When we moved here and started unpacking all of our stuff I realized that we had a HUGE heavy box packed with all our DVDs. I decided I needed to come up with a better plan because if Jared stays in the army I don't want to pack and haul this huge box everywhere we go. I already had a small CD case that held all of Evey's kid shows in it for road trips, and that gave me the idea to get a larger one for the rest of our shows. I picked up a case at Walmart that holds 300 CDs/DVDs and cut out the artwork form the cases and made this:
|Sorted alphabetically by genre of course|
First I had to cut out the circular portion that housed the DVD. I just used a utility knife to cut around it. But don't do what I did the first time and forget to put something between the plastic and the vinyl sleeve or you will cut all the way through. I'm claiming pregnant brain malfunction.
Then I cut the cardboard into a rectangle that would fit on the side I had just cut the circle from and covered it with fabric to make a pocket. I used mod podge to stick the fabric on to the cardboard, super simple.
Next is the fun part. I made the girl and the outfits for her. If I had more time I might have embroidered some details into the clothes. Maybe next time. The girl is sewn right into the scrap of felt with a blanket stitch. All of the other items were just cut out of felt and fit very nicely in the fabric pocket. Then I used spray adhesive, which is my new best friend, to stick the felt girl and the pocket to the inside of the case. Lastly I used some scrapbook paper I had and embellished it for the outside sleeve.
Now that I have started the ball rolling with the DVD cases I am getting kind of excited. I am thinking a mother's day gift is next on the list!