Happy Tuesday everyone! Did you all see I'm on Facebook now?! Check out the little 'like' box on the right sidebar over there. ------> I'm kind of excited about it. Looking forward to connecting with everyone in a totally new way.
Today I'm going to share my February DIY that I created for Whisker Graphics. If you don't know, I do a monthly project for them which highlights their wonderful products. We've been collaborating since July so this is my eighth project. See my past projects here. For February I decided to spice up some regular pencils using Bitty Bags. I must admit I was inspired by these lokta pencils which are carried by Anthropologie. I have a set of them myself and they are so fun. I wanted to recreate that look using the Bitty Bag material.
The Bitty Bags are lightweight, made from glassine-like material so I knew they wouldn't need much to stick them to the pencils. Modge Podge turned out to be the perfect adhesive. It is sticky enough and it dries clear so I didn't worry about applying it carefully. It got everywhere but it didn't matter.
I used the new vertical-stripe bags but Whisker Graphics has a handful of cool patterns which would work just as well. I think I want to try some other materials next. Maybe tissue paper or wrapping paper so that I can get different patterns and textures.
Visit the Whisker Graphics blog to see the full materials list and my write-up. I think I will put together a full tutorial with pictures soon so that everyone can get a better visual of what I did. Check back for that.
These would make for great party favors, don't you think? I would wrap them up with a little pad of paper for easy gifting. And I think they work for kids and adults too. I would love to receive them. I don't write with regular pencils too often (I usually opt for mechanical pencils) but these frilly ones will definitely encourage me to jot more notes. And the colors are so cheerful, it would be hard to ignore them.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY today. Happy crafting friends!