DIY: Sparkle Top Pencils

I was shopping with my niece this week and we came across some sparkly topped pencils. We were both very smitten, but they were quite expensive, so sadly they stayed on the shelf.

With glitzy pencils firmly stuck in my mind all afternoon, I set out to create my own little menagerie of pencils that know how to party (and don't cost the earth either).

This could be the easiest DIY you'll ever do, and the results are full of sparkly goodness.

Let's get started with materials:


1. Sequins with a flat base (you'll find them at art stores and haberdasheries)
2. Wooden pencils with a flat top
3. Craft glue

In just two easy steps, you're minutes away from some serious colleague envy at your cute pencils.

 Step 1: Put a dab of craft glue on the end of your pencil.

Step 2: Carefully place your sequin down on top of the glue, wipe any excess away and leave to dry.

Now just keep adding glue and adding sequins! 

This would be a very easy back to school project for the kids as well that would make them the envy of the classmates when they return from summer holidays.

These little sparkly pencils gems will really brighten up your desk and make you smile.

Contributor post by Penelope and Pip.
Rachael is an illustrator from Brisbane, Australia and is the creator of the whimsical world of Penelope and Pip. You can sneak a peek at her illustrations here and see what other projects and adventures are inspiring her on her blog too.

Jan Halvarson


Anonymous said...

Very cool DIY, I Think I'm going to do that with all my Pencils!!! Thank for great inspiration and have a wonderful Day!

Lianas Welt said...

What a great idea!
Have a nice day!


Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Very pretty and easy!

Art and Chic said...

So nice!
love this easy idea!
Have a lovely week!

Erika said...


Unknown said...

So simple yet so brilliant!

Chelsea Van Tol said...


Faith said...

How cute and simple are these?! Love it!

Tara Celeste said...

Love these! So simple and pretty...

Unknown said...

Oh, they are so fun! Yeah, don't pay for them when this looks so easy. Great idea to make your own. Thanks for the DIY!

Caitlin S. said...

so simply, so rockin'!

Mary said...

awww... this is too beautiful! I featured this project on a fun little list in my blog:

Definitely giving this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

This is the kind of project that makes me think, 'why hasn't anybody thought of this sooner!'
Fantastic idea x

Anonymous said...

I love this so much I'm going to do this to my plain wooden chopsticks.

Thanks for sharing =)