the vinyl around the cup before cutting it.
Step 2 – Cut a piece of the felt to fit inside the cup. Remove the adhesive backing and press it onto the base. This stops the pens/pencils marking the bottom of the cup and erases any ‘hollow’ sound when you put them in.
Step 3 – Spray an even coat of adhesive onto the vinyl and wrap it around the cup, making sure it stays centered between the base edge and the rim. Allow to dry before use.