Krafts with Kathy


Pencil Pouch Tube & 3 Ring Binder Pencil Pouch – August 2018

Pencil Pouch Tube


  • 1 toilet paper tube
  • 1 or 2 rolls of duct tape
  • Glue
  • 2 magnets
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat (optional)


  1. Cut a strip of duct tape long enough to cover the tube and overlap just a ½”  or so.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut another strip and repeat the process overlapping on the back but in just a slightly different spot.
  4. Continue until the tube is completely covered.
  5. Flatten one end of the tube and measure the length.
  6. Cut a piece of duct tape the length plus ½” of the bottom measurement.
  7. 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.
  8. Smooth the tape both on the tube and the ends that overlap.
  9. Using the scissors, cut the overlap off close to the tube.
  10. Cut the last piece of duct tape so it fits around the top of the tube.
  11. Smooth it onto the tube with half the tape above the top of the tube.
  12. Cut several slits in the tape stopping at the top of the tube.  (like fringe)
  13. One at a time push the pieces of duct tape into the inside of the tube and                smooth in place.
  14. Glue 2 magnets to the back of the tube (where the duct tape overlapped)               and let dry.
  15. 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

Materials Needed:

  • One gallon sized slider style storage bag*
  • Duct tape in desired print or color
  • Ruler
  • marker
  • scissors
  • Cutting mat   (optional)
  • Hole punch*


  1. Measure and cut 3 inches off the bottom edge of the storage bag.  Discard the cut off piece.
  2. Measure and cut 5 pieces of duct tape to 10 ½” each.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat with 3 more pieces of duct tape overlapping just a bit where                            the edges meet to cover the bag.
  5. Overlap the bottom edge of the final piece of duct tape and press to                             the other side.
  6. 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.
  7. Fold over the extra to the front of the bag.
  8. To reinforce the sides of the bag, cut 2 pieces to 7 3/4” each.
  9. Press half the tape on one side covering any uneven edges and turn                           the excess to the opposite side.  Repeat for the other side.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.