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A few months ago new restaurant opened up down the street. So we went. Not because it was particularly delicious, but it was new and something to do. So we went. As soon as we were seated a young-ish girl introduced herself as our server. She was wearing her most professional crop top. Yeah. It’s that kind of joint. She then reminded us that we’d arrived during happy hour, when drinks were “Two for One”. Score. We proceeded to order two drinks – as one would do when purchasing two drinks for the price of one drink. Ms. Crop Top then told us to order three more. Cue my perplexed face. Ms. Crop Top then explained that “Two for One” means that you buy two and get one free and then get an additional three drinks for free. (Note: don’t even try to wrap your head around this. I tried. It will result in a headache and complete disappointment in the educational system. Just believe me…this is what she said. I kid you not.) I tried my damnedest to school this girl on how “Two for One” works. There were napkins and pens involved, people. It was hopeless. I gave up. And then I drank all the drinks. They were free and I will always drink free drinks. It was also a great way to numb the pain of Ms. Crop Top’s poor math skills. Sidenote: That restaurant is no longer in business. Shocker.

Today’s blog post is Two for One. Or is it three for free? The world my never know, but here’s what I do know: I’ve got three really cute ways to dress up simple canvas pencil pouches and this project is just in time for the Back to School season. We are making a fruit salad of sorts, filled with watermelon, pineapple and strawberries. Let’s get started.

DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches | Damask Love

What you need:

Now let me walk you through the how-to for each of these fruity pouches!

DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches | Damask Love

  1. place masking tape onto the canvas pouch in a diagonal pattern
  2. apply white paint with pouncer
  3. Peel back masking tape to reveal design
  4. Allow the first paint application to dry
  5. place masking tape onto canvas in a diagonal pattern in the opposite direction then peel back tape
  6. use a toothpick to apply little dots of paint as shown
  7. cut strip of green felt into pineapple fronds and adhere to bag with craft glue

DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches | Damask Love

  1. use a toothpick to paint “seeds” onto the red clutch
  2. (not pictured) cut green fronds just like Step 7 of the pineapple clutch and adhere to the bag with craft glue

DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches | Damask Love

  1. tape off the bottom of the pink clutch and apply white paint (you don’t need to cover the entire bottom with white paint)
  2. peel off masking tape and allow white paint to dry
  3. tape off the bottom of the bag about 1/2″ lower than the top of the white paint line then apply green paint
  4. allow green paint to dry then use a paintbrush to apply stripes of bright green
  5. use a toothpick to pain on watermelon seeds

DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches | Damask Love

DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches | Damask Love

DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches | Damask Love


Which fruit is your fave!? Be sure to check out Else & Rita – she is such an awesome Etsy shop owner and I love supporting other creatives!


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36 thoughts on “DIY Fruit Pencil Pouches

  1. Wow, I totally cannot understand that “Two for One” math.

    Thanks for your recent talk about felt. I ordered from Crafty Wool and an so pleased with the quality.

  2. LOL LOL LOL!! I’m still laughing…By the way, your pouches are amazing, a really nice project! I’m totally in love with watermelon in this period!
    thanks for sharing

  3. I am in tears over that story and your narratives are perfect……and so are these pouches!! LOVE them!! I am in the education field…..or was….and it hurts my heart to see first hand and hear that we have and are FAILING our kids!! so very sad! :/

  4. I love the watermelon pouch but I am still laughing about the math. The other day in the local M store, I was in line with my one item and my 50% off coupon. Yes, I do that. Often. Cashier commented that 50% was great but she was waiting for the buy one get one 50% off. Trying not to snicker, I explained (in my best and kindest ex-math teacher voice) that BOGO 50% is really 25% off. Her jaw dropped. Her head shook. I think she is still trying to figure it out.

    1. Haha!! My favorite is when I shop somewhere that has a 30% off sale and they’re offering an additional 20% off – inevitably the cashier will tell me that the items are 50% off. Drives me nuts!!!

  5. Amber, no wonder that place went out of business. The server gave everything away! LOL! It is so sad sometimes when I think about our leaders of tomorrow. Yeah, I’ve too had my share of confused cashiers when it came to “doing the math”. I am still chuckling though about your experience. You painted a vivid picture. LOL! I found my face frowning trying to understand her calculations and I wasn’t even there. However, my favorite is the watermelon.

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