Back to School With A Cool DIY

It seems like Washi Tape is all the rage right now in the crafting world, so I thought it was time that I jump on the bandwagon and try a craft with some! As my daughter is heading into middle school this year, I thought that it would be fun to make her a pencil case that she could carry to class with her and how easy, I thought, to just add some Washi Tape to a pencil to “dress it up” a bit. This craft is so simple, quick and easy. You can make this for yourself or a loved one using mechanical pencils like I did, or any other type of pencil, pen or marker. We love to see other crafter’s work. Share your ideas with me at SUPPLIES 1 piece of felt Ribbon Washi Tape Mechanical pencils Scissors Ruler Sharpie Needle Thread HOW–TO Step One Lay the piece of felt flat on the table. Place your pencil on the felt to determine how many strips to cut. Step Two With the ruler (widthwise) find the center of your felt. Make a tiny dot on “inch markings” 3.5, 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5. Step Three Draw a line (lengthwise) on these markings making sure to stop 2 inches from each edge. Step Four Fold the piece of felt in half (lengthwise) so that you can see your lines. Take your scissors and make a cut on all of the lines. These are your strips. Step Five Cut a length of ribbon about 15 inches. Fold in half and sew the folded edge to one of the ends (lengthwise) of your felt. Step Six Wrap Washi Tape around your pencils to decorate. Step Seven Place pencils in pencil holder. Weave them in and out of the strips. [nggallery id=288]

Tags: back to school, DIY, Washi Tape


Jaime Hardesty

Jaime Hardesty is the Receptionist at M3 Group and a native of Michigan. When not crafting, she enjoys many of her other passions which include her two children, family, friends, antiquing, gardening, kayaking and bike riding.

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