DIY Ornament: Pencil Trees

One of our favorite things to do in the office is figure out how to make adorable decorations out of … things we have in the office! These sweet little pencil trees are fun to do with kids and coworkers alike.

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Pencil and Pushpin Tree Ornaments

  • Supplies:
  • pencils
  • craft paint
  • map pins
  • pencil sharpener
  • garden shears
  • hot glue gun

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  • Method:
  • 1. Sharpen 4 pencils.
  • 2. Clip 3 pencils using garden shears in three different lengths (2”,4”,6”). Sharpen clipped end.
  • 3. Hot glue 3 clipped and sharpened pencils to single pencil, making a tree.
  • 4. Paint using craft paint. Let dry.
  • 5. Press map pins into pencils to make ornaments.
  • 6. Press 1 map pin in top back of tree for hanging string.
Pencil Tree Ornaments
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Coyote urine. It’s the reason my hydrangeas actually bloomed this year. (Deer repellent.) And after her thorough sweep of the gardens for chipmunks, it’s what Mary smells like right now. #bathtime Happy Saturday!

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