Now that my daughter and most of her friends are in first grade, it's a lot easier to find cute books for them to read by themselves. And because Frozen still seems to be the girls' favorite, that's what I picked for a birthday gift last week.
Still, being the way I am, I couldn't just wrap a little book and be done with it. I had to add my own personal touch. So instead of gift wrap I made a bag that can serve several purposes: it's a gift bag, it's a book cover, and the recipient can use it to store her personal treasures, as all little girls are known to do.
I didn't create a tutorial this time, but this one is very similar to the Dear Diary Gift Set and the 10-Minutes Tablet Cover I posted here on the blog a while ago. So, if you want to make something exactly like the picture above, with the elastics, just use the 10-Minutes Tablet Cover tutorial and adjust measurements to your book. If you want an alternative with velcro instead of elastics, use the Dear Diary Gift Set tutorial.
While I was at it, I also created a Frozen bookmark using some free Frozen cupcake toppers I printed off Pinterest (find them here), glitter paper and a painted wooden stick. You can find my wooden sticks bookmarks tutorial here, only in this case everything was glued and there was no sewing involved.
In the end, the bookmark looked like this: front...
Here is the complete set:
All in all, it was a great gift idea, perfect for little girls (or boys, because you can easily create a boy version) that are now taking their first steps into the wonderful world of reading, and I'll be sure to come back to it in the future.