Thursday, December 29, 2011

Upcycled Pencil Cases

While attempting to organize some of the supplies that I use with children I realized that I had a couple dozen watercolor sets that were on their last legs. Instead of tossing them out I decided that with Mod Podge and some collage materials they could be turned into pencil cases. I removed the little ovals of paint and soaked the trays overnight in a utility sink to get rid of stains and the label on the cover. I looked through a folder where I collect images that I like from the newspaper, cut them down to size and used the Mod Podge to attach them to the cover of the case. With rubber stamps I added "pencil box" and a couple buttons for extra color.

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