Altered Shabby Chic Pen Stand


Today I have an altered pen stand to share with you all :)

I received this pen stand from my office and the moment I saw it, I wanted to alter it with my fav papers and embellishments! :)

So here is how it looks like.

Wanna know how it was when I received it? :)

It is pretty simple to make it. I covered all the 4 sides with the damask pattern from Nakshathra Designz - Black and White paper pack. I added a scallop circle diecut from Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Scallop Circles, and stuck 2 butterflies on 2 sides. The butterflies are foil stickers from Itsy Bitsy's Little Birdie brand. And the gorgeous flowers are also from Little Birdie! I love how the pen stand got the shabby chic look with these flowers!

To finish off, I added pearl stickers all around the edges :) I left the 4th side without embellishing so that it can be placed close to the wall.

Here are some more close up pics!

Wanna see how it looks in real? Here you go!

Linking to,
1. Cards Galore Encore - Apr
2. TTCRD - Week of Apr 3
3. Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
4. Crafty Creations #363
5. Crafty Gals Corner #162
6. LPOCF #79
7. Penny's Challenges #374
8. Creative Fingers #144
9. Eclectic Ellapu - Apr
10. Inspiration Destination #147
11. Timout Challenges #106 - I'm inspired by the vase (pen stand here) and the flowers

12. Crafty Catz #410
13. Pinspirational Challenge #212 - I'm inspired by the flowers and the vase concept (pen stand here)

14. 613 Avenue #208
15. LTSCB #108
16. LMMS #185
17. QKR Stampeded #289
18. Shopping Our Stash SOS348
19. Crafting By Designs - Apr
20. Star Stampz - Throw on the Flowers
21. A Perfect Time to Craft #04
22. LTCCB #21
23. Die-cut Divas - Apr
24. SSS Work It Wednesday - Mar
25. Itsy Bitsy #13

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my altered pen stand. Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)


  1. Wow! Beautiful and just in the nick of time! Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

  2. What a fun project with wonderful, beautiful details. This looks like it was a lot of fun to make! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

    1. Thank you :) Yes, it was super fun to alter it :)

  3. What a stunning project. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

    1. it's made a lovely pen holder, thanks for joining our challenge at crafty catz, hope to see you again

  4. This is fantastic! You have created a lasting keepsake. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede challenge blog. Julie, DT member

  5. Gorgeous pen holder! WOW! Would be beautiful on anyone's desk! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  6. Wow wow wow wow this is stunning. I love it. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  7. WOW!! what a gorgeous pen holder, so elegant and beautifully detailed.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.

  8. Hi Karthikha, a fantastic altered pen holder, I bet no-one else at your office has one as beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

  9. Gorgeous and beautiful creation thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx
    DT for IDCB

  10. Oh wow very elegant, love it.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.

  11. Wow, it definitely looks a lot more exciting after you've had your way with it!! What an amazing skill you have and would love to see how you would get on redecorating a house! Love the black/white patterns and the pearl edges are a gorgeous embellishment. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

    1. Aww thank you so much for the kind words ๐Ÿ˜Š

    2. what a beautiful project, so very elegant and lovely! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!

  12. Beautiful! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge .
    Lynda x

  13. Wow! Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  14. I love the pen container now. The background paper is perfect and you have some beautiful flowers adorning it. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  15. Wonderful work you've done on the pen stand. Very creative. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  16. What a wonderful altered container! So much prettier to look at :)

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

  17. Gorgeous alteration of the pen holder!
    Thanks for playing along with BLACK, WHITE & ONE OTHER COLOUR with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week :)

  18. A pretty pen pot, lovely details.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  19. great work,Thank you for joining Crafty sentiments. Good Luck Sabrina DT

  20. Beautiful pen holder. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  21. Fabulous job! That is really pretty. You are going everyone in the office asking for one those. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pen holder with us at Eclectic Ellapu and good luck in the challenge.

  22. A lovely thing to enjoy on your work desk. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu and we hope to see you return.

  23. Awesome job!! So beautiful ALTERED PEN STAND. Love the shabby chic style.
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  24. Great makeover!!
    Thanks for entering our challenge over at A Perfect Time to craft this month -good lick! Pleae join us again soon.
    Jen L
    DT for 'A Perfect Time to Craft'

  25. Hello my dear.....
    Beautiful project. Thank you for playing along this month's challenge at ItsyBitsy
    DT Mukta

  26. Beautiful image the building You chose well for the theme.
    Your blog is very nice,Thanks for sharing good blog.


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