Sick of boring pencils? Here is a fun alternative.

You will need:

  • Pencils
  • Brown floral tape (sold at Michaels and other crafting and floral stores), or a brown washi tape
  • Green tissue paper (feel free to use orange and red too for a more winter/fall look)
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Glue gun, tacky glue or very strong adhesive glue dots for adding mini acorns, pinecones or leaves (You can also preserve real leaves by painting them with mod-podge.)

Step 1:

Wrap your pencil tightly with floral tape.

Step 2:

Cut the pipe cleaners in half and position them around the pencil "tree trunk." Hold them in place and wrap a long strip of floral tape around them until you reach the top. Press well to seal. (Make sure you pull the floral tape as you go around.)

Step 3:

Bend the branches (the pipe cleaners) as you wish. Tear the green tissue paper into pieces and thread them onto the pipe cleaners.

Step 4:

Add any cute touches like acorns, mini pinecones, real leaves, or even some pale pink blossoms!

Step 5:

Use and enjoy your new pencil!