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DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

DIY Pencil Toppers – Let’s Make Some Cute Pencil Toppers

Looking for a fun craft idea to try out with the kids? How about these super cute DIY pencil toppers projects. Check out the tutorials and try making a few more by yourself.

Tutorial 1: Make Monster Pencil Toppers – Fun Craft!

A great craft project to teach the kids easy and simple hand-stitching; and keeping the pencils safe with these cute monsters protecting them 🙂

monster pencil toppers

List of Supplies:

  • Felt fabrics
  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

monster pencil toppers

How To Make Monster Pencil Toppers – DIY Pencil Toppers

Step 1

Select some fun colors for this craft! Grab the felt fabrics and get started. Use any color you want for all the patterns except for the eye; we’ll be using white felt for the big circle and black felt for the small circle to make the eye of the monster. The template basically includes- 2 bases (for the body), 2 hands, 2 circles (1 small, 1 big) for the eye; and 2 antennas. 

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 2

Grab any one of the base body cutouts and the 2 circle cutouts for the eye. Place the small black circle in the middle of the big white circle, and then place the 2 circle cutouts on the upper (circular) part of the monster base pattern. Use white thread to stitch a small dot pattern on the black round pattern but making sure to draw the needle through all 3 layers. Use black thread to stitch the black circle and use white thread to stitch the white circle with the monster base cutout. This is the front base.

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 3

Stitch a smiley face below the eye using black thread. Place the 2 base patterns on a flat surface. Place the 2 antennas on the top side of the plain base; by overlapping about a cm with the top side of the base and the bottom sides of the antennas. Place the straight sides of the hand patterns along both sides of the front base pattern.

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 4

Place the front base on the top of the plain one, keeping the antennas between the base layers on the top end. Prepare needle with matching thread.

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 5

Stitch around the side of the base patterns, except the bottom end. The bottom side should remain open. Start your stitch from one side and stitch towards the top and returning to the other side. I did a flat blanket stitch. Once the stitching is complete tie a knot or two and cut off extra thread.

Grab more fun colors and make a bunch of cute monster pencil toppers! 

 

Tutorial 2: DIY Bat Pencil Toppers

Hey crafty peeps! Have you started planning for Halloween yet? Apart from all the candy treat plans and ideas, what else do you have in mind? Wouldn’t it be fun if you gave these really cute DIY bat pencil toppers a try! 

Bat pencil topper free pattern

Arent’ these DIY bat pencil toppers the cutest! A fun activity to try with the kids not just for Halloween but for any season.

DIY bat pencil toppers

I am loving these DIY bat pencil toppers, an absolutely cute addition to your little ones stationary accessories. You won’t believe how easy and quick to make this craft is until you give it a try! Go ahead, check out the list of supplies, collect’em all and get crafty.

Bat pencil toppers

List of Supplies

  • Felt fabric – dark colors
  • Fabric maker
  • Needle
  • Matching threads
  • Scissors

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

How To Make Bat Pencil Toppers – DIY Pencil Toppers

Step 1

Select at least 2 different colored felt fabrics for this craft. I’m using black felt for the wings (attached to the back part) and burgundy felt for the front body part of the bat topper. Selected black and white felts for the eyes. Grab the template cutouts and trace them on the selected felts. Use small sharp scissors to cut out the traced felts nicely.

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 2

Take a black circle cutout (small) and place it on a white circle cutout(big). Now place them on the top (head part) side of the front part. Prepare needle with matching thread.

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 3

Stitch the eye patterns with the front body cutout of the bat pencil topper pattern. Simply stitch around the sides to join them with the bat body pattern.

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 4

Use black thread to stitch the mouth and white thread to stitch the fangs of the bat, below the stitched eyes. 

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 5

Happy with the front body pattern? Great! Grab the wings pattern and place it on a flat surface.

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Step 6

Place the front body pattern right in the middle of the wings pattern. Prepare needle with thread matched with the color of the front part of the bat. Start the stitch from a side and stitch towards the top. 

DIY bat pencil toppers

Step 7

Stitch all around from top to the other side. I did simple running stitch. While stitching towards the other side of the bat remember to keep a small opening at the bottom side so that you can insert a pencil through it. Done stitching? Tie a knot or 2 and cut off extra thread. 

DIY bat pencil toppers

Step 8

Wasn’t that easy and fun? Grab more fun colored felts and make some more!

DIY Pencil Toppers: Two Easy Tutorials with Free Patterns

Don’t forget to share a picture with us if you craft one! We’d love to see your version of this DIY Pencil Toppers (You can share your picture with hashtag #craftaholicwitch or just DM your picture to us on Instagram.

Happy Crafting!

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