Introduction: Revamp Your Pencil Bag

School starts soon and instead of going out and buying new supplies every year why not save a few bucks and revamp your old supplies? There really isn't a reason not to. It is so simple and on top of that you will have one of a kind supplies.

After having the same pencil case for probably 5 years I decided it was time for a little update. I present to you how to revamp an old pencil bag.

Step 1: Supplies

Supplies:

  • Paint (I used black and white)
  • an Old Pencil Bag
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Stencil *optional*

It is also useful to have something to mix paint and water on.

Step 2: Paint a Base Layer

Before you start painting mix some of your paint with a small amount of water. Using straight paint will not only use more paint but it will make your bag more rigid once it dries.

Once your paint is watered down a little, use a paintbrush and paint your pencil bag. This might take 2 coats depending on how watery your paint is. Let it dry in between coats and before moving on to the next step.

Tip:

Don't use white as your base color. It will let the bag's original color show through.

Step 3: Add Style *optional*

You're just about done! (wasn't that easy?)

However, right now your bag is just a plain color and so if you want to add some flair (like polka dots) grab your stencil. If you like the solid color look, congrats you just made your life a little easier. Place your pencils in your revamped pencil bag and be ready to wow the kids at school.

Now, back to the stencil. First find a shape you like (I chose a medium sized circle). Then squeeze out some of your other colored paint and, with clean brush, apply paint to the stencil. If you don't have a stencil and still want to add some flair, just do a little free hand. Or cut your own!

Enjoy your new bag.

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