With Christmas just a mere week and a half away all of our
Christmas shopping should be complete, right?
Well if most of you are like me you always leave a few to the last minute
This year I decided to save money (not time)
by creating my own gifts
Lucy now has 8 cousins and 1 on the way so I needed something sure to please them all
For the 5 older kids I made these Art Kits
I first started with some scrap fabric
and made a mini version of the crayon roll
I have never made a crayon roll or even attempted to be honest
Its seems way above my sill level
I started by making a pattern out of paper
I first folded 2 pieces of paper in 1/2
|I put the first to the side|
The 2nd one was cut in 1/2 to a measurement of 5 1/2 inches
You can see where I folded the paper as if I were hemming it
|I took the 2nd piece and slid it into the opening of the folded piece|
Once I had the idea in my head, I was able to cut my fabric with the pattern
I sewed the first piece as if it were a pillow leaving one of the longer sides open
Folded it back to the right side
I then took the 2nd piece and slid it into the opening
I then folded it leaving about 1 inch in the "pocket"
By leaving about 1 inch inside, it gave about 3 inches on the outside for the real pockets
I stitched around the entire square, then I made vertical lines to make the slots
With a little velcro, I attached it to the inside of the bucket
I also used a little Chalkboard paint on the outside to write their names
I put scissors, a few crayons, paint, paper, stickers, chalk and glue
Lucy made some candy and will put that in there too.
Then entire project cost $18 for 6 kits!!!!
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