DIY Decoupage Pencils

Oh yes! It’s time for decoupage.  These easy DIY decoupage pencils are a great way to start school off with a bang.  Perfect for a teacher gift or just a fun craft to do with the kids.  Pull out your extra scrapbook paper and let’s get decoupaging!! 😉

Disclaimer:  Please only use hand sharpeners with these as the glue and paper can break an electric sharpener. pencils-feature-banner

Supplies:

Craft Paper

mod podge (or 50/50 water/Elmer’s glue)

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scissors/Paper cutterpencils-supplies

Steps

1.  Measure your pencil lengthwise then roll the paper around the pencil and mark for widthpencil-measuring

3. Cut out first piece, use this has your templatepencil-paper

4.  Cut out your remaining stripspencil-papers

5. Prepare mod podge or Elmer’s glue/ water mixglue-for-pencils

6.  Submerge strip of paper in glueglue-paper

7.  Wrap around pencil, twirl the pencil in your fingers until the paper lays completely flatpencil-decoupaged

8. Use a box with precut holes to hold pencils until they dry

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My son joined in the fun!

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After the pencils dry, sharpen the lead to even out the edge of paper if needed.

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Now, what can I decoupage next?  😉

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4 Comments

  1. These are so cute! I used to decoupage all the time, but I haven’t done it in a while. I have several teacher friends who would love a set of these as a fun back to school happy!

  2. STOP!
    Remember teachers have to buy their own pencil sharpeners if the issued one gets broken! These paper covered pencils reall do a number on electric sharpeners! First hand experience! The paper gums up the blades in the sharpener. I tried putting a high quality old fashioned hand held sharpener but they don’t do the job. Please don’t send these pencils to school!

    1. Oh no! I had no idea. We’ve been using them with our cheap manuel sharpeners. I’ll add a disclaimer into the post! I don’t want anyone to break their sharpener. Thanks for the info.

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