I can’t believe it’s time to go back to school already. It seriously seems like we blinked and the summer somehow just flew by! Whether you have young elementary kids or older high schoolers, buying school supplies for the new year is a rite of passage for everyone. Why buy what everyone else has when you can make this cute emoji pencil case DIY? Depending on the age and ability of your children, this customized pencil case is super easy to make with or without your assistance and with just a few basic craft supplies. Your kids are going to love showing off their emoji pencil case DIY on the first day of school!
Supplies needed to make your own pencil case DIY:
- 3 x 8 inch Clear Pencil Case
- Simple Stories Emoji Die Cut Shapes
- Hard Coat Mod Podge
- Tissue Paper
- Craft Knife
Open the package of emoji die cuts and lay out flat to get a feel for all the different shapes and sizes. This would be a good time to weed out the shapes that you know won’t fit on your pencil case or you just don’t like. I chose to omit the gift tag shapes but it’s totally up to you whether or not you want to include them.
Once you’ve got a feel for which of the emoji shapes you like, adhere them to the inside of the pencil case with Mod Podge. I started with the shapes I liked the most and then filled in the blank spaces with shapes that fit. Don’t forget that you’ll need to apply Mod Podge to the front of each image since you’re sticking them to the inside of the case!
Press firmly in place to secure and remove any air bubbles.
Continue adding shapes until you’re happy with the over all look. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle trying to find shapes that will fit in the blank spaces!
Once all the emoji shapes have been added, apply another coat of Mod Podge over the entire inside of the pencil case. Press a panel of tissue paper in place. Press to smooth and allow to dry.
Once dry to the touch, use a craft knife to remove excess tissue paper and then dry completely according to the Mod Podge instructions.