We have so many great gift choices today for the people in your life who love to read, write and draw. Any of these tutorials will produce a beautiful gift and each one also lends itself to a natural, small addition. You could add a nice set of crayons, colored pencils, a favorite book or a blank journal for a lovely, complete package.
Crayon Roll
Have you seen beautiful crayon and pencil rolls on the internet and in craft books? Cindy gives you easy instructions in her Crayon Roll Tutorial via her blog, Skip To My Lou (which, with a little math, could be easily adapted to colored pencil size if you’re looking for an “older” gift).
Book Cover
Alex shares an easy, sophisticated Book Cover Tutorial via her blog, Moonstitches (be sure to click into Moonstitches for her latest tutorial too… So cute!).
Felted Wool Notebook Holders
Jodi was inspired by our Handmade Holidays to create this Felted Wool Notebook Holder Tutorial on her blog, Jolynncreations. Jodi notes it can be a great project even for young children who want to create something special for their own holiday gift giving.
Jess does it again (remember those cute pincushions?!) with this fun and easy Bookmark Tutorial via her blog, How About Orange.
Notebook & Pencil Holder
Jhoanna of One Red Robin shows how to embellish, personalize and adapt in her Notebook & Pencil Holder Tutorial so you can make the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

Note Taker

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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