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Colored Pencil Shaving Art!

Hi All! I’m Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers and it’s always a good day when I’m over at TT&J! I’m a firm believer that inspiration can happen anywhere. Even while coloring with your kiddos! I just bought my daughter a new pencil sharpener and while I was sharpening her entire collection I started to notice how beautiful all of the shavings were laying together. I loved the rich wood with the pops of color. So I decided to collect all the shavings to make some Colored Pencil Shaving Art.

Recycle Color Pencil Shavings and turn them into a fun piece of art! A project for the whole family via @tarynatddD Not only is this a great way to recycle but it’s a piece that captures a moment in time. No matter if this piece hangs in the kid’s playroom one day or stays in my office, it will always remind of the days when I sat at my daughter’s little table and colored together.

Recycle Color Pencil Shavings and turn them into a fun piece of art! A project for the whole family


– 8X8 Canvas – Pencil Shavings – Glue – Black Paint – Pencil

Color Pencil Shaving Art 1 I always find objects around the house to use as a quick stencil, and this time I used a cookie cutter to outline my star shape.

Pencil Shavings And I gathered up my pencil shavings…

Pencil Shaving Art 2 … and then started to glue them onto the canvas.

Pencil Shaving Art 3 Once I realized how long it was going to take do each piece individually, I eventually applied glue to the entire piece and dumped the bag on top. So much faster :)

Pencil Shaving Art 4 After I brushed off the excess, I was left with a very fun and abstract star.

Pencil Shaving Art 5 And to finish off the piece I did a quick cursive ‘create’ with black acrylic paint.

Recycle Color Pencil Shavings and turn them into a fun piece of art! A project for the whole family. via @tarynatddd Now go save those pencil shavings and have fun making more memories with your kiddos! Happy summer :) Thanks for having me over today, Jen!

So fun!!!!

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  2. This is a super cute idea!! Pencil shavings are one thing I haven’t thought using for creating. I love the hand lettering too. Great job, Taryn!
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