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« on: September 17, 2010 12:54:29 PM »




Lovely paper wrapped pencils make a great gift... for yourself or someone else.  And they really are simple to make!



I used beautiful Japanese papers in a variety of patterns to make my set. (And some Mod Podge, too!)



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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010 01:09:19 PM »

Very pretty! A great idea to brighten up every day life.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010 02:41:39 PM »

Ooooh wooow, I'm a sucker for awesome pencils! They're great Cheesy The best part is, if you use one up, you can just make another! This eliminates the hoarding need for keeping awesome ones you don't want to use haha. I think this is a perfect swap-extra or small gift!
I'm curious, is that all there is to it? Just wrap paper around pencils and use some decoupage glue over it?
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010 01:05:51 PM »

That's pretty much it - though you'll want to put the glue on both sides of the paper. 

Glue one side, wrap the pencil, seal with a layer over the wrapped paper.  I actually blogged the project here, if you'd like better instructions: http://omiyageblogs.blogspot.com/2010/08/diy-pretty-pencils.html

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010 04:46:28 PM »

Now that is awesome. It never would have occurred to me to do that. Haha.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010 10:03:40 PM »

The pencils are so pretty, and I also like the tutorial on making Japanese paper dolls.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010 07:25:05 AM »

Thanks!  I keep meaning to post them... might just do that now!
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010 11:11:23 AM »

These are gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010 12:16:09 PM »

Great idea! There is a tutorial for paper wrapped pens somewhere around here! You could make a set of matching pens and pencils! I never thought of doing pencils though! I'll have to try it!
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