I was really excited for my craft this week. I recently started a new job, which means I have a new desk in a new environment. I wanted to spice up the space a little bit with a fun pen holder.
I knew I wanted it to be geometric, but wasn’t sure exactly how to go about it. So I googled “geometric 3d design templates” and found this site called korthalsaltes.com. It has templates for a ton of 3D shapes. I decided on a dodecahedron template.
There are two templates for the design I wanted, but the ones available were either too large or too small for my preference, so I made my own. You can use my template if you want. All you have to do is print and cut it out.
Things You Will Need
Scissors or X-acto knife
Paint or scrapbook paper
*Optional but useful
Print your template on a piece of cardstock and cut out the shapes. You should have 12 shapes in your template but you should only use 11 of them. You’ll be leaving the top of the 3D shape open.
Glue two of your pentgon-shaped cut outs together.
Continue gluing the rest of the cut outs together until you have something like the above.
All of your edges should be the same length so don’t worry about whether or not they will fit a certain way.
For this step you’ll either use the paint or the scrapbook paper.
If you’re using paint, go ahead and do your thing.
If you’re using scrapbook paper, use the same template to cut the same number of shape out of your paper. Then Mod Podge the shapes to your soon-to-be pen holder. Let that dry and add another layer of Mod Podge to the outside to seal the paper and add a protective layer.
Plop some pens into your new, beautiful pen holder and enjoy!
I am planning to make a few more of these with different designs and in different sizes. Maybe they won’t all be pen holders. Who knows? I’d love to hear your feedback and ideas! Leave it in the comments.