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DIY Colored Glitter Pencils

Updated September 15, 2017
DIY Colored Glitter Pencils
DIY Colored Glitter Pencils
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From the blogger: "Every year we are having the same issue... my princess does not want to use pencils without anything on them, like glitter or colors or patterns or anything! But on the other hand, everytime I buy for her the pencils she wish to have, they are not that good! So ... problem can be solved easily! Just use the "good quality" pencils and let's make them perfect for a princess! And we are almost ready!!!! Back to school in a few days and we are on hurry to finish all the things we want to have... you know... a beautiful pencil case, handmade bookmark clips, labels for our bag and of course glitter pencils! Because a princess always loves glitter and stardust!"

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Estimated CostUnder $10

Primary TechniquePainting

Occasion/ThemeFall

Beginner

Materials List

  • pencils
  • acrylic paint
  • colored stardust
  • paint brush
  • masking tape
  • white glue

DIY Project Instructions

Instructions from the Blogger

  1. Use the tape on your pencils and cover the places that you do not want to paint.

  2. Start painting the rest of the pencil and let it dry.

  3. In a plastic bowl mix the white glue with water (1:1) and apply it on the pencils.

  4. Spread the stardust on the pencil and let it dry. If you wish to have more than one color, just use more colors of the glitter.

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Years ago when I taught elementary school, this would have been great to know. I spent a small fortune on those specialty gifts to give to my students during birthdays and Christmas. This is a great way to save a few bucks and still give a great gift.

What a cute way to glam up some plain pencils. I am wondering if it would be a good idea to add a sealant of some kind to help the glue remain on the pencil?

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