Now That’s My Kind of Pencil!

Holy smokes. It’s the first day of school already. Where did the time go?! If you read my last post you know I’m not super excited about it being school time again. Oh sure, I love my job and all but come on. Summer time rocks! So it’s back to the grind today so I thought I’d make a little back to school gift for my kids and for some of my co-workers. I wanted to make them for all the staff at my school but the thought of making 45 of anything didn’t sound too appealing. So sorry to everyone who didn’t get one. I guess you should be nicer to me during the year. =o) (Just kidding… kind of.)

I saw these in blog land a week or so ago. I feel like a total nub once again that I can’t find where they came from. The wonderful tech guys at my work did something to my computer and lost all my bookmarks. Yep, you read it right… LOST all of them. So I can’t find a single thing anymore. So all the fantastic crafts and recipes that I’ve been meaning to make are now gone. Ugh. So if this fantastic idea came from you, please leave a comment so I can change this and link back to you and give you credit for this totally cute idea!

So I gathered up these supplies to make these totally cute back to school “pencils”.
* package of Rolos
* Hersheys Kiss
* pink paper
* pencil yellow paper
* aluminum foil
* ribbon
* glue gun

First glue the Hersheys kiss onto the end of the Rolo package.

Then wrap the entire thing in aluminum foil.

Cut out a band of pink paper and glue it on one end.
Cut out a 1 inch circle and glue it on the end of the same end (for the eraser).
Cut out a piece of yellow paper. Use zig zag craft scissors to cut one end and write “Happy First Day of School” on it. (Or anything else you want!)
Glue on the yellow piece of paper and tie a ribbon on it and there you have it!

Who wouldn’t like to get one of these?!?!
Added later – Whoo hoo! I finally found the amazing blog that I stole this idea from. Sheesh – it took me all day but I was feeling not right about not giving her credit. So go check out The Blackberry Vine for all her other great ideas!Check out the great linky parties in my sidebar!
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  1. Oh no, sorry about your computer. Hope you first day back goes well. Love your back to school gift, Erin. So clever as always.

  2. I know what you mean…sometimes I blog hop so much I can’t remember where I found something! These pencils are so cute, and simple too! 🙂

  3. Ha! I love this pencil, yum and cute combined can’t be bad! Plus you made me crack up about the co-workers being nicer to you. Take note, cranky co-workers! Beware the wrath of Erin.

  4. SO DARLING… you should go and link them to The CSI Project “Back to School” Craft link party. These are perfect. LOVE THEM. Jen

  5. I would love to receive one of these. What a fun project, and a good way to make friends. 😉 Visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you’ll stop by my blog and say hi. 🙂

  6. I would love to get one of those!! How cute and what a sweet idea.

  7. Those are cute, I just lost all my stuff about a month ago. I found out my Gmail has a bookmarks on the google toolbar and if I save my stuff to it not only will it be there if my computer crashes you can access it from any computer. Wish I would have discovered this before all you do is sign in to your gmail and its there.

  8. Sounds like a craft I would have considered (and then reconsidered, like you) for my staff too. My first year as a stay at home mom and I’m thinking of all my buddies going back to work. Can’t say I miss work, just them. Maybe I’ll have to make some of these to let them know I’m thinking of them!

  9. LOVE this craft! I am bookmarking.

  10. So stinkin’ cute! Wish I had seen this 2 months ago! (we are on year round and start in July) Love it, I will have to remember this one for next year!
    BTW – you mentioned you might be interested in one of my pumpkins block kits. I am checking out shipping rates, so if you still want one, email me your address, and I will let you know. If you don’t want it, will you let me know because I have some people who want some more, but you get first dibs since I cut it out for you. maria shops at yahoo dot com
    Maria @ You Craft Me Up!

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  12. Oh yum, how cute is that!

  13. Hi Erin!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this pencil…so cute! Although my kids don’t go to school (I homeschool), this would be a cute “1st day of school” gift…so cute!
    For my mason jars, yes, I just used regular contact paper, and put it paper side down(don’t know if that matters), and it worked perfectly! I even used an old (green) olive jar, along with the mason jars…it turned out cute, too. Link a picture to my blog of what you come up with, I can’t wait to see it!

  14. What a cute idea…love it! =0)

  15. I totally Love this idea! Super cute blog. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

  16. I LOVE this idea! And I am loving your blog!! Keep the great ideas coming–cause I just added you to my must read list! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  17. Just wanted to let you know I made these and posted about them. I linked you back, hope that’s ok 🙂

  18. What great ideas!! I love this site 🙂 SO glad I found it!!