DIY Magnetic Toilet Paper Roll Pen Holder

Hi Friends!

Tonight I want to share with you a cool project you can make with an empty toilet paper roll: a magnetic pen holder. I made mine to go on my fridge at home, but you could easy put it on your metal desk, a dry erase board, or other magnetic surfaces at school.

It’s super easy, super handy, and super cute!

I must confess that I didn’t come up with the idea myself. I found it here. However, since there weren’t any step by step directions, I thought it would be cool to make my own and then post the steps for you!

Okay, so here’s what you need:


Toilet paper roll (empty of course)

Cute scrapbook paper




First, get your roll of toilet paper.


Cut a strip of your scrapbook paper that is the same size as your roll and wrap it around.


Next, fold in the bottom of the roll like this and tape it shut.


You should now have something that looks like this.


Now, just tape a magnet to the back. Make sure your magnet is pretty strong.


Add some pens and place on whatever surface you want, and you’re done!


I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, and thank you to Shelly from Sow and Dipty for coming up with such a FAB idea!

I’m linking up with one of my favorite blogs, 2nd Grade Pad for Take it and Make it Thursdays! Click the link below to find some more DIY ideas!


Have a great day!


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Martha from Primary Paradise

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I have always had a passion for teaching and sharing with others and look forward to sharing my ideas with you!


  • Shelley@Sow and Dipity
    March 27, 2013 10:06 pm

    Thank you for featuring my original idea! Such a simple thing but super handy.

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      March 28, 2013 6:44 am

      Thank you SO much for posting it! I was amazed at home awesomely easy it was! I am very thankful I found it! 🙂

  • Cyndie
    March 28, 2013 9:52 am

    Super cute! Love that you could coordinate the paper with your classroom, or that you could color code. Excellent!

  • Merinda Nunez Powell
    March 28, 2013 10:38 am

    I love it! Super cute and easy to do! Thanks for sharing.

  • Teresa Williams
    March 28, 2013 12:10 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a simple and cute idea!! I am going to have to make this because we can never keep up with the pens at my house. Thanks!!

  • Cynthia
    March 28, 2013 12:58 pm

    Cute idea. I envision making to hold markers on my magnetic write/wipe board!

    Thanks for linking up!
    2nd Grade Pad

  • Teach With Laughter
    March 28, 2013 9:20 pm

    What a great idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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