Pencil Pouch Tube & 3 Ring Binder Pencil Pouch – August 2018
Pencil Pouch Tube
- 1 toilet paper tube
- 1 or 2 rolls of duct tape
- 2 magnets
- Cutting mat (optional)
- Cut a strip of duct tape long enough to cover the tube and overlap just a ½” or so.
- Starting at the top of the tube place the duct tape at the top edge and smooth onto the cardboard overlapping the tape in the center of the back.
- Cut another strip and repeat the process overlapping on the back but in just a slightly different spot.
- Continue until the tube is completely covered.
- Flatten one end of the tube and measure the length.
- Cut a piece of duct tape the length plus ½” of the bottom measurement.
- Centering the duct tape place it on the tube allowing the bottom half of the tape to be folded over and onto the back of the tube.
- Smooth the tape both on the tube and the ends that overlap.
- Using the scissors, cut the overlap off close to the tube.
- Cut the last piece of duct tape so it fits around the top of the tube.
- Smooth it onto the tube with half the tape above the top of the tube.
- Cut several slits in the tape stopping at the top of the tube. (like fringe)
- One at a time push the pieces of duct tape into the inside of the tube and smooth in place.
- Glue 2 magnets to the back of the tube (where the duct tape overlapped) and let dry.
- Hang in your school locker and fill with pens and pencils !
- I recommend NOT using the magnets that come as one long piece on a roll and you cut off what you need. I can never get them to lay flat. I have had much better luck with the round magnets.
- I measured my duct tape pieces on an old quilter’s cutting mat that I use for all sorts of crafting. It works best to lay the tape sticky side up when measuring and cutting.
3 Ring Binder Pencil Pouch
- One gallon sized slider style storage bag*
- Duct tape in desired print or color
- Cutting mat (optional)
- Hole punch*
- Measure and cut 3 inches off the bottom edge of the storage bag. Discard the cut off piece.
- Measure and cut 5 pieces of duct tape to 10 ½” each.
- Starting at the upper edge center and attach a 10 ½” piece of duct tape over the plastic of the bag and over the edge.
- Press to adhere.
- Repeat with 3 more pieces of duct tape overlapping just a bit where the edges meet to cover the bag.
- Overlap the bottom edge of the final piece of duct tape and press to the other side.
- Turn over and cover the other side using tape cut to 12” each.
- Center the tape on the bag before sticking it to the bag.
- Fold over the extra to the front of the bag.
- To reinforce the sides of the bag, cut 2 pieces to 7 3/4” each.
- Press half the tape on one side covering any uneven edges and turn the excess to the opposite side. Repeat for the other side.
- For the bottom, cut another piece of duct tape 10 ½” and attach part to one side and fold the rest to the other side.
- Use a three-hole punch to make holes for the 3 ring binder along the bottom edge.
- If the bag is too thick to fit inside the 3 hole punch, using a piece of loose leaf paper trace where the holes should go and use a hand held hole punch and punch the holes one at a time.
- Fill with pens and pencils and put inside your binder !
* I used a Ziploc bag instead as I didn’t have any slider bags. It worked just fine.
Always measure your bag for the exact number of inches needed for the piece of duct tape as your bag might vary a little from my numbers.