Back-to-School time is here and what better way to celebrate than a trio of bright and colorful Recycled Tin Can Felt Pencil Holders with Kunin® Classic™ Felt. An apple for teacher, a composition book, and a number two pencil to hold, you guessed it – PENCILS! A fun way to welcome your favorite teacher back to the classroom or a playful way to decorate that homework space.
Time: 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
YOU WILL NEED:
- Kunin® Classic™ Felt Craft Cuts 9” by 12” – Black, White, Red, Olive, Candy Pink, Silver, Gold
- Recycled Tin Cans – three (Large, Soup Size)
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt – Titanium White, Sour Apple
- Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint – Shiny Black
- Glitter Glue – Iridescent
- Green Gingham Ribbon
- Clothespin, Spring-Style – one
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (low temp works best)
- Black Marker, White Chalk Pencil, Scissors, Pinking Shears, Ruler, Plain Paper, Paper Plate for Palette, Pencil with new Eraser
To begin the Trio of Recycled Pencil Holders, gather all supplies. Remove the labels from the large soup cans, then wash and dry each can completely.
Measure a 5” by 12” rectangle onto Black Kunin® Classic™ Felt with a white chalk pencil and cut out inside the traced lines with scissors. Place white acrylic craft paint on a paper plate, crumple a piece of paper, dip paper into the white paint and stamp onto the black felt. Cover the entire surface of the black felt to resemble the pattern on a composition book. Set aside to dry.
Once dry, attach black felt to can using a glue gun and glue sticks. Trim any excess felt from the seam. Measure a rectangle 2 ½” by 2” from White Kunin® Classic™ Felt with a black marker and cut out inside the traced lines with scissors. Glue to the top front of the can. Drawn an outline, lines, and a name onto the white label with black dimensional fabric paint. Set aside to dry.
NO. 2 PENCIL
Measure a 3 ½”” by 12” rectangle onto Gold Kunin® Classic™ Felt, a 1 ½” by 12” rectangle onto Candy Pink Kunin® Classic™ Felt, and a ½” by 12” rectangle onto Silver Kunin® Classic™ Felt. Cut out inside the traced lines with scissors. Attach the Gold, then the Candy Pink rectangles to the can with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue silver rectangle on top of seam between gold and candy pink felt. Trim excess felt with scissors.
Draw “No. 2” onto can with black dimensional fabric paint. Accent silver band with lines and dots of iridescent glitter glue. Set aside to dry.
A IS FOR APPLE
Cut out a leaf shape, with pinking shears from Olive Kunin® Classic™ Felt. Create a polka dot pattern using a new pencil eraser dipped in sour apple acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry.
Measure a 5” by 12” rectangle onto Red Kunin® Classic™ Felt with a black marker and cut out inside the traced lines with scissors. Attach the red rectangle to the can with a glue gun and glue sticks. Trim excess felt with scissors. Tie green gingham ribbon in a square knot around the top of the can. Glue polka dot leaf underneath knot and clip clothespin to back of the can as the apple’s stem.
I hope you will use my Trio of Recycled Tin Can Felt Pencil Holders project as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create something fun for your back-to-school space, wherever it may be. Fill with school supplies for a homework space or with goodies for the kids’ new teachers.
Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter! We would LOVE to see what you create, so tag us #CreateWithKunin on social media.
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area. Online purchase the complete collection at Fabric.com, major retailers JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores, Michaels and Hobby Lobby.
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