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Decorative Pencils – Family Friendly Craft

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How to make decorative pencils. This is a great family friendly craft.

Pencils decorated with tape and jewels.

As most of you know, we LOVE crafting as a family.. even my husband joins in sometimes. We can spend an entire day just crafting and making a mess (a fun mess of course).

Crafting is fun, but even more fun when you can do it an entire day and not worry about supper. Lucky for me, I have a slow cooker and Club House Slow Cookers Seasoning Mixes that I can use to make meal time super easy.

Sunday morning when my daughters woke up, they asked if we could have a crafting day. We had spent Saturday running around, so I gladly said yes. I liked the idea of having a quiet day at home.

I took out my slow cooker, Club House Slow Cookers Seasoning Mix – Beef Dip, an onion and some beef. Placed them all in my slow cooker and voilà supper was prepared. EASY!

Look at this Family Friendly Craft we made:

Decorative Pencils - Family Craft -

Yes, we made super cute decorative pencils! Such an EASY craft and we had so much fun making them.

My daughters and I pulled out everything we might want to use to decorate the pencils and got crafting.

My husband even made some pencils too! He said it looked like fun and wanted to join in. The funny part is that the blinged out pencil is the one he made and also my daughters’ favorite pencil. Hehe

Family Friendly Craft Supplies
Children Crafting

Decorative Pencils


  • Wood pencils
  • Washi tape
  • Decorative thread
  • Ribbon
  • Bakers’ Twine
  • Jewels
  • Origami paper
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Glitter or glitter paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun
Pencil Decorating Supplies


Step 1: Take out the pencils you want to decorate and just DECORATE and have fun!! Seriously, no instructions needed! Paint, stick and enjoy yourselves!

We made these pencils by wrapping various washi tapes around the pencils.

Pencils Decorated with Washi Tape

You can also wrap thin paper or origami paper around the pencil and use hot glue to adhere it.

Pencils decorated with Origami Paper

We blinged out these pencils by sticking on jewels and decorative thread. We stuck everything on with hot glue.

Blinged Pencils

The girls had sooooo much fun!!

Fun Family Craft
Decorate Pencils with Kids
Decorating Pencils

Here we are with our decorative pencils!

The DIY Dreamer Family

I bet you’d like to see close-ups of our pencils,….

Decorative Pencils - Pencils decorated with kids -
Custom Pencils
Decorative Pencils Tutorial
Family Friendly Craft - Decorated Pencils
Personalized Pencils Tutorial

Didn’t they turn out great? I can’t get over how cute they are!

Gabrielle has already taken a couple of them to school, she’s excited to write with them.

If you want more decorative pencil inspiration, check out our gold pencils.

After our day of crafting, we were exhausted. I’m happy that I didn’t have to worry about dinner. YAY for slow cooker meals!

If you haven’t tried Club House Slow Cookers Seasoning Mixes, you should! They are super yummy and come in various seasoning mixes; Beef Dip, Chicken Stew, BBQ Pork, Beef Stew, Beef Stroganoff, Caribbean Style Pot Roast, Italian Herb Chicken, Pot Roast and Sweet and Sour Chicken

I haven’t tried them all, but the ones I have tried are delicious. I’m looking forward to trying the BBQ Pork!

Hope you’re having a fabulous day!


If you need family-friendly activity inspiration, be sure to visit “Fun Ways to Spend Time with Your Family” for entertaining things you and your family can do together.

Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Saturday 19th of April 2014

These are so fun, Christine! I have a house full of boys, so they are gung ho crafting for maybe fifteen minutes tops lol. Thanks for sharing at our Get Your DIY on party! Hope you and your beautiful family have a blessed Easter. XO


Friday 18th of April 2014

Oh goodness, these are too cute! What a fun craft to do with the kiddos and a great way for them to show off their individual tastes!

Jennifer Dawn

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

These look like so much fun! {pinning}


Tuesday 4th of March 2014

What a fun project to work on with everyone!

I featured your project here:

Thank you again for sharing and linking up!


Katie Adams

Saturday 1st of March 2014

Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing. --Katie,

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