Tin Can DIY Elf Desk Tidy – Materials
- clean tin can with label removed
- paper in green, red, yellow and black
- glue stick
How to make a Elf Desk Tidy or Pencil Pot
If you have made one of our many Tin Can Pencil Pots before, you will know what a super quick and easy 5 Minute Craft this is!! I have, as per usual, a quick Elf Desk Tidy Video How To for you, but also added written instructions for you below! Enjoy!
How to make a Elf Desk Tidy or Pencil Pot – STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Begin by measuring out your green paper for your Elf’s body.
I find wrappingt the paper around the tin can and creasing it a little, gives you the perfect cutting guide lines. You can of course also get a ruler out!!!
Cut 2mm to inside of your crease. Check against your tin can that you have the correctly sized rectangle.
Time to make your Elf’s details
For your elf pencil pot you will a red collar, a belt (similar to our Santa’s belt) and some buttons.
Cut out a thing black strip for the elf’s belt – approximately 2cm wide. Then cut a black square 2cm x 2cm for the buckle’s centre. Next cut a yellow square approximately 4cm x 4cm. You are basically making the same belt as for the Santa Pencil Pot, just a bit thinner!
For the elf’s collar – cut a 3cm wide red strip of paper and then cut some triangles into it.
Finally cut out two circles (use a 5p coin as a stencil if needed).
Stick your elf’s body details together.
Finally assembly of the elf desk tidy.
Add a little tape to the width of the green paper and tape to the tin.
Cut a second piece of tape.
Wrap the green paper as neatly as you can around the tin can and tape in place.
Your TIN CAN Elf Desk Tidy DIY is FINISHED!!!
The elf tin can desk tidy joins our:
Aren’t they all adorable?!
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