Wow, the title was more difficult than making this project
This is my very first Craftster challenge woop woop. It was a blast. I knew pretty quick that I wanted to make a manicure roll up for my daughter. We had a shopping spree at the Dollar store, we definitely walked out with more than the challenge limit, I had so many ideas on how to use each of the items!
So after picking the items I definitely wanted to use, I was on my way to sewing.
I ended up using 8 of the dollar items. I also used a few bits of Velcro, 2 heart buttons and one square of dark purple felt from my own craft stash...I counted that toward the $2 I had remaining.
Here is my finished product:
I used 2 dish towels for inner and outer fabrics, I also sandwiched a nonslip rug underlay between them for extra padding. I used green shoelaces as the closure.
I wanted the inside to be super functional so I decided to use a piece of dark purple felt as the nail painting mat. The case is washable.....but I'm pretty sure nail polish is a beast to wash out, so a throw-away mat was the direction I wanted to go. There is a little piece of Velcro under it holding the felt in place. I like the felt because once it gets all gunked up and dirty I can just cut another cheap piece of felt to replace it. I used the pot holders as cushioned pockets to hold nail art and polishes, they seal shut with bits of Velcro. I also found super cute heart and circle shaped body puff-rags that I just had to use! My daughter has already used the green ones to take her nail polish off. I also found a box of heart nail art and a crazy cute purple rabbit nail cleaning brush, my daughter is in love.
As soon as I showed it to my girl she immediately squealed, ran to get her polishes and immediately put her new manicure case to use. She's my biggest fan!