Introduction: Push Pop Pencil Case

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, and…

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!


Link To Printable:

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
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • 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!

Cardboard Contest 2017

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Cardboard Contest 2017