Introduction: Miniature Landscape Pencil Holder

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How to make a paper miniature pencil holder from a piece of cardboard, 2 toilet paper rolls, paper mache, copper wiring, rope and some paint.

Step 1:

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- Cut one quarter off a toilet paper roll.
- Glue with hot glue the 3 pieces of toilet paper rolls on a piece of cardboard.
- Cut the base into a nice shape.

Step 2:

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- Cut up some news paper in to small pieces of paper and glue this, with walpaper glue on the toilet paper rolls.

- Cut thepieces of news paper in to smaller pieces of paper. Put the small piece of paper in a container and mix it up with water (you    can also do this with a blender). When you have a past of water and paper you can put some wallpaper powder in the mixture and stir this for a minute. Now you have a nice mixture to put on your pencil holder.

Note: This is not the best way to do it. I was just testing out some new things. This mixture takes about 4 to 5 days to completely dry and the past runs down. 

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- Paint the pencil holder with a dark grey and let it dry.
- Than with a sponge and some light gray (almost with) dot the paint on the pencil holder.
- Paint the inside of the pencil holder black.

You are finish with the first part.

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It’s time to make your tree.

- Get some old copper wiring and strip it.
- Get a small piece of copper, from about 45mm long.
- Wrap the copper wiring around the small piece of copper.
- On the end are 2 wires, put more copper wiring on the piece and make a third branch.
- With some 20mm and 40mm long copper wires I was playing around until I had the right look.
- When you have the right look, solder the joins together.
- Paint the tree in a brown color.

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- Cut some rope into small pieces.
- Color the rope in a light and dark green.
- Get some sawdust.
- Color the sawdust in a light and dark green.
- When the paint dries. Rub the pieces op rope in je fingers and the pieces of rop that stuck together aren’t stuck anymore.
- You can do the same for the sawdust.

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- Put some elementary glue on the branches of the tree and sprinkle some light green rope on the branches of the tree. 
- Let it dry
- Put some elementary glue on the green rope pieces and sprinkle some dark green sawdust on it.
- Let it dry
- Put some elementary glue on the dark green sawdust and sprinkle some light green sawdust on it.
- Let it dry

For me the stem was a little bit to light.
- So with a sponge and some black paint I put some black paint on the tree. But do this very light.

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- Puncture in the base of the pencil holder a small hole. Just large enough so you can put the stem in it.
- Sprinkle some sawdust around the hole. Just like with the tree.
- Glue the tree in place

And you are finished

Comments

aliyar1 (author)2015-07-25

i did it but it wont allow me to download the picture

aliyar1 (author)2015-07-24

unique

Scehart (author)2015-01-09

Looks so cool! I will try to do one myselfe

lindarose92 (author)2013-01-05

What a great idea! I love it!!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2012-12-26

Brilliant and unique idea!

Agentfern (author)2012-08-12

Yes! Thank you! Now I know how to make leaves on tiny trees :D

Savethetrees411 (author)2012-07-15

Great Project!

Printy (author)2012-06-25

That's fair genius I'd say. Well done on the tree greenery! And I love the idea. I'm thinking I may have to make a full desk organizer like this now. It's simply irresistible! Cudos!

kmac1 (author)2012-06-19

This is sweet. I like your whole concept. Thanks!

xd12c (author)kmac12012-06-21

Could you add a "bottom" to some paper towel tubes and cut them a bit lower? Then use a plastic cup to put an actual plant in?

misko13 (author)2012-06-19

What a great idea!
I'm in love with models/dioramas and you made a functional use for them.
Thanks for sharing ;D

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