DVD Case Project Back-To-School Pencil Holder

By · Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Back-To-School DVD Case CraftGetting the most out of what you have is the name of the game in this day and age. We spent some time slimming down our DVD and Blu-ray collection in a previous post, so now there are a few DVD cases hanging around. Better than filling up a garbage can, this simple craft can be made quickly, easily and (most importantly) cheaply!

This DVD Case craft is perfect for one kid or a classroom full. With Back-To-School needs and lists growing and prices soaring, save a few pennies with this DIY pencil holder.

How To Make A Pencil Holder With A DVD Case

Stacy at Handmade by Stacy Vaughn has a great tutorial on how to use your previously old DVD case and create a colored pencil holder. Simply use some fabric and cardboard for this fun back-to school project.


  • Empty DVD case
  • Thin cardboard (from a mailer or box)
  • Card stock
  • Fabric
  • Colorful construction paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Utility knife


1. Cut out the circular back (where the DVD goes)

2. Cut the cardboard to fit snuggly in the DVD case

3. Cut the fabric 1 1/2 inches larger than the cardboard

4. Cut another piece of fabric the same width as the last piece but 4 inches longer. Fold this piece in half .

5. Wrap it around and glue to the covered cardboard. The pencils will go in this pocket.

6. Glue the pocket into the case. Use the spray adhesive. This will cover the hole cut out in the back.

7. Cut some craft and white paper to go in the binder clips.

8. Finally, create a fun cover to slip in the clear cover on the outside of the case.

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