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August 22nd, 2012

DIY Back to School Pencils | Camille Styles

Does anyone else remember the excitement of back-to-school as vividly as I do? Butterflies in your stomach, brand new school supplies ready to go, and a crisp wardrobe (or freshly starched uniforms) all in anticipation of a long-awaited reunion with classmates. Now, distinct memories of my elementary school days are faded and fragmented, but the image of my name hand-written on my lunch sack, with a caricature duck forming the capital letter “C”, has stood firm ground in my mind. It’s amazing how little gestures like that one, or notes of encouragement on lunch napkins and sandwiches cut in unexpected shapes, can act an instant pick-me-up from mom. Now that the Fall is upon us, I wanted to create a fun way to send messages to school with your little ones, and these personalized wooden pencils couldn’t have been easier. Follow the jump for instructions, and I’d love to know what sweet things you do for the kiddos when school starts!

DIY Back to school Pencils | Camille Styles

DIY Back to school Pencils | Camille Styles

DIY Back to school Pencils | Camille Styles

DIY Back to School Pencils | Camille Styles

  1. Tape off top and bottom of pencils. Spray paint and allow to dry.
  2. Use two pieces of tape to secure the pencils to your crafting surface at the bottom and top of it.
  3. Dip letter stamps into your gold ink pad, and hammer your message into an edge of the pencil. Set aside to dry.

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  1. Claire Z. says:

    Such an easy, simple, and fun idea! Thanks for this one I’m definitely going to try it out!

  2. Andrea says:

    What a cute idea! A friend of mine will be off to university in a few weeks… this would make for a lovely gift…
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  3. Literally LOVE this. Oh my goodness, I’m such a pencil girl!

  4. Lindsey says:

    I still get the excitement of back to school! Except this time it’s for university. I don’t know if I’d use those pencils, haha. But they are really cute. :)

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

  5. cristina says:

    where did you get the metal letter stamps? is there a place online that you’d recommend for purchase?

  6. cristina says:

    i found some on amazon but have noted they come in many different sizes- not sure which size is best!

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  10. smart teacher says:

    I’m a teacher. My pencils always seemed to ‘walk away’ until I stamped them with: “I want to marry Justin Bieber” lol! No more problems ????

  11. Miranda says:

    What size stamps did you use?

  12. Veronica Howard says:

    Does the impact crack the lead within the pencils? Do you recommend a well made pencil?

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