So, as we are shopping around and gathering our supplies, I am noticing that if I want to purchase anything of name brand, I need to pay an outrageous amount for it. Okay, that might be slightly dramatic but I do think $10 for a Star Wars pencil case is ridiculous, since I can get a perfectly fine one for $1 at any dollar store. That's when I needed to get creative! My little guy picked out a plan ol' black and red pencil case from the dollar store, he thought it was very Darth Vader like. My job...turn it into a Star Wars pencil case.
So this is what I did...
First I needed a stencil. I found this great Darth Vader one at ScaryHalloweenPumpkinPatterns.com. As the name suggests, it's a pumpkin carving stencil. I downloaded the image and made the image smaller to fit the pencil case. Once I had it to size, I cut the black portion of the stencil out with my trusty exacto knife.
Then I got a tube of Tulip Metallics Fabric Paint in Silver to trace Darth Vader onto the pencil case.
Trace out the outline as close to the edge as you can get. Keep the paper still and don't fuss about the cleanness of your lines at this point, you can clean them up afterwards.
Slowly remove your template, clean up your lines and you've got yourself a much cheaper Star Wars pencil case :D
I also added my little man's name to the bottom and voila, complete!
Here's to trying to save a little money at the time of year when it seems to fly out the window ;) Happy back-to-school everyone!!
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