This is not a loaded question!
There seems to be an inevitable trip there in all of us on a semi-regular basis. As such I'm guessing that most of you have a few of the little ikea wooden pencils lying around the house/your handbag/the car....?
Well in the spirit of all things hand-made, have a look at what the good folk at Ikea Hacker have posted about:
An ikea pencil (or any writing implement really) holder made out of ikea pencils. GOLD!
Since we're discussing re-purposing...and ikea....if you've got nothing in the wardrobe for your next social occasion and you've been to ikea recently, how about getting out your sewing machine and the blue re-usable ikea shopping bags and then voila....
You might even get the vote for "best dressed". Or not.