Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Tale of Two Crayon Rolls

I've seen Crayon Rolls all over the internet, and decided they would be a fun item to make for the upcoming craft show.  After searching around looking for a tutorial, I found two that I liked; one was at Skip to My Lou and the other one was at Chocolate on My Cranium (don't ya love that blog name??) 

I started with the one at Chocolate on My Cranium.. it is a good tutorial with clear photos and instructions. However, after making it, I found it was really hard to fit the crayons into the slots ... it was a very tight fit. And if I have trouble, I'm thinking little hands will too. Here is how that one turned out:

I really like the crayon fabric I found... so perfect for this project!

I decided to try the one at Skip to My Lou next. It is essentially sewn the same way, the only difference is the dimensions are larger. Therefore, instead of 3/4 of an inch for each pocket, this one has you make them 1 inch.

The crayons fit nicely into the pockets .. no struggle to get them in this time. I just hope that over time they will continue to stay in the pockets and not fly out when opened. I made the ribbon on this one longer, and also used ribbon that was not as wide as the one I used on the other crayon roll... I think I need to go even smaller next time.

I think I'll play around with the dimensions on the next one I make and see if I can come up with something I think will work well. I would also like to try one for the "fatter" crayons they make for smaller children... maybe with a velcro closure instead of a ribbon???

Since all the stores have their back to school items right now, I got crayons for only 25 cents a box at Target. Needless to say, I stocked up!  Now I need to go back to Wally World and get some more of that cute crayon fabric so that I can make some more of these.


Vaughnde said...

Awwww How Cute and what a wonderful gift for grandchildren going back to school, especially those in elementary school. They will love it!

Posy Linda said...

Sandy - those are perfect for back to school. Wonderful idea for anyone who needs to corral those colors.

becky said...

Great idea! Especially for stocking stuffers for the little ones!