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Corn on the Cob Pencil Holder

Imagine having a unique and quirky addition to your desk – a corn on the cob pencil holder! This charming little accessory not only adds a touch of fun to your workspace but also keeps your stationery organized and easily accessible. With its bright yellow color and realistic corn husk details, it's sure to bring a smile to your face every time you reach for a pen. Plus, it makes a great conversation starter for coworkers or friends who stop by your desk. So, why settle for a plain old cup when you can brighten up your workspace with this adorable and functional corn on the cob pencil holder?


  • Cardboard tube
  • Dried beans Great Northern Beans
  • Green felt
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush


  • Cover one half of the cardboard tube with white craft glue. Add beans to the glue one by one.
  • Cover the other half of the tube with white craft glue and beans. Allow glue to dry completely.
  • Paint the beans with yellow craft paint and allow it to dry completely.
  • Cut husks from green felt in a simple teardrop type shape, the bottom should be straight. Glue felt husk to the bottom of the corncob, overlapping each one a little as you work your way around.

Start with a cardboard tube and some dried beans. If you actually want this to be a pencil holder, glue some felt to one end of the tube to close it off. Glue the beans onto the tube and paint them yellow. Cut green felt into husks and glue around the bottom, going upward.

Expert Tips & FAQs

NOTE: This tube is open on both ends. If you want to use it as a true pencil holder rather than just an art project, Cut a circle of green felt about ¾” larger than the circumference of the tube. Glue the circle to the bottom of the tube before adding the husks, gluing the excess circle up the sides. Proceed with adding the husks.Tip: Instead of beans, try other supplies for the corn kernels such as yellow pom-poms or pony beads.

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