DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case

DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case - Make this DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case with your kids and be all set for back to school. July edition of the Monthly Crafting Book Club.

This month for the Monthly Crafting Book Club we are focusing on Back To School Books & corresponding crafts.  I decided to do a general back to school craft and do a pencil case. Easy for a child to help make as well.  We picked some fabric at Walmart and grabbed some duct tape so we could make a fun craft.

Purple Pencil Case

I saw a bunch of different types of DIY pencil cases and decided to give it a go.  I was a big fan of duct tape in high school and made a bunch of things from it.  Now it comes in fun colours and there are so many more options.

DIY No-Sew Duct Tape Pencil Case - Make this DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case with your kids and be all set for back to school. July edition of the Monthly Crafting Book Club.

This is a super easy craft to make and you don’t even have to sew it!

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Materials Needed:


  • Material
  • Duct tape
  • Zipper
  • Glue gun
  • Ribbon and other embellishments


How to Assemble:

Have fun with your material and duct tape and pick something you enjoy.  I bought the pre-cut material at Wal-Mart but still found it needed a trim.  Trim your material to the desired height, made sure that the width is the size of the zipper.

pencil case step 1

Put your material, print side down, on a hard surface and cover in strips of duct tape.  Then flip it over and trim the access duct tape.   Fold it in half and press a little along the middle to make it stick.

pencil case step 12

Use a glue gun to attach your zipper to one side.  Be careful not to get any glue on the zipper (I did and it makes it hard to open, oops! But making it extra toddler-proof).  Then fold both sides into the middle and glue the other side, go slowly as the glue dries fast.

pencil case step 123

Turn it inside out and use the glue gun to glue the sides.  Turn it outside again and voila, you have your case!  Now decorate with ribbons and whatever else!





Check out some of the other crafts the Monthly Crafting Book Club has done this year:

Come join us for the Monthly Crafting Book Club. Each month we focus on a different book and encourage early literacy by pairing it with a craft.

January –Ladybug Girl Wings

February – Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Craft

March – How do Dinosaurs

April – The Hungry Caterpillar

May – Camping Themed

June – Pinkalicious Series

July – Back to School Themed Books


Here are some of our favourite Back To School Books:

First Day of School

If You Take a Mouse To School

Llama Llama Misses Mama

What is your favourite back to school book?  Tell me in the comments below!

Make this DIY Duct Tape Pencil Case with your kids and be all set for back to school. July edition of the Monthly Crafting Book Club.

Are you interested in joining us?  Check out our Facebook group here for a list of upcoming books and projects.

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    • avatar
      Hil says:

      You are a Girl Guide leader??? You are AWESOME!! I was a spark leader for 12 years, good for you! It would be perfect, especially for those old enough to use a glue gun (aka NOT Sparks lol). Hope it works out!

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      Hil says:

      ha ha! It’s awesome because you can pick her favourite fabric and have her involved. Even my toddler picked her favourite avengers fabric to make the case out of. Hope your daughter likes it!

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    Leigh says:

    I found you on Inspire Me Monday #49. My teen daughter would get a kick out of making and using one of these pencil cases. I pinned it so we can work on some together. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Jenn Peters says:

    Hello Hil,

    I’m dropping by from the Sunday Blog Hop on #BecauseImCheap. Thank you so much for linking up this post!

    It amazes me how creative people can be. I made a duct tape rose once and a duct tape wallet as a kid. So neat how versatile a material it is. And durable!

    Thanks again for linking up. I hope to see you again on the next Sunday Blog Hop 🙂

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      Hil says:

      Ha ha! Glad I was not the only one to discover how awesome duct tape was. Thanks for stopping by, I love your blog and are using some of your ideas!

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    Kim says:

    You are speaking my language with no sew ! There are so many fun colors and patterns of duct tape now ! Thanks for linking up at #made4kids!

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