It's easy enough to drill a few holes into a chunk of wood and call it a pencil holder or office organizer. But it's what you do after that that really sets your DIY project apart, which is why I love this embellished pencil holder by Kate Pruitt!
She walks you through the basics here, and then whips out the big creative guns by adding metallic tacks that flow with the grain lines. It's a really stunning look that could be re-created for a variety of projects!
Check out the full tutorial over on Design*Sponge!