The pencils holds very easily in the wrap. Once the wrap is full of pencils it is easy to just roll it up from one end to the other and then there are two long lace-like ties that easily keep the whole pencil wrap up the pencils however you will notice them., they will be visible even when they are wrapped up, but again I tried shaking this wrap and they really didn’t fall out. I really like using this wrap and it’s a far better way to keep my pencils, especially if I’m going somewhere, than the box they come in. A lovely item with a lovely design. I would recommend.