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Title: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: mrsjimenez678 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.  


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: goddessgarb on September 03, 2010 07:49:20 AM
Cute and sparklaaaaay!  This will not get lost under a stack of papers, fer sure.  :)


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: Brackish Potato on September 03, 2010 08:54:41 AM
How cute! What a creative idea! Teachers rock!


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: mrsjimenez678 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!


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: polkadotts 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!!!   


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: TheWomanMonster 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. :)


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: Aislynn on September 03, 2010 07:49:20 PM
That is so SO cute!  I love the erasers on the bottom, too!


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: beatlejessie 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!!


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: KMOM13 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!


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: ameliaface 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!?


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: onegroovyday on September 08, 2010 06:41:50 PM
very cute!


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: v3nu5 on September 09, 2010 12:21:56 PM
This is super cute! :D  I love those foiled pencils, at least when you sharpen them, the mess on the floor looks like shiny confetti.


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: mrsjimenez678 on September 12, 2010 04:31:55 PM
Thanks for the nice comments and votes!!!  For my first Craftster challenge, I am very pleased with the results... so far, Im in third place (and even though i would love one of the prizes - just getting votes has been wonderful!!!

It was so fun to do, I plan on doing a couple more as Christmas presents!  As a bonus, there are so many cute pencils out there that the possibilities are endless!!! 


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: new_bee on September 16, 2010 01:43:10 PM
oh, this is great, its shiny and cute! :D


Title: Re: AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER!
Post by: marleymiss on October 02, 2010 01:05:44 PM
This is super cute I especially love the rubber feet!!