Years ago a friend gave me a gift like this .It took me a year to take a good look at it to see how it was made. Well I was off and running with that idea. I added one of these holders to my grand kids teachers gifts .Over the grade school years.
Pot Holder Scissor Holder Fast Easy Gift Idea
You will need a new pot holder a 6 or 7 inch square one is a great size. Don't wash the pot holder I know this is just and old gray pot holder, I have . I am just showing you, it must be square ,solid color fabric .If you would do the craft with a printed fabric ,when you fold the pot holder you won't see the design .Just pieces of it. I think the Dollar Tree pot holder are to thin, for this. You need a better quality one. What you need are pot holders and new Scissors to go into the scissor holder some round magnets and hot glue and a glue gun. You can get your new Scissors for this from the Dollar Tree. Just get you round magnets in the craft section at Walmart ,and your pot holders at Walmart Or the Thrift store. They must be new and not washed. I have a 7x7 pot holder and a 9x9 pot holder in this picture the other pot holder is in the upper right of this picture.
Start folding the pot holder like this ,fold one side in and then the other side over it .This pot holder is old and washed, so it is not folding well. I will switch the other larger pot holder, it is a new one I got at the thrift store . It is a 9x9 size it is bigger than most pot holders. Both sizes work Just remember the square pot holder are used for this craft.
I am showing you that if you fold your pot holder with a pattern side out you won't see it You are gluing this top flap down
Fold it like this Then have you hot glue gun all set to go, and glue the edge down on the fabric below it. Let that dry the center area becomes the pocket that will hold the scissors
Do you see the scissors slip in side the cone shape of the pot holder /scissor holder
Don't put the scissors in the holder until you glue some magnet circles on the back. These are peal and stick magnates, I pull the paper cover off the magnet and hot glue the magnets in place Let the glue dry. slip your scissors in the little cone shaped pocket you made and hand it up on the side of the fridge. Out of the way of little hands
I cut some jungle birds off this piece of left over fabric to dress up the scissor holder They were just glued down. with some hot glue.
The out side of your scissor holder can be embellished with some lace .battens o, like this one, with some fabric You won't need to hunt for scissors it you use one of these holder .It's a fast easy project.
- New pot holder (thrift store)
- New scissors (Dollar Tree)
- Round magnets /hot glue (Had at home)
Published October 11th, 2017 5:43 PM
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Susan A. Marquez on Dec 21, 2017I have made these for years as gifts! I didn't think about putting the magnets though. Great idea. I just hang mine on a hook. Either way works great. I generally make a set of kitchen towels that can hang on your stove or a bar to go along with the scissor holder Using the same pot holder so they match.