Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Decorative Pencil Holder

I've been wanted to make this decorative pencil holder that I saw on my neighbor's blog, but I kept forgetting to buy a place mat! Well now I finally remembered, and I purchased this cute place mat at World Market. It was really simple to make, and it gave me a chance to practice my sewing. Here's how.

Supplies: Place mat, chalk, ruler, iron, sewing machine, and thread.

I just folded two sides inward, and ironed. I stitched the sides first by hand since my machine wasn't doing a great job. Then I used chalk and a ruler to draw my lines. I just eyeballed it. Then I used my sewing machine to stitch straight lines. I used a ribbon to hold it together. I think Kaya is really going to like this on the go pencil holder for her art work. Thanks Amber!

Decorative Art Supply holder
This is the same concept as the pencil holder, but it's for the art tools I use the most. Now I don't have to search for these items everytime I want to do a craft project.

1 comment:

Sissy said...

This would be great for my watercolor brushes. Not so good for the oils and acrylic brushes, it would ruin the pretty fabric. I will give it a try when I have time. I like to sew. Yours looks very nice.