Thursday, October 6, 2011

31 Days of Handmade Gifts: Day 6 {Crayon Roll}

You can find my other 31 Days posts here.

Ever since I saw a crayon roll when I first joined the blog-world, I have wanted to make one!  I still haven't, but hope to change that soon.  It is a great birthday or Christmas gift for toddlers or children (even teens that are into drawing).  Here are some of my favorite examples and tutorials.

This cute polka dotted pencil roll is from Martha Stewart's website. (I just love looking around her site!)  My favorite part about this pencil roll and tutorial is that it is made out of a place mat!  That really makes it a pretty affordable, fast and simple project (if you can find a place mat cute enough). Also, you can make it for colored pencils, markers, or any other writing/coloring utensil whereas most other tutorials are for crayons.

The above crayon roll was made by The Pleated Poppy.  There is a tutorial available at the link.  It seems to be a pretty straight forward tutorial, just quite a bit of steps.  And it's all straight lines which is great for a beginner's sewing project.

The above crayon roll was made by Make it and Love It for her daughter's erasable crayons (so it's good for markers, pencils, etc.)  This is one of my favorite blogs for sewing tutorials and ideas.  I recommend you take a look around.

To finish off this gift, it would be great to give filled with crayons/markers and a coloring book or two!  Or if the recipient is a crafty kid, some construction paper, stickers, etc. would be fun to include.

Hope you all have a great day!  The weekend is almost here!


  1. What a great idea for a Secret Santa at school! Loving your 31 day challenge, especially since I'm opting for a home-made Christmas this year.


  2. Glad you like it! And that's the reason I decided on this's my goal for this Christmas too! :)

  3. Just wanted to say that this one inspired the wishing-I-was-a-sewer in me, and I'm going to try this one with my children.
    I'm following your 31 days series and enjoying your ideas. Thanks!
    Joy in Nepal

  4. Good luck Joy! I haven't tried it myself, but it should be a great first project! Thanks for following along!! :)


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