Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing how to create a personalized pencil case using ColorBox® Chalk Ink, two plastic water bottles and a zipper. I modified a design for a plastic bottle wallet that I saw on PopSugar to create this pencil case. This do-it-yourself project can be completed in less than 30 minutes with materials that are mostly likely on hand. This pencil case is great for transporting pencils to and from school, but could just as easily carry markers or paintbrushes to an art class. Reproduce this container and fill it with a fun gift for teacher and move straight to the head of the class!
Wash and dry two 16- or 20-ounce plastic water bottles. Measure 7 inches up from the base of one bottle and cut away the excess plastic using a pair of sharp scissors. Measure 2-and-a-half inches up from the base of the second bottle and cut away the remaining top of the bottle using a pair of sharp scissors.
Select a skirt-sized zipper (about 7 inches in length) in the color of your choice. Secure the zipper to the inside of the larger bottle section with hot glue. Note: Be careful to keep the glue away from the zipper teeth as to not interfere with the opening and closing of the zipper. Open the zipper and secure the smaller bottle section to the zipper with hot glue. Close the zipper, bringing the two plastic pieces together, to create the pencil case. Cut two lengths of patterned ribbon and adhere to the outside of the bottle to cover up the glue lines on the edges of the zipper.
Personalize the pencil case with a name by stamping letters around the base of the case with stamps and ColorBox® Chalk Ink. Carefully set the ink with a heat gun. Note: Easily wipe away any stamping mistakes with a damp paper towel while the ink is still wet. Do not place the heat source too close to the plastic or the bottle may warp and/or melt.
Fill the pencil case with pencils and enjoy!
With a gorgeous palette of over 50 muted, chalk-like, blendable colors, choosing or mixing up the perfect shade of ColorBox® Chalk Ink to match your personality or school mascot is a breeze.
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Clearsnap Supplies: ColorBox Chalk Ink: Berrylicious