Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Back to School

Back to School
25 Tips
for a Better School Year
via Real Simple
Pencil Kit How-To
You will need a place mat that is approximately 18 inches wide. Lay it facedown; fold the right edge over to be 2 inches short of the left edge. Pin in place (see below). Use a ruler and a washable marker to draw parallel lines perpendicular to the fold, about 1 inch apart. Fold a shoelace in half, and tuck its fold between the layers at the midpoint of one side. Next, sew up the two sides of the pouch -- the shoelace will be sewn in -- and along the parallel lines. Slide pencils into the compartments, and roll the case toward the shoelace side, then tie the laces.
Fun Printables and Ideas
via 18 twentyfive

Lunch Box Notes
Babble via One Charming Party

Rolo Pencil Treat
via Blackberry Vine

To make your own:

3 1/2 " x 4 1/2 " yellow cardstock
pinking shears
3 1/2" x 1/2" pink cardstock 1" circles pink cardstock
3 1/2" x 3/8" aluminum foil
Hershey kisses

The body of the pencil (inside) is a package of Rolos  and the tip of the pencil is a Hersheys Kiss attached to the Rolos with a glue dot.
To make the outside of the pencil, you cut a piece of yellow cardstock to 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", trim one short end with scallop edge or zigzag edge scissors, and score every 1/4" lengthwise...wrap around the Rolos and adhere. 
Then wrap a 3 1/2" x 3/8 " piece of pink cardstock at the opposite end.  Add a small pink circle to cover the exposed end of the Rolos.  
Cover the seam between the yellow and pink pieces with a length of silver foil tape.  Then just wrap the ends with a ribbon and tag.
Wishing everyone a Wonderful 2011/2012 School Year!
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