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Artist Kits for Works of Heart! Easy Holiday Gift!

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Perfect Art Kits for fabulous works of HEART!
For a Wonderful Valentine's day gift!

Do you have an artist in the family?
Maybe it's the kids...maybe it's the hubby!  :)

This gift is perfect across the board!
You can tailor it slightly to fit the needs of your receiver!
 
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Step 1: What you will need

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Here's what you'll need:
Markers, colored pencils, pencils, pens, markers...
An artist notebook or composition book.

You'll need webbing and 2 sizes of elastic.
Here's the size and measurements I used.
1 1/2" Webbing: 8 1/4"
3/4" Elastic: 9"
1/4" Elastic: 8 1/4"
(if you don't have webbing, you can use some thick fabric,
like canvas or denim...just hem the edges so it doesn't fray
Melt the edges of your webbing so it doesn't fray either!)

and the obvious tools:
sewing machine, thread, scissors and time...about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Simple Sewing!

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Take the skinny elastic and stitch it right on to the webbing.
About every 1/2 inch or so.
(If you are putting larger markers (or sharpies) in the case,
you'll need to make the spaces larger.)

You'll see mine is not exactly measured out...but it's great!


Step 3: Make it a belt!

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Then sew the wider elastic on both sides of the webbing to make a
notebook "belt"...

Step 4: Fill it!

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Fill with your fun fillings!
Get creative!

If you're giving it for a child's gift you could use crayons (i hate crayons...is that bad?)
Just don't leave crayons out in the sun while traveling, okay?
You could wrap it around a coloring book!

If you're giving it to a boyfriend...maybe add some slim jims...or bacon?

If you're giving it to girlfriend...you should write on the first page...they love that!

If you're giving it to a student or a teacher...you can fill it with highlighters and
#2 pencils and wrap it around a text book!

If it's for traveling, include some crossword puzzles,
Sudoku books and magazines!

You get the idea...have fun with it!

Wrap it around your notebook!
(works great on a flimsy composition book cover too!)
Tardisgirl1 year ago
i am pretty much the only artistic person in my family. i love this thank you for the idea
Cool. I hate crayons as well...
MYT CR8TiV1 year ago
Love it ! I think I'll make a couple for Easter for my Sister and Niece. I come from a Artistic family. We all love to draw !! Thanxs for Sharing !
i like this one
doodlecraft (author)  jessyho8620131 year ago
Thanks!
ur welcome
mostlyliz1 year ago
Great idea! Looking forward to giving it a go.
doodlecraft (author)  mostlyliz1 year ago
I hope you do! I love having creativity so accessible! :)
What a great idea!! :D
doodlecraft (author)  Jessie Marie1 year ago
Thank you! :)
ski020041 year ago
These are great! I love the phrase "heART work"!
doodlecraft (author)  ski020041 year ago
Thanks! I love getting into the cheesy side of Valentine's day! :)
That's really cute! I love the titles you've put on the books :)
doodlecraft (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks! We go through sketch books like water...they make a great journal for kids to see how their art has progressed. :)
With 2 boys 3 and under, those easy access markers look like a nightmare waiting to happen on our playroom walls! haha. Seriously though, this is such a cool idea and I'll pass it on to Janae!
Oh ya, seriously--I'm not giving Jared full access to his either! :) Great job on your recent win!
:D Thanks Natalie. Looking forward to a ... hammer. Yeah, awesome. lol. It's always fun to see your projects! Keep 'em coming!