How to make a GiANT Pencil

Did you see my Guest Post over on
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I shared how to make a GIANT pencil! 
In case you missed it, I would like to share with you how to make this
Pottery Barn inspired pencil! 

{source Pottery Barn} 
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Isn't my version just as Fabulous??!?!?
I have been working on designing my son's room, re-purposing furniture, updating trim, painting and making decor.
I can't wait to share the BIG reveal when it's all finished! 
Now let's make a pencil!! I made the pencil for under $15!
Here’s what you will need:
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1. A Pointed Fence Post
I purchased a 4inch round x 6 1/2 ft post at farm store for $6.99
Pointed fence posts can be found at many home improvement stores
from $5 to $10 in all sizes untreated or treated.
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2. A Stove Pipe
I purchased an adjustable black stove pipe at Mernard’s for $4.77
{in the cooling and heating section}
There are many options,
you could even use dry vent for this part of the pencil.
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3. Paint
A primer {optional}, interior latex and some craft paint.

First I primed the post.....
I think this step is optional but because this is a treated post
I wanted to ‘seal’ it.
I did not do any sanding.
I liked the rustic and rough look of the post.
 
Then I used craft paint for the point, tip and eraser.
A mixture of pink and brown craft paint for the eraser,
tan for point, and black for the tip.
For the body of the pencil I used some leftover yellow house paint.

I really liked the look of this stove pipe with the crinkle
at the top and bottom.
Its very easy to bend. I just wrapped and secured with screws.

See how simple?? The PERFECT Pencil!

I painted this right at my kitchen table and it took about an hour:-)

It looks perfect standing in a corner.....BUT since
I think my 2yr old will try to crawl it, I decided it needed to be hung.

I used two 1/4" x 6" lag screws to support the post.
I pre-drilled 2 holes in the post 16 inches apart
{because most studs are 16inches apart}
and screwed
them into the studs for support. pencil7
I thought it needed a little something more...
so I used my Silhouette and cut 'PENCIL No. 2' in black vinyl
I also think a child's name or a Teacher's name
would be PERFECT too:-) 
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And there you have it......
simple and inexpensive home d├ęcor
with a BIG impact!
 Thank you so much for stopping by!


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28 comments:

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh WOW!! How Totally Awesome is this!!!!!

Jenn @ myfabulesslife said...

Found you on My Repurposed Life. This is AMAZING!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This is so totally cool! Love this! It would look great in my craft room. Very creative of you.

Homemade Woman said...

i soooooo love this!!! thank you for sharing. i really need to try this out myself.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's soooo cool!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

This is just over the top awesome! You are so clever, can't wait to see what you do next! I'm your newest follower.

Denise said...

Now, that is truly clever! My grandson would love one of these.

Kristal @ Engineering Life and Style said...

Super cute and SO creative!! I love this idea :)

gail said...

that giant pencil is really cool! great job.
thanks for linking up, I'd appreciate a link back in your post. :)
thanks Michell
gail

Tammy @ Type A said...

that is too cool! love it.

Kristi said...

I just love this!! My good friend had something similar in her classroom years ago. Always made me smile. I featured this post this week over at ishouldbemoppingthefloor: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

Would be delighted to see more of your awesome projects show up at the party this week. Hope you're enjoying Superbowl Sunday!

{HUGS},
kristi

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

Thank you so much:-)

Megan said...

totally love this!!! thanks for linking up to Make it monday!

I will be sharing your link on the Brassy Apple FB page! :)

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

That is too cool! I need to make one of these. I'm your newest follower! Came over from Brassy Apple!

Sassy Sites! said...

This is such a fun idea!!! I LOVE it!

Natasha said...

Love this! pinning

Natasha xx

www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

pinned this! I so want to make one. I already made a giant rule. I'd love for you to enter my linky party. You could win a 3 pack from Sew Sweet Patterns just for linking up: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/linky-28-will-craft-for-free-patterns.html

Christine said...

LOVE IT!!! What a great idea!!!

Would you PLEASE link this up on my blog?
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-3.html

jessica said...

that. is. awesome. really, though, you are one crafty lady.

mybagofsunshine.blogspot

Natural-Nesters said...

This is super cute!! I would love to make one of these for my home-daycare playroom! It's so fun, I'm sure the kids would love it!

We would love for you to come link up at our Naturally-Nifty Linky Party!

http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-linky-party-2-features.html

-Your newest follower!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow that's great I love it! Looks pretty easy to do too! Fun decor item!

simona said...

awesome, i'll have to pin that!

Kristen @ My Covered Bridge said...

That pencil is awesome - how creative! I love it!

Terry said...

This pencil project is easy and looks great. Perfect tutorial.

Unknown said...

I am totally copying this! In fact, I am in the middle of painting the pencil...two pencils actually. Can you tell me how tall you made your vinyl? Your words are very readable and I hope mine turns out as well as yours. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Unknown said...

I am totally copying this! In fact, I am in the middle of painting the pencil...two pencils actually. Can you tell me how tall you made your vinyl? Your words are very readable and I hope mine turns out as well as yours. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Rikki B said...

This is seriously cool! Wow, I would have *loved* having something like that in my room growing up! I'll have to keep it in mind for when we have kids, or even for my sister-in-law who is an Elementary School teacher :)

Leslie Green said...

I LOVE THIS! my only problem has been finding fence posts with points. Any suggestions? :)

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