Today is Frugal Finds day on Practical Scrappers. Our frugal find is pencils! I signed up because I like a challenge but sat down to create a layout using pencils and was at a complete loss! I held the pencil in my hand and looked at it and thought about it. I was trying to find a way to make it flatter than it is when it hit me! I do not have to use the whole pencil, how about just the shavings?!?! And that is how these adorable apple slices came to be!
The slices are just a single pencil shaving from a red pencil. So needed to be pieced together as they are very fragile. It was also a challenge getting them to stay put without breaking, but some glue dots did the trick!
I simply used a black marker to draw the seeds after they were mounted on the layout!
p.s.Give it a try! Sometimes the unconventional uses for items create the best results! Swing by Practical Scrappers to see what other great ideas the ladies came up with.