Personalized Pencil Pouches

Hello crafty people and Happy 4th of July weekend! This is Rachel Kleinman joining in today to share an easy way to personalize some inexpensive cloth bags.


Now I have a very very hectic summer ahead of me. We are moving out of one home of 6 years and then moving to another state, with a one month lapse in between where all of our stuff will sit in a storage unit. So I’ve dolled up some of these cute dollar bin pencil cases with my favorite Crafter’s Workshop stencils. I’m going to fill them with my favorite art supplies to keep with me during our move.


For my larger pouch (found at Michael’s for $2.00) I decorated it with the Daisy Splash 6×6 stencil with white and teal acrylic paints.


I also covered the entire back of the pouch with Repeating Pods stencil and white acrylic paint.


I created another crafty bag using a drawstring pouch that came with some packaging.


I think I’ll send this one to my crafty friend to use when she travels. Here’s how I made it…


Since this material is so thin, I slid a flat piece of cardboard inside the bag to catch the paint. I started with a large Four Feathers stencil that I filled with white acrylic paint.



I lined up the detailed feather and filled it with teal acrylic paint. I’m using all-purpose acrylic paint made for a variety of materials. It’s also best to use a dry, firm, stipple brush when using stencils over cloth.



Isn’t everything better with a birdie on it? I added the bird from “Fly Away” and had him sit on a little branch from “Bay Branches”.


The back needed a little love so I added a big Create from Word Association.

I hope you have some inspiration to take those Crafter’s Workshop stencils and spice up some unloved items around the house! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Rachel Kleinman

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Stencils used:

TCW 405 – Four Feathers

TCW 526 – Fly Away

TCW 543s – Bay Branches

TCW 527 – Word Association

TCW 547 – Repeating Pods

TCW 552s – Daisy Splash

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