Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DIY Magnetic Leather pen holder

I shared an idea of how to add a pen holder to any notebook two years ago.I still use the same notebook and also the pen holder for my blog planning. I also have several small notebooks for different tasks which I carry around the house or sometimes to the library and other places. Sometimes  Most of the time, I will sit down to write something only to find out that I missed taking the pen along with the notebook.So I thought I will make a magnetic pen holder which can be carried along with any notebook or binder.

Materials Required :
Leather scraps
Wood burning tool (Optional)
2 Neodymium  magnets
Duct tape
Leather glue

Step 1: Cut two leather strips measuring 1.5" X 7.5" and a small strip measuring 2" X 1.5".Round the edges using scissors.

Step 2: To maintain an even rounded edge on both the sides, fold the strip and use binder clips to hold them together and shape the other edge using scissors.

Step 3: This step is totally optional. I felt the leather looked very plain. So, I decided to burn some designs using my wood burning tool. I used the shading point to make small triangle all around the corners of the front leather strip and pen holder piece like I did for men's leather bracelets.You can also make various patterns and designs like I made for these popsicle stick coasters

Step 4: Take a small piece of duct tape covering the size of magnets you are using. Glue the magnet to the inside of the inner piece of leather strip as shown below. 

Step 5: Now glue all the pieces together. I used Loctite liquid super glue for this.There are a lot of varieties in Loctite super glue so make sure the packaging says "suitable for leather" before you buy. First, glue the long strips together, work in small sections because the glue will dry quickly.Once that is done, fold the strip in half and center the pen holder piece and glue. Make sure the 2" side should be placed width wise along the strip while gluing. This creates space for your pen. That's it! Your pen holder is now ready!! 

This pen holder is very versatile that it can be used not only for holding the pen but also for holding small papers, bills or coupon inside your notebook or book. 

This is also perfect for binders. 

Hope you like this simple leather project. This pen holder is perfect for planners, notebooks and binders too. So you need not be going to school to make this. This tutorial is suitable for anyone who uses pen and papers ;) You can make this pen holder using any material of your choice.I preferred leather for its looks and durability.

Share what you think about this idea in the comments below.As always I will be happy to hear from you.  Like this idea? Share it with your friends on social media.

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  1. You are getting better ad better Sahana :-) .Love this one.

  2. I love this idea!! I've featured your tutorial on Craft Gossip here: --Anne

  3. I loved this idea, it turned out very nice! Shared on Pinterest and Twitter!

  4. Hi Sahana
    This is a great project. My daughter will love it. I'm going to try to make her one. She loves to draw and carries a pen everywhere she goes. Thanks for sharing your creativeness with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. We will be Featuring your post at Tuesdays party.

    1. That's great. Would love to see a picture if you make it. Thank you for the feature. :)

  5. Thank you for the great tutorial. It turned out cute and I can see I might have to make one!

    xo Dianne

  6. What a clever project! It would make a wonderful present!!

    Thank you so much for sharing over at Waste Not Wednesday!

  7. I don't have a leather tool, but it looks like a neat crafting thing to have around. Thanks for sharing your fun pen holder project at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  8. That is adorable! What a great gift idea for some people in my life - I love it! :) #HomeMattersParty

  9. Love this! Such a great way to keep a pen handy! My son, who is a write, would love this! #HomeMattersParty

  10. What a cute project! I always try to tuck a pen into the notebook, but it never stays there. #HomeMattersParty

  11. This is a great idea, I am going to share in on my blog

  12. What a brilliant idea. I am making one soon. Love having you as a cohost on #homemattersparty

  13. What a cool idea. Perfect for back to school! I always lose my pens Sahana! It's a cycle. Need to make this :) #HomeMattersParty

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