Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DIY Construction Paper Holder

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

We love a good craft at our house.  So much so, we have our own kids craft corner.  Complete with ridiculous amounts of craft supplies like glue, glitter, paper, playdough, eyeballs, etc.  We love it.  But sometimes I hate it.  It is a constant pile of stuff.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT  DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

So to fix this, I went from this to this!!!!

Much better on the eyes and much better on the small space to store.


Thought I'd share how I did it will you today!

Construction Paper Holder
Materials Needed:
1/2 yd main material
4-5 fat quarters (depending how many pockets you want)
Heavy Interfacing
Thread


DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

First, cut your pieces.  You will want one piece in your main fabric that measures 15" x 44".  Then you'll want 8-10 pocket pieces that measure 15" x 10".  Cut 1 long piece of interfacing that is 10" x 30".

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of your main piece.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Next, fold the long edge of your pocket pieces 1/4" and then 1/2".  Press and stitch in place.  Repeat with all your pocket pieces.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Place all your pocket pieces on your main piece.  Start in the middle of the main piece and pin.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Stitch across the bottom edge of each pocket piece.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Once all your pocket pieces are stitched down, baste the pockets to the main piece by stitching up the side seams.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Next, carefully fold the top edge of the main piece over the pockets and pin it in place.  Stitch around the entire main piece leaving a 5-6" opening on the bottom edge.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Flip your pockets right side out and stitch across the bottom edge.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

In each of the top corners and bottom corners add a button hole.  This will be how you tie your holder to the drawers, chair or table.


DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Finally, use ribbon to tie your paper holder to your drawers.

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

Fill it up!  And watch with amazement how your simple creation makes a more organized space!  Plus, the littles can now see all the different colors of paper and they love it!!

DIY Construction Paper Holder by GYCT

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9 comments:

  1. I love the orange polka dot....great idea.

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  2. Thanks Katie! Now let's hope the paper stays there. The baby girl likes to pull it out! :)

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  3. I Can't Follow This pattern, Do you Have More pictures? I Don' T See How The Pockets get Attached To Main piece One On Top Of Each Other - What The step By Step Process Is - I'm A Beginner

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    1. GEMsMommy, I don't have any other pictures. But I can walk you through it a bit more. You place your first pocket down and stitch across the bottom (that is my blue pocket). Then place your second pocket on top of the blue but about 1/2" to 1" below that and stitch down just the bottom (that is the red pocket). And continue down with each of your pockets. I hope that makes sense. Once you have all the pockets on, you'll stitch up the side seams. If you have other questions, please feel free to email me at getyourcraptogether (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. Thank you, will do. I would like to make one for recipes also.

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  5. Awesome!! I can see teachers using these to organize their classrooms, too. I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this morning that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-hanging-paper-organizer-for-craft-space-or-classroom/2014/05/14/
    --Anne

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  6. What a fun choice of fabrics! They look so organized now :) Tying it to the side of the table is a great idea!

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  7. Hey Chelsea! Just wanted you to know I've just posted my version of this holder after following your tutorial. I did give you site full credit for the idea and tutorial. No sense in reinventing the wheel when I can send folks to your fine tutorial for directions. I just noted on my post the things I did differently. Thank-you very much. You can find my "Folder Holder" @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/2014/08/folder-holder.html

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  8. This is a really cute idea - great way to organize things. Stopping by after reading Joy's post and seeing her link back to you.

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