Wednesday, August 15, 2012

* Back To School Supply Makeover: Washi Tape Wrapped Pencils

The girls are getting ready to head back to school in a few weeks so we 
stocked up on this year's school supplies last week. 
A lot of the "list" from school dictates what the item has to be,
such as plain folders in solid colors, boring notebooks, etc.
so there isn't a lot of room to interject one's personality (read: BORING!)
We decided to remedy that with a mini school supply makeover!

We started with the required packages of #2 yellow pencils
for each girls' classroom.
Then we decided to embellish them with a bit of washi tape at the ends.

The girls have really been enjoying mom's washi tape stash lately.
(It is a new favorite art supply 
It has been making appearances in collages and 
being added to various boxes to add some pizazz.

"E" and "C" asked me if we could add some washi tape to their school pencils.
I googled it and sure enough - it has been done before and looks like it worked.
After I showed the girls the pencils on the Sew Woodsy blog, we decided to 
err on the safe side and not wrap our pencils quite as far down as she did.
Our pencils will be used by the whole class
 and "E" said the naughty boys like to see who can get their
pencil worn down the smallest -- I didn't want to start off the new school
year by clogging up the teacher's pencil sharpeners!

We set to work one morning in our PJs with mom's weekend coffee treat
and wrapped pencils with washi tape.

The girls enjoyed sorting and stacking various color combinations with the tape.

When we were all done, I put the pencils back in their packages
and taped them shut to send in with the first day of school supplies. 

Hope we don't get into trouble with the teachers for adding 
some bling to our boring school supplies!
Happy ALMOST Back to School!

Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea

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Butterfly said...

The kids will be clamouring to get one of your special pencils. They are lovely!

Stephanie said...

WOW! Those are awesome! I remember trying to decorate my number 2 pencils one year too! This is something your girls will remember forever! I would love to have your at my linky party, Taking Time Tuesday! The party is all about taking time for fun with your kids! Happy Almost Back to School!


Katie said...

Great job on the pencils! I'm sure all the kids in the class will be fighting over who gets what pencil! Glad my tutorial could be of use to you!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Thanks Katie!! The girls love their new "fancy" pencils. Have you had any problems with yours in the pencil sharpener?


Ms.Jasztal said...

I think the pencils are beautiful. - Victoria

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