6 Ways To Personalize Your Pencils

DIY Photographic Pencils // via photojojo

Sure, you could browse the back-to-school aisle for the clas­sic No. 2. But why not not sur­prise your kids with a per­son­al­ized set of pen­cils instead? Our newest con­trib­u­tor Celina Bai­ley found six per­fect DIY pen­cil projects to get you started…

Hello! I am Celina and I blog over at Petit and Petit and fam­ily where I share my love and pas­sion for children’s design. I am over­joyed to be here today and can­not thank Rachel enough for giv­ing me this great oppor­tu­nity to share this pas­sion of mine even further.

For my first post I thought it would be fun to share some easy DIY per­son­al­ized pen­cil projects. I don’t know about you, but when I was grow­ing up what went into my pen­cil case was very impor­tant. I loved shop­ping for fun school sup­plies, espe­cially the pens and pencils.

I haven’t got­ten the chance to do that just yet with my kids, my old­est just started kinder­garten and all he needed was some mark­ers and glue, but I am already get­ting ready for next year! I love the idea of being able to make some­thing com­pletely your own and I know I will be try­ing a few of these already for our stash at home.

DIY Personalized Pencils // via camille styles

DIY “Words To Write By” Pen­cils
via Camille Styles

Have you seen all the per­son­al­ized pen­cils pop­ping up on the web lately? Now you can make your own with this bril­liant tuto­r­ial. “Do Your Best”, “Use Your Words”, “Work Hard, Play Hard”… what would you write?

DIY Message Pencils // via family economics

DIY Mes­sage Pen­cils
via Fam­ily Economics

Here is another way to per­son­al­ize a pen­cil, with this easy method you’ll want to per­son­al­ize all the pen­cils in the house.  This would be a great way to label all the pen­cils with your kids names, too.

DIY Color Dipped Pencils // via momtastic

DIY Color Dipped Pen­cils
via Mom­tas­tic

Some­times the sim­plest ideas are the best! With these dip dye pen­cils your kids will be the trendi­est by far. I just love the look of these, I might have to make myself a few.

DIY Dino Pencil Toppers // via arbor

DIY Dino Pen­cil Top­pers
via Ardor

No pen­cil col­lec­tion is com­plete with­out some per­son­al­ized pen­cil top­pers. How cute are these dinosaurs? You could make these with any small plas­tic toy.  I won­der if it would work with erasers as well?

DIY Toadstool Toppers // via bug & bird

DIY Toad­stool Top­pers
via Bug & Bird

These wooden mush­room pen­cil top­pers are equally as cute. A lit­tle paint and you can cus­tomize them as you wish!

Make your own pencils! (via makezine)

Make Your Own Pen­cils
via Makezine

If you’re the adven­tur­ous kind, why not make your own pen­cils from scratch? You’ll be sur­prised how easy these are to make. How cute would it be to dip dye them as well?

Why not try a few of these DIY’s together with your kids? Or per­haps sneak a few in their pen­cil case one day with a spe­cial mes­sage, just to let them know that you’re think­ing about them.

I wish you all a lovely and easy back-to-school season!

Pic­ture at the top of this post: Keep a mem­ory alive or per­haps a fam­ily por­trait with these DIY Photo Pen­cil Cov­ers via Pho­to­Jojo! Your kids might get dis­tracted and try putting the puz­zle back together, but at least you’ll be with them every step of the way.