Thursday, March 3, 2011

Week of Dollar Store Crafts - Sewing Kit

While I was preparing for my little blog project walking up and down the aisles of the dollar tree I was trying to find something different and unique to alter - something I hadn't seen before. Then I found this:
A travel sewing kit. Truthfully I don't really know what these things are for (i guess just in case you lose a button??) nor have I ever used one BUT I did think that I could make a cuter container for it - because if you are going to bring it with you on a trip it might as well be cute!
Tutorial (click on the photo to enlarge):
1. For this project I used a small jewelry gift box that I also found at the dollar store (because I didn't like the plastic half clear half blue box it came in). Measure the bottom of the box and the sides and cut a piece of paper slightly larger than their sum. (I cut larger so I can trim off excess - better than cutting it too small!)
2. Adhere the bottom of the box to the middle of the paper. Make sure to adhere to the side you don't want showing! I used gel medium (mod podge would work also) to adhere the paper to the box and also put a coat on top (after inking) to seal.
3. Cut slits in the paper as shown in the picture.
4. Adhere the long sides first, wrapping the paper around the short sides. Trim off any excess.
5. Adhere the short sides. Trim off any excess.
6. Repeat with the top of the box and ink all the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress ink.
5. Embellish the top as desired and fill with your sewing kit!

I hope you are enjoying my week of Dollar Store crafts - only one day left! If this is your first time at my blog - Welcome! I would love for you to become a follower of my blog or facebook page! (see link on right side of my blog!) And be sure to check out my etsy shop here.


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18 comments:

Michelle*G said...

Another fabulous little project! Loving the dollar store inspiration!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

that is just way too cute!

TheLastOfNine said...

Sew cute!
Gloria

Karen said...

Cute! Congrats on over 500 followers!

created by ~donnaK said...

Following your blog from the road! You've had a busy week!! Your Dollar Store make overs are priceless! Love them all.

House On Beach Street said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog and look forward to seeing what you come up with next every day. Thanks for all the amazing ideas and super tutorials.

Marla said...

Super cute project. God bless your creative self!

Lyssa said...

Today's craft is so cute! It just keeps going! You are very talented! I commented on another post about my scrapbook party but I also just started a "thrifty thursdays" party on my blog and would love for you to join!
Lyssa

http://bornagaincrafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/thrifty-thursdays.html

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love it!! And everyone could use one not matter what.

Bethany said...

Darling! Love this idea!!

Gail said...

. . . very cute!

Linda said...

This is adorable!

Angel said...

VERY cute! This would make a darling little gift!

Lori said...

WOW! How cute is that??? Thanks for sharing over on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions! I am going to feature this tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button off my sidebar if you would like :) Hope you stop by again soon!

~Lori @ Paisley Passions

Jenn said...

What a great idea!!

I actually use my travel sewing kit more than I ever thought I would. I was at a playdate with my kids the other day when I noticed a huge hole (okay, about 3") in my daughter's favorite dress (which she was wearing that day and I only noticed because she was doing big twirls and it was super obvious).... Anyway, I pulled out the sewing kit and took care of it right away!

My MIL uses them a lot on trips (they RV a lot).

Cute idea! These would be great as favors at a lady's luncheon or sewing club. :)

Kei said...

Really cute!

Terri Weston said...

Cute idea, my sewing kit wasn't that cute, I think I'll buy some more, get the little boxes and get creative as little appreciation or surprise gifts for friends.

Wholesale dollar merchandise said...

This is amazing! There's really an unlimited number of good things you can do for just over a dollar which will result into priceless smiles from your friends:-)

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