So for some odd reason I was using the teeniest tiniest jar that I had deluded myself into thinking was sufficient enough to house my pens. Logic set in and I realised my pen to jar ratio was a little mis-measured.
Solution? D.I.Y pencil holder!
Who doesn't have a movie cup laying around the house? You know the promo ones they put your drink in with the popcorn combo, or am I the only one who takes those home?? Well this one wasn't too ridiculously giant (I think it was a kids cup!) but still just a fraction too tall for pens. But hey! Turns out these babies are really easy to cut, so off with it's head! Now the fun part was decorating! I chose some patterned paper and tried to keep it really simple, but really the sky's the limit...glitter, stickers, paint...whatever floats your boat! I re-inserted the cup top back into the body so the top edge remained smooth and helped to secure the paper down.
Ta Da! Pretty practical and quick! Perfect desk buddy to my Superman bobble head and slippy sand smiley face =)