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Topic: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!  (Read 7541 times)
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« on: September 03, 2010 02:54:55 AM »


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.  
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010 07:49:20 AM »

Cute and sparklaaaaay!  This will not get lost under a stack of papers, fer sure.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010 08:54:41 AM »

How cute! What a creative idea! Teachers rock!
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010 09:25:02 AM »

How cute! What a creative idea! Teachers rock!
How cute! What a creative idea! Teachers rock!

Thanks for the nice comments!
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010 09:55:08 AM »

Creative and adorable!!! Teacher's do rock. I myself don't have the patients unless of course I could be an Art teacher. LOL!!!   
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010 12:34:05 PM »

That is great.
I have a dirty little habit of acquiring shiny pencils, perhaps I'll make a pencil box out of them. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010 07:49:20 PM »

That is so SO cute!  I love the erasers on the bottom, too!
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010 07:42:22 AM »

As a teacher, I have to say that I would LOVE to get something like this.  What a cute idea, and it turned out beautifully!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010 01:48:11 PM »

I love the idea of a pencil box fashioned out of pencils!  What a fab teacher gift!
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2010 03:16:29 PM »

I've never even thought about making a box! i usually just redecorate boxes.

guess who's making a homemade box next!?
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