13 December, 2011
Super quick and easy last minute gift for boys
So I was thinking really hard the other day about what I could make them, last minute, that wouldn't take too long and wouldn't be costly. I was thinking about their rooms- the state of their desks, when I came up with this little gem. Covered pencil/pen/marker etc holders.
Initially I thought I would crochet around some tin cans (and I still may have a go at that as I do like that look- you could used jute or string maybe) and then I remembered I had a few scraps of felted knitwear lying around (this example was a hat that I knitted that went through the wash and felted).
Of course you could just as easily turn this into a gift for the females in your life (or for yourself). You could use a big tall tin and make a lovely knitting needle container. You could put your children's names on your labels instead of words. You could put phrases like "these are mine and if you take them I will track you down"- no? Just my lot who get very protective over their black sharpies then. Right, I think I might need to have soup from a can for lunch as I am one can short....