Friday, 18 August 2017

Back to School Pencil Pot ~Bostik Challenge


We are nearly at the end of our summer holidays and all the shops have back to school items on sale. Uniforms, stationery and shoes. Shopping centres are packed with parents trying to get their kids kitted out for the beginning of the new term.

This weekend I had little M who came to visit, she was telling me all about her new school she starts in September and that she has a nice new uniform to wear. She was really excited and showed me her new pencils and pens that her mum has bought for her. The August Bostik Box is also back to school themed this month so Little M and I looked through it to see what we could make. She wanted a pencil tidy pot so with the items in the box we made one.


You will need:

Bostik Glue
Fabric of choice
Scissors
Cardboard pot

How to make pencil tidy pot:

1. Wrap the fabric around the circumference of the cardboard pot. Allow an extra 2 cm of fabric for over lap at the seams and mark it with apen
2. Measure the fabric so that it fits the height of the pot. Add an extra 1 cm to both the top and bottom edges as this will be folded later. Mark this with apen
3. Cut the fabric to the measured size, you should have a rectangle that looks like the picture below, showing you the fold lines.
3. Fold over and press down the extra 1 cm allowance at the top and bottom edges on the fold lines.
4. Spread the Bostik glue over the outside of the pot and wrap the fabric around the pot.



5.When you get to the extra 2cm of fabric allowed for overlap, fold it over on the fold line to neaten the edge and then stick it to the pot.
6. Leave to dry and the pencil pot is ready to use.


If you wish, you can add other embellishments to decorate the pot to your choice.


This craft is suitable  for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors.
If you like this project check the link below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children this summer.

Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects

Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

54 comments:

  1. When you make something with a child it will always mean more to them than a shop bought item. And it will be unique!

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  2. End of school summer holidays. I so need to get organised. The pen pot is great for my kids to make too.

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  3. This looks like such a fun project to do with kids. My kiddos are a bit too young, but will try this out in a few months.

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  4. My children love these kinds of crafts, they are excited about going back to school too!

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  5. Oh I love this! What a fab idea, so simple but it looks great! We love dinosaurs, that print is fab!

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  6. What a simple but great idea. I love the fabric you chose. Kaz x

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  7. That's so simple but looks great, a fab idea to get ready for back to school

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  8. My daughter would love to make this, definitely something I can see us doing over the next week.

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  9. I love the design on this. It looks like a well-finished quality product.

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  10. How cute! Ohh I am looking forward to craft with my daughter! She is to young now and would just put everything in her mouth!😂 But the times goes so fast and soon enough it is her time to go to school!

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  11. Aww.. You reminded me of my childhood. We used to make such pencil holders from empty toilet rolls. This is a step up but still it is a fun little project

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  12. It looks like a great project to make to get your child excited about the start of a new school year. I dinosaurs print is really cute as well.

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  13. Aw you always have such cute bostik crafts and this pencil pot is no exception. I would quite like a notebook with the same print x

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  14. Haha great idea to keep them busy before going back. I like how it's really easy to do this one.

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  15. This is amazing, kids always love this kind of crafts and pot is looking beautiful with dinosaurs print

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  16. Wow such a cute and easy to make DIY project for kids. I always throw left over fabrics and now I know where to use them.

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  17. This is such a great idea for back-to-school. would love to do this with my nephew!

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  18. This is so cute and I am so impressed at the ease with which you can make it and get your kid busy with it. thanks for sharing. :)

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  19. It's cute, easy to make and will serve a purpose. I'm planning to make this kind of arts and crafts with my daughter soon. Left over fabrics has a lot of purpose. You can also make a rug with it

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  20. Ohh ho!! How cool it is. pencil pot and bostik crafts are impressive. Every kid loves to do such craft work. It increases their creativity.

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  21. How cute is this?! While we don't have children at home anymore, I'm thinking one would be great on my husband's desk. I swear, he has more pencils and pens, than a human ever should. (ps: probably one of the reasons I love him so much!) x

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  22. I have done this too last week and it is so much fun to make.I love your design by the way.

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  23. Great idea! I love making things with my daughter, will try this soon.

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  24. Oh, I'd never say it's so easy to make! No kids around but my own pens are so disorganised I my give it a go myself! x

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  25. Going to Try out this DIY activity with my kid this weekend :) Chandresh

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  26. That's so simple and also looks great, a fab idea and this DIY worth a try.

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  27. oh wow! i need a new pen pot for my desk and this is lovely!

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  28. How very clever! Incredibly simple but effective :D This would certainly jazz up my work desk. will have to give it a try.

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  29. What a great idea for a craft and it looks fab. I need a pen pot

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  30. What a charming and a fun idea and I love the idea that you helped. We adults sometimes need to stop and apply some fun in our lives with a little hands on project like making a pencil holder.

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  31. What a brilliant craft! I'd quite like something like this myself on my desk.

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  32. What a cute pencil pot! I'll share it with my niece and she is going to love it!

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  33. What a fantastic little craft, that dinosaur material is AMAZING x

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  34. I love easy crafts and you cannot get easier than that! I believe I have scrap material laying around, from when I did the pillows for my office chair and you gave me a good idea! Now my office will match! Thank you for sharing!

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  35. that dinosaur print is a great find grandson would love it. I am sure both grands would love a craft like this thanks for sharing
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  36. I should totally do this with vegetable cans. I have just recycled them but this is a cute craft idea for it.

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  37. That's interesting, I recently made a popsicle pot, but this one also looks great with some lovely fabric wrapped. Shall try out today itself with my kid:)

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  38. Simple and easy to make but looks really pretty! I need to make a few of these to keep my kids' desks neat and organized.

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  39. This would be PERFECT in my classroom! My kids are always asking for pencils and then it takes them a while to find one. I'm going to try my hand at making this so there are no more excuses!

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  40. This would be PERFECT in my classroom! My kids are always asking for pencils and then it takes them a while to find one. I'm going to try my hand at making this so there are no more excuses!

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  41. This would be PERFECT in my classroom! My kids are always asking for pencils and then it takes them a while to find one. I'm going to try my hand at making this so there are no more excuses!

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  42. This would be PERFECT in my classroom! My kids are always asking for pencils and then it takes them a while to find one. I'm going to try my hand at making this so there are no more excuses!

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  43. This would be PERFECT in my classroom! My kids are always asking for pencils and then it takes them a while to find one. I'm going to try my hand at making this so there are no more excuses!

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  44. This is such a simple DIY but still looks very cool and it's certainly useful! I've made some DIY pencil pots before but never with fabric, the one you chose is really pretty!

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  45. What a great idea! When I was young I was always annoyed by my plain black pencil holder, wish I'd seen this back then!

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  46. This is so cute and simple! I love it, I think I might put one together for my desk at home! somehting a little bit different

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  47. How creative is this, I would never thought of making something like this before.

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    you made blogging look easy. The ovrall look of your web
    site is wonderful, as well as the content!

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  49. Thanks for this tip1 I like to do things with my hands and as I do home-staging the budgets are often pretty minimals and need to use my creativity so for a kids room or even for a study this kind of pencil pot would be a nice touch.

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  50. These pencil pots are so much fun! I know my daughter would have loved to make these for herself and friends

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  51. This is a wonderful idea! I want to try this and make one for my office desk! And I can also do that for my plant glass pots!

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  52. Such a cute pencil holder. Remember making those with my kids but with wrapping paper saved from gifts. Had to do that so they all three would not fight as to whose pencils, pens and rulers they were. Love the print on the fabric.

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  53. Amazing idea i will be making this with my daughter

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