I’m back with a super easy project: fabric covered pencil cases! Christmas is around the corner and these little guys would be the cutest way to wrap a present or stick in a stocking. They are also perfect for school too, of course! But before we get on with the tutorial, let me just say thanks for bearing with me as I took a little blogging break for the past week or so. My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary by taking a trip to San Diego. It was amazing and beautiful and I’m so thankful for the time we had away and for everyone who helped take care of our girls while we were gone. But now I’m back and ready to get into the swing of things again!
I discovered the fabric Mod Podge and decided to give it a try on some Dollar Tree slide out pencil cases. They turned out super cute and it was so easy to do!
- Slide Out Pencil Case (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
- Fabric Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Nail Polish
Step One: The first thing I knew I wanted to do was change the color of the snap. I was trying to think of a paint that I had that was super shiny and then I realized that nail polish would do just the trick! Just paint on a few coats, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Just a tip, after the Mod Podge is on the back of the fabric and it is slightly wet, the fabric will stretch easier around the hole. So I found that I didn’t need to cut my holes perfect to size, they were actually slightly smaller but I was able to stretch the fabric around them for a snug fit. You can also paint over the other side of the snap with nail polish before doing any of this. I clearly forgot to do this, but it doesn’t really matter.
Once dry, trim all the excess fabric from the edges. To finish off the edges, I used fabric washi tape on one 0f the boxes. I left the other two unfinished. Either way works! After you have done this step and the Mod Podge is dry, give the entire thing another coat of Mod Podge on the outside of the fabric and allow to dry. It does take about 24 hours for the boxes to fully dry.
Fill them with small gifts, nail polish, school supplies, makeup, a gift card…whatever your heart desires.
Go make one of your own and let me know how it goes!