Jen Perkins Back to School Homework Station Yellow Christmas Tree Banner

Back to school time is here and you know what is guaranteed to make your student get better grades? A yellow Christmas tree decorated to look like a giant pencil next to their homework station. OK, maybe not a guarantee but this cute pencil tree will definitely ease the pain of calculus or French lit.

This pencil was created using a Treetopia Basics Yellow Tree.

Yellow Christmas tree decorated to look like a pencil for back to school.

This fun pencil tree could not be easier to make. You need a handful of goodies to go from yellow Christmas tree to pencil.

Supplies for Turning a Yellow Christmas Tree Into a Pencil

  • Treetopia Basics Yellow Christmas Tree
  • Paper Mache Craft Cone
  • Beige Paint
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Silver Bucket
  • Pink Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Green Ribbon

Be sure to check out Yay for Year Round Yellow Christmas Trees for a ton of other fun ideas for decorating options.

cardboard cone painted to look like a sharpened pencil tip.

Create the Tip of The Pencil for the Tree Topper

Instead of a traditional tree topper this yellow Christmas tree is getting a pencil tip. I created the look of a sharpened pencil by first painting a paper mache cone beige.  Once that was dry I added a bit of black paint to the tip. Stick on the top of the yellow tree just like you would any other tree topper.

Put some pep in your back to school step with these DIY pencil shoes. The perfect accessory to wear when studying next to your new tree.

silver bucket painted pink with green ribbon that looks like a pencil eraser.

Create an Eraser as the Pencil Tree Base

Now that you have the tree topper made, it is time to make the base. I used a silver bucket that I taped off and spray painted eraser pink. After the paint dried I added a strip of green ribbon. All that is left to do is insert the tree.

More of a wreath person? Check out this adorable back to school wreath covered with vintage touches.

homework station with yellow Christmas tree that looks like a pencil.

All that is left to do is put the tree next to your homework station. Who wouldn’t feel inspired to learn next to this adorable yellow pencil tree? I feel smarter already just looking at it!

Make better grades with a pencil tree in your homework station! Does your family decorate for back to school? Let us know in the comments section below!

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