Make It: Colored Pencil Jewelry

I’m guessing my fellow Curbliers love colored pencils as much as I do. So why not show our love by wearing them? Granted, the original how-to was a back-to-school project challenge, but those beads are so cute, they really shouldn’t be limited to the classroom. Also, what a great way to use up ‘nubs?!’ To see how to make each of these items, scoot on over to Design Mom.

Make It: An Easy No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll

created at: 10/03/2011

For students, artists, kids, or crafters this simple no-sew pencil holder is the perfect DIY project–or gift!  


Carla from Small + Friendly created this clever and easy crafting project from wool felt.  While her template (which you can download through her site) accommodates 24 pencils, you can make it bigger or smaller depending on your needs.  We love her suggestion of combining the pencil roll with a sketch book for an easy, semi-handmade gift!

Check out the instructions and download the template over on Small + Friendly!

Join the colored pencil of the month club.

created at: 2009-09-08

Imagine receiving 25 colored pencils a month for 20 months. Each pencil’s color is as unique as its name. (Have you ever wondered what color a Mermaid’s Gown might be? How about Frog Pond?) They’re shipped around the 10th of every month via Express Mail and cost 33 bucks a month, or, in other words, 660 smackers when the subscription is completed. To read more about the pencils, follow this link to 500 Pencils. And if you’d wonder how you’d store 500 pencils, check out the Orchestra Display Case. Continue Reading