Friday, May 22, 2009

A Frugal Handmade Gift

We were invited to a college graduation party for two lovely young ladies last weekend.

What do you give for a graduation gift besides money and cars?!?

I decided on something small (and frugal)that they would be able to use.

These notebook holders looked like fun to make and use so I whipped up two of them for gifts. These were very quick and easy to make!

I love Hobby Lobby's fabric section. Unlike my own stash of fabric, they always have a nice selection of coordinating prints. I love this funky flower and stripe combination!

The directions are written with European measurements/size notebooks so I skipped their measurements and figured out my own measurements for a standard journal or medium-size notebook. (I used a smaller notebook for the gift since that's what I had on hand but the pouch will hold a regular-size journal.) This can be easily adapted to any size notebook or coloring book.

I can't wait to make one for myself to use for my Bible study materials! And some more for sweet and frugal gifts, too!

**This post is part of Life As Mom's Frugal Fridays!


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a clever idea! Very cute! Yes, HL has wonderful fabric all nicely color coordinated. It seems I always have to pick up a yard of something when I go in!


Wendi said...

Cute! I am going to bookmark that for future use.

Mary Ann said...

Yeah, it's hard not to buy up all that cool fabric!

I hope you'll get to make one of these. It's super easy!

Thanks, ladies, for your comments!