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Tic tac box pencil case

Have you been at a loss for what to do with left over Tic-Tac boxes?  Well, why not make yourself an easy, cheap and surprisingly robust pencil case in a matter of 15-30 minutes?

You will need:
  • 3 Tic tac boxes
  • A junior hacksaw/ridged knife
  • Sticky tape
  • Optional: Paint or stickers to brighten up the finished pencil case!
 
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Step 1: Prepare the containers

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You'll want to make your containers as clean as possible, so peel off as much of the labels as you can.  If there's any sticky residue left afterwards, soak them in some warm, soapy water for about 30 minutes and rub your nail back and forth to help the rest come off.

Step 2: Saw your boxes!

Line up your Tic-Tac boxes so they touch bottom-bottom and top-top like in the picture.  You'll want to cut off the bottom of two of the boxes.

Take a hacksaw and, resting your non-sawing hand on the Tic-Tac box, gently saw through the bottom of the boxes, neatening up any pointy edges with a pair of scissors.

Line them up and they should fit together nice and flush!

Step 3: Joining the boxes together

Take a length of sticky tape and run it down the join between 2 of the boxes.  Smooth it down before running it around the rest of the join.  Now, repeat this with the other join and your main box should be complete!

Step 4: Fill up your pencil case!

Pop the lid and add the contents of your pencil case.  Once you're done, just replace the lid.

Now you're done, all you need to do is personalise it a bit.  Why not use a set of Sharpies to add your name or a pattern? Alternatively, you could decorate it with stickers or print a digital design to stick on.

Thanks for viewing my instructable and I'd appreciate any thoughts you have on the project :)
Great idea!
timcaird (author)  Firephoenix1239 months ago
Thanks very much :-)
MoustacheCat9 months ago
OH MY GOD! JUST PLAIN BRILLIANT!
timcaird (author)  MoustacheCat9 months ago
Hehe thanks, glad you like it :-)