I had been meaning to buy a pencil case for weeks and keep forgetting. Then I had an great idea to make one! I had scrapbooking paper lying around from another project, so I decided to use that make a cute and personalized pencil case.
Step 1: Supplies
Decorative Paper (or you could use an old magazine, or any other paper, maybe even fabric!) I used scrapbooking paper that was about 8"x8". You're going to need 4 sets of 2 sheets of paper.
Step 2: Preparing the Paper
Cut strips into paper 1" wide, stopping 1" before the top of the paper.
With the other sets of paper, cut into complete strips 1" wide. I got about 8 strips, but didn't use them all.
Do the same with the second sheet of paper. Then with the sheets from the second set of paper.
*To make a basket start with one strip of paper and weave it over then under the strips cut into the first set of paper. With the next strip do the same thing, but go under then over. Repeat until you reach the end of the paper.
When that is completed, glue all the ends to seal it. Then trim the sheets if you have uneven edges.
Step 4: Constructing
Decide what two sheets will be the interior, and what two will be the exterior. The sheet of the left in the photo shown is what I decided to use as the exterior.
Now its Mod Podge time! Mod Podge each side of the of the sheets. While you wait for the Mod Podge to dry, cut two 8" pieces of ribbon,2 pieces of ribbon that are the exact length of the sides of the case, and one pieces the length of the bottom.
Step 5: Glue It Together!
Now hot glue each side of the sheets, as well as the bottom of the sheets together, leave the top open(where the solid strip of paper is). Then hot glue half of the remaining ribbon to one side of the now glued together case. Repeat on the other side and the bottom.
Flip over and hot glue the other half of the ribbon to the other side.