Tuesday, August 28

Crafts/DIY: Paper-Wrapped Pencils

I 've been eyeing this tutorial for a couple of months now. It's on how to make your own paper-wrapped pencils from scissors.paper.wok blog. It has a complete step-by-step tutorial so make sure to drop by.

I tried making it the other day, but I only had scrapbook paper -- those thicker-than-origami-paper ones. The tutorial mentioned using washi paper. Mine turned out not so great as s.p.w.'s. It is definitely harder to sharpen.

I got cheap clutch pencil leads from National Bookstore -- I think they're around P40 for a pack. My dad used to buy the Staedtler ones for me all the time when I was still in school. Wow, they are so expensive pala when I checked. National sells it PER piece, not the pack. Make sure to ask for the non-Staedtler ones if you're chipipay like me.

I also used contact cement instead of white glue, because that is what I have already. I think it's better to use contact cement because it dries quicker. But, of course, there is a trade-off. It is more expensive.

So here's how it turned out. What do you think?

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  1. still looks cute - but I agree with the tip, a little hard to sharpen - but compared with the normal humdrum pencil, this one is a definite improvement!

    1. I want to try the washi paper one, but I couldn't find it in Manila. :)

  2. very cute idea... I love the outcome. Maybe I'll try it some day, too. Thanks for sharing!!

    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Vio. Let me know how it goes for you.


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