Easy to Make Dice Pen Holder

Got spare wood and time? You can easily make this DIY dice pen holder!
Got spare wood and time? You can easily make this DIY dice pen holder!

Pens are an essential part of any office. They are used for writing, drawing and for other tasks. There are different types of pens available in the market, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Ballpoint pens are the most popular type of pen. They are affordable and easy to use. However, they can sometimes leak and their ink can smudge.

Fountain pens are a bit more expensive than ballpoint pens, but they offer a smoother writing experience. They are also less likely to leak and their ink doesn’t smudge as easily. Gel pens are another popular option. They provide a smooth writing experience and their ink dries quickly, making them ideal for left-handed writers.

My husband recently attended a one-day woodworking workshop where he learned how to make a dice pen holder. He was very pleased with the end result and it now proudly sits on our desk. He said they were asked to make one as part of the activity. I was pretty much impressed considering it was his first time making one.

You can make several and give them out to your kids' teachers!
You can make several pen holders and give them out to your kids’ teachers!

A few weeks later, my daughter was looking for something special to give her teachers for Teacher Appreciation Day. She saw the dice pen holder her dad had made and asked him if he could make several. Since he had some time, her dad happily agreed and made a batch of dice pen holders for her to give to her teachers.

When everything was done, we personalized it with each teacher’s name. I must say those were great gifts. They were a big hit, and her teachers loved them!

Assuming you have the required woodworking skills, this project is relatively easy. The most challenging part is cutting the wood into square pieces and drilling holes into them. Once that’s done, the work gets easier.

This is a really worthwhile project. It’s nice to have something ready when you’re suddenly in need of gifts. Plus, it’s a great way to show your friends and family how much you care about them.


  • Wooden board cut to size
  • White Paint
  • Boiled Linseed Oil
  • Titebond Wood Glue
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Blue Painter’s Tape


  • Dewalt Planer
  • Micro jig GRR-Ripper
  • Table Saw
  • Kreg Trak and Stop (table saw sled)
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Ice Pick
  • Jet Drill Press
  • Forstner Bit Set
  • Digital Angle Gauge
  • Acid Brushes
  • Foam Brushes
  • Spindle Sander


To make this dice pen holder, you will need to cut six pieces of wood into squares. The dimensions of your dice will depend on your preference, but we recommend making them 6 inches by 6 inches with half an inch thickness.

Once you have cut the wood into squares, you will now drill the holes using a template you can download. Then, if you have printed out the template, use it to guide you as you drill the holes for your dice pen holder.

You will need to sand every part of the pieces to smoothen the edges and give you a more professional finish. Depending on the look you are going for, you may want to stain the wood or have a clear finish. You could even paint the wood if you prefer.

Next, you will need to glue the six faces of the cube together. Make sure that the edges of the faces line up evenly, and that the faces are flush with each other. Once the glue has dried, your dice pen holder is complete!

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Watch this video to learn how to make a dice pen holder.



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