Little pencils from popsickle sticks

I made this banner using products from the Elementary My Dear line by GCD, as well as some Melody Ross chipboard pieces. I thought it would be a perfect room gift for Jenna's class!

I used this album kit as the base of the banner. The holes were already punched, and I love the shape. I started by painting each of the pieces dark brown. I then embellished each with these chipboard letters that I inked black, as well as the smaller letters. I also used some chipboard stars, which I inked red and covered with yellow buttons.

Here is the finished banner:

Schooldays copy

And here are a few of the details.You can also see I used some little word stickers here and there.


And my genius sister in law helped me make this little pencils from popsickle sticks. I also fussy-cut the apples from the Elementary My Dear line.


Hope you enjoyed the banner!



  1. Absolutely adorable! I'm in love with the little pencils.

  2. I loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! And loving how you did the pencils!! Clever! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. This is adorable and those Popsicle sticks are amazing!!!!