DIY Colored Pencil VaseSeptember 6, 2012 4:39 am Back to School, Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor
By Home Decor Contributor Typhanie, from the blog Shoebox Decor.
When I started crafting a few years ago this was one of my first projects. It seemed simple enough to do so I decided to give it a try. In the end it was pretty simple but I learned not to get a can with too many ridges because it makes it harder to glue done the pencils evenly. When I came across this project again on the My Three Sons blog I just knew I had to share it with the Think Crafts community. This vase also makes a wonderful back to school gift for parents and teachers…Happy Crafting Everyone!
Clean your soup can and remove the outer wrapper. Make sure it dries completely. Heat your glue gun.
Take one colored pencil, point side up, to create a baseline along seam of can and glue it on. This needs to be very straight for the rest of the pencils to line up correctly.
Continue gluing the remaining pencils around the can. Make sure to push the pencils together tightly. If the pencils are tight with no space between you’ll be able to fit about 40 pencils.
Let the glue dry then add your favorite flowers. Enjoy!