Sunday, January 26, 2014

DIY Pipe Cleaner Pencil Toppers

Hi, time is sure flying by. I can't believe we are going into the last week of January already.

I have a practical and pretty project to share with you. It's a heart shaped marker topper. 

They are super easy to make. My daughter loves how her markers look when she is colouring. And they look so pretty sitting in a vase with the rest of her markers.

Check it out.




All you need are a few pipe cleaners and markers or pencils or pens...

We already had some pipe cleaners in our craft supplies so we were ready to go.




I wrapped the pipe cleaner around the marker three times then folded the remaining part in half.

Twist the pipe cleaner together at the top of the marker.


I wanted all of my hearts to be exactly the same so I used my first one as a pattern.

I don't know what else to say because it is pretty simple but I want to fill in some of this white space. So there you go.


This picture shows me twisting the tip of the heart and wrapping the rest of the pipe cleaner on the marker. 

Oh my gosh how simple can it be. Holly cow. :)
Maybe I made the pictures too big?



And so you see here I shaped the pipe cleaners into hearts.

Looking pretty good so far. 

I can't believe how easy these are.  :)




I repeated the above instructions on three more markers with coordinating pipe cleaners. 

What luck that was to have them match so well. Don't you love it when a plan comes together. LOL






























I guess it wasn't so easy after all.


These are Honey Bunny's marker toppers.

They aren't hearts and they don't match. 

They are fancier than that. Very pretty. And very special. Like a bouquet of flowers. So pretty and practical in time for Valentine's day.





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21 comments:

  1. These are so cute, Darlene. I'm pinning. Linda

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  2. Those are cool and I bet my teen daughter would like making them!

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    1. My teenager loves them. She has them sitting in her room as decoration.

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  3. What a lovely idea! And the ending result is so cute. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Joanna, thank you twice. Once for the compliment and once for taking the time to leave a comment. :)

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  4. This is such a cute idea! if my babies were littler (literally--they are 6'2" and 6'4") I would surprise them on Valentines Day with these! Pinned to my "children" board on Pinterest.

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    1. I take it that your babies are boys. Thanks for Pinning.

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  5. I always love super cute and simple crafts! And I love your child's version!

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    1. Simple and easy. What a sense of accomplishment you can get from it.

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  6. What a cute craft! And I love your daughter's version, very artsie!!

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    1. Thanks Kathy, I`ll let Honey Bunny know how much you like her marker toppers. She was very proud of them. She knew right away that couldn`t shape hers into hears so she just right into making something of her own.

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  7. Very cute and festive for the upcoming holiday!

    Thanks for linking up at Gingham & Roses!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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  8. These are adorable - perfect for Valentine's Day!

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    1. The hearts are good for Valentine`s day. You could make different shapes for different occasions.

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  9. These are super cute! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party! Hope your having a great week! Theresa

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  10. Pinning this! Thanks for sharing on The Jenny Evolution's Friday Flash Blog linky party. Have a fabulous weekend :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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  11. Adorable! These will be great for my son's class since everyone will be giving out candy :) Pinned, thanks and sharing on my blog's FB page today!

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    1. Thanks Bernadyn. Glad they will be useful.

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  12. What a cute idea to use pipe cleaners on the pens. Would love if you shared this on the Spring Craft Blog Hop.

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  13. ohhh I have some of these pipe cleaners! how fun, how cute and how brilliant is this idea! love your pencil toppers Darlene!

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