Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to School Pencil Toppers

It's another 3-D Wednesday with My Creative Time!  Today I'm sharing something that I'm working on for my 3rd graders to find on their desks when they walk into the classroom on the first day of school:  some fun ruler pencils with cute pencil toppers!  I found the ruler pencils at Oriental Trading Company, and I followed a great video tutorial by my friend Linda at The Paper Boutique for the toppers.

These toppers are really easy to make.  Basically, you start with a strip of patterned paper that is 1/4" by  3" and wrap it around the pencil.  Crease it where the two sides meet, and then adhere those two side together (the topper is not actually adhered to the pencil, so it can slide up and down when the child needs to use the eraser).  

I used the My Creative Time Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies to cut my cardstock and then decorated my cream layer with the "Back to School" sentiment from All Around Everything and the apple, colored with Copic markers, from All Around Goodies.  

I used the scallop circle die to cut some cute patterned paper from Fancy Pants' Off to School collection for the back of the topper.  Easy to mass produce, but super cute!

Be sure to click on the link below to see what Emma and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!

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  1. What a darling idea gosh you did a great job and your little kiddos are going to love these. What a great teacher you are. Thanks for sharing your awesome idea and great recipe. Those pencils are toooo cute!

  2. How super adorable are these!!! The kids will LOVE them!!!!!
    Awesome job Katie!! Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT hump day!

  3. Lucky kids to have such a creative teacher!

  4. The pencils are super cute. Good tip to have them slide so the eraser can be used. The kids will love them.
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  5. Thanks so much for the mention!!
    Love how yours turned out!


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