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


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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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!

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

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


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