KimspiredDIY created an amazing idea of how to upcycle a cardboard tube into a pencil case, and she used different kinds of candy to make them, including the iconic Push Pop!
Step 1: Grab Your Materials
Here's what you will need to make this colorful pencil case:
- cardboard tube
- pink spray paint or acrylic paint
- hot glue
- printable of the Push Pop label (you can find the link to the printable on the Introduction slide)
- pink foam
- X-acto knife
- permanent marker
- white cardstock
- white glue or any other adhesive application (I'm using my Xyron Mega Runner for the candy label attachement step which you will see in a few moments)
- paint brush if you're using regular acrylic paint
Step 2: Prepare Cardboard Tube
To start, measure out 8 inches from the bottom of the cardboard tube, and carefully cut it into 2 pieces. The large piece of the cardboard tube will be the body of the pencil case.
Step 3: Cut Further
Next, cut that small piece of cardboard tube you just cut out to a small 2" piece. This will be the cap that will go on top of your pencil case.
Step 4: Add a Bottom
From there, use a dab of hot glue to attach the bottom of the cardboard tube to a piece of white cardstock, and cut around it. I suggest that you sand the ends of the cardboard tube pieces first so that the hot glue will stick completely.
Step 5: Add a Top
Do the same with the cap of the pencil case, this time on a piece of pink foam.
Step 6: Add a Candy Lining
Now, grab another piece of pink foam, and wrap it around with a dab of hot glue to make the candy "lining" of the pencil, and stick it inside the tube, making sure it sticks out about 1" from the inside.
Step 7: Add Label
Now, you're going to add the Push Pop Candy label to the tube. Cut out the label and use a dab of white glue to attach it around the tube. I used my Xyron Mega Runner with permanent adhesive to attach the label.
Step 8: Paint the Cap
The final step is to paint the cap of the pencil case with either acrylic or spray paint, and let dry completely. I used Krylon Spray Paint in Mambo Pink to match the color scheme of the Strawberry Flavored Push Pop Candy label.
Step 9: Write On!
Now, it's ready to store all of your pens, pencils, and markers!