I have found a way to make some super easy, very inexpensive, christmas gifts for the younger kids in my family. You see, with 13 nieces and nephews and 6 children of my own, we tend to be on a very tight budget for christmas! Not that I wouldn’t go out and buy them the WORLD, moneys’ just not there to do it. Plus with all the “hype” and commercialism of the holiday, I try to keep it simple and meaningful! THUS……….. The drawing/coloring cases!
These are super easy to make and the only supplies you’ll need are:
1~ dvd or nintendo ds or similar type empty case
2~ I used manilla file folders cut up but you could use some cardboard or any other hard material you have on hand
3~ A hot glue gun, mine was a mini low temp gun
4~ Some scrap fabric, I used a sheet that I bought for the purpose of cutting it up for the fabric(bought at a thrift store), i also used some old jeans that were cut up.
5~ a razor/ exacto / craft knife
6~ plain paper to draw on
7~ markers/ crayons/ or colored pencils for the inside
8~ scrap piece of scrapbook paper
That’s it! And if you’re a crafter of any sort you probably had all these items on hand anyway! Ok, Lets get started!!!!!!!!!
First: Use your knife to cut out the part of the dvd/ ds case that actually holds the game/ movie. I used a manilla folder cut up to protect the plastic wrap on the front from getting cut.
Next you’ll need to cut a piece of folder or cardboard to fit inside that side of the case. Make sure it’s not too snug because we’ll be covering it with fabric.
Then we cover it with the fabric and glue gun. I just wrapped it around like wrapping a present and glued it into place.
Then I took another piece of fabric for the “POCKET” I placed it about halfway down on the fabric and glued the sides and bottom.
Next I cut my scrapbook paper to fit in the outer plastic sleeve part. This was a gift for one of the little girl scouts so I used a Girl Scout paper I had on hand. It was a little plain so I used a highlighter and colored in all the Brownie sayings on it.
All that’s left to do it cut some paper to fit under the clip things on the left side of the case and…..
VIOLA! Super simple, super frugal, easy to do coloring case for a gift. I also made some out of DVD cases as well~
SO? What do you think? Pretty cute, huh? I hope you enjoyed reading, now go get busy making your own!
*******By the way, I did make one for my son for church, and he LOVES it. Plus it’s small enough to just fit in my purse or he can carry it on his own!********
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