Sunday, November 22, 2015
A Gift a Day Gift Twenty: An Art Kit
He does have two younger brother's though, so I wanted to give him something he could keep his art supplies in. So, I decided to try my hand at making a zippered pouch for the first time. I was actually quite pleased with how it turned out, especially for a first attempt :).
Don't have canvas for something like this? Why not stack up some computer/printer paper? Kids love to draw and I doubt they'd care what you gave them to draw on.
I then made a zippered pouch for his things in light blue. The blue fabric is actually some scrap left over from making my son's birthday quilt and pillow sham and it worked fabulous for this project. I picked that color primarily because I had a zipper to match in my zipper stock.
The art supplies themselves I've had for a while as I raided Target a couple of years back when their school supplies went on clearance super cheap (.08 boxes of crayons, .04 glue sticks, that type of thing) and while my stock is getting kind of small anymore after a few years of raiding it for my daughter's stocking stuffers and birthday gifts, as well as for the aforementioned school supplies, I had enough to put this together.
Total Cost to Make Gift: About 1.00 with the original cost of the school supplies, the zipper and the canvas.
Total Time to Make Gift: About 45 minutes to make the zippered pouch and about 2 hours trying to figure out what "safe" place I had put the canvas so my kids didn't do anything to it *laugh*.