Friday, February 13, 2015

Last minute Valentines Day pencil topper

With Valentines day fast approaching I wanted to make some kind of Valentines day craft with my niece. Back in the day that I was a waitress I used to decorate my pens for the holidays. You see, customers have a tendency to take the pens they sign the credit card slip with. I solved that problem by giving them a "fancy" pen. There was no way they were going to 'accidentally' take the pen with the leprechaun or Jack-o-lantern on it! Of course I dressed up me pens for Valentines day too! So I decided to make a pen (or pencil) topper. This one is really simple. You need some tulle, ribbon, cardboard and hot glue. The best part is that it only takes a few minutes.
Valentines day pencil toppper

Because my computer is sorta down right now, I decided to do this craft on video from my phone. This is my first time doing a video tutorial, so let me know how bad it is! 
Here's what you will need:
Cardboard, marker, scissors and X-acto knife to make your template. 
Tulle and ribbon in your chosen colors for  your pompom.
Pretty pencil and a hot glue gun.


I will show you in the video how to cut 2 circles of cardboard into a template. You'll wrap the tulle around the cardboard template until you can't fit any more. You will cut along the edge of the tulle circle then remove the cardboard pieces. Tie with a ribbon to secure then hot glue the pencil in place. (in the video I forgot to remove the eraser first! Removing the eraser makes the glue hold much better since it has that space to fill up. I went out of frame also..sorry!) Then trim the uneven pieces of tulle. All done! It takes less then 10 minutes and is a super cute.

Have fun making the pencil topper and Happy Valentines day!

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1 comment:

  1. Great topper tutorial! Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Hope to see you again soon! Theresa


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