Duck Tape® Pencil Pouches and Other Jazzed Up School Supplies

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School is starting very soon in our area, so the stores are still buzzing with parents and children doing their back-to-school shopping. Somehow, even though we homeschool and don't require a lot of supplies, I still get sucked into the vortex of binders, notebooks and pens in every color of the rainbow. I can't seem to get out of the stores without perusing the back-to-school supplies and putting a few items in my basket. I really and truly love new school supplies that much. Recently on a trip to Wal-Mart to pick up a few grocery items, I even tossed a few rolls of Duck Tape® into my basket with the intention of making Duck Tape® Pencil Pouches with my kiddos, as well as jazzing up some pens and composition books...anything to make learning more enjoyable for my two students ;-)
The hardest part was deciding on a pattern or two to buy. We are ardent Duck Tape® fans in this house. I would guess we have at least 10 rolls at any given time. You may recall that my son did a tutorial for a Bi-Fold Duck Tape® Wallet last year. He has since made a variety of wallets and bags. My daughter frequently covers binders with it an/or creates little pouches for various little do-dads. Duck Tape® has proven to be a great creative and inexpensive medium for my kiddos, therefore making it an important item on the school supply list. Most of the rolls of tape we had were solids, so a pattern was definitely in order for the Pencil Pouch. Fortunately, Walmart has a huge assortment of Duck Tape® patterns to choose from, usually located in their Paint or Craft Departments.
To make this easy large Duck Tape® Pencil Pouch, you will need a gallon sized zippered plastic bag, both patterned and solid Duck Tape®, scissors and/or a craft knife.
Start by folding over the bottom part of the plastic bag to desired length. Mine was about 8 1/2 inches from the top to the new bottom of the bag. Secure with a strip of patterned tape.
Continue covering the front of the bag with Duck Tape®, slightly overlapping each strip of tape. {Note: I did try to line up my mustaches before I stuck the strips of Duck Tape® onto the bag.}
Flip the bag over and cover with the same patterned Duck Tape® or a solid. We went with solid black.
Cut strips to appropriate length and place on the sides and bottom of the Pencil Pouch to give it a more finished look.
If desired, you can also cut a strip lengthwise and place on the top to cover any of the plastic bag that may be showing.
Finally, using a hole punch, make holes in the bottom of the bag to be able to clip into your binder.
This bag is plenty big to hold all your supplies securely in your binder. And when you're tired of the pattern, it's easy to make another one to suit your tastes.
Using the same Mustache Duck Tape, my son made a smaller, more portable pencil pouch using Duck Tape® "sheets" created by laying out a few strips of the tape, slightly overlapping them and then covering with another layer of Duck Tape®.
He then folded the "sheet," secured it more tape and even made a flap to keep the pencils inside. We also added a strip of Duck Tape® to a pen to coordinate with the pouches.
We didn't stop there. I got busy recovering a standard composition book with my favorite Green Waves patterned Duck Tape®.
Then, my daughter covered an empty Toblerone chocolate tube to create yet another pencil case.
Seriously, is there anything you can't do with Duck Tape®? It should definitely go on your list of back-to-school supplies. Think of all the fun your kids will have personalizing their hum-drum school supplies!
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9 comments:

  1. Great projects and inspiration!!! Do you think Nana could get in on the fun? xx

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  2. Cute! I love Duck Tape & it's many uses!
    Mrs. Lopez of Loving Life In Pink

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  3. Hi, I love these duck tape projects! My daughter and I love creating with duck tape. Thanks for sharing & I saw it on i gotta create.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. So cute! My son would LOVE to make one of these!

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  5. So fun! I love using the tape to embellish, decorate,and jazz up school supplies and other items.

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  6. What a great idea! I am loving the mustaches! Thanks for sharing

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  7. oh i love the Mustaches too! Duct tape is so much fun to use! Thanks for sharing at DIY Sunday Showcase

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  8. The mustache tape is so much fun. And the candy bar box is a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  9. How easy and fun! Great for back to school. I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party TODAY! I hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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