How to: Designer Wrapped Pencils

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My 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!)

What you need:

Brand new pencils

Mod Podge

Origami paper

Paint brush

Scissors

Sharpened pencil
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The steps:

1) Print out the pencil wrap template I made for you. You can use it from the computer 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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