Hello, hello, hello! It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s the perfect time to switch up my little revolving frame! I know it’s a little “old school,” but I love paper piecing and try to incorporate it in my projects whenever I can. This little pencil banner was so easy to whip up with only a few supplies – and I love the excitement it generates about school starting (even if I am the only one feeling the giddiness of buying school supplies and new clothes)!
You can make a banner just like this one in only a few simple steps. Let me show you!
First, cut the following pieces – adjusting the scale as needed for your project:
pink patterned paper: 2 1/2″ x 2″
woodgrain patterned paper: 2 1/2″ x 1/2″
yellow patterned paper: 2 1/2″ x 4″
kraft dot patterned paper: 2 1/2″ x 1/2″
black patterned paper: 2 1/2″ x 1″
Create the eraser by layering the pink and woodgrain patterned papers, then round the top corners:
Place the eraser on the pencil:
Now layer the kraft and black papers to create the wood/lead:
Sharpen your pencil by clipping the corners of the black paper:
And add the lead to the pencil:
Finally, add the letter stickers (I used foam adhesive behind the letter stickers for a bit of dimension):
Next, punch holes in the corners of each eraser and string them together with baker’s twine. Add thickers to complete the title and hang!
These pencils would also be cute as bag decorations, tags, or even cards! Be creative and put your paper-piecing skills to work!
This frame hangs in my entry way, and I switch it up according to the season or holiday.
Here are a few of my older frame projects featuring Pebbles Inc. products!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Spring Fling “Strawberry Fields” Patterned Paper
Everyday “Pops of Color” Patterned Paper
Everyday “Pineapples” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling “Lace” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling “Honeybee” Patterned Paper
Chalkboard Chipboard Letter Stickers
Home+Made Alpha Stickers
American Crafts Gray/White Baker’s Twine