As I've done previously, I help my kids make Christmas gifts for each other. I want them to enjoy the idea of doing something for someone else...even if it's just a simple idea. This year, we made personal toothbrush holders.
I was inspired by this darling washcloth toothbrush holder from Train to Crazy.
The trick was adapting the idea to make four individual gifts. Instead of using two washcloths (I only picked up four at the dollar store), we made a little pocket from fabric the kids picked out of my stash. The girls worked on things for their brothers, and vice versa.
I try to let my kids do as much as they can on their own. I'm right there with them, though.
We used left over bias tape for the ties. I always make extra. Sew to about 2/3 of the washcloth.
We made the pockets 11x7", with a simple rolled hem at the top. Pin the wrong side of the pocket to the back of the washcloth (where the tie is) and stitch at 1/4" or so.
Turn right side out and add your pocket dividers. Simple!
After the holders were made, the pairs took turns wrapping their creations.
This year, with the house, holiday travel etc. I'm taking a week off from blogging. I won't stay away too long...I am excited to show you what I've made, including a new adaptation for the Love Where You Live ornament.
If you want to know some of my feelings about Christmas, I'll refer you to this post from last year.
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Christmas!
The Pickup Family
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