How to: Designer Wrapped Pencils

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    penmanship has gone down the tubes with all the non-stop typing on my computer and iPhone. I used to take pride in neat handwriting. It’s embarrassing how bad my writing has become! But the thing that weirdly helps me write more neatly is loving the utensil I use. Using a pretty pencil will magically transform my writing into precise, legible letters again. It’s as if I slow down and enjoy the writing experience more, when it’s with a nice utensil. See below how I turned some average yellow number two pencils into little works of art. (And pssssttt…I created a template for you to download and print, so you don’t have to measure anything. Find the link at the end of the post!)

    Brand new pencils

    Mod Podge

    Origami paper

    Paint brush

    Scissors

    Sharpened pencil
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    1) Print out the pencil wrap template I made for you. You can use it from the computer how to buy viagra online forum paper, or if you prefer, trace it onto cardboard and cut that out, to make a sturdier template to work from.

    2) Trace template onto your specialty paper.

    3) Cut out paper.

    4) Coat the piece of paper with a layer of Mod Podge using a paint brush.

    5) Lay your new pencil down onto the coated paper and gently wrap the paper around the pencil. Smooth out any bumps. Add a litte more Mod Podge with your paint brush to the paper edge, so it lays flat.

    6) Let dry.

    7) Sharpen pencil and use!

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    Download the template by clicking and printing the file below. This saves you from having to measure anything! Be sure to print this file at 100%. Do not print if the printer settings say, “scale to fit”. This will skew the measurements.

    :: click to download Designer Wrapped Pencil Template

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    Sarah

    I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below to connect.

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    16 Comments

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      Kristy

      March 27, 2016

      The template is too short 🙁 I love this idea though.

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        SJ

        March 30, 2016

        Make sure you are printing at 100%!! If your printer values are off it can print the wrong size.

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        SJ

        March 30, 2016

        Make sure you are printing at 100%!! If your printer values are off it can print the wrong size.

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      Marloes Aynsley

      October 14, 2016

      I love this idea, it would work well with pencil flower boquets

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      Arnold

      June 27, 2017

      Hi Sarah. This is a nice article. Please advise me. I wish to acquire a machine that prints on pencils in bulk for daycare schools.
      But when in google i only find machines that print only one colour. Are there machines that print on pencils directly or this is how most pencils(like the ones with disney pictures) are branded.

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      Connie

      July 4, 2017

      This looks like a easy great project! Do you think it would work with wrapping paper? The origami paper comes in 6×6 squares and wouldn’t be long enough for a pencil.

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      Jessie

      February 27, 2018

      Hi there, I got all of my supplies ready and printed the template but the template is far to short to wrap the pencils I purchased. I bought standard HB 2 pencils. What would you suggest I do? Longate the template by hand? Or perhaps I’ve done something wrong print wise. Please let me know your thoughts, I really want to work on this project. Thank you so much!

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      Jessie

      February 27, 2018

      Hi again, after reading other comments on the template about printer issues. I tried the suggestion of changing the settings to 100% but I am still to short both around width and length. I adjusted to 200% (way to big), and 150% is a touch to long and it is to wide. I don’t have an option to do 125%. Can someone please measure their working template and tell me the width and length measurements and I will create my template from those. Thank you so much!

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