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Felt Pencil Toppers for Back to School

We’ve been looking for some time now to create a new cute felt project and the Back To School season has inspired us! Our kids love to personalize everything, and that doesn’t stop at stationary, so some Felt Pencil Toppers are perfect. We came up with four super-cute designs – two cheeky apples, a buzzy little be and an adorable ladybug. After all, what’s a better way to get kids excited about the new school year than crafting?

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Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple and a red apple, being held by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums

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Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple, red apple, bee and ladybug on a white background with notebooks by Champagne and Sugarplums

What you’ll need to make some cute Felt Pencil Toppers for Back to School:

Apples:

  • Two apples – red or green
  • One green leaf
  • One brown stem
  • Green or red embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Google eyes
  • Glue gun

Ladybug:

  • Two red circles
  • One black half circle
  • One black line, the length of the circle
  • Two smaller black lines
  • Red embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Google eyes
  • Glue gun

Bumblebee:

  • Two yellow ovals
  • One black half circle
  • Three black lines, the width of the oval
  • Two smaller black lines
  • One small black triangle
  • Yellow embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Google eyes
  • Glue gun
All of the pieces to make felt shapes - a green apple, red apple, bee and ladybug on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cut out all of the felt you’ll need for the pencil topper you’ve chosen. This step by step is for the green apple, but the steps are pretty similar for each topper. But, you can see the step by step instructions for each pencil topper in our YouTube video, linked above.

Stitching the edges of a felt green apple on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Place the two apple shapes together and sew around the outer edge. A blanket stitch is perfect this, but a simple straight stitch works too! Make sure to leave a gap the size of a pencil in the middle of the apple on both the top and bottom.

Gluing a felt leaf, stem and google eyes onto a felt green apple on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Use a glue gun to attach the apples accessories,

Gluing google eyes onto a felt green apple on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

eyes,

Gluing a felt leaf onto a felt green apple on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

stem and then leaf. The stem and leaf will be glued to the inside of the apple – in the gap where the pencil will go.

A felt green apple on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Give the little guy a smile with the marker and you’re done!

Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple, red apple, bee and ladybug on a white grid paper background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple, red apple, bee and ladybug on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple and a red apple, being bitten by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums

Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple and a red apple on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple and a red apple on a white and yellow background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple and a red apple, being bitten by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums

Felt Pencil Toppers - a green apple, red apple, bee and ladybug on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you and any little ones you make these for love them as much as we do! For more Back to School fun, check out our Teacher’s Pet Back to School Cocktail, Easy Felt Pencil Cases (Made by Kids for Kids) and our Desk Top Organizer – a Dollar Store Craft.

Welcome Back to School by Champagne and Sugarplums

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