7 pencil-related DIY projects | How About Orange

February 22, 2012

7 pencil-related DIY projects

Do you like pencils? I do. Especially when they're pretty or come in a fancy pouch. Check out these tutorials:

Make colored pencil jewelry with Mini Eco at Design Mom
Drill yourself a rustic pencil holder like Strawberry Chic's
Create striped pencils a la Martha Stewart
Make pencils from paper with instructions from Scissors Paper Wok
Sew a pencil-shaped pencil pouch by Gwenny Penny
Whip up an oilcloth pencil case with Momtastic
Decorate pencils with washi paper using tips from Omiyage

29 comments:

Liza said...

Love these! Reminds me of this awesome colored pencil necklace tutorial from SCRAP: http://scrappdx.org/news/news/colored-pencil-pendant-photo-tutorial/111/

And I saw another great tutorial over at Sweet Athena: http://sweetathena.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-post-crafty-mariko.html Technically it's a pen, not a pencil, but it could easily be applied to pencils too!

Jessica Jones said...

Great! Thanks for sharing those, Liza!

Grandma G said...

I especially liked the pencil-shaped pencil pouch! The others are all really pretty, too, though.

Mum

l-article said...

I looove those paper pencils!! Now I know a good way to use up all my extra origami paper! :3 Thanks!! :D

lily sol said...

i love the pencils made out of paper! so cute.

lily

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding WAY stupid, can someone tell me how the Oscar bingo game works? What makes a winning card? Is it getting one in each row, no matter whether they line up or not?

HELP! I'm giving an Oscar party in 4 days!!!

Georgeann in Phoenix

Jessica Jones said...

Sure! Cross off each square as the item takes place. First person to get five squares in a line wins. Could be a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line. And you should yell "Bingo" when you win. :)

Jessica Jones said...

And I've updated the bingo post to include the directions for anybody else who has the same question.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Thanks for including my pencil pouch! I love that rustic pencil holder. Really great roundup of ideas.

Mommy G said...

I can't wait to make these. Love love love!

Nina said...

Uh-oh, that rustic pencil holder might be the last straw that forces me to learn how to use a drill...

tinajo said...

Really nice projects - love the necklace! :-)

nadelundgabel said...

Did you watch my Pinterest board?! I just pinned about the same inspiring ideas! I've already bought some pencil leads...

Marie said...

I love that tree stump pencil holder. :)

http://www.happypaperplace.com/

Helmi said...

Great! Look at this.http://helmicoenders.blogspot.com/2010/09/waar-zouden-we-zijn-zonder-de-nieuwe.html

Rachael Notes and Creations said...

These are brilliant, I saw the pencil jewelry a little while back and loved it, but with the lack of power tools in my flat perhaps now I can just make myself some beautiful paper pencils and make the jewelry out of them! They would make a lovely personalised gift too. Thanks for sharing these!
Rachx

nuray said...

i love these :)

Aubrey said...

this post makes me happy. I love pencils and pouches.happy happy.

Jessica Jones said...

Helmi, those pencils are amazing! Where's the tutorial? Ha. Never in a million years could I make those.

Nadelundgabel, nope, didn't see your board. Apparently great minds think alike!

Rose said...

I love the decorated pencil ideas.

Leyla Torres said...

Great post, I love all these pencil ideas... and I'm getting another idea about pencils, goody goody!

carrie said...

How fun!! I especially love the twirly painting raw wood pencil idea! When I was a kid I collected all sorts of pens and pencils and would organize office supplies for hours, so I could see spending several hours painting swirly stripes onto them ;) Love love love real pencils!

Nancy said...

gorgeous!! i will have to try these sometime!

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able mabel said...

How fun!

Becky x said...

So cute!! Thankyou!

I would love it if you had a look at my blog.... www.bluebellelovely.blogspot.com

xxxx

Antonella @ Love Your Home said...

The pencils in the wood block - creative idea!

Ada (hellooo home) said...

I looooooove the rustic holder (hmm, need to hunt down my drill), and the stripe is so cool (def a MUST try!).

Kat said...

How nifty! thanks for discovering / sharing!

Emma said...

Aww I'm loving the Martha Stewart style stipe pencil...might need to use this technique to jazz up my pencil collection...cute homemade gift idea as well :D

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