January 15, 2012

How To: Make a Pill Popper's Pencil Pouch

   Hello, hello!

    I don't know about you, but I'm totally fascinated by pills. How their tiny little bodies hold enough stuff to fix, if only temporarily, your whole body-- it just blows my mind!
     Pills are the inspiration behind this how-to. Read on to learn how to make a pill-lookalike pencil pouch!

  You'll need...
  • Red Duct Tape
  • White Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Pencil
Let's get started!

Step One: Once you have your materials gathered, use your pencil to trace a half-oval. Once you cut it out, use it as a template to trace and cut out three more.

Step Two: Prepare your duct tape pieces. Carefully wrap your paper half-ovals-- two white, two red.

Step Three: Make sure all the half-ovals are the same shape. (Hold them up to each other, two at a time, and cut out the excessive tape.)

Step Four: Now that they're all perfectly aligned, tape white/red and white/red together carefully. (It's important to keep it neat!) Reinforce the flimsy backs by overlapping spare tape (of any color).

Step Five: Being as precise as possible, tape the sides together. Don't forget to tape the bottom, or whatever you're carrying will slide right through! Once the bottom is secure (as shown above), you can tape the top about a quarter to halfway up.

Viola! Your pouch is complete!

Here's a tip: When you're wrapping the duct tape --whether it's around the half-ovals or taping the sides together-- neater is better. Don't rip off the tape you're using, try to cut it. Also, try to align the pieces properly, for a sleeker-looking pouch. :)

        Have you made anything recently?


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