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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!

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!)

Step 5: Give to an artist!

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Perfect art kit for travel or gifts!

I made some labels and stuck them right to the
covers for my kids Valentine's day gifts!
And the play on "heART" is pretty fun this time of year!
(we homeschool, so I have to do something to make the holiday fun!)

Perfect to take in the car on long drives too!

Step 6: Enjoy!

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I love them.
And I am obsessed with RAINBOW color order.
They MUST be in order.  The kids will have to keep up with that too!  :)

Hope you love it and make one too!
Please vote for me in the Valentine's day gift contest...I'll be your best friend!

Check out more of my creativity at my blog doodlecraft!
Tardisgirl2 years ago
i am pretty much the only artistic person in my family. i love this thank you for the idea
ChardyGrace2 years ago
Cool. I hate crayons as well...
MYT CR8TiV2 years 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)  jessyho8620132 years ago
ur welcome
mostlyliz2 years ago
Great idea! Looking forward to giving it a go.
doodlecraft (author)  mostlyliz2 years ago
I hope you do! I love having creativity so accessible! :)
What a great idea!! :D
doodlecraft (author)  Jessie Marie2 years ago
Thank you! :)
ski020042 years ago
These are great! I love the phrase "heART work"!
doodlecraft (author)  ski020042 years 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 Bulnick2 years 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!
doodlecraft (author)  The King of Random2 years ago
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!