Is it a DIY pencil holder or a DIY makeup organizer? Idk, but either way, I like it. I made something to help keep smaller items (like pens, paint brushes, makeup brushes, and eye liner) a bit more tidy.
- wood - sandpaper block - wood glue - sealant or stain - saw - clamp(s)
Determine how long and tall you want your pen holder or makeup caddy to be. Then measure and cut out all the pieces of wood to the same exact length.
Next, give each piece a light sanding or a more heavy-duty sanding if needed. Then wipe the wood clean with a dry rag.
Once the pieces are touching, sandwich them together, line them up, and use clamps to tighten them together to really bond the glue and get a tight fit.
While you’re waiting for the glue to dry, you can make the wooden legs. I used a scrap piece of super-thick dowel and cut it down to size and then in half.
Use a power drill to create the holes in the top of the glued-together block. You can use large drill bits, spade bits, and/or Forstner drill bits in multiple sizes.
Sand any imperfections out of the wood base. If something isn’t quite lined up, you may be able to sand it out or smooth that area.