Friday, September 14, 2012

All You Need is $1, 1 Minute & 1 Sharpie

These are definitely my favorite kinds of projects!  It doesn’t require much money, time or skill and it’s fun and functional.  Right up my alley.  This story begins at Target’s dollar section again.  I found these adorable burlap pencil cases for a buck each and just grabbed them knowing I could do something with them.  I decided to make them gift card holders for each person in our family.

Now that the kids are getting older, we are receiving more and more gift cards and they are hard to keep track of.  Right now they live in a bin in my kitchen cupboard divided up in envelopes.  These pouches are just the right size.  They could also serve as a nice “wrapping paper” when giving a gift card instead of just putting it in a greeting card.  And you could personalize it for the person.  And….and, and, and, they could reuse it as a pencil case, make up case, anything after.  Woohoo.  So many options.  Okay, so anyways…

Here’s what you need:

* Sharpies in any color * Burlap pencil pouch * Stencils (optional) * 1 minute *


Create your own design.

Monogram it.


Polka dot it.


Whatever you fancy.



Too cute, too fun, too easy!

Love it!

Happy Friday!!!

Thanks for stopping by and please do come again!


  1. That's just how I like my projects, cheap and easy! ;) I love those burlap pouches! Awesome idea :) I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there!

  2. What a great way to customize those!

  3. How clever and easy! Gotta love it! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  5. I saw those in the dollar spot ... they're so cute! I love your embellishments!

  6. Your right, too fun too cute and too easy! Love them, but the polka dot one tugs at me! wow I need to head to target right away! My fingers are crossed you’ll share your pumpkin inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best ( – sharing is a good thing!

  7. I love Target's $1 section. You can find just about anything in there! Way to make them your own!

  8. So cute! Visiting from Midwest Bloggers!

  9. I love crafts that are easy peasy and CHEAP (without looking cheapy and rushed.) These little guys are wonderful examples of how you can get creative and create knock outs in no time! Can't wait to see more of your stuff! following now! :)


  10. Kim, you're on a roll, girl! Another great post. AND, another top ten reader fave from the party! Featuring tomorrow! Have a fabulous weekend!


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