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Monday, December 8, 2014

The Handmade Christmas: art bag


This week's project is an art bag for my daughter. I saw something similar at the toy store and thought it was ideal for her, since she loves to draw, paint, cut and glue, etc. I almost decided to buy it before I convinced myself I could actually make one...

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

So I went to the dollar store and bought several Minnie Mouse themed colouring pencils, pens, scissors and glue.

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

I did not make a tutorial this time because the way the bag is made is very similar to the Themed Notebook Covers I posted about some time ago, just at a bigger scale and with additional accessories. It is made with two pieces of pink felt, with contrasting felt for the handles and closing strap.

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

I added a notebook, adapted from a free Minnie Mouse letter paper I found on Pinterest and printed at home.

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

To keep the scissors safe I bought a small plastic envelope, and then for good measure added a smaller one with some sticky notes in cute shapes. I would have liked some Disney stickers but there were none at the store and I had no time to search for them, though they can be easily added afterwards.

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt


The Minnie face with bow added to the scissors envelope (to hide the letters that were engraved on the plastic) and to the closing strap was found at a craft store, but could have been easily cut from felt. Since I only had two of them, I added a simple bow to the sticky notes envelope (again to hide the letters).

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

Overall I think it turned out pretty cute and I'm sure she will love it. And, since it is made in the shape of a bag, she can easily take it with her anywhere and have something to keep herself entertained at all times.


art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

Now I just have to hide it until Christmas...

art bag, felt bag, handmade felt


art bag, felt bag, handmade felt

Enjoy,


14 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift idea. So much nicer than the shop bought versions.

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    1. I agree, sometimes we just need to convince ourselves that we can actually make things instead of just buying them at the store. Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

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  2. I love your ART BAG, what child or adult for that matter wouldn't love to receive that. Very clever. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. A great idea Teresa! Your daughter will be sure to love it!

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  4. Such a delightful art bag. Very cute.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

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  5. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  6. I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  7. A lovely idea, Teresa. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

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    1. Thank you Pam, have a wonderful week!

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