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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DIY Pencil Pouch for Back to School

In a few weeks, we will begin running over supply lists and stocking up on essential items for the school year. This year, why not DIY a few supplies to save some cash and make your child's supplies stand out from the crowd?

I made a DIY pouch for my son to store his pokemon cards in earlier this week, and I knew that this would also be perfect for storing his pencils and markers during the school year. This was so easy to make! It is a perfect craft for kids of all ages, including teens!

You only need 2 materials for this DIY Pencil Pouch. You can buy them both at Dollar Tree if you don't already have them to make this a super economical craft!

All you need is a zipper seal baggie and printed duct tape. I used one gallon sized bags. As you can see in the video, I folded my baggie about 1/3 of the way up and taped it to hold that way, just to make the pouch a smaller size for smaller hands.


This is so easy to make. You can have it finished in under 5 minutes for a sturdy, handy pouch you can use in so many ways. From storing pencils and pens to holding treasures like Pokemon cards or even makeup!


  • Begin by tearing duct tape to fit the width of the baggie.
  • Layer it from the bottom to the top.
  • Fold the sides over then flip the bag over and continue to layer tape from bottom to top.
  • Then stuff it with the contents of your choice.
  • Now you have a super easy and economical back to school supply that will be a one of a kind!



You might also enjoy this post on how to save money on back to school clothes

10 comments:

  1. I actually really like this, it could have a lot of uses.

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  2. We may have to do this! It's hard to believe summer break if more then half over for my kids.

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  3. This DIY Pencil Pouch is a great idea and it came out terrific. I like to shop at the Dollar Tree also!
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  4. Duct tape comes in so many patterns and colors that the possibilities are endless.

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  5. This is really neat. Love that is it is coat efficient since kids tear everything up anyhow.

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  6. Easy enough to create! And kids could use whatever tape pattern they wanted so it could be a one-of-a-kind pouch.

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  7. Such a cute idea! Will definitely give this one a try. Grand kids can choose the tape of their choice.

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  8. My kids would have fun making these and they would have pencil cases unlike anyone else's. I know what we'll be doing tomorrow!

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  9. That turned out really nice. I can think of a lot of uses for this!

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  10. Such an awesome way to let kids show their personalities, with the wide array of duct tape choices!!!

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