13 Cool 3D Printed Pencil and Pen Holders (With Links)

Scott Hamill

Guides, Printables

3d printed pencil holder

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3D printed pencil and pen holders offer limitless customization while organising your workspace.

From fun shapes to abstract art, this guide will share my 13 favorite 3D printed holders with direct links to the free STLs you need to get printing.

Multicolor fancy 3D printed pencil holder

Most of these projects are easy and fun project chosen with beginners in mind, alongside a couple of more complex 3D printed solutions to arrange you pens and pencils.

Top Picks

Best 3D Printed Pen & Pencil Holders

Cash Register 3D printed Pencil Holder

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: GreySkylight
  • Price: Free
Doctor Who 3D Printed Pencil Holder

This Doctor Who-themed 3D-printed pen and pencil holder is a desk organizer’s dream.

Ideal for artists and students, it features 40 slots for writing utensils, a drawer for highlighters and erasers, and spacious back compartments for rulers and scissors.

Doctor Who aficionados will appreciate the subtle show references, while its universal design appeals to everyone.

Caesar

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: gauravgulati
  • Price: Free
Caesar being stabbed in the back 3D printed pencil holders

This 3D-printed pencil holder, inspired by Caesar’s infamous end, is a detailed conversation starter.

Ideal for history buffs or those with a darker sense of humor, it’s a unique addition to any office and makes for an intriguing gift.

Et tu Brute Caesar Back Pencil Holder

Simple 3D Printed Pencil Holder

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: eat_sleep_make_repeat
  • Price: Free
Simple 3D Printed Pencil and Pen Holder

Simplicity defines this minimalist 3D-printed pen holder.

Created by a designer who opted for function over flash, its basic design invites customization. Use the provided files as a foundation for adding color, altering shape, or engraving text.

Alternatively, print it in its original formโ€” the classic design is already are versatile and timeless.

Cool 3D Printed Pencil Holder

Cool 3D printed pencil holder pen box

The Cool Pencil Holder offers a minimalist yet elegant 3D-printed design.

Featuring hand-drawn abstract patterns on its cuboid shape, this holder is both functional and subtly stylish, ideal for those seeking practicality without flash.

Wasp Pencil Holder

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: 3D-FABRIC-JEAN-PIERRE
  • Price: $2.76
Wasp Nest 3D printed pencil holder

The wasp-inspired 3D-printed pencil holder features hexagonal compartments resembling a hive.

Designed for ample storage, it accommodates not just pens but also larger items like rulers and scissors.

Although showcased in green, printing it in yellow makes it a perfect gift for entomology or nature enthusiasts.

The Tree Stump Holder and Desk Organizer

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: DanielStein
  • Price: Free
Realistic Tree Stump 3D Printed Pencil Holder

Mimicking a real tree trunk, this 3D-printed pencil holder brings a touch of nature to your desk.

The realistic look is very difficult for many people to design from scratch, and the right finish on this print makes it indistinguishable from actual wood.

The design includes a single central hole, making it best suited for minimalists needing to declutter a modest collection of pens and pencils.

Pencil Sharpener Holder

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: IMAKINA
  • Price: $1.33
Giant Pencil Sharpner

This clever 3D-printed pencil holder takes the form of a giant pencil sharpener, adding a whimsical touch to your desk.

Despite its intricate appearance, it’s an easy two-piece print that simply requires glue for assembly.

Multiple Ring 3D Printed Pencil Holder

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: corbantek
  • Price: Free
Multicolor Pencil Holder 1

Dubbed the “fancy pencil holder,” this 3D-printed design is both functional and aesthetic.

Multi Pencil Holder Blank

Initially crafted for artists, it holds 64 colored pencils in a slanted arrangement, creating a visually appealing curved surface. An optional handle is also included in the design files, catering to mobile artists.

2Go Holder

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: IGORMAZURENKO
  • Price: Free
2GO Portable Stationary

Ideal for mobile artists and students, the 2Go holder is a compact, 3D-printed organizer for pens and pencils.

Unlike traditional pencil cases, this design includes small clasps and can even be worn as a necklace for quick access.

It’s a must-have for those who take their creativity on the go.

3D Printed Pencil Case Designs

3D-printed pencil holders excel in desk organization, but for artists and students on the go, 3D-printed pencil cases offer portable convenience. They not only keep your stationery organized but also offer protection during travel.

The Pencil Pencil Case

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: francfalco
  • Price: Free
Pencil Pencil Case

This fun 3D printed pencil holder model is large enough to act as a pencil case, and is designed to look like a giant pencil, hence the name.

While not the most original of ideas, it can be customized or even printed with wood filament to more closely resemble real stationery, and is a remarkably useful tool all on its own.

PP Case 2

It also comes with a lid that securely fixes to the main body to ensure safe and practical storage for transportation.

Nested Pencil Case

Closing Stationary Case

This unique hinged pencil case locks shut with a pencil, ensuring you always have one on hand.

Closing Case Closed

In addition to the main case, the design files include a pencil-to-ruler attachment and a multi-functional pencil topper that doubles as a mini holder, adding versatility to your stationary set.

Honorable Mentions

Standard Desk Organizer

Desk Organizer

For those who prefer a flatter look when it comes to organizing their work areas, these simple desk organizers are standard drawers that can hold a variety of things like pens, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, and anything else you might need.

Multicolored Pencil Top

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: MOSAICMANUFACTURING
  • Price: Free
Pencil Top Holder Wood

This 3D printed pencil holder is a neat addition to any workstation. Made with wood filament to resemble the look of a real pencil, it certainly stands out as a practical pencil holder.

What material is best for a pencil holder?

Since pen and pencil holders are static objects without moving parts or heat exposure, you have flexibility in material choice, from PLA to ABS. Just ensure the filament is sturdy enough to withstand items like scissors or sharp rulers.

How big should a pencil holder be?

For practical pencil holders, dimensions matter. Ideally, they should fit on a standard office desk and allow easy access to your pens. A height of 7-10 inches and a maximum thickness of 3mm ensure they’re functional without being cumbersome.

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