Pencil Roll

Looking for a cute way to store your pencils other than in a mug or standard pencil cup? Make this cute and colorful pencil roll and use it to hold your pencils or give it as a gift to your favorite artsy friend!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Cut your felt into an 8” x 18” sheet.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Starting about 2” from the top and 2 ½” from the left, create a mark on the felt about ½” wide. Make another mark about ¼” below the first. Then, make a second pair of marks about 3 ½” below the first pair.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Tip

    These measurements don’t have to be exact but keep in mind that they will need to fit a colored pencil snugly once cut. If in doubt, start out with smaller marks and make them larger if necessary.

  • Step 3

    Continue marking the felt horizontally until you are about 1 ½” from the other end. Leave about ½” between each set of marks.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Using an X-acto knife or scissors, cut slits into the felt where you marked it.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Turn the felt over so that the marks you made are face down on the table and slide your pencils into the roll.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Make a small hole near the far end of the roll and pull the string through it.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    Roll up your pencil roll and tie it with the string!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7
    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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