Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rollups

We had SO many colored pencils and crayons that I just didn't want to buy anymore for back to school.    I promised the girls that if they would use the supplies we already have, I would make them an adorable little container to put them in.  I had pinned a tutorial for colored pencil rollups on my Pinterest page that looked like it would be just about perfect.  It was based on a crayon rollup tutorial with different measurements.  Having made two of them, if I do another I will make it taller 'cause the pencil tips stick out over the top.  Other than that, I think these will work nicely for the girls.  Best of all, I got to use things we already had hanging around the house.  I love it when that happens.  

8 comments:

Betty Lou said...

After a couple of sharpenings they will fit perfectly. I can't resist the smell of a new box of crayons though. The new school year always makes me wish I was going back-------next day I'm over it.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh nice! I may have to make a couple of those. My mom and I are colored pencil fanatics - I have a whole drawer full, and she probably has more than that. She's also an artist, so I might could adapt it for her brushes? Hmmmm.....

Diane Kelsey said...

So much nicer than a purchased pencil case.

Barb said...

That was smart thinking and saved you money also.

Deb A said...

Ohhh. I could see that for knitting needles or crochet hooks too!

Andee said...

Very cool!

Kate North said...

When I make these, I sometimes make them several inches taller than the pencils - perhaps as much as 4 or 5 - and then you can fold the top part down over the pencils, which keeps them from falling out, even if you turn the whole thing upside down in your bag, etc.

Kate said...

What a good idea. They turned out pretty cute. I've been given the assignment to make a phone case that snaps into DT's notebook.