I made this for my classroom back in August. I am just now realizing that I never did the tutorial. Its pretty self explanatory but I thought I would write it all out just in case anyone wants to try it out for themselves.
Here's what I started with.
About a 1/2 yard of burlap, 4 colors of paint, a pair of scissors, oh and I used my glue gun too!
I free handed a pencil shape with my permanent marker.
Then cut out around the shape, leaving a little on the edges.
I hot glued the two pieces together, leaving the end- where the eraser is - open so I could stuff it
I spread out my paint colors and got to work.
I used a garbage bag underneath so that the paint wouldn't bleed through.
I used the bottom of a water bottle to make the circles.
I had to let the yellow paint dry before I could paint the circles,
but I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I used my silhouette to cut out my name in vinyl in a font I liked.
Using the edge of my credit card, I placed my vinyl where I wanted it.
Once all the paint was dry, I started stuffing the inside of the pencil.
I used plastic grocery bags. You could use whatever, stuffing, filling you have on hand.
I hot glued the ends together once it was filled to my liking.
I used some extra black ribbon to add some tabs on the back
so that I could tie a ribbon at the top for my hanger.
And here you have MY version.
It proudly hangs on my classroom door.
I have gotten many compliments on it.
Happy Wednesday Y'all!