Mr Z always enjoys getting crafty and he was keen to try making his own fabric crayon pot. This was a simple craft. It took about an hour but we were working at a slow and leisurely pace! Once it’s finished it’s a very functional and handy pen or crayon pot that can be used from day to day.
You will need:
- A cardboard pot or tube. Ours came with a bottom, if using kitchen roll or other open ended tubes, you will need to firmly attach some cardboard for the bottom.
- Fabric in as many patterns and designs as you like. We used two for a striped effect.
- Fabric glue. We used Bostik Sew Simple (aff link)
- Foam stickers to decorate.
How to make your DIY fabric crayon pot
First we chose our fabrics, and then cut them into strips to stripe around the pot, and measured them for size. The apple fabric is perfect for September with back to school and apple season! Here Mr Z is checking and measuring the fabric strips by wrapping them around. If you have any that are too long its better to chop them to prevent too much over lapping.
Once we had fixed together a wide section of fabric to cover the main body of the pot we stuck that on and added narrower strips for the top and bottom. The Bostik Sew Simple glue was very quick drying and held the fabric together very well.
Once the whole pot was covered with fabric we let all the glue dry for a few minutes while Mr Z found the letters he needed to spell out the word on his crayon pot. He decided to go for “Crayons” – to make it clear what the pot would be storing!
Perfect for back to school season!
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