Add a little charm your everyday no. 2 pencil with this incredibly easily tutorial from our DIY producer Robert Mahar. Standard 6" square origami paper minimize the amount of measuring and cutting, and comes in an amazing array of colors and cute patterns. We suggest bundling a half dozen together, binding with a paper sash and tying in coordinating ribbon for a thoughtful handmade gift!
Find more of Robert's work at http://www.maharcraft.tumblr.com.
Materials and tools:
6" Square Washi origami paper
Craft knife & cutting mat
1) Measure and cut 6" x 6" piece of Washi origami paper into four 1 ½" x 6" strips using a craft knife, ruler and cutting mat.
2) Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the back of the paper and on the pencil shaft. Align 1 ½" edge of paper strip underneath the ferrule, then slowly and tightly roll the paper around the pencil shaft, smoothing as you go.
3) Allow pencils to dry completely and then sharpen ends.
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