Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Week of Pinterest-Inspired Crafts: Day 6

So I'm a day late in posting this.  I got sidetracked back-to-school shopping with my kidlets yesterday.  I didn't even get a chance to work on my latest craft until last night.

This was my pinspiration.  It was posted on a forum from Two Peas in a Bucket.  I've seen the crayon monograms floating around the blog world, and I thought this was a neat take on it.  I've already made the crayon wreath and the melted crayon art, so this was a nice change.

This craft was very inexpensive to make.  I got 10 pks of pencils from Staples for 25 cents each.  I used about 25 pencils for this craft.  I bought the picture frame (shadow box frame) from the Dollar Store.  I glued some scrapbook paper to the back of the frame.  Then I printed out a template of the letter R on the computer.  I used this template to measure where I needed to cut the pencils.  I cut the pencils with a scroll saw (see - I told you before - I like using power tools).  When everything was cut, I glue gunned the pencils on.  I did almost fry my pencil sharpener (which would have made this an expensive craft), but it started working again after I gave it a rest.  I think this will look great on the top of my filing cabinet.

Happy Sunday!

10 comments:

  1. I just saw something like this made with crayon pieces - can't remember where I saw it though.

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  2. I love it! Another great creation!

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  3. So cute! I'm inspired...but I lack the ability to use power tools...might need to go on to plan B for this... :)

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  4. Cute idea with the pencils. I used the crayon idea (since we use crayons everyday in my class!) But, I love the pencil rendition.

    Jeannie

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  5. I LOVE the pencil idea! I actually just post a picture of my crayon monogram today. Check it out: http://growuplearning.blogspot.com/2011/08/crayon-monogram.html

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  6. OMG I teach math and so I am all about pencils. I would LOVE this! Awesome job.

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  7. where did you find the template at?!

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  8. where did you find the template at?!

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