who knew it could be so intense?
ok, so some people love plain ol' yellow number 2 pencils. the kind you have to sharpen (remember those?). but some people like them all fancy-dancy.
so here's 3 different ideas for fancifying those pencils.
this is the least time consuming method. a word of advice: don't use clear washi tape. the yellow kind of shines through as shown on mine. :/
|take a strip of washi tape as long as the pencil.|
|line it up with a ridge on the pencil and the metal edge, and wrap it around the pencil.|
|depending on how wide your washi tape is, it may take 2 strips (mine did).|
ok, so you don't really belong here if you don't like just a little bit of glitter in your life. trust me i'm not a sparkle, glitter girl. i like the rough stuff. BUT, a little part of my heart still loves glitter. <3
|modge podge is magical. i love it; but it smells weird... if you don't have it in your country (i have it in the netherlands but it's rEalLy expensive) you can sub it with a homemade mixture of 2 parts white glue, 1 part water.|
|paint on a coat of modge podge|
|sprinkle/dump/pour glitter over while it's wet.|
|paint on another layer of modge podge and another layer of glitter. then another layer of modge podge as a seal. |
tada. it glows.
this is probably my favorite. because these didn't fail. :P and i love scrapbook paper.
|modge podge once again folks.|
|mark the length of the pencil (from metal edge to tip).|
|measure the width of each "ridge/side" on the pencil and make a strip for each side the same width.|
|cut 'em out and glue 'em on with modge podge.|
|make sure the end is touching the tip, and pressing down, run your finger down the strip.|
|seal it all with a layer of modge podge.|
dang, those are some fine pencils you just made.
(oh yes, i'm feeling so photogenic today... that's sarcasm i assure you.)
i love y'all. keep coming back. there will be more. <3