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!
Step 1: What you will 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!
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!
Step 4: Fill it!
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!)