Hello there =)
If you’ve been reading the past few weeks, or follow me on Pinterest, you’ve learned that I have a little problem with washi tape. I’d love to cover everything in washi tape! Whipped up a few bookmarks a couple weeks ago and slapped some on my dishwasher magnet last week. Today’s project is equally as easy and would pair well with the Washi Tape Bookmarks for a small gift.
Let’s get started on our Washi Tape Pencils!
Today’s inspiration credit goes to Lia Griffith and her washi tape notebooks and pencils.
- washi tape
- OPTIONAL: white paint to cover pencils
Lia’s tutorial begins with painting the pencils white to make the washi tape look better in the end. I am using natural wood colored pencils and didn’t feel the need to paint them. The Number 2 pencil logo shows through on a few pencils but I’m not bothered by it. Paint if you want =)
Cut a length of washi tape slightly longer than the pencil. Adhere to pencil butting one end of the tape up against the metal part of the eraser.
Cut a second length of washi tape slightly longer than the pencil. Stick to the pencil covering the other half.
Trim the excess washi tape on the end.
Make It Easier Tip: I found that trimming the excess tape was easier to do after each half rather than waiting until the end.
Have fun and experiment with tapes. I bought a few sets of tapes that came in a pack of two coordinating tapes, one thick one skinny.
Sharpen and enjoy!
Make It Easier Tip: I found that with the pencil sharpener I have, it was easiest to remove a little tape then sharpen it.
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