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If it’s pen gift wrapping ideas you’re looking for, look no further. Today we’re making a DIY pen holder gift box, perfect for a Christmas gift. This is a really easy project and a perfect, personalized way to gift wrap a pen!

DIY Pen Holder Gift Box - Pen Gift Wrapping Idea #SeasonOfWriting

Today I stopped by Walmart and picked up the 20 pack of the G2 Premium Retractable Gel Ink Rolling Ball Pen by Pilot Pen, Fine Point, with Assorted Ink and the 10 pack of the FriXion Ball Color Sticks Erasable Gel Pens by Pilot Pen. The G2 Pilot Pen is the #1 selling gel ink pen brand in America. The FriXion Pilot Pen has the smooth-writing gel ink that everybody loves!

Psst. Check out the Rollback pricing on these pens, the FriXion ColorSticks 10pk is $9.88, G2 20pk Assorted Ink is only $19.86 – click the image below to shop now!


I plan to make a few different pen holder gift boxes and personalize each one to fit the recipient. Today I’m making a rustic pen box for my friend who loves to read wizard and fantasy novels – I think he’ll appreciate it very much!

A DIY pen gift box for wrapping gift pens

DIY Pen Gift Box

Now let’s make our DIY pen holder gift box. It’s a simple pen gift wrapping idea that will thrill whoever you give it to. A great way to store pens when not in use, and it will look great in someone’s office, bedroom, or anywhere. These make great, functional decor pieces, too!


Materials needed to make a homemade pen box

Step 1

Measure the inside dimensions of your box and cut the craft foam to size – slightly smaller than the inner dimensions to allow a little room for the fabric.

Cutting the foam for a DIY pen gift box

Step 2

Carve out areas for your pens to lay into the craft foam in one of the foam pieces. Do this by laying the pens on the foam and marking the ends and side with another pen. Then use a razor or utility knife to cut a V shape into the foam, about 1/2 way through the foam. Leave the other foam piece un-carved.

Measuring pen on a foam insert for a DIY pen gift box idea

DIY Pen Box with Foam Insert Carved to Hold Pens

Step 3

Cut your fabric long enough to wrap completely around the foam pad. Think of it like wrapping the foam pad like a Christmas gift!

Cutting fabric to make a pen box.

Step 4

Place the fabric, design side down on your work area. Place the foam with the carved-out side face down on the fabric. Wrap the fabric around and secure it to the backside of the foam using rubber cement or craft glue of your choosing. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Attaching fabric to foam for a DIY pen box gift

Repeat for the piece of foam that will go into the top of the box.

Gluing fabric to the foam insert for a handmade pen box

Step 5

Apply glue to the backside of the foam/fabric and place it inside the box. Glue both the top and bottom pieces of fabric wrapped foam into the box. Allow the glue to dry and then place the pens inside.

Gift pen box idea to hold pens.

Step 6

Now, all that is left to do is place a bow on top and gift it with a nice leather journal!

Pen gift wrapping idea - DIY pen holder gift box

The G2 has four-point sizes, smooth gliding ink and comes in 27 attractive, bright, and vibrant colors. I love the fact that the G2 has multiple barrel styles, comfortable grip, and long-lasting gel ink – it makes gifting super easy.

Pilot G2 Pen

The FriXion Ball Color Sticks Erasable Gel Pens by Pilot Pen are another ideal option for gifting this holiday season. If your recipient is anything like me and has horrible penmanship and erase often, they’ll find the FriXion ColorSticks not only write fearlessly but also erases cleanly and effortlessly. No more stressing over mistakes – write, erase, write, and erase again until it’s just right.

FriXion Pens by Pilot Pen

This pen gift wrapping idea is really a winner and will impress! So next time you’re at Walmart, grab a pack of Pilot Pen G2 Premium Retractable Gel Ink Rolling Ball Pens and Pilot Pen FriXion Ball Color Sticks Erasable Gel Pens over in the stationary section. While you’re shopping, check out the Precise by Pilot Pen. This smooth-writing rollerball pen is a premium writing tool and the #1 selling rollerball pen in America.

Pen aisle at Walmart

So what are you waiting for? Get going and make this DIY pen gift box today!

Pen gift wrapping idea DIY pen gift box

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