Jan 062014
 
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functional pencil box

DIY

How to make a beautiful and functional pencil box.

You need several rolls of toilet or kitchen paper. Depending on whether you want the different sections of your pencil box to be equal high or with different height, you can use different materials. The important is to make the suitable cuts to fit them correctly and to be stable. You better outline with a pencil the points where you have to do the cuts and after that carefully cut the pasteboard in the shown way with a modal knife or a fine hack-saw. Divide the roll into 4 equal parts and do the cuts to the middle of the length, if you want all the sections to be the same. If you decide them to be with different height, you have to envisage the openings of the higher elements not to reach the middle. The opening, itself, needs to be the width of the roll’s pasteboard to avoid deformation when you fit the box. Choose a suitable mat for bottom; it can be different for every project – a serving mat, cut MDF form or even a faience tile. The actual decoration you can do in different ways. You can just color every roll with different paint, as for this purpose it’s better to use acrylic paints. You can use motifs of paper serviettes. Be careful; stretch them well while sticking to avoid folds. Different kinds of packing paper will be useful too. Then do the sticking with some paper glue. It’s desirable to decorate in and outside, like this your pencil box will get a beautiful and finished look. If you want, you can use different motifs for extra decoration, as flowers of cloth or paper, different ornaments or cut figures of paper. If you’ve got a left pasteboard roll of packing or paper scotch with a bigger size, you can make an additional container for the bigger office materials. With the help of frilly cardboard or corrugated pasteboard you can give it a unique design. You can decorate the upper periphery with small buttons, a band of cloth or another suitable material. After that you need to fix your pencil box to its mat. You can better do this with hot silicon.

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