86 pencils, a little glue, and lots and lots of patience later.... this came to be:
i used E6000 glue for the top, and loved how it came out (but I was getting a headache from the fumes) so i decided to switch to hot glue - which i did and didn't like. liked it because well, its super secure, didn't smell bad and bonded quickly... and hated it, cause well - you can see the glue. but over all i think its adorable.
the white flower is actually an eraser, and the feet are also erasers.
i loved the shimmer the pencils had! so pretty and bright! to personalize this for my friend, I took some scrapbooking letters and painted them white. The DOT after the MRS was a little piece of eraser I cut off with an exacto knife (very scary tool). My husband helped me cut down two pencils to put under the top, so the top would fit snuggly when closed. Once everything was done, I sealed the letters and erasers with modge podge so the erasers would stay in tact!
Funny thing, I completely forgot to take pics at home... these were taken on the hood of the car! luckily my mom was still in the parking lot or else I would have no picture to show!
Hope you like, and thanks for the challenge. I had a lot of fun putting this little box together. My friend (she's a 3rd grade teacher) will be using it store her "good job" "good student" stickers for her kids.