I hadn’t really planned on doing back to school gifts for my kids teachers this year, I’ve never done them, it’s just not something I’ve ever really thought about. Well, back in July when I posted what I gave my kids teachers as a thank you gift for last year, it got me thinking that I could to the same thing for the beginning of the school year. Shortly after I posted that, I saw these fun pencils on The Wood Connection blog, and knew I wanted to make some for my kids teachers. These wouldn’t have to be for the beginning of the school year, but I thought it would be a fun time to do them. So I got a couple of them. Well, the first day of school came and went…and these pencils were not finished. They weren’t even started! But where we live they have back to school night during the first week of school, not before school starts, so I thought this would be a great time for my boys to give these to their teachers. So I hurried to get them done, and we gave them to the teachers that night. I thought it would be a good idea to have my boys carry/hold them on the way to the school, but they thought they would use them as swords instead. The pencils did survive, but had some minor scratches on them. 🙁 The teachers didn’t seem to notice though. 🙂
These were pretty basic to do. I just painted, inked the edges, put wire, and cut the vinyl.
I used my scalloped punch and punched some paper, then laid it on the wood and painted to make this scalloped edge. It didn’t even have to be perfect, cause what pencil is when it is sharpened. For the very tip, I just was careful when I painted with the sponge brush.
And the wire. I just wrapped it around a pen, then put it where I wanted it.
The teachers both seemed really excited about their pencils.
This is so cute! What a great idea, Im sure the teachers loved it!
Sooo cute. I love how you did the scalloped edge. Very clever. Man…I wish it were just as easy as “head on over to the wood connection” for me. 🙂 I am going to HAVE to grab me some next time I go.
These are so cute. I’m pinning them so I can remember them for next year! Thanks
Sami Carter says
So cute, I so need to get up to wood connection, I have so many things I wanna get up there right now!
CSI girl says
Cute and creative! I hope you will link this up to The CSI Project starting tomorrow night. The challenge this week is Back to School. every week is a new challenge and winners! Also a great giveaway!
Come on over and see the tutorials.
This is super cute and thank you for the ideas and links. Where did you get the vinyl? Or how did you do it? I so want to do this for myself and my daughters teacher.
I would love to know what color paints you used. I am having trouble picking a color for the pencil and eraser.
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
I don’t remember the paint colors that I used. I know to find the colors tho, I took a regular pencil with me to Hobby Lobby and matched it to paint colors. 🙂