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Homemade School Supplies: Locker Pockets

Locker Pockets

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

These simple magnetic foam envelopes are great for storing assorted school supplies and CDs.


  • Craft foam
  • Craft scissors or pinking shears
  • Packing tape
  • Craft glue
  • Small craft foam flowers and geometric shapes (sold by the package in many craft stores)
  • Brass paper fastener
  • 2 strong magnets


1. Cut a 9-inch square from the craft foam, using craft scissors or pinking shears to create a decorative edge.

Locker Pockets - Step 2

2. Place the square on a flat surface and fold 2 opposite corners to the center, as shown. Fold up the lower corner so the edges slightly overlap the side flaps. While pinching the 3 folded flaps together with one hand, secure them from the inside of the pocket with packing tape.

3. Apply glue between the overlapped edges and place a heavy book on top of the envelope to keep them flat while they're drying.

Locker Pockets - Step 4

4. When the glue is dry, attach decorative foam shapes to the front of the envelope with a brass fastener.

Locker Pockets - Step 5

5. Glue the magnets to the back of the envelope, one at the top and one at the bottom, and let the glue dry completely before packing the pouch.