How to Make a Pencil Box using a Tie

Today I have a super creative and fun craft for you.  I’m going to show you how to make a pencil box using a tie.  Ask your Dad for one…. I’m sure he has some that he doesn’t even wear anymore.  And, what a great way to recycle those ties that aren’t worn anymore.   After you make this craft you will have a functioning pencil box… and one that no one else has.  How cool is that?!  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade   will show you how to make this craft, step by step.


Materials Needed

– tie
– needle and thread
– scissors
– satin ribbon
– auto-adhesive velcro


Step 1

Measure the size of the pencil box. Should be slightly larger than a pen.

Bend the rest of the tie over it and mark this size.

Cut on the marking.

It will look like this.

Make a curve cut in the front, like in the picture.


Step 2

Take the satin ribbon…

… and sew it around the front part…

… to create a border, like this.

Sew the front to the rear to stay in place.

It will look like this.


Step 3

Take the auto-adhesive velcro…

… and place one part on the closing part and the other in the corresponding point on the front part. Like this.

Now you can put pencils in it…

… close it, and it’s ready to use.

And, that’s it.  You just created a pencil box using a tie.  Doesn’t it feel great to recycle something that is no longer being used?  It sure does.

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