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Bling for Spring! Decorate a Deflecto Pencil Holder!

4/16/2016 | Lynn Lilly
Spring has sprung! Out comes the sun, colorful flowers, everything green and some bling!
You will need:
roll of faux rhinestone trim
adhesive backed faux rhinestone trim
die-cut black flourish
glue (I used “Tack- it over and over”…. for permanent adhesive choose a strong tacky glue.)
black acrylic paint
black craft boa; 1″ wide
pencil erasers; pink
low melt glue gun
flat paint brush; 1/2″ to 3/4″
1.  Cut the faux rhinestone sheet to fit around the outside of each side of the pencil holder.
2.  Lay flat; the wrong side up and lightly apply glue to the cut pieces.  Let dry until tacky.  *Designer note:  I recommend adult supervision if you use the Tack-It glue.  For young crafters; use a regular tacky glue.
3.  Adhere to the outsides of the pencil holder.
4.  Open the pencil holder.
5.  Measure and adhere the self-adhesive faux rhinestone trim around the opening where a picture can go. Apply the sides first; then fit the smaller top and bottom pieces, so the ends don’t overlap.
6.  Cut two pieces of the sign tag to fit in the picture openings.  Leave 1/2″ extending above the top edges of the holder.  Using the wet erase marker, write pencils on one; write pens on the other.  Write a message on the wet erase sign tag and insert where you would normally put a picture.  You can always put a picture or two in those slots if you like!  Let the ink dry before re-inserting into the slot or handling.
7.  Pencils:  If you decide to decorate some pencils; you will do it as follows:  Paint the pencils with the acrylic paint and allow to dry thoroughly.  Glue a piece of the faux rhinestone sheet around the pencil.  Glue a piece of boa around the top of the pencil.  Place the pink eraser over the regular eraser.
The pencil holder is ready to go!  I love the bling!  I shopped at my local Michaels store for the trims I used on this project.
Remember to let your imagination be your guide!  There are lots of crafty options for decorating these cool pencil holders from Deflecto.  I hope you enjoyed the project and got some inspiration here today!
Remember to enjoy the small blessings along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!

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