My project is a back to school pencil box. Since the kids are going back to school I thought I would put together a project that was based around that theme.
I decided to make a decorated school pencil case. I went to a local store and bought a package of 10 pencils and a plastic pencil case. You can use any type of a case or box.
Next I gathered my supplies from Crop Chocolate. I used the paper line Echo Park Sweet Day, My Minds Eye - Fun Day Twine and Crate Paper Peppermint Collection buttons. I also used the Xyron Mega Runner on my project which was purchased on Crop Chocolate, my hot glue gun & Scotch brand white glue for adhering everything together.
First I sharpened the pencils, then I covered five of the pencils with twine, I did this by putting white glue along the pencil then twirling the twine around the pencil, one of the pencils I did using three of
the different color twines that I used.
I covered two pencils using the packaging from the paper pack, and covered the other three pencils in one of the patterned papers from the line. Once I was happy with all of my pencils I glued them to the
top of my pencil case using my hot glue gun. They adhered to the box very nicely. I alternated them one facing left then the next facing right, I also alternated them based on the covering, I started with a
twine covered pencil, then a pattern paper pencil.
I used buttons to embellish them, I put twine through the buttons and frayed the edges once I tied them off. I also lined the inside of the lid and the back side of the box to finish it off. This particular box
had a hole on the top for hanging I embellished that with twine as well as a button.
I hope everyone enjoyed my project, it was an honor to be able to share it with you.