Start the school year off right with a handmade personalized pencil pouch!

Start the school year off right with a handmade personalized pencil pouch! The durability of the duct tape will help your pouch last all year. And with so many colors and patterns of duct tape available these days, you can spend the whole afternoon designing your own line of fashionable and functional school supplies.

WHAT YOU NEED

*Colorful duct tape

*Plastic quart bags with slider closure

*Permanent marker

*Scissors

*Ruler

HOW YOU DO IT

1. Use the ruler to measure 2 inches from the bottom of the slider bag and draw a line across it with a permanent marker. Cut along the line, cutting off the bottom of the bag.

2. Starting just under the slider, pull duct tape across the bag, leaving 1 inch extra on either side to wrap around.

3. Keep adding strips until you get to the bottom of the bag. Flip over and repeat on the other side.

4. Alternate patterned tape or add a design or initial in duct tape at the end to make your pouch one of a kind.