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You know what I love about this project? How versatile it is. You can theme this fun pencil holder for any desk, office or classroom you just need to vary the paper and embellishments and add these colorful BIC pencils. You could make a bunch of these holders for all of the teachers, friends or co-workers in your life and make each of them completely different. Isn’t that cool?
This project uses 7 pencils and I bought a 10 pack. That means I can keep this pink and green one for myself. YES! Do you love that one as much as I do? Answer = yes. LOL! Hey, if you were actually taking a test you could use these pencils because they’re a #2 pencil, perfect for tests and for a teacher’s gift.
I used my Silhouette Cameo and this 3d teacher pencil holder gift file to create this cute project. It was very easy to assemble. Simply cut, fold and glue! YAY! Every piece fit together perfectly. That cute apple paper is from the Smarty Pants Collection Pack by Simple Stories. The patterned paper is by Jillibean Soup but I ended up going with a solid green. I thought that looked more apple-like.
I recently learned something that escaped me in all of my years of crafting. A project looks more finished if you chalk, ink or marker over the white core cut lines that are left from scoring, folding or your die cut machine. Here’s a back to school project where I didn’t do that. See what a difference covering those white marks makes? Do you have BIC markers on hand? Try those!
I found these adorable BIC pencils at Walmart in the Home Office area. I went into Walmart thinking I was just going to buy these pencils for my project but I left with potato chips, laundry scent boosters, shampoo and a jump rope. Yep. That sounds about normal for me. Do you do that? I’m glad Walmart has all of the things I need in one spot. It saves me time so I can get back to crafting!
I used an Epiphany Crafts round 14 punch, bubble cap and brad setting to help me create that cute “I love school” brad from a sticker in the Smarty Pants paper pack. I pierced a hole through the star to attach the brad. The stars and apples that come with the .svg file have two pieces to them. The first piece has a slit in it made to go over your BIC pencils. Next, you glue a matching star or apple cover over the piece with slits. That gives it a great finished look!
Stickers, twine and BIC colorful pencils really make this project pop!
What back to school projects are you creating? I’d love to hear about them!
Have a crafty day!