Do you love custom or matching desk accessories?
It’s a great way to give your desk, cubbie, or crafting center a polished and unified look.
It was such a fun project and is so stylish for your desk or crafting table.
If you look closely, you’ll notice the pencils are custom coordinated to go with their holders.
Decorator pencils are surprisingly easy to make and inexpensive too!
So I thought I’d show you how I made mine.
Let’s Make Customized Decorator Pencils!
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- Package of Pencils (Round sides are preferable to the non-roll type — I got mine at the Dollar Tree. Their black eraser heads were perfect for my project!)
- Decorator or Scrapbooking Paper (Mine came from Michael’s.)
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush for Mod Podge
- Lay your pencil on a piece of decorator/scrapbooking paper.
- Position your pencil so the edge of the wood is butting to the metal eraser holder on the pencil at the finished edge of your paper as shown.
- Make a mark on the paper at the end of the pencil so you know where to cut the paper.
- Repeat several times.
- Then, using those pencil marks and a ruler, draw a cutting line down your paper.
- Cut the paper at the cutting line.
- Then roll your pencil in the paper to see how much is required to completely wrap it. Mine needed about 1 1/16″ to cover the pencil with a wee overlap.
- Mark your paper accordingly, use your ruler to draw lines and then, cut your paper into strips as shown here.
- “Paint” Mod Podge on the back side of your paper strips.
- Carefully roll the paper and pencil together using the metal edge as your guideline… smoothing as you go.
- Paint a stripe of Mod Podge along the paper edge before finally sealing.
- Carefully run your finger down the paper edge to get a good seal.
- “Paint” Mod Podge over the covered pencil.
- Lean your decorator pencil against something on an angle so that it isn’t touching anything while it dries for several hours.
It couldn’t be much easier to create your own customized decorator pencils.
What a fabulous gift it would make as well for your favorite pencil pusher, teacher, student, or crafter.
And one more thing…
A Tip for Keeping Your Mod Podge Brush Flexible!
The best tips are super easy and make a world of difference.
My last few projects using Mod Podge I did something I’ve never done before. I used a small piece of plastic wrap to cover my brush every. single. time. I put my brush down… even if it was just for 10 seconds.
Just that little trick keep my brush from getting sticky and glumpy. It’s something I always do when I’m painting the house… so I thought it might just be the trick and it was!!
The next time you get out your Mod Podge and brush, get out some plastic wrap too. You’ll be glad you did!
So there you have it! A fun and easy customized decorator pencil tutorial.
Just a warning… it’s so fun and easy you won’t be able to stop! Good thing pencils and paper are so inexpensive!
Thanks for stopping by today… I can’t wait to hear your lovely thoughts!
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