Today the Designers Crafts Connection is hopping and crafting with school supplies!! I made several projects for this hop — I mean, who doesn't love fresh, new schoool supplies, right?

Check those projects out here:

Today's project is more of an art piece, just with school supplies (pencils) as a base:

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Guess how much this cost to make? $1.50!! Yeah — pencils were 47 cents per pack at target x 3 packs. The base is a gift box and the rest of the items were in my stash. I printed the bee out from The Graphics Fairy onto Craft Attitude and applied it to the pencils. Here's the complete, how -to:

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  • Lemon Berry Flowers
  • Trims and Ribbons
  • Gathered Ric Rac Trim  by Making Memories
  • ColorBox Stylus & Tips Set
  • ColorBox Crafter's Ink
  • The Crafter's Workshop Stencil by Balzer Designs
  • Smooch Spritz in Gold Glow, by Clearsnap
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Empty Gift Box
  • Hot Glue
  • Elmer's CraftBond Spray Adhesive
  • Pencils
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Patterned Paper by Jillibean Soup
  • Diecuts by Silhouette Cameo
  • Bumblebee Image from
  • Craft Attitude Film
  • White Cardstock
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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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6 thoughts on “Designer Crafts Connection BLOG HOP: Pencil Canvas Art – Just BEE YourSelf

  1. What a stunning piece of art. Loved how you incorporated all the different materials and techniques. Wow!

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 11:49 am
  2. oh my goodnesss. this is fab and so gorgeous.

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm
  3. Great work Jennifer! You rock!

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm
  4. This is Amazing!! Love it!! <3

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm
  5. Very cool, Jennifer! Hooray for bees!

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 11:54 pm
  6. That was so cool! Thanks for the video- you know I was saying how did she do that? LOL

    Posted on August 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm