Wear it in Colored Pencils

One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action, and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?

... Sorry, there's drool all over this keyboard. 

If you're looking for a last-minute gift idea or a great excuse to use those extra colored pencils for the next holiday party, take a few notes from Gabrielle Blair

The designer, currently living in France, runs a blog where she says her design projects and motherhood intersect. Her latest project includes a few new uses for a few extra colored pencils. 

Check out her how-to guide after the jump ... 

A quick sand, a hole drilled through the middle, and a string should do just the trick. 

Check out her blog for more details and upcoming projects. 

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Claire Lawton
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