Make a Bush Stick Pen Holder for Father’s Day

Date :
August 12, 2020

Father’s Day

Father’s Day may not be until the beginning of September, but this craft does require some hunting and recycling to make. He will be delighted with this Bush Stick Pen Holder as a gift. 

This year has seen many changes for families with the way we work, learn and entertain. 

You may have seen the changes take effect in your own household – from kids learning at home to parents working from home. 

Getting outside to enjoy nature should be a daily occurrence to help with our wellbeing. Australia has so much native beauty to enjoy and often it’s right on our doorstep. This beauty is what makes May Gibbs books and illustrations such a joy to read. 

This project is the perfect way to combine creativity and time in nature and to bring a bit of that nature back into our homes. 

It also gives dad a handmade gift which he can use every day at work. 

You will need:

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Glue gun

Tin can – well cleaned with outside label removed

Yarn, gumnuts and leaves for decorating (optional)


  1. Measure your sticks along the tin can to know the length to trim each collected stick. Father’s Day
  2. Trim each stick so they are the same length. Father’s Day
  3. Glue each stick to the tin can. If there are longer sticks, these can be trimmed before you glue down to ensure the pen holder sits level on the desk. Father’s Day
  4. Once all the sticks have been glued, the stick pen holder is ready to be used. Father’s Day
  5. You can also wrap some yarn and glue some gumnut leaves and add embellishments to make it even more special. Dad will love it!Father’s Day

Once complete, why not make a bush stick note pad holder to give dad a complete office set?

Crafty Bec
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.