Here's a cute little idea (if I do say so myself!) that I came up with for a Teacher Gift this year. It's a "Pencil Case" with m&m pencils inside:
It was really easy to make...the hardest part was not eating all the m&ms as I was making it! I've used "Crispy" m&ms, but the plain would work well too. I had to eat all the brown ones because I only had room for 5 pencils.... What a shame! ;o)
I used a framelit to cut a window in my DSP, so that the pencils are visible from the outside. And here are my pencils, all lined up. The m&ms are in our skinny cello bags (trimmed down as they were too long to fit inside the DVD case). You can find them on page 161 of the Annual Catalogue ($4.50 for 50). And the DVD case is on page 7 (Clear Mount Case $9.95 for 4). I've used Summer Smooches DSP.
To make the pencils, I used the Pennant Punch to punch out a coloured Triangle (Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point and Gumball Green) and a Crumb Cake Triangle. I hand-cut the tip off the Crumb Cake triangle so my "lead" would show. I re-inserted the other end of the Crumb Cake Triangle into the punch to get the inverted scalloped edge. I used Pretty in Pink and the Petal Card Punch for the eraser, and just a small rectangle of Brushed Silver cardstock, scored at regular intervals for the "metal" piece.
This is so awesome Marelle, love it :):):) MarleneReplyDelete
Ahh, very cute ..... you'll be 'teacher's favourite' for sure!ReplyDelete
Genius!! You're tops Mz Marelle, thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful ideas xoxReplyDelete
THAT is gold. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Ooooooo. . . LOVE these pencils Marelle - absolutely gorgeous! I would love this as a gift. Thanks for the GREAT idea yet again. J xoReplyDelete
That is such a great gift! Think I might be tempted to give that a go. Thanks for the super instructions.ReplyDelete
What a creative idea!! TFS!!ReplyDelete
what a cute idea!!! Thanks for sharing! Jan Hoyt O'Fallon, ILReplyDelete