Stuck at Home Crafts for Teleworking and Distance Learning

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Since we have the stay-at-home order,  I wanted to show how to make Stuck at Home Crafts to help organize your space for teleworking and distance learning using only things you have around your house. Here are some fun desk organizers for both adults and kids using household items. I showed how to make these along with my cereal box organizer and magnetic water bottle pencil holders on WTTG FOX 5 DC on Sunday, live on air remotely.

Puppy Pencil Holder and Organizer

This is great for kids not only for a fun craft but also a functional fun companion while they are engaged in distance learning. I created a puppy but any cute animal can be made out of the same materials. Kids are so creative, if you give them the supplies and instructions, they will create their work of art that they are proud of!


  • 3 Cans – 2 Different Sizes
  • Brown Paper or Fabric
  • Black and White Craft Foam or Cardstock
  • Brown Felt or Cardstock
  • 1 Pink Pom Pom
  • 6 Small Pom Poms
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Optional Brown Paint for the Inside of the Cans


Use 2 small and 1 large can.

Cut pieces of fabric or paper the size of each can.

Glue the fabric onto the cans with either a hot glue gun or craft glue.

Draw and ear pattern and cut the shape out of felt or paper.

Glue that cans together and attach the ears as shown.

Elegant Pencil Holder with Vase:

It is easy to create an elegant pencil holder with an attached vase for flowers to brighten your teleworking space. The vase is made from a water bottle so water can be added for flowers. This design is easy to make and is perfect for all ages. Just add your own flair to personalize your design.


  • 1 can
  • 2 water bottles
  • Cardboard
  • Trim or ribbon
  • Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue


Cut the bottles as shown to make the vase and small organizer.

Paint the cardboard, bottles and can. Let dry. Glue the cans to the cardboard and glue trim around the cardboard and the rims of the bottles.

Enjoy your pretty, custom made organizer!

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