{Can Wrap} Throw out that briefcase

{Can Wrap}

For many this little project may seem silly.  But for anyone who knows my dad it will make complete sense.   And this is my gift to him for Father's Day.

His recent hobby is learning to write in caligraphy.  You know, the fancy handwriting they used long ago. {Or at least I think they did.}  Evidently there is an entire art of it that most of us are unaware of. 

When I was home last month visiting, my dad spent alot of time out in the rec room in his little self created cubby.  Turns out he was doing his homework.  He has been taking these caligraphy art classes at the community college.

I'll have to post some of his work when I get a chance. 

In the mean time, let me explain the can.  I don't know how he carries his pens & whatever utencils he uses in his work--I think it may be a little briefcase.  Well dad, if you're reading this---Throw Out That Briefcase

You will be the envy of your classmates when you set this awesome can full of your pens, etc on the desk.  Look at all of this room for your little goodies!

And for the rest of us, it would be a great little can for tools, a craft organizer, kids toys, or anything else that you can think of. Go crazy. Its a pretty easy project...hopefully I explained it that way!

This is what you'll need:

2 pieces of fabric: 1 for the main wrap & 1 for the pockets
3/4 inch velcro the length of your can
A paint can, coffee can, or anything else that will work!

Let's do this thing!


Sorry guys. I know I usually give one of materpieces away, but this one is reserved for the best dad in the whole world. Mine.

But please email me with any questions...I'm not so great at answering comments.  I read them and want to answer, but I usually get distracted before I can.;)



Anonymous said...

Cute! I think my daughter will love this--she is so into arts and crafts!

Unknown said...

Very clever and I love it!

Crystal said...

This is so awesome! It would be so cute for my kid's crafts or in the car! Thanks for all of your brilliant ideas!
p.s. I am featuring your headbands tomorrow

cArLa said...

amazing idea! what a very thoughtful gift! i'm sure he will love it. thanks for the tutorial! xo, carla

The House Creative said...

Oh my, this is the coolest thing ever! I need one for myself, and for my daughter. Brilliant idea!

NoDebtMomma said...

Great idea!!! Love it!

I'm visiting from Fingerprints on the Fridge. Have a great weekend!


Lindsey said...

great idea and great tutorial! i just wish i could sew!

ps. i am your newest follower:)

kstrack said...

Thinking it would be great for scrap overnights fill the center with treats and the edges with much used tools! :) thanks for the idea!

Unknown said...

Great job! Useful project on so many levels :) Hey- looks like we have the same sewing machine- check out next weeks post on my blog for some really useful info on that!!

ificould said...

This is such a clever idea! Your dad sounds like such a neat guy :)

I posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/06/can-wrap.html

Thanks again!

Strictly Sewing said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog!! I'm so excited!!

Janice xxxx said...

So fab - I cannot sew and I do not own a sewing machine, but I so, so wish I COULD bloody sew - so envious - I am green. Brill work.

Aletta said...

This is so cute! A great gift idea.

Unknown said...

Great idea. I've been trying to think of something I can make for my grandkids that I can personalize. This will be great!

Emily said...

I wish I'd seen this before I covered my sons tin for school - what a great idea!

Sarah said...

Just made 2! One for my daughter and one for my friend. Very easy tutorial to follow. Thanks for posting it!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I think this your father's gift is great. I want to follow your directions for watercolor supplies. Brushes around it paints and even a water container will fit inside. Thanks. I just found you and I will follow you. I would follow you anywhere!

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