Sunday, April 22, 2012

dvd coloring case update

Wow! Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments on the DVD coloring case! And thank you for those who have featured it on their blog!! ...

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I made another one and have a few updates to show you!

After looking through the 100 or so empty case I have, I found some different styles...

Some that were hard to cut around...

And some that were easy to cut...

Also, if you are having trouble with the case closing.....

find a DVD case with side claps! They are perfect for helping the case stay secure!

Another change I made was I created two side pockets for the pencils by sewing one stitch down the middle before gluing the fabric onto the cardboard. And only used one layer of fabric for the pocket. I just folded down the top and sewed to make a hem then sewed the middle pocket stitch.This also makes it more snug for the pencils.

I made a template for the cardboard insert that is behind the pencils...

Template also used to cut card stock to fit behind the cut out hole....

No more hole and you have a smooth surface. Now just insert a cover. I found wrapping paper works great!

Some of you came up with great suggestions like make one for crochet hooks and make two pockets for two rows of crayons.

And check out these blogs! They have each created their own DVD coloring case!

Crust, Crafts and Curriculum - used two pockets for two rows of crayons!

Landon's World - found coloring pages that were the perfect size!

I also set up a flickr group so you can share your handmade by stacy vaughn inspired projects. I would love to see what you're up to!!

I'm also brewing up some other ways to use DVD case so stay tuned for more!! Very excited to show you!

Thanks for stopping by!



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  2. This is great for a tote bag for the car or as a party favor.

    I have used cases for "forever" Christmas cards for my grown children, and insert a gift card or cash.

    Thanks for the ideas! Keep 'em coming!

    1. Great idea using the cases for Christmas cards! I might have to try that too! :)

  3. Hi Stacy, thank you for this update and here I am with my version :-D

  4. this is a great idea- my purse eats crayons for lunch, now they're a little more contained!

  5. This is a brilliant idea! Thanks for the updates as well :)

  6. I LOVE this idea. Thank you for the detailed explanation!

    Would you tell me the difference between the easy and hard to cut cases? It's probably obvious, but I couldn't figure it out from the photos.

    Thank you!

  7. Hi Stacy,

    Thanks for sharing this great idea!
    I love your posts, especially those related to kids crafts.
    I've just posted a handmade Fishing Game on my blog that you might like it.
    Check it out.


  8. Thank you thank you! I have a full diaper box full of DVD cases and I kept telling hubby not to throw them out as he moved them around the storage room. Now I can make all my Brownies one for our Winter camping trip in the new year.

  9. Just wanted to say i think this craft was fabulous and that I did try it but did it just slightly differently. I have a two year old little girl so I followed your tutorial except that i bought a dry erase magnet board like for a locker and cut it down to size instead of using papr and then added dry erase crayons that way if she decides to color a shopping cart car seat etc it just wipes right off. Thank you again!

  10. Hi, I came across this on Pinterest and think it's brilliant. I have another idea for you; my daughter has a 6 dvd set of Thomas, it is a much wider case and the best part is the dvds are attached with small posts in the spine and the whole dvd set just pops right out, no need for any cutting of the dvd case. I think I'll check my thrift stores for dvds that are sets and hopefully I can pick up some that are cheap. Thanks again.

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  12. I made one of these tonight! Wish I'd seen your updates before I finished, but know my grandson will love it.

  13. where could I buy empty DVD cases? Any ideas?

  14. The post is giving an update on thank yous. Useful post

  15. I just finished my first of three for my nephews and daughter as their christmas gifts! They are so cute!!! I made mine with a robot theme and I am just in love with them! I can't wait for Christmas! : )

    Although the cutting of the case was hard, after awhile I get much better at it. It was a combination of slicing, stabbing, and sawing! Haha!

  16. Update and thanks youra are given here. Good post

  17. I may use this as a grocery list and coupon holder.
    The pocket could hold those coupons you plan on using for your current trip to the store.

  18. This is such a Great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. It gives in depth information. Thanks for this valuable information.

  19. I'm a learning support teacher, and I'm going to make one of these for each of the support assistants that I work with - brilliant!

  20. I love this! Its great. Especially since I love crafts! But one thing, do you have the measurements for the fabric and outer cover? It would really help me. Thanks!

  21. Great post!
    But where did you find the dvd cases with the tab closures outsider?
    I have looked places, no luck.
    What movie did it come from?
    Please let me know
    Thanks so much