Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with a simple project you can make for that special man in your life. When I looked around the house at the many coloured pencils that are strewn around and with many pencil cases in the cupboards, this idea came to me....a bonus that it is uses a recycled tin.
What you will need for this project is:
Embellishments of your choice - for this project I used Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and embossed them with black embossing powder.
Step 1 - Cover your tin with a layer of gesso. This is probably not needed, however I thought it would give more of a surface for the adhesive to stick to. I had tried the Helmar Woodworking glue, however the pencils slid around a bit and I love the immediate adhesion of the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive glue (this is my favourite adhesive!)
Step 2 - Taking your adhesive, stick each pencil on to the tin, being sure to stick them on straight
Very easy! Be sure to hold the pencil in place for a couple of seconds to allow the adhesive to bond. Some people may prefer to use pencils all of the same size and height to have a more uniform approach, however this did not bother me. As mentioned earlier, I was using up supplies I had around the house.
I used chipboard 'gears' and embossed them using Versamark and black embossing powder from Stampin Up! I adhered these using the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. I love the way it turned out!
As I was creating this project, my youngest son, Mr 3 decided he wanted to make something also.....he painted another tin using acrylic paints, sealed it with Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish and stuck various embellishments on it using the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.