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4-Step DIY Pencil Box Purse

Back to school season has arrived but there’s still a lot of fun to be had and magic to be made this summer with this DIY Pencil Box Purse! Just start with this pencil box turned whimsical crossbody, I thought it would be cute to actually make it look like a pencil so here’s what you need to do the same!

What You’ll Need:

  • Pencil box
  • Acrylic Paint (light pink/taupe, yellow, and dark pink)
  • Black yarn
  • Gold yarn
  • Pom maker
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fabric and/or yarn for strap

Step 1: Divide the box into the three sections of the pencil: paint the top section light pink, the middle section yellow, and the last section dark pink. Each section will need at least two coats of paint. 

DIY Pencil Box Purse

Step 2: Hot glue the gold yarn in between the yellow and dark pink section.

DIY Pencil Box Purse

Step 3: Make a pom out of the black yarn using a pom maker and scissors. Then hot glue it to the side of the pencil box closest to the light pink section.

DIY Pencil Box Purse

Step 4: Cut strips of fabric/yarn of your choice for the straps, then hot glue or staple to the ends of the box.

DIY Pencil Box Purse

There you have it- a DIY pencil box purse that is absolutely too cool for school!

If you love this DIY pencil box purse be sure to check out this Fun Glitter Confetti DIY Bookmark!

About the Creator!

Hi there! I’m Elizabeth, a Yankee turned southern belle living in Georgia with my husband and three little ones. I’m a stay at home mom with a passion for party planning, DIYs, and home decor. I’m obsessed with childhood and making it magical for my kids has made life as a mama way more fun for me. You can find me on Instagram, @thecuratedkids, or follow our adventures on my blog!

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