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DIY: How to Make a Pen Holder


If your planner doesn’t have a pen holder for your favorite pen, this is the DIY tip you need in your life. It’s simple, easy and very inexpensive.

You’re probably thinking a headband, really? Well, yes, really! You don’t know how many times I’ve needed my pen to jot something down and I can’t find it! I got tired of that real quick. So, I looked around for ways to secure my pen to my planner or notebooks and there it was. A simple headband! It so happened that I had some extra headbands lying around that were too big for my little lady’s head so I went to work. In just a few minutes I had a cool pen holder and I was ready to get to planning again.

The nice thing about using an elastic headband is that it gives nice support to hold your pen. The binder clip is perfect because it can clip onto the side of almost anything! Give it a try!

You will have a nice secure place to hold your favorite pen on your planner, journal or favorite notebook in no time. Here is what you’ll need.


  • Binder Clip (s)
  • Elastic Headband
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (optional)



  • First, get the headband and cut a small piece of the band; about 2 inches.
  • Next, Glue the piece of headband onto the outside of your paper clip and that’s it!
  • Lastly, let it dry, then slide your pen in and clip it to your planner or journal.


This should keep your pens close by and ready to work when you are! Happy, planning! 


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