Back to School Pencil Fun!

I have a new back-to-school project posting over at SC Johnson’s Family Economics. See how easy it is to add a little fun to your kids’ day.For the older sect, customizing colorful pencils with names is a real winner! Be sure to pick up extra pencils when you’re shopping for school supplies, or grab some other tall items for embellishing vases as I shared in my other SCJ post! (The cute little leather belt simulating an old book strap and hiding the rubber bands is actually taken from an old torn-up camera case I found.)

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30 Responses to Back to School Pencil Fun!

  1. #1 - Nancy's Notes says:

    I always loved new pencils and oh how special they were if they had my name on them! Great post!


  2. #2 - randomcreativity says:

    cool! Are the colorful ones done the same way, or did you cover the entire pencil? They would be so cute with matching stationary as an adult gift too 🙂

  3. #3 - Dana Gustafson says:

    Oh you crazy creative girl! I LOVE this!!!

  4. #4 - Cathe Holden says:

    Thanks for the question randomcreativity-

    I found the colorful pencils in packs in the dollar aisle of Michaels Crafts. I printed color strips to match the graphics and applied same as the others.

  5. #5 - jdavissquared says:

    we used to get personalized pencils from time to time, and I LOVED them! Great idea!

  6. #6 - LittleGemsbyKari says:

    this is one of those, why didn't i think of that moments! very cool!

  7. #7 - Apron Thrift Girl says:

    Those pencils are fabulous. As someone who thrifts for most of the pencils in this house, the kids would love this.

  8. #8 - JAZEVOX says:

    this bring back memories, i used to put my name in a piece of paper strip put a tape over it and wrap them around my pens and ballpens. jazevox

  9. #9 - anhesty says:

    love it!

  10. #10 - BeeBeebabs says:

    Wow that is sooo nice tfs!!!

  11. #11 - My Life Under the Bus says:

    *Evil Genius*…it's official ! LOL : )

  12. #12 - Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk says:

    Well my goodness — you have a great big wonderful blog and I can't believe that I have not seen it before. Sometimes I'm just "out of the loop". I am excited to look around and I've signed up to follow you. I would love for you to visit my blog and if inspired by a project or post of mine, please feel free to follow me, as well.

  13. #13 - TidyMom says:

    You are just too too clever!! I LOVE this idea… to go read over at SCJ!

    Did you see my little shout out to you tonight? ♥…….Thanks for EVERYTHING Cathe!

  14. #14 - Carol Chaplin says:

    Pencils with your name on them were the COOLEST! We couldn't afford them when I was growing up, but now I can rock my own! You are too too la fabulous, Cathe!

  15. #15 - Alix says:

    how adorable is that vase cover???? i love it…and have to go make one…NOW!!!

  16. #16 - BLOGitse says:

    What a great idea!
    I love paper and pencils…(even if I'm not at school anymore) LOL!

  17. #17 - Debbie Dusenberry says:

    I am new to your blog and spent hours flipping through recently. Thanks so much for all your freebies and great ideas.

  18. #18 - Dianna@decormadesimple says:

    The pencil vase is too cute, great idea.

  19. #19 - Kanianka says:

    Hi, your blog is just perfect I wish I had a such great blog as you have 🙂 greetings from Poland 🙂

  20. #20 - niinamaria says:

    Hello there!
    I'm a long time lurker and I have saved almost every free image from you on my hard drive 😀 HAven't made anything with them yet but someday…Anyway, I'm adding you to my blogroll. I don't have any readers yet but it's fun to write and try to figure out the technical stuff.

  21. #21 - niinamaria says:

    Forgot to comment the actual post. This is something to surprise my godchildren with.

  22. #22 - Krista says:

    I fill a vase full of pencils every September! Love this idea of putting them around the vase!

  23. #23 - Molly says:

    I love you, Cathe Holden!

  24. #24 - I LOVE color! says:

    uncilizoYou are soooo clever It must be fun living in your house
    Be Blessed

  25. #25 - THE OLD GEEZER says:

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

  26. #26 - Chris Fenwick says:

    Wow what a great idea !! well done I love it
    Chris ( willow tree prims) Australia

  27. #27 - Grateful for Grace says:

    Dang! Found you via The Pennington Point and I'm addicted to reading your stuff. I"m not even a crafter so that's saying a lot. 😉 MUST go check out this pencil craft.

  28. #28 - Claire Sutton says:

    Hi Cathe, I love lots of your makes, but especially ones like this that re-use found items. Would you mind if we featured it on things{you}make, a new sister blog to my It will link back to your post. Many thanks. Claire.

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