DIY Pencil Pouch-Back to School Teacher Gift

DIY Pencil Pouch-Back to School Teacher Gift

This shop about Back to School Teacher Gift- DIY Pencil Pouch has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #40Pounds #CollectiveBias

 Kids around the US have started school and parents are going to back to school nights. Teachers have worked hard the weeks preceding the first days of school prepping their rooms and lesson plans. As parents we might be stressing about all the fall activities that arise with the start of school, we need to remember that children in Ethiopia can not attend school due to the time consuming task of fetching fresh water for their families . We will be talking about more ways to help support clean water initiative, but meanwhile why not surprise your hard working teachers with a little back to school teacher gift like this DIY Pencil pouch filled with a few treats to keep the school year on a good and healthy track. 

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DIY Pencil Pouch-Back to School Teacher Gift

This DIY Pencil Pouch can be hand sewn or completed on a sewing machine. It is inexpensive to make as felt piece run about 30 cents each and you can make two out of one sheet.

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

For this Pencil pouch project you will need:

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

First cut the pink and yellow felt pieces into rectangles with a pointed bottom.

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

Attach a small piece of grey felt to the top of the pink felt piece.

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

Cut the yellow piece slightly shorter to cover the pencils etc. 

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

Next, attach a small pencil tip made out of the black felt. I tried using fabric glue but it did not stick on well. Maybe if you used felt glue it would be better.

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

Carefully sew the sides of the pencil together. 

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

Attach a small piece of velcro to the longer side and the front of the pencil or you could also sew on a small button here.

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

DIY Pencil Pouch-Back to School Teacher Gift

Fill the pencil pouch with all the necessary items for the back to school teacher gift, including Emergen-C to help give your teacher immune support throughout the year. Emergen-C® is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants† , electrolytes plus more vitamin C than 10 oranges^. With over 20 flavors, you have plenty of delicious varieties to choose from.” † Zinc and Manganese ^Based on the USDA.gov nutrient database value for a large, raw orange.

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

The gift is complete!

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

Did you know about Emergen-C Charity Water #40Pounds Challenge?  Instead of back to school shopping and packing up for the school bus, kids in Ethiopia are not attending school due to carrying 40 pound jugs of water to their families instead. They do not have the luxury of running water in their homes that we take such advantage of. 

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

How can you help? Join the forces of Emergen-C Charity Water #40Pounds Challenge. It is simple and we all love taking photos for Instagram.

Fun DIY pencil pouch

Just as comparison, here is a photo of what my daughter gets to carry that weighs 40lbs, vs someone in an underdeveloped country. This child is carrying 40lbs of drinkable water back to her home and my kids will never have to experience this. Having 40 pounds of school books is a privilege. 
Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

For every #40Pounds Challenge picture uploaded to Instagram,through October 31st, Emergen-C will donate $5 to charity: water to help fund projects that bring clean, accessible water to communities in Ethiopia. What a win-win. Go buy some Emergen-C today and participate in this great challenge. 

STEP ONE

Take a picture of yourself holding a 40 pound object (or anything that is heavy

STEP TWO

Upload it to Instagram or Twitter using #40Pounds and @emergenc

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

You can find everything you need for this great Back to School Teacher’s Gift at Walmart. 

Make these Back to School DIY teacher Gift Pencil Pouch Gift

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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7 Comments

  1. This is beautiful – thank you.
    And the pencil pouch is awesome. I think any teacher would be lucky to receive it.

  2. Aww, this pencil pouch rocks! What a fun project! This is a wonderful teacher gift.

  3. That pouch is adorable and perfect as gift! I agree with the vitamin c we always load up on it for back to school and everyone starts to get the sniffles. Emergenc is our favorite!

  4. That is the cutest pencil box ever. I like DIY projects they are the best.

  5. That’s such a creative teacher’s gift and pretty simple too. I love the challenge to raise money/awareness too. I’ll have to try to convince my kids to let me take picture of them to post to Instagram.

  6. This is such a fun teacher gift! I love the extra vitamin boost by including Emergen-C along with the school supplies. We are so very fortunate in this country. It’s hard to imagine what others go through just for clean water. #client

  7. Super cute pencil pouch! I think these would be a fun idea to make for our Christmas shoe boxes this year.
    I totally get you on the vitamin c… since the kids went back it’s been cold after cold over here. UGH!!

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