I recently found this lovely pencil case in the perfect color and I really wanted to use this as a makeup bag but the problem was that I used this case for pencil crayons and whatever and the inside had gotten dirty.
1. First thing I did was flip my pencil case inside out so that the dirty parts were facing out.
You can see where the lead made marks and scratched the pencil case. The seams are the places where the most dirty and lead gather up.
- a toothbrush - don't take a brand new one, I usually keep a used toothbrush for projects like these.
- a jar/bowl - this is actually an extra baby food jar that I had no use for. ( & no, I'm not a mother, I'm still in my teens.)
- baking soda - baking soda is really cheap, it's about a $1.50 for a box and there are lots of other uses for it too. You can find this in just about any supermarket.
- some tissue or a towel- you will need this to wipe down the pencil case after.
The result should be a smooth paste that should be kind of wet.
3. Take the toothbrush and scoop some of the paste onto it. Then begin rubbing the areas of the pencil case with this paste. After all your paste is onto your pencil case, wipe it off with the papertowel.
After a while, my toothbrush got brownish and I could see that some of the dirt was coming off.
Repeat step 3 over and over until you see the results!