Upcycled Packaging Pencil Cans

Carolyn from Homework received more than she purchased when she placed a holiday order at Crate & Barrel. Her purchases came wrapped in yards and yards of this unique packing paper.

Carolyn's Homework packaging before

Loving the geometric shape of the cutouts in the paper, Carolyn decided that it was worthy of a craft project.  She dressed up some aluminum cans with colorful, turquoise paper, and then covered them with the diamond pattern packing paper.  The finished project became fun pencil cans for her office.  That textured paper totally dresses them up!

Carolyn's Homework packaging after

You can read more about this project at Homework.


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my fun cans! The packing paper was almost better than the contents of the box. Happy New Year Beckie!

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