Hey y’all, thanks for stopping by! Since finding out our amazing news exactly a week ago today I have packed up over 95% of our house. No lie, if I pack anything else we will be eating out and naked for the next month, so I decided I needed a distraction. Although I have already packed up most of my craft supplies, I still had an entire box full of pallet wood left over from previous projects and decided to make a cute little pencil sign for the homeschool room. While I was at it, I made some extras that Five Little Pines will sell for back to school gifts (for those of you who aren’t up for a little DIY).
I started out with a plain piece of pallet wood that I had already sanded down. I used a ruler to mark where I needed to cut and used my jigsaw to make the cuts.
Next, I stained the end of the pencil that I had just cut.
Using painters tape, I taped off the section that I wanted to make the eraser. The color paint that I used is “Eraser Pink” acrylic paint and I picked it up for $0.50 at Wal-Mart.
Next I sectioned off the area that would be yellow and painted it using yellow acrylic paint.
Once the pink and yellow paint had dried, I used a gray paint to make the metal piece between the eraser and pencil. I also painted a black tip on the pointed edge to make the lead.
I roughed the edges of the sign up with sand paper and used my silhouette to make the “Landis Academy” stencil to finish it up.
I plan to add some jute string between the pink and gray sections, and will use some cute metal wire with a little burlap bow as a hanger. (Of course, I’ve already packed all of this so it will have to wait until we get settled in Virginia)
This project was super easy to make and I can’t wait to hang it on the door of our homeschool room in the new house. It would also make an adorable teacher gift for back to school.