30 April 2013

Washi-taped Pencils

Do you remember that line in the movie "You've Got Mail" that goes:

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms..."

"...a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils."  That line stuck with me because I so get it!  I'd love and appreciate a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils!  LOL!  But really!!!  Wouldn't you?!?

I remembered that line while doing this washi-tape project and had to include a photo of my sharpened colored pencils!  What a happy sight! 

I got these pencils as Christmas gifts and thought of that "You've Got Mail" line, too!  I painted this mug in this shop called "Color Me Mine" which closed shortly after my sisters treated me to my bridal shower there.  Too bad it closed down.

I thought I'd do another fun washi-tape project (the first was the Homemade Bag Tags) while fixing my stuff.  Washi-taping my plain pencils seemed like a fun idea!  If you have washi tape and pencils, I suggest you go for it!  Do it as a breather in between stressful meetings at work or as a five-minute crafty project!  I'm serious.  It's all it takes...Five minutes to washi-tape a pencil!

Here are the results!
Plain pencils (which I love just as they are, actually) to...

Washi-taped pencils!!! <3...  I sharpened one (rightmost) to see what happens to the washi tape.  It crinkles a wee bit at the tip.  I suggest you use a manual sharpener to preserve the washi tape or the mechanical sharpener's teeth will leave marks on the pencil.

You can washi-tape yellow pencils too!
Yellow pencil washi-taped halfway!  Love it already!  I did this with my blue, space-themed washi tape!
Yellow pencils washi-taped all the way!  Cutie!
Try this project!  I'm telling you, it can be quite therapeutic!  And you may end up with your own bouquet of washi-taped pencils. ; )


stefano paolo Bunag said...

the came out great! i initially thought that it was a waste of washi tape but they are actually nice!

Paperminties said...

Hahaha! Thanks, sweety!!! = )