Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2005
Take poetic license with a box of ordinary pencils, and dress them up in complementary shades.
Begin your project by learning how to marbleize paper.
Once marbleized paper has dried, cut into strips (about 1 by 6 3/4 inches). Brush the back of a strip of marbleized paper with white craft glue; affix one long edge of paper to the pencil, then roll it against a hard surface to wrap the pencil and remove air bubbles.
Sharpen the pencils once the glue has dried.