Creative Crayon Holder

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This creative crayon holder is the perfect way to neatly display your art supplies. Colorful, bright, and organized… is there anything better than that?

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Creative Crayon Holder

We are gearing up for Back to School over here, and even though we aren’t exactly sure what that looks like yet (thanks Covid-19!) part of the preparations in our home include setting up an organized homework station where our kids can learn and study. We have already been told that we will be homeschooling for at least the first 2 weeks, so we may as well make the most of it and get a head start on the planning!

My goal is to have a designated space set up and ready to go. A space that is clutter-free and tidy, and a place that can neatly store our school supplies where we can easily pull them out and put them away. This crayon holder not only fits that bill, but it also looks amazing! Don’t you want to sit down and start coloring? πŸ™‚

We made the entire thing in less than 20 minutes with some plastic cups and hot glue. It is simple, organized, and totally budget-friendly! Here is how to make your own –

supplies needed to make a crayon holder

DIY Crayon Holder


  • colorful plastic cups – HERE are the ones I used
  • piece of scrap wood or something similar – painted and ready to go!
  • velcro and/or hot glue gun
  • crayons
  • tissue paper or paper towels, optional. (I stuffed a 1/2 sheet of tissue paper in the bottom of my cups to make the crayons stand up taller.


Removable / Velcro Method

  1. Place a piece of velcro on the bottom of each cup.
  2. Place corresponding pieces of velcro on the wood where you want your cups to sit. *If your cups have a lip on the bottom, as mine did, add some hot glue under the velcro to build it up so the cups will stick to your wood.
  3. Add the crayons and you’re good to go!

Permanent / Hot Glue Method

  1. Put a layer of hot glue around the perimeter of the cup.
  2. Stick the cup to the wood immediately, before it can dry. Repeat with all remaining cups.
  3. Add the crayons and start creating!

These are going to look so cute on our homework station – aren’t they so fun?

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  1. That's great! I might have to try that in my boys' playroom which I am remodeling right now.

  2. omg!…this rocks!…and it's perfect for things other than crayons!…i'm thinking for all my prima flowers!…

  3. love this! It's just so pretty!! (and simple)
    I made something similar for markers (for a back to school party).

  4. I love it! I would love to make one for my JK classroom – kids are in perpetual search of their favourite colour when they're all lumped together! Thanks for posting!

  5. I love this. So colorful and fun. I agree – might have to make this just for me! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  6. Very cool, I think I want to try and make one for my classroom/ Thanks and what a great site you have here.

  7. How cute. What a great way to get some more use out of those crayons. We seem to always have to buy new crayons because no one wants to dig through the box to find the color they want. At least crayons are cheep! πŸ™‚

  8. Totally brilliant! I am ON this project this week! I have been thinking about a project like this but your tutorial is just the push I need. Thanks!!!!