Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with another awesome DIY project just in time for national test prep in most schools! If you were anything like me as a child, you always needed a pencil pouch, supply case, and student ID bag; all needed to make sure that our schedules, Lisa Frank pencils, push-through lead insert-able pencils, scented Mr. Sketch markers, and the illicit ultra-cool, but highly impracticable pencil top erasers handy! With most schools prepping for National Standardized Testing next month before Spring break, now is a great time to send the kiddos off to school in style, clad with new pencils, in an affordable pencil pouch!
Also worth noting, be sure to check the Scotch website for everyday coupons on duct tape, colored tape, and the like; I purchased my rolls of Duct Tape, the day after Christmas for the past two years, at CVS with coupons, for only $0.10 per roll! I also purchase my baggies, with coupon at the Dollar Tree, making this project $0.15 per bag, on average!
So, to begin you will need the following:
- Scissors or Cutting Board
- Ziplock bags; quart size for Pencil Pouches and Student ID & Gallon Bag for In-Binder School Supply Pouch
- 3-Ring Hole Punch
- Customized Duct Tape
- Straight Edge
- Card-stock or Scrapbook Paper Sheet
- Sharpie or Colored Marker
- Binder (or D Clip, if linking to a backpack)
- Page Re-Enforcers, Optional
Here’s how to make the DIY Pencil Pouches:
- Lay a Ziplock baggie on a clean surface, as flat as possible.
- using a straight edge and sharpie, mark two inches off of the bottom of the baggie.
- Cut the two inch section off of the baggie and set to the side.
- Lay your tape flat on the baggie, and continue to wrap each strip of the baggie; each baggie will use three strips.
- Secure the bottom strip together.
- If you just want a pencil pouch, you are now done!
So that it, folks! An easy-peasy DIY version of DIY Pencil Pouches!
Here’ to saving,